Rockies World Series Tickets – Sold Out

So I tried logging into the Colorado Rockies online ticketing system today in order to try to snatch up one ticket to any of the World Series games to be played in Coors Field. I couldn’t get through. AGAIN.

But in case you missed it, ALL World Series tickets for games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary) have been sold out.

According to estimates, at one point the tickets were selling as fast as 1,500 per minute today. All tickets were sold out in less than 2.5 hours (i.e. by 2:30PM Mountain Time). If you were one of the lucky ones to get through the system and buy a ticket, give yourself a pat on the back.

Most people, however, were unable to get through. The system was again overloaded, although Rockies spokesman Jay Alves said, “The online system, after a slow start, certainly worked very, very well for us.” Some would-be ticket buyers got computer-screen messages on Tuesday saying the Web site was experiencing heavy loads and were asked to wait for the server to become available. Basically, people saw the same messages that they saw yesterday. There were small differences in interface today compared to yesterday, notably the automatic refreshing in two minutes (versus one minute on Monday), and the warning against refreshing manually. I am sure those warnings didn’t deter fans from frantically clicking away and loudly cursing at their computer monitors.

So it appears as though the entire World Series is sold out. The Red Sox held a random online drawing on October 15 for the right to buy tickets to Fenway Park World Series games. That drawing attacted more than 350,000 fans; the winners of the drawing bought tickets at a “private sale,” which basically means the prices were extraordinarily high. At least The Boston Red Sox are still selling a small number of tickets outside Fenway Park on game days, with fans allowed to line up five hours before game time.

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~ by mlb2007playoffs on October 23, 2007.

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