In what has been a spring training of fan buzz about the Arizona Diamondbacks, that excitement has carried over to the regular season, at least to start. After having set a Cactus League attendance record this spring, the D-Backs have announced that Opening Day at Chase Field against the San Francisco Giants is sold out.
"This is the earliest we've sold out Opening Day in several years and we're expecting a great crowd throughout Opening Weekend," said D-backs' President & CEO Derrick Hall. "There is so much excitement right now for the D-backs that we're really encouraging our fans to get their tickets early for the best seats."
Tickets still remain on sale for the remaining two games of the series, but the games are expected to sell out as well.
What remains to be seen is how attendance will be after the first series. Typically the dropoff is dramatic.
However, with the excitement of a new season and expectation of being a competitive team, with some national writers even predicting a World Series appearance, it might be a little disappointing for many fans that they will be unable to catch the stadium, especially with a pitching matchup like Ian Kennedy against Tim Lincecum to start the season.
For those disappointed souls, while you can try your hand at the ticket resale market (they will be pricey), go ahead and get yourself comfortable on your sofa, pick up the remote, have a stash of treats a beverages (adult if you like) and even invite a friend or two over.
It's Opening Day! And even if you can't get to the stadium, you still can enjoy it.
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