21st Annual Game scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at Ford Field
DETROIT — Tickets for the 21st Annual Marathon MAC Football Championship, scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Ford Field will be on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday, October 6.
This matchup, featuring the champions of the Mid-American Conference’s East and West Divisions, will be the 14th hosted by Ford Field since 2004. Tickets can be purchased through the following outlets: fordfield.com, by phone at (877) 212-8898 and in person at the Ford Field Ticket Office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Prices are for the lower bowl only and include $20 sideline, $15 corner and $10 general admission end zone.
In 2016, Western Michigan University and Ohio University met in a much-anticipated matchup that set a Marathon MAC Football Championship attendance record at 45,615. Western Michigan captured the MAC title 29-23 to finish a perfect 13-0 and earn an invitation to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Wisconsin.
Founded in 1946, the Mid-American Conference is an NCAA Division I, 12-member conference that sponsors 23 championships and is one of 10 members of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). With total enrollment of nearly 300,000 students, the league represents institutions of higher learning in five (5) states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Ohio.
Current MAC schools that hold full membership and the year they joined are -- East Division: University of Akron (1992), Bowling Green State University (1952), University at Buffalo (1998), Kent State University (1951), Miami University (1947), Ohio University (1946). West Division: Ball State University (1973), Central Michigan University (1971), Eastern Michigan University (1971), Northern Illinois University (1975-86, rejoined in 1997), University of Toledo (1950), Western Michigan University (1947).