AFL Announces Updated Finals Ticket Details After This Morning’s Shitshow

The AFL has confirmed new ticketing details for week one of the AFL Finals series after massive technical problems shut out scores of punters earlier this morning.

Ticketek, who were issuing tickets for three of week one’s four matches, shut down online sales systems this morning after putting all three games they controlled on-sale at the same time, causing an avalanche of demand that crippled their website and left thousands of footy fans in the lurch.

In response, the AFL has announced new details, with all three games to go on-sale to club members tomorrow in a staggered fashion in a bid to avoid a repeat of today’s nightmare.

None of the three affected matches – the Richmond vs Hawthorn qualifying final, and the elimination finals between Melbourne and Geelong as well as Sydney and Greater Western Sydney – are sold out, or have had member allocations exhausted, contrary to what many punters saw when trying to access tickets this morning.

The new details will put the Richmond/Hawthorn game on sale first at 11:00am tomorrow morning. That will be followed by Melbourne/Geelong two hours later. Sydney/GWS will follow two hours after that.

Tickets for AFL members will subsequently go on-sale for the Richmond/Hawthorn and Melbourne/Geelong games – both of which take place at the MCG – on Thursday at 9:00am.

The remaining General Public allocation of tickets will go on-sale in staggered fashion from 1:30pm on Thursday, beginning with the clash between the Tigers and Hawks.

Ticketek officials have yet to issue public comment on this morning’s debacle.