Michigan Football Under the Lights Open Practice Info

A couple of days ago, Brady Hoke shocked the world when he announced that Michigan would hold an open practice/scrimmage at Michigan Stadium on August 16th at 8PM. Clearly, there's a great disturbance in the force. This is the first time, at least that I can recall, that Michigan has ever invited the unwashed masses to observe a fall camp practice...at the Big House no less!

Is this an emergency effort to help spur lower than usual fan interest in the upcoming season? It has that sort of feel to it. Either way, something's definitely up at Fort Schembechler. #concerned #remainvigilant

Via UM press release:
Saturday Night Lights: Football To Hold Open Practice at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 16
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan football team will hold an open practice free to all fans on Saturday, Aug. 16, inside Michigan Stadium. Gates will open at 7 p.m. with practice slated to begin at 8 p.m.

All fans must register online at www.mgoblue.com/tickets to obtain free tickets or pick up tickets through the U-M Athletic Ticket Office. The deadline for obtaining complimentary admission is Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. EDT. There is a limit of eight tickets per season ticket holder account. Registration will begin today (Aug. 8) at noon.

Michigan football season ticket holders that obtain tickets to the practice will receive the exclusive benefit of early access at6:30 p.m. through Gate 1. Season ticket holders must sign in to their online ticket account to register for tickets to this event.

In addition, the first 300 U-M student season ticket holders that sign up for a ticket will have access to watch practice from the sidelines. There will be a limit of one ticket for the sideline per these first 300 student season ticket holders. All Michigan students can obtain up to eight tickets for the practice by signing in or creating an account on www.mgoblue.com/tickets as well.

Fans can park in any of the University lots around Michigan Stadium without a fee. Pioneer High School will be charging $10 per vehicle. All gates at Michigan Stadium will be open for public entry; availability of gates is subject to change depending upon the number of individuals that sign up for the complimentary print-at-home tickets.

Michigan opens its 2014 season Aug. 30 by hosting Appalachian State in a game set for a noon kickoff on ESPN2.Michigan Football Ticket Packs, starting as low as $150 for three games, are on sale now. Single-game tickets start at $70 and are available for all home games with only single seats remaining for the Penn State game. Learn more about Michigan Football Ticket Packs, single-game tickets and Group Fan Experience Packages for groups of 15 or more fans at mgoblue.com/tickets.

All normal Michigan football game day policies will remain in place for this practice.

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