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Want to go to the Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday?
It is going to cost you.
The team is allowing 1,200 fans at the game. It sold the tickets to a select group of season-ticket holders.
Some of those tickets have found their way onto the resale market with quite the bump in price.
The cheapest seats at seatgeek.com, the official ticket seller of the Cardinals, were going for as low as $700 dollars as of Friday morning.
The highest price? $1,500.
The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, but was switched to Sunday Night Football due to the coronavirus concerns with the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, which was originally scheduled for Sunday night.
“The tickets were made available to season ticket members in order of seniority, a Cardinals representative told ABC15 about the tickets for the game. “Each account was limited to two tickets. There were no restrictions on the ability to transfer either of the two purchased tickets to a family member, co-worker, friend or anyone else.”
Some Cardinals fans are not happy with that policy.
One petition at change.org called for the team to revoke the tickets of people who were reselling them online.
It said: “The Arizona Cardinals have made a decision to allow a limited amount of season ticket holders to go to the Seattle vs Cardinals game. Some season ticket holders have decided to try to sell tickets for 4x the face value in order to gain profit. These season ticket holders should get there season tickets revoked. There are thousand of other true fans who would die to go to the game. The Cardinals have said in an emails, “we cannot control what people do with the tickets.” This is not true. Cardinals could have put rules on the tickets saying they aren’t these tickets will not be allowed to be transfer. As a die hard Cardinals fan, please do something about this.”
Masks will be required for fans who do attend the game, with social-distancing requirements in effect.
Fans will be required to sit in assigned seating with seats not in use tied off to prevent people from utilizing them.
Concessions at the stadium and tickets and parking will be digital.
Cardinals fans lamented the tickets being resold online and the fact that many of the 1,200 in attendance could be wearing Seahawks colors because of it.