Yeah, the same thing happened to me when I tried to buy Cubs opening day tickets (been to the last two opening days at Wrigley). Incredibly frustrating experience. Luckily I was able to snag 4 tickets to Tigers opening day. Ticketmaster shouldn't let so many people through the virtual waiting room at a time that they can't handle the traffic.
OT: Trying to buy Tigers' Opening Day Tickets
On Stub Hub right now there are $5 skyline tickets that were just bought (because these seats don't come in ticket packages) on sale for $85 each.
That's garbage. If I want to buy tickets to a game and, you know, actually use them, I should be able to before some fucking rat buys the cheapo tickets to make a quick, dishonest buck.
I bought 4 tickets in section 330. The tickets will not be on stub hub. Bad luck for you though.
I have been able to go online and buy post-season tix for the Tigers in both 2006 and last year...but have never been able to score opening day tix online. Doesn't make much sense.
in Dunedin, FL vs the Blue Jays.
Its ridiculous, I woke up at 10 and got to the computer at 10:20. It took me 1 and a half hours to get my tickets to the first game Curtis comes back and its section 134 row 29. Thats outrageous not that much people but tickets
One used to be able to go to Opening Day and have a good time. Now the stadium is full of fairweather idiots who are more concerned with their next Miller Lite than who's at bat. It sucks.
I went to Opening Day 7 years in a row but stopped in 2007 because of crap like this and what the OP posted. Go to two other April games for the same price. It's much less crowded and the fans are much more knowledgeable. Oh, and dress warm.
I've been buying any Cubs tickets this way to avoid the scalpers that prey on the tourists & frat boys. Frustrating to get picked 5 hours later every year. Don't know which is worse, waiting or the BS about quantity and internet trafiic. Lucked out this year and actually got picked in about 2 hours.
My experience getting Tigers tickets has been much better. Last year I logged in 20 min late to try and get Cubs @ Tigers and was picked in 10 min. Had my choice to any seats. Be thankful you don't have to deal with the demand of other markets and worst case if opening day is sold out, go with a game when the weather isn't 40 degrees and enjoy.
Worst case if opening day is sold out? Ummm... don't know what you think about the demand of Tigers tickets, but opening day was sold out in 40 minutes.
i did the same thing...normally i buy opening day off some craigslist or ebay doucher trying to rape the real fans but this year i decided to try getting them online from the tigers website. i got on just before 10 and had a good 8 windows going trying to get tickets and right at 10 i managed to get 4 tix in section 323. i was so ecstatic. i wish i could have gotten more than the 4 but im not complaining. after hearing about other peoples troubles im starting to realize just how lucky i got!
im just glad i didnt pay 4-5X's face value like i was expecting to!
Yeah same thing happened to me. Was trying to get 6 total, and got 0.
Sucks. Badly. You can overpay on StubHub like I've done in year's past. :(