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Glitch keeps some OKC Thunder fans from purchasing playoff tickets

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: April 27, 2012
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After several calls to Ticketmaster offices throughout the morning and early afternoon, Christ got a call from the Thunder.

They gave him the chance to purchase tickets that are normally $50 each for $12.

“That was pretty cool of them,” Christ said. “I'm looking forward to it.”

Mahoney said because of the already limited availability of tickets for the playoffs, the Thunder made the restrictions to give local fans the best chance possible to buy tickets. Fans were also limited to purchasing two tickets each.

Once the problem became apparent, the zip code-restrictions were dropped, though many of the seats had already been sold.

“We wanted to try to make them available to as many fans as possible,” Mahoney said.

The Thunder opens the playoffs against Dallas at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Arena.