Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TCU tickets are a hot commodity

A few weeks ago, TCU's season ticket sales climbed past 20,000 for the first time in school history, so they are probably somewhere between there and the stated goal of 25,000 right about now. With that many season ticket holders and a reduced capacity this year of right about 32,000, that means buying tickets for a single game is going to be tough.

That was proven correct when single game tickets went on sale yesterday at 8:00am. By lunchtime, all reserved seats for the SMU game and the Portland State game (parent's weekend) were sold out- you can still get a standing-room only seat for those games, but if I were in that situation I wouldn't dilly-dally. Very limited number of reserved seats are left for the other home games, so they'll likely also be sold out sooner than later.

I'm not trying to brag about TCU selling out a 32,000-seat stadium, because obviously we could (and have and will) do better. But it is good to see a ticket to see TCU football be in such high demand that people were hurrying to buy them online as soon as they went on sale. Hopefully we are waving a permanent goodbye to the days where you could stroll up to the stadium right before kickoff and have your choice of seat.

4 comments:

purplepeopleater said...

As long as people actually use their tickets and go to the game. Am I the only one that gets peeved when people buy 30 tickets and try to sell them for $150 a pop and no one ends up buying them? Just empty seats in the stadium. Maybe I'm just in a negative mood today.

LA Frog said...

I am a little disappointed in more games not already being sellouts -- BYU at Jerryworld and Boise State

Sir Wesley Willis said...

BYU at Jerryworld is a pipe dream... and I have a feeling that Boise game is well sold out.

Lyle Lanley said...

Actually you can still get Boise State tickets through TCU...I have a feeling that a lot of the people that have said they are flying up for that game will not end up actually going.

Single-game tickets don't go on sale through Boise until September.