July 5, 2013 |
NORMAN, OKLA. - A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Garth Brooks are among the star-studded lineup planned for the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium tomorrow. Other performers include Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson, as well as Carrie Underwood, who will perform via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
October 6, 2009 |
Crusty baseball manager and Philly native Lee Elia was right: Playoffs or no, 85 percent of the world has to work instead of going to a daytime ball game. Because of Major League Baseball's schedulers, the other 15 percent are coming out ahead in a sudden buyer's market for Phillies playoff tickets. Sports history notes that Elia used a torrent of salty language in his legendary 1983 rant about the day-game spectators of his Cubs team. And after word came Sunday that the Phillies would launch their world-title-defending playoff run with day games tomorrow and Thursday, Elia-esque expletives echoed through the Phanatic masses.
May 30, 2009 |
Calm down Being ejected by a 32-year-old fill-in umpire angered Terry Francona so badly that the Boston Red Sox manager had to be examined by emergency medical technicians in Minneapolis after the game for elevated blood pressure. The Boston Herald reported yesterday that Francona, 50, who got the boot from Tim Tichenor, an umpire in the Pacific Coast League, in the seventh inning Thursday night, was venting to his coaches so vociferously after the game that a member of the training staff suggested he get checked out before the team boarded a plane for Toronto.
March 25, 2009 |
THE DEAD may no longer be Grateful, but they are still generous and the band is looking to reward their fans, help their charities and make some bones with ticket scalpers. Band members announced yesterday that people who want to sit in the up-close-and-personal rows at their concerts can bid for tickets the group held back and is now putting up for auction online. Guitarist Bob Weir says people who bid through charityfolks.com must collect their tickets the day of the show, decreasing the possibility of scalping.
August 10, 2008 |
BEIJING - After all the worries about Beijing's pollution, in the end, withering heat and humidity took a greater toll on Olympic athletes. Yesterday marked the first outdoor endurance competition of the Games - the grueling 152-mile men's cycling road race that started at the historic Temple of Heaven and wound up at the Great Wall. The capital's thick haze from the last few days lifted a bit, allowing sunlight through as riders wound their way through the sweltering 61/2-hour race over the hilly course.
June 28, 2008 |
Out on the sidewalk, business seemed pathetic. The sold-out Phillies game with the Los Angeles Angels, about to start, caused little obvious ticket buying or selling outside Citizens Bank Park. "I'm Little Joe Moe; if I make $100, I'm happy," said one middle-age guy willing to buy or sell a ticket, but not finding takers. "I'm struggling. " His customers already were inside. The box seats held plenty of newcomers. In the fourth row of Section 116, just behind the Phillies' dugout, Sam Benson of Holland, Bucks County, and three buddies celebrated his ninth birthday.
October 5, 2006 |
Intense demand for tickets to the sold-out Eagles-Cowboys game Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field has pushed resale prices of the tickets to the highest of any NFL game this season. "From what we're seeing in the secondary market, this is the most in-demand ticket of the season," said Kenneth Dotson, chief marketing officer at TicketsNow.com, a Web site that lists tickets available from brokers across the country. The average Eagles-Cowboys ticket selling on that Web site has been $401, Dotson said.
March 28, 2006 |
Clyde DeLoatch, a 500-pound ticket scalper who was a fixture outside the South Philadelphia sports complex since he was 13, died Saturday from kidney failure. He was 41. Mr. DeLoatch, universally known as Clyde, was too heavy and too sick to stand in his last years, so he would plop down on two, three and finally four milk crates, singing out his favorite chorus, "Who needs tickets?" "I love tickets," Mr. DeLoatch said in an interview a few years ago. "It's why God put me on this Earth.
February 7, 2005 |
The scalpers were selling, if you knew where to look. The sponsors and vendors were every place you looked. Yesterday, in and around Alltel Stadium, the Super Bowl was American commerce on display, in all its glory. And everyone was buying. At Bay Street and Gator Bowl Boulevard, the final street corner before the stadium area, a few Eagles fans and Patriots fans, and a couple of scalpers who were connoisseurs of old-fashioned free enterprise, had quietly broken off from the crowd and begun negotiating.
January 18, 2005
MAYBE YOU CAN answer me this: If L&I staffers are being paid all this overtime during every Eagles game to enforce the laws against scalpers, T-shirt sales, hats, etc. - why is my neighborhood near 13th and Packer loaded with these vendors? As a tax-paying resident of Philadelphia, I say our money is being wasted. Andrew J. Dankanich Philadelphia