It seems every city where Taylor Swift tickets have been a nightmare for fans, including Tampa. This goes for everyone, even familiar names.
Tickets went on sale for the Tampa shows at Raymond James Stadium. Fans were headed online, but, unfortunately, things weren’t that simple.
The presales did not go smoothly. Fans needed to register to get a code to use to make their purchase. However, so much demand led to long waits in queues before having an opportunity to place a purchase. Demand that our listeners told us led to waits up to seven hours. In many cases, fans were not able to complete their purchase after their long waits.
Ticketmaster made a statement that was posted to their website regarding the demand for tickets. In short, Ticketmaster’s statement was that there isn’t enough ticket inventory remaining. Because of that, the public on-sale for this tour has been cancelled.
Due to extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand, tomorrow's public on-sale for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour has been cancelled.— Ticketmaster (@Ticketmaster) November 17, 2022
On the resale market, Stubhub is showing tickets for thousands of dollars. We found this pair of tickets together, priced at $18,000 apiece. (That price may come down if it doesn’t get any bites)
We spoke to ABC Action News meteorologist Denis Phillips. He, and others in the ABC Action News studios tried to purchase tickets. Here’s what happened.