In just 36 minutes this morning, undergraduates at UW bought 14,000 season tickets for Badger football home games.
That's the fastest sellout in memory, says Justin Doherty, spokesman for the UW Athletic Department. The first-come, first-serve system has been plagued by server issues in the past, including in 2009, but no complaints were received about the process this time around.
"Our ticket folks told me this morning that it worked really well," says Doherty. "Really no problems, which is probably why they went so fast, in addition to huge interest."
Tickets went on sale at 7:30 a.m. and were gone at 8:06 a.m. -- pretty early for a college student.
But the time of day didn't stop some from looking to profit on the relatively cheap tickets, which cost only $154 for seven games. By shortly after 9 a.m., some students were already trying to make a quick turnaround on Craigslist, at a price of anywhere from $450 to as much as $700.
Assuming graduate and professional students eat up the tickets that will be made available to them on July 7, this will be the seventeenth consecutive student sellout.
UW also announced Monday that regular season tickets had a 98% renewal rate this year. Season tickets for men's hockey are still available.