Originally posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Trying to nab a seat at Michelle Obama’s sold-out State Farm Arena tour stop Saturday, May 11? It won’t come cheap just three days before she arrives.
According to Vivid Seats, the average price for an Obama ticket at State Farm Arena so far sold on its site is a lofty $422, significantly higher demand than in Toronto ($264), Sunrise, Fla. ($226) and Montreal ($102.).
When tickets went on sale in December, the least pricey seats started at under $50 after fees if purchased directly from Ticketmaster. Those quickly disappeared.
Stubhub as of Wednesday at 4:33 p.m. had 377 tickets available for an arena that could fit 14,000-plus at full capacity. That is not a lot, relatively speaking but we’re only three days out.
The priciest seat? Someone is asking for an absurd $2,947.37 for a single floor seat in the back. There is a single front row seat available for a more reasonable $1,174.48, including fees.
In comparison, you could get Jonas Brothers tickets at State Farm August 12 starting at about $118 apiece on Stubhub after fees. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell tickets at the Fox Theatre are in high demand as well, with the cheapest going for $225 per ticket opening night May 25.
And with six months to go before Elton John’s State Farm appearance, Stubhub has more than 2,000 tickets for sale starting at $178.16 November 2.
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