Austin FC had so many fans trying to make season-ticket deposits on Wednesday that their website crashed. On Thursday, the club announced it had breached the 30,000 mark of deposits,
The club, which will join MLS in 2021, released their latest stadium renderings on Monday as well.
“This evening we celebrate the thousands upon thousands of Austin supporters who stepped forward with season ticket membership deposits for Austin FC’s inaugural season in 2021,” club president Andy Loughnane said in a statement. “Today’s record-setting deposit results reinforce the strength of the market, the community’s love for the sport, and the pent-up demand for major league sports in Austin. We are incredibly grateful for those who placed deposits on this historic day.”
Exact season-ticket numbers were not originally released as the club will play in a 20,500-seated stadium. Fans who do not get a season ticket will be placed on a waitlist.
“With the overwhelming demand today for Season Ticket Membership Deposits, we encourage people to sign up sooner rather than later,” Loughnane said. “Those who are unable to purchase season tickets for the inaugural season as a result of their position in line will be placed on a priority waitlist for future seasons and will enjoy exclusive individual-match benefits that come with placing a membership deposit.”