AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn has sold roughly 15,000 tickets for its annual A-Day scrimmage through the business day Tuesday, a school administrator told SECCountry.com.
Most Auburn fans purchase their tickets on the day of the spring scrimmage, according to tracking over the years. The annual scrimmage inside Jordan-Hare Stadium is scheduled to begin Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $5.
Auburn’s highest pre-sales total for the game date back to 2013, Gus Malzahn’s first spring as the head coach. Like now, Auburn faced uncertainty at quarterback, with Kiehl Frazier and Jonathan Wallace battling for the spot before the arrivals of Jeremy Johnson and Nick Marshall in the fall. Marshall won the starting job and led the Tigers to an SEC title and the biggest year-to-year turnaround in conference history (three wins to 12).
Auburn’s quarterback competition this offseason is said to be wide open among Johnson, Sean White and newcomer John Franklin III.
Auburn sold roughly 28,000 tickets on the Wednesday leading up to the A-Day game in 2013, when the Tigers set a school record and led the country with a crowd of 83,401.
Three of the top four crowds in A-Day history have occurred on Malzahn’s watch as head coach.
Top 10 Auburn A-Day crowds
1. 83,401 (2013)
2. 70,645 (2014)
3. 63,217 (2010)
4. 62,143 (2015)
5. 53,209 (2011)
6. 45,381 (2009)
7. 43,427 (2012)
8. 38,016 (2003)
9. 35,006 (2005)
10. 35,000 (2008)