10,000 seats still available for opening day

I have mentioned previously that the Nats still had tickets available for Opening Day. Today’s Post reports that the Nationals have 10,000 tickets still available for Tuesday’s Opening Day.

Wow, 10,000 tickets still available with less than a week to go; the fallout from MLB’s hamfisted approach to D.C. baseball is greater than I expected. Even the lowly Senators could count on Opening Day being sold out.

The question now is can the Nats get the sellout? CapitolWeather.com says it is going to be 67° on Tuesday, which can only help. Two other factors may hurt though — the ticketing problems also discussed in the article as well as Dick Cheney throwing out the first pitch. Fans from last year’s opening day had to deal with well publicized long security lines for President Bush’s appearance. With the VP there, the prospect of having to do that again may sway people who wanted to take just part of the day off to see the game.

More from The Post:

Marc Fisher takes a look at the fanbase and ongoing ticketing problems in his column as well as his blog, which also talks about food options at RFK.

Also, the Nats came back to beat the Mets in extra innings.

3 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

    Yeah I’d considered going till I heard about CHEney’s attendance. I’m not interested in dealing with the brouhaha.

  2. Tiff (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

    I went last year on Opening Day, and while the lines to get in were long, I have to say that they moved very quickly and I didn’t spend long in the line. I think the hassle of the line has been greatly exaggerated in people’s minds. The Secret Service screeners were efficient, thorough, and unfailingly polite- they could teach the TSA a thing or two, that’s for damn sure.

    I expect it’ll be the same this year.

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    Normally I’m against brouhaha, but I felt the Secret Service was really on the mark last year when El Jefe came.

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