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Psst... Some Tickets For Sold-Out Canes' Game Quietly Slip Out

Posted June 5, 2006

— If you're looking for Carolina Hurricane's tickets for sold-out games, here's a little secret.

Despite an official sell-out and sky-high ticket prices on eBay and other online sources, there is a secretive, legal way to still get tickets for the Hurricanes Stanley Cup game Monday night.

As is typical before large sporting events,

Ticketmaster

has made some tickets for Monday's first game of the sold-out Stanley Cup finals available at the last minute -- and with no fanfare.

A search by WRAL.com Monday afternoon turned up at least three pairs of tickets at the RBC Center. Two sets were on row Y on the lower level, but were face value and -- yes -- were seated. (Some tickets have been sold as standing only.) Another group were higher up, but were on the club level, going for $300 each.

Tickets for sold-out sporting events are sometimes released at the last minute by Ticketmaster when teams or special groups who have been allotted large blocks of tickets decide they don't need them and release the tickets back to Ticketmaster.

Kyle Hanlin of the Carolina Hurricanes confirmed that a "couple of hundred more tickets" were made available on Monday for Monday night's game.

It's possible that tickets will be released in a similar manner for all of the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs -- but don't count on it.

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