Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
There will only be a home late night game once a year. Or, once every two years. The last "under the lights" game in AA was in 2011. The expense for a late night game--police, security, traffic--is much more than a traditional day game. The idea of having the M v MSU game "under the lights" has been nixed by both universities--fear of problems at the midnight hour.
Next year's home schedule is a dud. All the good games are away. The only home game of interest is.....Appalachian State.
For some reason I thought it was 2012 when they began the new nighttime games, not 2011.
I didn't make it to any
game in 2011 (or 2010). To tell you the truth, I much prefer watching the games from the comfort of my own couch as I don't generally enjoy crowds and a 12:00 or 3:30 game just destroys my entire day, but my wife tries to go to every home game each year. We buy season tickets with my in-laws each year though and in 2010 or 2011 (I forget exactly when) my father-in-law decided to upgrade our packages into the "Stadium Club". At first I didn't care and still didn't go to a game for a couple of seasons but then when my wife finally dragged me to one, I did appreciate the upgrades (and the added space and clean restrooms). In the end, 3 games a season is my limit though. Next up for me is Indiana. I may force myself to go to a 4th game if I can get all four of our tickets for the OSU game because a good friend of mine from grad school and his wife both went to OSU and I would take them with me for that. If not, I'm more than happy to be home with the daughter while my wife does the partying.
I think Notre Dame bowing out of the games with Michigan is really too bad. I can see why
they did it, especially from their end, but if Michigan continues to show improvement over the next few seasons and once again becomes a perennial powerhouse, I can see them kicking themselves for the decision down the line.