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The first batch of Spring Fling floor passes sold out almost immediately; last week, SPEC announced the long awaited identities of the Spring Fling opener, DJ 3LAU, and headliner, Chance the Rapper. | DP File Photo

The first batch of Spring Fling floor passes sold out in 30 seconds on Monday, the first day they went on sale.

A form for passes was released at 1:30 p.m. and the first 50 people were selected almost immediately. Each of the first 50 students to fill out the form has the opportunity to buy two of the tickets.

Students will have more opportunities to acquire floor passes on Tuesday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at 10 a.m., Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Penn’s Social Planning and Events Committee announced this year’s ticketing structure for the Spring Fling concert with a post on its Facebook page Sunday.

The concert will take place at Franklin Field on April 15, featuring DJ 3LAU and Chance the Rapper. SPEC announced on Saturday that Chance would be the Fling headliner. The Chicago-born rapper had previously performed at the SPEC-TRUM fall concert in 2013.

Last week, in conjunction with SPEC Concert’s release of the opener, SPEC Spring Fling also released the theme for this year’s celebration. The theme of “Fling of the Future,” is a departure from last year’s theme of “Alice in Wonderland” despite the fact that last year, like this year, featured an EDM artist as an opener. General admission tickets were $45, $5 more expensive than this year.

According to SPEC’s Facebook post, 1,000 floor passes will be available for purchase this year. These tickets, priced at $50 — $10 more than the general admission price for Penn students — let students stand directly below the stage instead of sitting in the bleachers at Franklin Field. This type of ticket is only available to Penn students.

A lottery also went live on Monday, which each Penn student can enter once until Friday when the lottery closes. Two hundred students randomly selected from the lottery will have the opportunity to buy two floor passes each.

Seven thousand five hundred general admission tickets will also be available for purchase. Tickets for four sections of the bleachers — ED, EE, EF and EG — will be sold on Locust Walk from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday, April 4 to Wednesday April 13.

Sections EB, EC, EH and EJ will be sold online on the Penn Athletics website. For non-Penn students the price of these tickets increases from $40 to $70. Sales will be limited to two tickets per transaction and SPEC will be checking PennCards. SPEC also reminded students in the post that the concert is only available to individuals over 18.

Enterprise Editor Jessica McDowell contributed reporting.

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