ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The interest in University of Michigan season football tickets is the highest it has been in a decade, the school announced Tuesday.
The season ticket base will be 93,000 in 2017, a number not reached since before the 2007 season.
Requests are still being finalized, but ticket staff estimates that 72,000 non-student season tickets and 21,000 student season tickets will be distributed in 2017.
"We are pleased to expand the base of fans who will be able to enjoy season tickets, including continued interest from our enthusiastic student body,” said Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd director of athletics.
The highest number of non-season tickets was last sold in 2009, the year before Michigan Stadium renovations were completed. This year’s estimated student season ticket number is the highest since 2007, when 23,584 tickets were purchased.
The renewal rate for existing season ticketholders is 99 percent.
Almost 90,000 season tickets were sold in each of the last two seasons.
Michigan's season ticket base exceeds the stadium capacity for all but eight other collegiate venues.