By Caitlyn Freeman
On September 25th, 2018, Arundel’s Student Government Association announced that tickets for the 2018 homecoming are officially sold out. Ticket sales seemed to move quicker than usual, according to SGA president and senior Hannah Maher. Part of the reason, she said, was a smaller number of available tickets. Tickets sold out in a period of three days.
While around 1,000 tickets are usually offered initially, this year’s offering started with 900. A ticket waiting list, which was established to reserve a potential spot for students shutout in the initial on-sale, filled up with 150 additional people yesterday. Those additional students, according to Maher, are expected to show up to a ticket distribution tomorrow, September 26th, to pay for and receive a ticket.
Some students seemed caught off guard by the quick sellout.
When Yasmine Bryant, a junior, attempted to purchase a ticket to the dance yesterday during C-Lunch, she was unable to do so. However, she stated that the SGA representative, “wrote my name down in the computer to hold my spot so that I could still have a ticket once they get some more.” Bryant also feels that SGA, “should have spaced [the ticket sales] out more…” in order to prevent such a fast sell out.
Sophomore Nico Espartero said he was unable to get a ticket or be placed on the waiting list because, “ they sold out and I forgot my money the third day.” Espartero said he was going to wait because he believes, “they’ll probably come back with some more openings.”
Senior Sabrina Mayer, who purchased her ticket last Friday, had no issues. She said that all she had to do was “sign the waiver saying we won’t do bad things… I handed off my payment then they wrote my name on my ticket. Handed it to me and I was on my way.” Mayer also said she went before lunch and it was “quite easy to get [my ticket].’
Ticket sales were originally expected to last until Wednesday, September 26th.