The Public Sale of Tickets for Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Games has been Resheduled

Apr 8, 2000

Lakers playoff tickets will go on sale April 16, 2000 at 10:00 am.

LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2000) - The public sale of tickets for all upcoming Los Angeles Lakers playoff games has been rescheduled, announced STAPLES Center and Los Angeles Lakers representatives.

STAPLES Center representatives regret any inconvenience that this postponement has caused to the Lakers loyal fans; however, it was deemed necessary due to the high demand for Lakers playoff tickets and for the safety of the fans.

The sale of Lakers playoff tickets was a random ticket lottery process, designed to insure that Lakers fans, rather than ticket brokers, have equal opportunity to purchase tickets. This lottery process was the fairest method to keep tickets out of the hands of ticket brokers.

"We support the Lakers efforts to eliminate ticket brokers from hoarding tickets during public ticket sales. We regret that these efforts caused an inconvenience for the fans, however, we will continue to have zero tolerance for ticket brokers and their ability to profit from faithful fans," said Timothy J. Leiweke, President of STAPLES Center.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and building security was on hand to facilitate this sale of tickets, however, the unprecedented number of people attending the ticket sale, required that the process be re-evaluated. In addition, LAPD also requested that the sale of playoff tickets be rescheduled to insure the safety of the general public.

The sale of Lakers playoff tickets has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 16 at 10:00 am. Further details regarding the locations for the sale of these tickets will be announced.


Michael Roth
Director of Communications
(213) 742-7155

Vanessa Kromer
Public Relations Manager
(213) 742-7156

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