Staff and Wire Reports
OKLAHOMA CITY - Single-game tickets to Oklahoma City Thunder games went on sale Tuesday.
The team announced that tickets for preseason and regular season games through Jan. 18 will be available online, by phone at 1-800-4NBA-TIX or at the Ford Center.
When it came down to it, even the guy in the front of the line couldn't get the most sought-after ticket.
"He said they were already sold out of all the opening night ones," fan Brian Stone said.
The team will offer up to 1,500 tickets for each game with prices starting at $10, limit four tickets per transaction. About 200 tickets also will be held back for walkup sales on game days.
"It's first pro sport in Oklahoma," fan Juan Guerra said. "I just want a part of that on opening night."
Tickets for the second half of the season will go on sale in early 2009. Several Hornets season ticket holders also waited for a chance at seats.
"I already got hosed on the season ticket deal," fan Steven Sylkey said. "I was the Saturday appointment after they sold out, so I figured I'd get up a little bit early, get out here and at least get some of the tickets I wanted to get."
The Thunder sold out its 13,000 season ticket packages.