Saturday, March 7, 2009
DODGERS FANS PURCHASE 49,000 TICKETS ON FIRST DAY OF SINGLE GAME SALES
Amazing what the signing of Manny Ramirez can do for the first day of ticket sales, huh?
-Figure is 33% higher than the 37,000 last year-
LOS ANGELES – Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers today purchased more than 49,000 tickets for the 2009 regular season, a 33% increase over the 37,000 they bought on the first day of single game sales last year.
The club, which brought back free agents Manny Ramirez, Casey Blake, and Rafael Furcal, and which added such stars as Orlando Hudson and Randy Wolf, held tickets at 2008 prices.
“We are seeing how eager families are to incorporate the Dodgers into their spring and summer plans,” said Chief Operating Officer Dennis Mannion. “We also saw such evidence today at Camelback Ranch – Glendale, where our third home game drew our biggest crowd, 11,896. Enthusiasm is high.”
Single game tickets for the regular season went on sale today via dodgers.com, via telephone (866-DODGERS), and at TicketMaster outlets and the Dodger Stadium box office.