Reporting Mark Seelig
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — After clinching the National League West title over the weekend, getting to see the San Francisco Giants in person may not be easy. Tickets for the 2012 playoffs are being sold exclusively online and aren’t as plentiful this time around.
Fans interested in buying playoff tickets must participate in an online lottery system. According to Giants Vice President of Ticket Sales Russ Stanley, it’s the fairest way possible to distribute tickets and that there aren’t many to dole out in the first place.
“When they come in and sign up, they’re signing up for all three rounds— should we be fortunate enough to participate in all three. The first sets of winners were notified and those go on sale tomorrow,” he said.
KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:
Only about 5,000 tickets are available for each game, after season ticket holders, Major League Baseball, the opposing team and Giants employees are taken care of.
There used to be more individual tickets available, but more season ticket holders signed on after the Giants won the 2010 World Series.
What is a die hard fan to do if they fail to get picked in the lottery? “If you come up with the money you’ll see a game,” said one fan named Greg. He added that StubHub is always an option and that there are always scalpers if that doesn’t work.
The playoffs are slated to begin on Saturday, October 6th. Playoff matchups are yet to be determined.
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