Reserved spots for JUCO a hot ticket

People were quick to log onto the internet or show up in person Wednesday when reserved seats went on sale for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series.

Tickets, ranging from $75 to $145, went on sale at 7 a.m., and by the end of the first hour, approximately 150 had been sold, said Landon Balding of Monumental Events, which is handling all reserved ticket sales.

By 5:30 p.m., 270 seats had been reserved, he said.

This is the first year JUCO has offered reserved seating, and the popular spot Wednesday was directly behind home plate, with much of the lower section sold out as well as most of the very top row. Those seats are $75 each.

Several seats in the “tower” section behind the first-base dugout were snapped up on the first day at $145 each.

“I wish I could tell you we knew exactly what we’re doing, but we have no experience at this,” said Jamie Hamilton, the JUCO tournament chairman.

“At the end of the day, not knowing what to expect, I’m very pleased. It shows we’ve got a good nucleus of fans. We’re sensitive, and even moreso now, to the concern that we might eliminate some general admission opportunities, but I think we’re going to be fine.”

Reserved tournament passes are available until May 10, at which time single-game reserved tickets go on sale, $12 for day games, $15 for night games.

Fans can buy tickets online at, at 2470 Patterson Road, Unit 1B, or by calling 877-434-8497.

General admission tickets, which go on sale April 1, are the same price as last year, $35 for adults and $25 for students (6-21) and senior citizens (65-over).

Hamilton expects ticket sales to fluctuate over the next two months, with an initial surge, then tapering off and another spike in early May as the tournament draws near.


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