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Austin FC single-match tickets sell out in minutes, inciting fan discourse

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.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway