Magic Johnson First To Put Down Deposit On Rams Tickets
With news of the Rams being the team coming to Los Angeles this year, fans are excited... but it was a sports icon to put his money down first for tickets.
The Los Angeles Rams can't begin selling tickets or suites to the new Inglewood stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2019, until they know if they'll share their the stadium with another team. But, they've begun taking $100 deposits for 2016 season tickets on Monday morning (Jan. 18).
On Twitter, the team announced that Los Angeles Lakers legend, Magic Johnson, was the first to sign up for his seats at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 18, 2016
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 18, 2016
In the first five minutes after they became available, the Rams collected 5,000 deposits, and another 5,000 had been reserved in the first hour, reports ESPN. The deposits serve as a way to reserve a spot in line to buy season tickets when they officially go on sale.
Fans who purchase season tickets now will also have the first chance to buy personal seat licenses in the Inglewood stadium when those go on sale, which is expected to happen sometime in 2017.
Season ticket prices started at around $300 and went up to $1,750 per seat last season. However, prices in the Inglewood stadium are expected to be much more costly when it opens.