UNLV Football To Play Michigan In 2015
June 27, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV football team will travel to Ann Arbor to play one of the most storied programs in all of college football -- the University of Michigan -- on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, the schools announced Wednesday.
The Rebels, who are guaranteed a payout of $1 million for the matchup, found themselves in need of some non-conference opponents in the coming seasons after a four-year series between UNLV and Navy from 2014-17 was canceled by the Midshipmen.
The away game will mark the first gridiron meeting between UNLV and Michigan but the Wolverines will become the fifth member of the current lineup of the Big Ten Conference to face the Rebels in football. UNLV has played Wisconsin 10 times, Northwestern twice, Nebraska once and will open the 2012 season by hosting Minnesota for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The Maize and Blue has a history with the Mountain West, having hosted then-member Utah in both 2002 and 2008 and San Diego State in 2011, while Air Force will play at Michigan Stadium on September 8 of this year. Also, the Wolverines are currently led by former San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke.
The 2015 game will mark a rare cross-country trip for head coach Bobby Hauck's team as UNLV has only played in the Eastern Time Zone once since 2004 (in 2010 at West Virginia).
Rebel Football season tickets for the 2012 season are currently on sale by calling (702) 739-FANS (3267). Prices in the South end zone are $115 and sideline locations are just $215. Some sideline locations require additional Rebel Athletic Fund (RAF) scholarship donations, however, all scholarship donation levels for priority seating remain the same from last season.
A limited number of Value Zone Season Tickets are available in the North end of Sam Boyd Stadium for just $90. There is also a special "4-for-3" season ticket offer in the Value Zone for new season ticket purchasers allowing a fan to purchase four Value Zone Season Tickets for the price of three ($270). This is a limited time offer, while supplies last.
Mini-plans and group sales will go on sale in early July with single-game tickets going on sale in late July. For more information on Rebel Football, visit www.unlvrebels.com.