Thanks to MootheKow for finding this:
While this makes those of us who bought our tickets ahead of time feel somewhat ripped off, they might as well do what they can to get more people in the seats Wednesday night. It’s probably not going to look too good for a national viewing audience to see two-thirds of the seats at Ford Field empty for what was supposed to be the premier nonconference match-up in the entire country.
In retrospect, this was pretty foreseeable: a late night game in downtown Detroit in December isn’t the most convenient situation for most area sports fans. To some extent, I think this event was scheduled as a run-through for having the Final Four at Ford Field next March, but the facility did host the NCAA regional this past March, so that seems like a secondary consideration.
Anyway, get your discounted tickets now and join your humble blogger in rooting our Spartans on to the upset victory, my friends.