posted on Apr, 30 2003 @ 11:31 AM
Game sells out after $1 ticket special in wake of SARS
The Blue Jays sold out Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers after offering $1 tickets in an effort to show Toronto remains vibrant despite
The sellout was announced before the World Health Organization lifted its warning against nonessential travel to Toronto, saying it was satisfied with
local measures to stop the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
The tickets sold for $1 Canadian, which is worth 69 cents in U.S. currency. A crowd of 48,097 turned out -- the largest since opening day.
Fans bought tickets at a rate of about 2,000 an hour and SkyDome was sold out late Monday night. About 34,000 tickets were bought for the reduced
price. The 16,000 fans who paid full price will be able to buy a $1 ticket for a later game.
I thought this was a nice gesture by the BlueJays organazation, and it obviously worked. They picked a good game for it as well, there were 27 runs
scored although the hometown Jays lost 16-11, it must have been entertaining.