This is the annual reminder to fans of the Cleveland Indians: the home opener at Progressive Field on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, against the Chicago White Sox is sold out.
Yes, the tickets were gone in a hurry, selling out literally in a matter of minutes.
Yes, you were online and ready to purchase the tickets at 10 AM as instructed.
Yes, you do this to yourself every year.
No, there were not many tickets available to the purchasing public. The venue size decreased substantially last offseason and there are significantly fewer tickets available to fans than five, ten, or even 20 years ago.
You may have had a glimpse of possible tickets and were about to advance to the purchasing page and suffered some sort of technical difficulties. You may even be regretting your decision to forgo season tickets with the hopes that you would be able to scoop up some of the handful of tickets that would be made available this morning.
Better luck next year.
Now head over to Stubhub, SeatGeek, or your local ticket broker, but be prepared to utter some obscenities when discovering the dreadfully marked up prices. Remember to use caution if around children or attempting to order while at work, as such language may be frowned upon in your respective locales. Or, you can turn course on your decision on season tickets and lock down entrance to the opener by purchasing a full season ticket package for the entire 2017 season.
Good luck with your ticket hunting, and see you on April 11!
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