Tickets for IU-IPFW sell out within minutes

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Indiana University’s Nov. 22 men’s basketball game with the Fort Wayne Mastodons at the Memorial Coliseum is officially a sell-out.

The Memorial Coliseum posted this photo to its Twitter page that showed a mass of people trying to buy tickets to the Indiana University vs. Fort Wayne Mastodons men’s basketball game at its box office on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

Memorial Coliseum General Manager Randy Brown told NewsChannel 15 the game was officially declared a sell-out at 11 a.m., an hour after tickets went on sale.

An hour seemed generous.

By 10:01 a.m., Ticketmaster indicated there were no tickets available, but encouraged customers to “keep trying.” By 10:30 a.m., a warning came up on the site that indicated “tons of fans are trying to buy tickets right now.”

The Memorial Coliseum said fans had lined up outside its box office as early as 8 a.m., then posted a photo to its Twitter page just after 10 a.m. that showed lines dozens deep of people trying to purchase tickets. Fort Wayne coach Jon Coffman said 2,500 tickets were sold at the box office.

The game is the much-anticipated Fort Wayne installment of the 3-game series between the Hoosiers and the Mastodons. IU won 90-65 last year in Bloomington en route to a Big Ten regular season championship. Fort Wayne will make a return trip to Bloomington in 2018-19.

Game time has not yet been determined, pending TV scheduling.

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