Maybe it’s the band. Or the excitement over the venue.
For whatever reason, the Maroon 5 concert set for Oct. 15 in Sacramento – the first announced event in the Sacramento Kings’ new arena, Golden 1 Center – is approaching sellout status.
The only seats currently available are for wheelchair users and their companions, plus a handful of high-priced “platinum” seats, according to Ticketmaster’s online seating chart for the show. In addition, numerous seats are being resold by existing ticket holders.
It’s likely that additional tickets eventually will be put on sale as arena construction gets closer to completion and the Kings are able to determine the exact seating capacity at Golden 1. So far, the Kings only have said the building is expected to seat approximately 17,500 for basketball.
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Kings officials said they were thrilled about the ticket sales for Maroon 5.
“The response from the region has been overwhelming and shows that Sacramento is enthusiastically ready to host the world’s biggest acts in the world’s newest, most cutting-edge venue,” team President Chris Granger said in a statement emailed to The Sacramento Bee.
Tickets for Maroon 5 went on sale in November. Led by “The Voice” judge Adam Levine, the pop-rock band played in 2007 and 2010 at the Kings’ current home, Sleep Train Arena.
Kings executives have hinted that another concert might precede Maroon 5 and become the opening event at the new arena, but for now the Oct. 15 concert is the first show to have been announced.