Entertainment Sports Eli Manning Says He Failed to Buy Taylor Swift Concert Tickets 'Just Like Everybody Else' Manning tells PEOPLE his wife gave him "one duty" — to get tickets to Swift's upcoming Eras Tour By Natasha Dye Natasha Dye Twitter Natasha Dye is a writer-reporter for PEOPLE Digital covering sports. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 23, 2023 03:41 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Eli Manning feels your pain, Swifties! The New York Giants legend tells PEOPLE he was among the thousands of fans trying to score tickets for Taylor Swift's upcoming Eras tour on Ticketmaster, "just like everybody else." While discussing the latest episode of The Eli Manning Show featuring actor Michael B. Jordan, Manning, 42, says Swift, 33, would be "a home run" guest on the show to his daughters, Ava, 11, Lucy, 9, and Caroline, 7, whom he shares with his wife, Abby McGrew. The couple also have a son, Charlie, 4. "We've been to a couple of her concerts over the years and we're trying to get to the one at MetLife this year in New York. The ticket situation has been hard for everybody," he says, referring to the fiasco that resulted in Swift's fans filing a lawsuit against Ticketmaster. Eli Manning Poses with Kids in Rare Photo Shoot as He Shares Which Sport He Loves to Coach Them In Manning says "everybody was trying to" score tickets to the tour. "It's the ticket," he explains. "That was my one duty from my wife," says Manning, who told her he was "on it." Unfortunately, Manning says, "It started with that and then panic," once the website crashed, leaving fans ticketless. Fortunately for the quarterback's daughters, his connections at MetLife Stadium — where the Giants play — should come through for him. "Luckily, I have a few connections at MetLife and since we play our games there, I was able to secure some, I think," he says. Kevin Langley/Icon Sportswire via Getty Taylor Swift's Eras Tour: A Timeline of the Ticketmaster Fiasco Unfortunately for Manning and Swift's other fans, the ticket-buying process for her upcoming Eras Tour resulted in chaos. In addition to a lawsuit filed by over two dozen fans against Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster's parent company, the Swifties took their complaints against Ticketmaster all the way to D.C. Ticketmaster later chalked the disaster up to "historically unprecedented demand," though Swift had some choice words for the company in her response, noting that she and her team had "asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could." The Grammy winner also wrote that the situation "really pisses me off" and that she was actively working on a solution for her fans. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Documents obtained by Deadline call the sale a "disaster," and accuse the company of violating California's Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law, fraud, misrepresentation and fraudulent inducement. Swift's tour kicks off in Glendale, Arizona on March 13, before wrapping on Aug. 9 in Inglewood, California.