Social media was abuzz Thursday with speculation that TCU’s Lupton Stadium would be filled with maroon-clad Aggie fans, giving the Texas A&M baseball team a home-field advantage during the Fort Worth Super Regional this weekend thanks to the not-so-original ticket code: TCU15.
No need to worry, TCU faithful, purple will still reign in Lupton’s seats and bleachers this weekend, TCU athletic officials said
The code, originally sent in an email to TCU season-ticket holders and Frog Club members, was only good for general admission tickets on the split-level, grass area down the first base line, TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said.
TCU is expecting 5,200 TCU fans and between 1,600 and 1,800 Aggies at each game throughout the weekend. The three-game series, which begins Saturday, is sold out.
All TCU season ticket holders were given the chance to purchase their season seats for the Super Regional, Del Conte said.
“You’ve got two Texas teams who are playing great baseball,” Del Conte said. “It’s going to be a great super regional. We knew there was going to be a high demand. There will be plenty of purple in the stands.”
An Aggie fan came across the code, and shared it with TexAgs.com subscribers. That post could have been seen by as many as 10,000 subscribers, said Gabe Bock, director of broadcasting for TexAgs.
Del Conte posted the code on Twitter, but it was already well after the email had been sent out and, in turn, leaked on the Aggie message board.
Tickets were sold out as early as 10 p.m. Wednesday, with confirmation from Del Conte on Twitter.
The Lupton Stadium attendance record is 6,099 on Feb. 18, 2011, against Kansas.
Last year’s Super Regional series against Pepperdine averaged 5,055 fans, with a high of 5,620 for Game 3.
Monday night’s attendance for the regional championship against NC State was 4,277.
Del Conte said he and his family will be standing during the game, as he gave out his personal tickets to Frogs fans on Twitter Wednesday night.
Wednesday morning on Twitter, TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle also dispelled the rumor of a complete Aggie invasion.
The incident, however, did leave many TCU fans and especially TCU students out in the cold and they took their frustrations to social media.
For A&M fans, #TCU15 has become a new rally cry.
Staff writer Carlos Mendez contributed to this report.