Austin FC secured deposits for more than 30,000 seats between June 12 at 10 a.m. when sales began and June 13 at 1 p.m., according to a release from the club.
The membership deposits ranged from $50 for general seating to $100 for premium seats and are fully refundable. When the club begins selling season tickets at a to-be-determined date in the future, the deposits can be converted for up to eight tickets. The volume of requests led the club’s website to briefly crash just after the deposits went on sale the morning of June 12.
The club announced on the afternoon of June 12 that it set an MLS record for membership deposits. While it did not officially release what the previous record was, ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman said in a tweet ATL United, which began play in 2017, secured 26,000 deposits in its first three months.
The stadium, scheduled to open in 2021, is set to include 20,500 seats, according to Austin FC. The club said some of the individuals who placed deposits may choose not to purchase season tickets––and anyone who placed a deposit can receive a refund once seat locations are made available.
Despite the fact that deposits have been placed for seats exceeding the stadium’s capacity, the club said deposits are still open and fans can continue placing orders to mark their places in line.