Rockies Restrict WS Ticket Sales to Internet

Team reverses decision to have complicated "line lottery"
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Oct 18, 2007 1:15 AM CDT
Fans celebrate after the Colorado Rockies won Game 4 of the National League Championship baseball series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4, to advance to the World Series, Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Rockies will be selling World Series tickets online only, reports the Rocky Mountain News. The decision contradicts earlier talk of a "line lottery," in which fans would get in lines at the stadium and Rockies Dugout stores, then wait for hours to see if their line was chosen for ticket sales.

"No other method of ticket distribution is quicker or more efficient than the Internet," reasoned the team president. Prices will range from $65 to $250, but scalpers are already selling tickets for an average cost of over $700. The average price for the Red Sox, who are down 3-1 in the American League Champion Series, is $1556.