(Memphis) Grizzlies Mania is sweeping the MidSouth.
“Go Grizzlies! Wahoo!” shouted Grizzlies fans in line for playoff tickets Monday.
Tickets for games three and four of the playoffs went on sale at noon and some people got in line at 5:30 in the morning.
“It`s a good atmosphere. Everyone`s all pumped up and it`s just fun. And seeing them win is great too,” said Tyler Schlesinger.
Schlesinger and his friends were first in line and believe the playoffs are about more than basketball.
“I think it brings everyone together you know,” said David Hankins.
But why wait in this long line in the rain when you can buy them online, and possibly grab the ticket you want before it sells out?
“We`ll I think it`s the experience. There`s a camaraderie around Grizz Nation and people want to experience the excitement down here at the FedEx Forum,” said John Puglise, Grizzlies Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Plus Grizz crews were on hand passing out free spirit gear.
The offer was so good Mason Washington missed school to come out.
“We saw on the news that they`re giving away swag so we came out,” said Washington.
The Grizz Crews ran out of swag in record time handing out over 5,000 t-shirts, headbands, sunglasses and posters in four hours.