Few complaints over phone-in ALCS tickets

October 02, 1997|By Jon Morgan

The Orioles report few complaints regarding their all-telephone ordering system for tickets to the American League Championship Series home games, despite complaints from some fans of busy signals and opposing team fans -- read: New Yorkers -- being able to buy seats.

About 2,500 tickets were put on sale for each game after season ticket holders and Major League Baseball took their shares. The tickets went on sale last Saturday, though Ticketmaster.

"We didn't get too many complaints. It's the fairest way," said Orioles spokesman John Maroon.

He said the team preferred the all-phone system to forcing fans to stand in line outside the stadium, as has been done in the past. That process also drew complaints, he said.

"It really was the fairest way to do it with the limited number of tickets available," Maroon said.

Ticketmaster reported yesterday only scattered singles available for Game 1 and Game 4 of the series, which runs Oct. 8 to 16.

Fans may purchase up to four tickets per game per credit-card order. Prices are $50 and $35.

Ticketmaster phone charge numbers are 410-481-SEAT, 202-432-SEAT (Washington) and 703-573-SEAT (northern Virginia).

Pub Date: 10/02/97

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