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Penn State Screws Up Student Ticket Allocation for Michigan, Offers Alternate Packages

Update 4:19 p.m: According to the exchange website, all 1,100 ticket incentive packages have been claimed — more than two days early.

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Penn State Athletics is offering students the chance to trade in their student section tickets for this weekend’s game against Michigan for several interesting ticket packages.

According to Penn State, they screwed up ticket sales this summer and oversold student tickets for the Michigan game. To make sure everyone can fit in the student section, students have the option to trade in tickets for this game for one of three packages. All of the packages include a chairback seat in the Upper South endzone for the game, $10 in LionCash, and a 2013 White Out t-shirt. It is not clear how Penn State has extra seats in Upper South endzone since the game is an announced sellout.

In addition to the upper endzone ticket, each package offers something unique:

  • The first package offers either a guaranteed 50 percent off of student tickets next season or two free tickets to next year’s Homecoming game.
  • The second package features a $200 donation to THON in your name.
  • The third package gives students pre-game on-field access to Penn State’s game against either Illinois, Purdue, or Nebraska later this season. All three offers expire on Thursday at midnight.

Give Penn State some credit: they found a way to screw up something like selling student tickets, and now they’re offering three packages in exchange, each worth more than $100, and you can still see the game. Students can exchange tickets at the Bryce Jordan Center starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. Check your spam folder for the email — it contains an individualized link to make the switch online.

Below is the email from Penn State Athletics:

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Update (8:17 p.m.): An email from Penn State Athletics confirmed that this issue is due to the Ticketmaster glitch over the summer, which caused a problem with freshman ticket sales. According to football Assistant Athletic Director of Communications Jeff Nelson, “Rather than wait until the day of the game, Penn State Athletics is giving students incentives and an opportunity to change their seat location several days in advance of the game. We anticipate the Homecoming game with Michigan may be the only game this season where this could be a potential issue.”

Nelson also stressed that students who take this deal will be able to attend the game and sit in the Upper South end zone, that all students received the email attached below, and that students can trade in their tickets beginning tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

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