Yikes! Kings Rally Tickets Going for As High As $250 on Craigslist
By Sam Brodey
Even though the on-ice action has ended, Kings’ fans enthusiasm for their Stanley Cup champions continues to provide opportunities for hucksters and scalpers. Tickets for the championship parade and rally tomorrow afternoon have been sold out since Tuesday evening. Free tickets—which were made available first to season ticketholders, then the general public—ran out. Now, the options are getting pricey.
Craigslist is abuzz with fans trying to buy and sell their tickets, noted CBS Los Angeles. One poster is asking for $250 each for tickets. Another enterprising individual selling two decent tickets for a cool $100 tried to soothe scam-wary buyers, claiming, "I am legit... we can even walk in together if that makes you feel more comfortable."
On Craigslist, there are far more pleas for tickets than offers to sell. A “college student” urges, “IF you cannot attend kings parade i will be more than honored to take them off your hands... please dont waste the tickets let a true kings fan go the ceremony.” A poster calling himself “CPT Padilla" says he is a soldier stationed in Arizona who made plans to drive to L.A. for the rally, but couldn’t find a ticket: "Im a die hard kings fan... if you have 1 or 2 extra tickets that you are willing to give up, please shoot me an email."
So far no one has offered their good kidney for a ticket.