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Mon October 22, 2007
Rockies shut down online ticket sales
Denver, Colo. – The Colorado Rockies say they have suspended World
Series ticket sales online because high demand overwhelmed their
Rockies spokesman Jay Alves (alvz) says the Web site received
8.5 million hits in an-hour-and-a-half.
Alves says the majority of the tickets that were available for
purchase today -- nearly 20,000 -- are still available, but that
several hundred tickets were sold.
Fans booed as Alves made the announcement outside Coors Field.
The company that runs the servers that host online baseball
ticket sales says it's not the Rockies' fault -- it's theirs.
Paciolan (pak-ee-OH'-lun) Incorporated runs evenue.net, and says
it's working to fix the problem.
The Rockies had said up to 20,000 tickets would be available for
each World Series game in Denver, but opted for online sales only
-- saying that would be the most fair.