Tickets to Sunday’s hurricane-relief exhibition game between the Kansas and Missouri men’s basketball teams at the Sprint Center sold out nearly as quickly as they went on sale online Tuesday.
Both schools confirmed that their respective allotments for the 3 p.m. game, dubbed Showdown for Relief, are gone. When the game was announced Friday, the schools said they would split the roughly 18,000 seats in the Sprint Center and sell them through their ticket offices.
A representative from the KU ticket office said each school’s allotment was about 9,000 tickets. Members of KU’s Williams Educational Fund and Mizzou’s Tiger Scholarship Fund had the opportunity to purchase up to 12 tickets, a limit agreed upon by both schools.
Tickets for Mizzou students went on sale at 2 p.m. Tuesday and the school announced 16 minutes later that its allotment was sold out. KU students had an opportunity to purchase tickets Friday.
The plan for any unsold tickets, had there been unsold tickets from either school’s allotment, was to place them on sale Wednesday morning to the general public. There will be no public sale as all the tickets sold out Tuesday.
The schools have not played one another in a major sports competition, exhibition or otherwise, since the 2011-12 men’s basketball season. Mizzou left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference after that school year.
Officials responsible for staging the KU-Mizzou exhibition say the game will not be broadcast live on TV or streamed on the Internet. Each school will have its own radio broadcast of the game, however.