300 more tickets available for McCartney concert in Missoula

2014-08-02T06:00:00Z 2014-08-05T22:54:52Z 300 more tickets available for McCartney concert in MissoulaBy ALICE MILLER of the Missoulian missoulian.com

An extra 300 seats have opened up for Paul McCartney’s much-anticipated performance at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

The newly available tickets are part of a block reserved by the former Beatle’s “Out There” tour that weren’t filled, said Brad Murphy, executive director of the Adams Center at the University of Montana.

Most of the tickets are in the floor or bowl areas and cost $150 to $250, with a limited number of tickets still available at $49.50.

Nearly 25,000 tickets sold the first day of availability, May 9.

“We were down to just a few,” Adams Center executive director Brad Murphy said about ticket availability before.

About half the tickets sold went to Missoulians, Murphy said, adding that everyone who stood in line at the Adams Center Box Office May 9 received a ticket.

“Given the magnitude of this sale, we’ve had very few issues and I think that’s a real testament to our ticketing system and our staff,” he said.

While most of the tickets through GrizTix and vendors have been snapped up, the secondary market is going strong, Murphy said, warning people of scalping.

As of Friday morning, hundreds of entries existed on the Missoula Craigslist site for tickets and hundreds more were available through stubhub.com.

If people are uncertain if a ticket is legitimate, they can contact the box office at 243-4051 or stop by, Murphy said.

Buzz about the show has been continual, and Murphy said he’s certain all the remaining tickets will sell.

Ticket sales put the show at the largest concert in the state’s history. Just more than 23,100 tickets sold for a 2006 performance by the Rolling Stones, Murphy said.

Support from ticket buyers and the community solidifies Missoula as a destination that can host large shows, he said.

“It’s all about your community buying those tickets and welcoming these artists to the city,” he added.

Tickets are available at griztix.com, the Adams Center Box Office, MSO Hub, Worden’s Market, Southgate Mall and 1-888-666-8262.

Reporter Alice Miller can be reached at 523-5251 or at alice.miller@missoulian.com.

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  1. montanamuralist
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    montanamuralist - August 03, 2014 4:56 am
    Why reserve tickets when you have folks trying to get the best tickets the first day? I got mine in the presale the day before tickets were due to go on sale and still ended up a section back from the front sections. Now I will keep what I have but wish they would just put all seats up for sale from the start. Kind of irritating that promoters do this, especially for a once in a lifetime show like this.
  2. Greg Strandberg
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    Greg Strandberg - August 01, 2014 5:16 pm
    Looks like just expensive tickets left. I think I'll go up Mount Sentinel and watch some of it from there. Mount Jumbo might have better parking, however.
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