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As Minnesota Hosts Its First MLB All-Star Game Since '85, Tickets Are In High Demand

After-market brokers said that tickets to the July 15 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field are in “high demand,” as prices “range from $300 for a standing-room-only ticket to thousands of dollars for the best seats in the ballpark,” according to Elizabeth Hernandez of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. The event returns to Minnesota for the first time since ’85. Twins Senior Dir of Corporate Communications & Broadcasting Kevin Smith said that Target Field, which can hold about 40,000 fans, “will be a packed house” for the All-Star Game. Smith: “Tickets are in very high demand. This is really a once-in-a-generation opportunity. It hasn't happened since 1985, and it's not coming back here anytime soon." Smith added that most Twins season-ticket holders, who got “first dibs” on All-Star tickets a few months back, “jumped at the chance” to purchase them. He added that “two-thirds of the ballpark will be filled” with Twins season-ticket holders and “winners of a public lottery for a chance to buy tickets.” Minnesota-based ticket broker Ticket King Dir of Business Operations Drew Baydala said that the company has “already sold about 300 tickets and has about 75 to 100 left.” But Baydala said that he “expects more tickets will become available as the game nears” (TWINCITIES.com, 6/25).
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