Michigan Athletics recently announced a policy of general seating at football games for all student ticket holders. This means that even the students who had to put up with poor seats for the last 3 years wouldn't have a better chance at good seats than an incoming freshmen.
While it is understandable to want a full student section from the start of the game, alienating your upperclassmen is not the best approach. As upperclassmen, we have worked for the past several years to earn the best seating in the big house. We were sequestered to the upper reaches of the stadium with the promise of better seats the next year. We put our time in, and it is disheartening to learn that we will not reap the benefits.rnrnI ask that you please consider grandfathering past students in with assigned seating and install the general seating policy for each new class. As seniors, we are some of your most loyal supporters. Yes, this policy change would probably mean that most of us will not arrive more than 3 hours early to a football game, but by signing this petition, we vow to arrive before kickoff to every home game. After all, it’s our team, and we want to support them more than anyone.