Tickets were released on Monday morning for both AFL preliminary finals, which will see Geelong and Brisbane do battle at the MCG on Friday night followed by the Swans-Pies clash at the SCG on Saturday afternoon.
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Tickets for club members of all four clubs went on sale from 10am AEST, with AFL members given access from 12pm before the general public seats from 3pm.
By 3.39pm, the AFL said Saturday’s preliminary final had sold out and should further tickets be available they will be released on Thursday at 11am.
The SCG holds 48,000 with only 28,000 seats available for competing members.
As well as the two AFL finals, tickets to the NRL semi-finals and country singer Luke Combs’ concert went on sale at a similar time.
The high demand caused the Ticketek website to crash with a stack of fans taking to Twitter to vent their frustration.
The ticket debacle comes as multiple airlines jacked up the prices for flights from Melbourne to Sydney.
Return airfares on Qantas were already over $1000 on Saturday night following Collingwood’s win over Fremantle.
Many fans slammed the airlines for the price hike on social media with Collingwood forward Mason Cox also chiming in.
The price of tickets from Brisbane to Melbourne also skyrocketed with Queenslanders facing a minimum of $1000 for the return trip.
Qantas appeared to have already added an extra flight to Sydney and there could be more schedule updates in the coming days to keep up with the increased demand.