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Austin FC fans flew to Nashville to see Austin FC take on Nashville SC as they await the first home match. (Austin Anthem/Twitter)

Austin FC single-match tickets were "harder to get than ACL tickets" for many hopeful fans, and high demand paired with the apparent flooding of the SeatGeek website have frustrated those looking to make it to one of the club's first six home games.


Austonia reporter Claire Partain tested out the waters on buying single-match tickets the minute they opened to the general public at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Ten minutes later, the site appeared to be sold out.

Austin FC fan Chaz Chase, who lives just walking distance from Q2 Stadium, told Austonia he logged on the minute ticket sales opened but still couldn't snag tickets.

"Those tickets were impossible to get," Chase said. "Resellers and bots won."

After getting through the ticketing queue, Partain clicked on every row of tickets that were available but encountered an error each time. The club's Twitter page was met with frustrated supporters claiming the same.

Even some members of the Oak Collective, the season ticket waitlist, were unable to get tickets despite gaining access a day early. Minutes after tickets opened to Oak Collective members at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the site had sold out.

While some blame bots and resellers for quick sales, Austin FC fan Brad Tillery said it could just come down to high demand and low supply. There is no evidence that bots played a factor in the sellout, and Austin FC has rapidly sold out of season tickets and merchandise items in the past as the team's fanbase grows.



Those looking to nab some summer tickets will need to look into the resell market—and may find inflated prices.

Austin FC fan Sam Mack, who called the ticketing office, told Austonia that regular season ticket holders can begin reselling today through the Austin FC app, while those holding club seats on the east and west side of the stadium will be able to sell before the first home match on June 19.

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