Colorado Rockies' World Series Ticketing System Fails Spectacularly

Reader Jennifer would like to see the Colorado Rockies kick some Boston Red Sox butt in the World Series. Sadly, the ticketing system has melted under the pressure and she was unable to get her tickets—and she’s not the only one.

From NBC 9:

Amid an angry crowd chanting “We want tickets,” Rockies spokesperson Jay Alves announced World Series ticket sales have been suspended Monday.

Alves says virtually all the tickets are still available, due to a computer system malfunction. He says only several hundred tickets were sold.

“Right now we’re shutting the system down …. We expect to be online at some point,” Alves said.

According to Alves, the Colorado Rockies will announce new plans to sell the tickets at some point later Monday afternoon. He says the Web site received 8.5 million hits in the first 90 minutes the system was up and running.

Fans booed as Alves made the announcement outside Coors Field.

“We’re as frustrated and disappointed as they are,” Alves said of the fans.

Hundreds of Rockies fans have been emailing NBC9 to complain about not being able to buy tickets. There are 60,000 tickets up for sale, and they’re only available on-line with no backup plan in case of server meltdown. Whoops.

World Series ticket sales suspended [NBC9]
(Photo:Jeffrey Beall)