Hope you got deep pockets if you want to attend the 2013 NHL Winter Classic between Detroit and Toronto at Michigan Stadium.
The Red Wings released seating chart price options for the Winter Classic and the cheapest seats start at $89. That’s for the first few rows around the bowl where the line of sight is worst. Prices only go up from there, all the way to $279!
A few days ago The Detroit News reported on athletic director Dave Brandon speaking to the Wolverine Caucus in Lansing and hinting at another outdoor hockey game at Michigan Stadium.
“The NHL plans on beating our record — I hope they do,” Brandon said, playing to his crowd. “Because when they do, what do you suppose we’re going to do?”
Based on those ticket prices, another outdoor game to keep the record may not be necessary.
If you’re like myself and others so far who are balking at the steep ticket prices, don’t feel left out of the festivities. There is a great alternative just down the road—the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational at Comerica Park featuring Michigan vs. Michigan Tech (first ever meeting between Red Berenson and Mel Pearson) and Michigan State vs. Western Michigan in the semifinal round, and the winners and losers facing off the following day.
Tickets for this event are only $18-38 dollars. I’m assuming that’s for each day, not a two-day pass. But hey, you’re getting two games each day at the cost of one game at Yost, so it’s a bargain.
Here’s the seating chart with prices for the GLI: