August 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

Michigan fans must obtain free tickets for open scrimmage

Fans will get their first 2014 look at running back Derrick Green and the rest of the Wolverines on Saturday, Aug. 16. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)

Michigan fans must register to obtain free tickets for the open football scrimmage Aug. 16 at Michigan Stadium.

This is a new approach to preseason camp for the Wolverines, one that Michigan coach Brady Hoke said earlier this week will give his players an opportunity to play before their fans and get a night-game experience before the season officially opens Aug. 30 against Appalachian State.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. and practice will begin at 8.

To register online, fans must visit mgoblue.com/tickets or pick up tickets through the U-M Athletic Ticket office. Registration begins today at noon and will end on Wednesday Aug. 13 at 5 p.m.

Season-ticket holders who obtain tickets to the practice will receive early stadium access at 6:30 p.m. through Gate 1.

The first 300 student season-ticket holders who sign up for a ticket can watch practice from the sidelines.

Parking will be free at any of the U-M lots around Michigan Stadium. Pioneer High will charge $10 per vehicle.

All stadium gates will be open for public entry.