Tickets to the AFL final between Essendon and the Western Bulldogs sold out within two hours, as hopefuls scrambled to see their side play a final in Launceston for the first time.
Tickets for the Sunday game went on sale to members from 2pm on Monday and were quickly snapped up, with the allocation exhausted as early as 4.30pm.
General public tickets, which were due to go on sale at 5pm, were not able to be accessed through Ticketmaster as soon as the deadline passed.
The writing was in the sand after Essendon's previous game in Launceston when tickets to that match sold out within an hour of being released.
Similarly, a match featuring Melbourne powerhouse club Collingwood quickly sold out as footy-starved fans got in on the 2021 Tasmanian AFL bounty.
The game was only announced just under 11 hours prior to tickets selling out when the AFL revealed two games in the first week of the 2021 finals series would be played at UTAS Stadium.
With the sell-out came unauthorised ticket sellers looking to take advantage of fans who missed out on the initial ticket allocation.
Tickets from unauthorised seller The Ticket Merchant were on sale for as much as $249, well above the AFL implemented prices on Ticketmaster - the only authorised ticket agent for AFL games.
Tickets to the Sydney and GWS final on Saturday were still available.
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