November 6, 2017 Katie Gainer
Arkansas Razorbacks are not having a good season, performance-wise or consequently, ticket sales-wise. Before their game versus Coastal Carolina, a then 1-7 team who they barely beat by one point, a fan posted the following tweet:
Pic sums up the razorback season this year. Couldn't give away xtra lower level tickets so I just stuck them on a column help yourself!! pic.twitter.com/iKj3EPoEhS
— WooPIgFan (@BrentMontgomer3) November 4, 2017
The tickets in the picture are for Section 128, Row 10 – seats that go for $360 for a full season (on top of a minimum $500 donation) and were priced at $40 face value for this game, according to SB Nation. After an unsuccessful attempt to resell them on the day-of, this fan resorted to literally leaving them, telling Twitter followers and tailgate attendees to “help yourself!”
After scraping by with a win that some expected to be a blowout, Arkansas now stands at last place in the SEC West (7/7) with a record of 4-5. This week’s SEC Country Power Poll, an opinion-based poll voted on by SEC Country staff, ranked the team at last place in the overall Southeastern Conference (14/14), as well.
Several local news sources but more notably, a writer for Yahoo! Sports, are predicting a leadership turnover at the end of the woeful season.
“Arkansas coach Bret Bielema also likely sealed his fate on Saturday by narrowly beating woeful Coastal Carolina, 39-38. The victory required erasing a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit. The Razorbacks (4-5) could still reach six wins, which was the mark that Bielema was expected to need to save his job. But that appears unlikely and may not be enough. This was the night the Arkansas fan base lost all hope.”
If you feel like showing the Razorbacks some much-needed love, tickets for their next home game next Saturday, 11/18 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs are going for as low as $4 on Ticket Club.
Or, you could always try your luck and show up at the tailgate in hopes of some freebies.