Ahead of Texas A&M football’s contest at Miami—the premier non-conference matchup for both teams this year—some strange signals have started to emerge from the Hurricane camp with regard to ticket sales. This tweet from Brett McMurphy dropped this morning:
On first glance, this may not seem like a huge deal. So the athletic department for the Hurricanes is offering a package deal. So what? Well, Texas A&M football fans took notice of this, and started to check on ticket prices—and, more importantly, ticket availability. Here’s what they found:
That’s… not great. Especially with three days remaining until the game kicks off.
You might say, however, that this is how these things always look! I’m sure that Kyle Field’s seat map for an upcoming big game looks very similar. It must just be that tickets sell much closer to the last minute!
Things don’t look good for Canes fans.
Combine the huge availability with how well the Aggies usually travel—and add to that how much of a destination in general the city of Miami happens to be—and things could get ugly quick for the Miami to Aggie fan ratio (at least from a Cane fan perspective).
Could this really happen? Could the number of Aggie fans be that much greater than the number of Miami fans in their own stadium? It’s not like this kind of thing hasn’t happened before. When UGA visited Notre Dame back in 2017, it was a huge storyline how many Dawg fans had shown up to take over South Bend. And that’s at Notre Dame—a much more engaged fan base than the Hurricanes have proven to be year-over-year! I wouldn’t put it past Texas A&M football fans to completely take over Hard Rock. We’ll just have to wait and see.