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TKBOLT
12-15-2004, 01:22 PM
Does anyone know what the ticket count is as of now? I tried to purchase 4 tix for the chiefs game and I could not find any on ticket master.

kayworks
12-15-2004, 10:38 PM
PM me

sandyk
12-16-2004, 01:26 PM
Try eBay.

guimcharger
12-18-2004, 08:29 PM
You are probably going to have to pay a lot of money.

sandyk
12-18-2004, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by: guimcharger
You are probably going to have to pay a lot of money.

Too true.

Groundweasle
12-18-2004, 11:27 PM
yeah I tired to buy some to called ticket master the game is pretty much sold out but a few single seats so i guess I will miss this one. another reason to buy season tickets i guess

spysnipedis
12-19-2004, 03:07 PM
yea season tickets own man you should get some and save yourself money in the long run.

TrumpetDude
12-22-2004, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by: Groundweasle
yeah I tired to buy some to called ticket master the game is pretty much sold out but a few single seats so i guess I will miss this one. another reason to buy season tickets i guess

Buy season tickets. You will not regret the experiences.

MiloBloom
12-24-2004, 02:06 AM
Gonna tell you a little secret and anyone else who is reading b/c you are most likely Charger fans!

They ALWAYS release TONS of seats the day before the game and the morning of the game. Most of the people you see on the streets selling tickets bought them that day or the day before via ticketmaster. You can only get them will-call, because the Q doesn't have ticketfast.

Also, the seats they release are mostly in Plaza 34-37 rows 1->10.... these are AMAZING seats you can get for face value!

Check Ticketmaster periodically throughout the day before the game... especially on the hour and the half hour. Also check the morning of the game, about ever 15 minutes starting around 8:00AM.

I have season tickets, but I haven't sat in them most of the year because I just buy the amazing seats released the day before (I am on the visitor's side and I would rather be on the Charger side).

Good luck! Hope you score some amazing seats!

9T3SVT
12-28-2004, 10:49 PM
I bought tickets for the Buc's game the Sat prior to the game at around 11am on Ticket Master, but the day before there were none. Another option is, if you live near the Q show up then right before kickoff people are almost always selling their "extra tickets" for face and below. Remeber a scalper with tickets left over would rather get something than no sale at all.

cpage
12-29-2004, 12:13 PM
Keep trying.. I just got a pair of tickets thru Ticketmaster at 11:12.
Sometimes people will just try to hold tickets and Tickemaster will only let you
hold them for so long. Eventually the system will make them give up the tix.

Cory

Chrgers1
12-29-2004, 04:32 PM
Be very careful...if you even hand a ticket to someone anywhere in the parking lot, you can find yourself kicked out of the "Q".

A very close friend (a real stand up guy too) and season ticket holder for 30+ years was escorted out and told he could not return to the "Q". He didnt even sell the ticket. His wife couldnt come at the last minute and he merely gave the ticket away and was seen, or told on..not sure which.

He then went to the ticket window and bought a new ticket, came to his seat...and within 5 minutes they came down, and arrested him. He missed the game and was humiliated..we all learned at his risk. I had no idea you couldnt do that...just please be careful..I know all of our priorities are to watch the game, i would hate to see that not happen..

MiloBloom
12-29-2004, 05:13 PM
Sorry, but something is SERIOUSLY wrong with this story.

It is not illegal in any way, shape or form to give a ticket away. It IS illegal to sell a ticket in the parking lot or anywhere within a certain radius of the stadium.

There is absolutely no way on earth that someone was arrested because someone said that they saw him give a ticket to someone. That would be the easiest case of false arrest ever. However, if a security person or cop saw him accept money for the ticket while on the premesis OR if he went to the line of people waiting to buy tickets and said "don't buy a ticket, I have one for free right here", that would be a different story, because he would be interfering in the business transaction or considered to be unruly.

Here is the big clue to the problem in his story (He then went to the ticket window and bought a new ticket, came to his seat...and within 5 minutes they came down, and arrested him.)

Okay, he supposedly had season tickets and gave away his wife's ticket. Then he should have still had HIS ticket, right? Why did he go and buy a new ticket. Doesn't add up. Then, how did they find him? How did they know what seat to go to in order to arrest him? Does he really expect you to believe that they were so interested in tracking him down because he gave away a ticket, that they followed him to the booth, found out what seat he had just bought and then followed him to his seat just to make an example of him?

It is not a good idea to buy tickets or transact business on the stadium grouns from anyone BUT the ticket office for a variety of reasons, but there is no need to make people completely paranoid about being handed a ticket in the parkinglot. "Hey buddy, can I have my ticket" "Okay, sir, come with us", "But my friend was just holding my.... " "Tell it to the judge!!!"

SoCalBroncosFan
12-29-2004, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by: MiloBloom
Sorry, but something is SERIOUSLY wrong with this story.



It is not illegal in any way, shape or form to give a ticket away. It IS illegal to sell a ticket in the parking lot or anywhere within a certain radius of the stadium.



There is absolutely no way on earth that someone was arrested because someone said that they saw him give a ticket to someone. That would be the easiest case of false arrest ever. However, if a security person or cop saw him accept money for the ticket while on the premesis OR if he went to the line of people waiting to buy tickets and said "don't buy a ticket, I have one for free right here", that would be a different story, because he would be interfering in the business transaction or considered to be unruly.



Here is the big clue to the problem in his story (He then went to the ticket window and bought a new ticket, came to his seat...and within 5 minutes they came down, and arrested him.)



Okay, he supposedly had season tickets and gave away his wife's ticket. Then he should have still had HIS ticket, right? Why did he go and buy a new ticket. Doesn't add up. Then, how did they find him? How did they know what seat to go to in order to arrest him? Does he really expect you to believe that they were so interested in tracking him down because he gave away a ticket, that they followed him to the booth, found out what seat he had just bought and then followed him to his seat just to make an example of him?



It is not a good idea to buy tickets or transact business on the stadium grouns from anyone BUT the ticket office for a variety of reasons, but there is no need to make people completely paranoid about being handed a ticket in the parkinglot. "Hey buddy, can I have my ticket" "Okay, sir, come with us", "But my friend was just holding my.... " "Tell it to the judge!!!"

LOL....nice....

Chrgers1
12-30-2004, 03:05 PM
They escorted him out, took both tickets... they had his name and knew where his seats were. Thats how they found him. You are saying the same thing I said...however, he told us the story when he came to his seat late for the game and we asked why he was late, because we were worried. Then about 5 minutes later they came and arrested him, so we went to get him...THEY WERE SO WRONG....and the cops confirmed the story...they said it states it on the back of his ticket...I read it for him (it was too small for him to read)...it didnt say anything like that...so he complained to the officials, and they gave him center ring parking and some other perks, but said you cannot even hand a ticket off to someone, they assume you sold it..SERIOUSLY...It happened..Oh, and Dude, I am a dudette....

TrumpetDude
12-30-2004, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by: Chrgers1
They escorted him out, took both tickets... they had his name and knew where his seats were. Thats how they found him. You are saying the same thing I said...however, he told us the story when he came to his seat late for the game and we asked why he was late, because we were worried. Then about 5 minutes later they came and arrested him, so we went to get him...THEY WERE SO WRONG....and the cops confirmed the story...they said it states it on the back of his ticket...I read it for him (it was too small for him to read)...it didnt say anything like that...so he complained to the officials, and they gave him center ring parking and some other perks, but said you cannot even hand a ticket off to someone, they assume you sold it..SERIOUSLY...It happened..Oh, and Dude, I am a dudette....


Give your tickets to whomever out in the parking lot and not up against the building. That is where security would suspect (to a reasonable man) scalping would occur. I hand my wife her ticket sometimes as we are walking up to the gates which could be construed as a no-no.

MiloBloom
12-30-2004, 04:19 PM
The key part of the story from the above:

")...it didnt say anything like that...so he complained to the officials, and they gave him center ring parking and some other perks, but said you cannot even hand a ticket off to someone, they assume you sold it..SERIOUSLY...It happened..Oh, and Dude, I am a dudette"


Do you know why they gave him all those things? Because he could have sued them for false arrest and won without much of a problem.

The only relevant restriction on the back of the ticket is (from the playoff tickets) "This ticket may not be resold or offered for resale at a premium in exess of the amount allowed by law"

The corresponding code in this case is section 57.14(b) which reads: No person shall sell or resell for profit any ticket of admission to a place of public assemblage in or upon any public street, sidewalk, park or other public place or in or upon any place which is open to the public except as otherwise provided herein. (The section goes on to make exceptions for ticket booths and offices, as well as restrictions the definitons of "place of public assemlage" and "places open to the public" as the place where the event is taking place.

For the discussion here, the key word is SELL OR RESELL FOR PROFIT. Just giving your ticket to someone is simply not illegal and unless security and/or the cops are willing to lie and claim that they saw money exchange hands, no one is going to be arrested for giving a ticket to someone.

There is still a weird part of the story that doesn't make any sense to me:

"His wife couldnt come at the last minute and he merely gave the ticket away and was seen, or told on..not sure which.
He then went to the ticket window and bought a new ticket, came to his seat...and within 5 minutes they came down, and arrested him"

Why did he go to the window and buy a new ticket if he already had his season ticket? That seems to be an act of guilt. Could it have gone down this way... He sold his wife's ticket for face value. Security caught him. He said, "oh, I didn't realize I couldn't and I'll just buy another ticket with the money, so you guys aren't out anything..." (pretty innocent and honest because most people probably think you can sell it for face value if youw ant). Security decided to attempt to make an example of him anyway and ultimately, management finding out he was a 30 year season ticket holder, gave him perks to keep him happy.

Keep in mind, he is probably not telling you the whole story because he doesn't want to admit he was caught selling his ticket, so he changes it to "I was just giving it away".

One time I saw a guy trolling the box office line offering to sell tickets to the people waiting in line for face value. Security walked up to him and just calmly explained that he can't do that HERE and he said, "okay, I didn't know" and walked away without further incident.

In answer to the anticipated question, yes, I do have a law degree. But, also, I don't like when stories just don't add up. Given the amount of scalping in the parking lot, on the street and even at the gate, I find it absolutely IMPOSSIBLE (consider other things I have seen) to believe that some innocent fan gave his ticket away for nothing and was arrested for it.