Postseason baseball fever: Tennessee fans furious with ticketing office after failing to land Super Regional tickets
Many Tennessee fans have never been this hungry for baseball.
Tony Vitello’s team cruised into the Super Regionals last weekend to set up a weekend series against LSU in Lindsey Nelson Stadium that has Vol Nation fired up as a trip to the College World Series is on the line this weekend in Rocky Top.
The only problem?
Tickets are nearly impossible to come by and have already started to show up on the secondary market marked up to $500.
Apparently, the die-hard Tennessee fans that tried to call in and acquire tickets never got through to the Tennessee ticketing office.
To say Vol Nation is disappointed would be an understatement.
Here are a few of the best tweets we saw in reaction to the news:
Me outside LNS without a ticket… pic.twitter.com/OWM9bKAXnr
— BigOrangeVolz (@BigOrangeVolz) June 9, 2021
Pretty cool all the donors and season ticket holders got up to 8 tickets for them to go sell for $100+ each while all the rest of us were put through phone line hunger games with no winners. Good job guys. https://t.co/EWy2DshkPr
— Charley Collier (@ccollier64) June 9, 2021
Why wasn't the ticket office open to sell tickets so every Vol fan could have the opportunity to get tickets @AD_DannyWhite ?
— Richard Daugherty (@Richard_RND) June 9, 2021
Can you guys get a 21st century phone system the next time you try to pull this?
— Heath (@SameOldVols) June 9, 2021
Cool. I’ve made 350 phone calls since 8:29 and somehow didn’t get through once.
— Hunter Smith (@Hunter__Smith) June 9, 2021
The irony of talking about an “innovative future” the day we ask people to call-in for tickets like an old radio show is something else!
— Austin Burlage (@Austin__Burlage) June 9, 2021
Maybe start with giving fans a realistic opportunity to purchase tickets. Today was a joke.
— Davey Smith (@DaveySmith67) June 9, 2021
Fix this ticket thing #Vols
— Vols Pastor (@Vols_Pastor) June 9, 2021
The ticket office is a disgrace.
— Bob the Builder (@BobBuilder5303) June 9, 2021
Read the room guys not the time
— Samsmith (@Samsmit88258255) June 9, 2021
READ THE ROOM Y’ALL.
— Polly B. Pocket (@manduhtory) June 9, 2021
Within 30 minutes of going on sale.
Hate it for the tons of people who desperately wanted to attend but didn’t get an opportunity to purchase tickets. More reason to expand Lindsey Nelson! https://t.co/Zx5R4N0Slq
— Ben McKee (@benmckee14) June 9, 2021