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by Paul on 11/20/13 at 10:16 AM ET
from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,
"But for some single seats, the Winter Classic is completely sold out," (Tom) Wilson said. "We're looking forward to 107,000-plus people up there in Ann Arbor."
For the preliminary Winter Festival events at Comerica Park from Dec. 27-31, nearly 120,000 of 180,000 available tickets are already spoken for.
Wilson indicated that they'd sold a combined 42,000 tickets for the Dec. 27-28 NCAA Great Lakes Invitational tournament.
Approximately 30,000 tickets have been purchased for the Dec. 29 OHL doubleheader featuring the Windsor Spitfires vs. the Saginaw Spirit and Plymouth Whalers against the London Knights. Nearly 30,000 more ducats have been grabbed up for the Dec. 31 Leafs-Red Wings alumni twinbill.
Capacity for the Comerica Park hockey games is 38,000.
"We'll have big turnouts for literally everything, so we're feeling pretty good about being able to deliver exactly what we talked about when this idea first came across, which is setting a record for the best attended hockey event ever," Wilson said.
Wilson also indicated that of those nearly 200,000 tickets, some 35,000 were purchased by Canadians.
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