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savafan
07-18-2011, 08:18 PM
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2011/07/ever-wonder-why-cincinnati-reds.html


The Cincinnati RedsbizWatch just sold out two of the three games with the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend. But box score watchers might have noticed the total attendance was different at both sellouts.

Official attendance for Friday night’s Cardinals game was 41,238. But July 16 they drew 40,204. Both were listed as sellouts, even though Great American Ball Park’s capacity is listed at 42,319. What’s up with that?

BearcatShane
07-18-2011, 08:22 PM
It might have somethin to do with standin room tickets. If it gets to the point where they only have standing room tickets it might be considered a sellout.

TeamBoone
07-18-2011, 08:30 PM
SRO tickets...

savafan
07-18-2011, 08:44 PM
It doesn't all depend on standing room only tickets...

TOBTTReds
07-18-2011, 08:59 PM
Comp tix to staff or sponsors don't count in attendance. Those numbers are different every day.

The Voice of IH
07-18-2011, 09:33 PM
Comp tix to staff or sponsors don't count in attendance. Those numbers are different every day.

Bingo,

Sell out means you can not buy tix from the Reds, regardless if the people who brought the tickets show up, or they get it free like TOBTT says.

johngalt
07-18-2011, 09:42 PM
Bingo,

Sell out means you can not buy tix from the Reds, regardless if the people who brought the tickets show up, or they get it free like TOBTT says.

Actually, even when the game is declared a sellout, there's usually some tickets still available. As the article points out, it just means they're all single seats spread throughout sections in the ballpark.