CMU Offers Exclusive Motor City Bowl Tickets

MOUNT PLEASANT - Chippewa fans can take advantage of an exclusive opportunity that will help give Central Michigan University a home field advantage at the 10th Annual Motor City Bowl.

The Chippewas have been selected to Middle Tennessee State University on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Ford Field in Detroit. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will air to a national television audience on ESPN.

The CMU Athletics Ticket Office is selling a discounted ticket that will offer fans a savings of at least $15 per ticket. That deal cannot be matched by any other ticket vendor.

Ticket orders for the exclusive discounted tickets in the CMU section are ONLY available through the CMU Athletics Ticket Office. Purchases may be made online at, by calling 1-888-FIRE-UP2 or at the CMU Athletics Ticket Box Office at Rose Arena.

Central Michigan will have tickets available at the following prices*:

Premium - $40 (face value $55) club level seating Reserved - $30 (face value $45) sideline seating Student - $20 (face value $45) sideline student section seating

Priority seating in the premium and reserved CMU sections will be established by Chippewa Club membership level. Chippewa Club members must place their order by Wednesday, Dec. 6 in order to take advantage of priority seating.

A limited quantity of 2,000 student tickets will be available at that price. Students must show valid CMU ID and there is a two ticket limit.

Purchase your tickets today and enjoy the college bowl game experience in CMU's section alongside fellow Chippewa alums, fans and friends.

"Conference championships and bowl games are a major part of the championship culture we are building at Central Michigan University," Athletics Director Dave Heeke said. "We want all Chippewa fans to be able to enjoy the game and the bowl experience together. We look forward to seeing you at the game and special events leading up to it."

With the expected demand for this ticket offer, the CMU Athletics Ticket Office is increasing its staffing and will offer the following extended hours beginning Friday, Dec. 1 until Friday, Dec. 22: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.,; Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline to purchase tickets online at is Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The Chippewa Club and CMU Alumni Association will also be co-sponsoring a pregame reception at Ford Field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. The menu features southern style pulled pork sandwiches, beer steamed brats, soft drinks and assorted desserts (cash bar will be available). Registrations for the reception are being accepted with ticket purchases, online at, or by calling 1-800-358-6903.

The Motor City Bowl appearance will be CMU's third Division I-A bowl game and the first since the 1994 Las Vegas Bowl. The Chippewas also played in the 1990 California Raisin Bowl.

* Additional fees will also be assessed per order: $5 standard mail handling fee; $5 Ford Field will call handling fee; $10 overnight express delivery fee. There is no handling fee for walk up sales at the Rose Arena Ticket Office.

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