By Dan Jenkins
UPDATE: According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Michigan has released a statement about the promotion, calling it a miscommunication between Coca-Cola and the University.READ MORE: UM Study: Younger Kids Hooked On Social Media
ANN ARBOR (97.1 The Ticket) — List this under things you never thought you would read.
Apparently, sales of Michigan football tickets are so dreadful that they are being given away with a “purchase of any two Coca-Cola products,” as some fans are posting on MGoBlog.com, Twitter and Reddit.
Several sources say that the tickets are being given away at a convenience shop in the basement of the Michigan Union on campus.READ MORE: Haiti Kidnappings: 5 West Michiganders Among Victims, 4 Of Them Children
Boasting a weak home schedule this season, the Wolverines still managed to draw 103, 890 attendees for last weekend’s drubbing at the hands of the Utah Utes, who marched into the Big House and beat Michigan, 26-10. The game did however mark the 254th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
That streak seemed to be in jeopardy when Michigan hosted Miami University, but eventually saw a reported crowd of 102,824 fans.
It’s unknown how many tickets Coca-Cola purchased for this promotion or how many tickets were passed along to fans.MORE NEWS: BAMN! Announces To Sue Gov. Whitmer, DPSCD, To Mandate School Vaccines
It seems that the Michigan Athletic Department is desperate to keep that record — and its image as the NCAA football attendance king — alive.