MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Northern Michigan Wildcats have an action-packed sports week ahead. The College will have three teams playing at least four playoff games this weekend (five if the NMU Hockey team needs to play all three games of this weekends series.)
Earlier this week Northern reported that its ticketing website was experiencing issues with it’s third-party ticketing vendor. Earlier today the School released the following statement about how fans can still get tickets for this weeks games.
The statement reads:
MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University, along with many other colleges and universities across the country, are experiencing issues with its third-party ticketing vendor. The system is not expected to be able to resume normal operations for 5-7 days, which impacts Wednesday’s (March 1) men’s and women’s home basketball playoff games, this weekend’s (March 3-5) hockey playoff series, and this week’s theater showings of Salome (March 1-4).
“Obviously, the timing is not ideal with men’s and women’s basketball and hockey at home for playoffs, and a theater production all taking place this week, but we’ve got a Plan B going forward,” said NMU Athletic Director Rick Comley.
In Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball playoff action, the Wildcat men tip off against Saginaw Valley State at 5:30 p.m. at the Berry Events Center and the Wildcat women at 7:30 p.m., also versus SVSU.
Non-NMU student attendees will be able to purchase tickets in person as of 10 a.m. Wednesday at the NMU Ticket Office in the Berry Events Center, using cash or credit cards. All tickets are general admission seating.
Additionally, Northern students who have paid the student athletic fee will gain access to the event with their valid NMU student ID. Tickets are limited to one per ID.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday (March 2), in-person tickets will be available for the NMU hockey team’s best-of-three Central Collegiate Hockey Association playoff series against Bemidji State, scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, if needed. Ticket prices are $5 for NMU students, $10 for students (18 & under), $14 for seniors, military and NMU faculty and staff, and $18 for adults. NMU students need to purchase tickets for CCHA playoff games per league requirements.
Hockey season ticket holder seats were included in season ticket packages. Any tickets already purchased for the series will be honored by the attendee providing a printout of the electronic ticket purchase confirmation email. Fans will have the option of selecting seats for ticket purchase until the point of the arena doors opening on game day, at which time any additional ticket purchasers will be sold tickets via random seating.
Tickets for the Panowski Black Box Theatre production of Salome will also be available for in-person ticket purchase with cash or credit card at the NMU Ticket Office in the Berry Event Center until 5 p.m. each day of the show and then an hour prior to showtime at the Panowski Black Box Theatre. All seating in the Panowski Black Box Theatre is general admission.
NMU Ticket Office hours at the Berry Event Center are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. until game time Friday and Saturday. If a Sunday hockey game is needed, the Berry Events Center ticket office will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and one hour prior to the game start.
“We apologize for the inconvenience, but know that our NMU sports and theater patrons will do whatever is needed to support our Wildcat student-athletes and performers, and we sincerely thank them for that strong support,” said Comley.