As Columbus prepares for Elton John and the biggest concert in the history of the Civic Center, a limited number tickets for the sold-out event could be on sale Wednesday.
“We expect a couple of hundred tickets could be released, but we won’t know for sure until tomorrow,” Civic Center Director Ross Horner said.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday and the tickets, which have been held until the stage was set, will go on sale at the Civic Center box office about noon, Horner said.
When John, a 1970s mega star with a string of hits, takes the stage, it is expected to be the largest grossing concert in Civic Center History, Horner said.
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Doors will open at 6:30 for the 8 p.m. show and he is urging concert goers to get there early because of traffic and security concerns. Everyone entering the Civic Center will go through a security checkpoint. Those attending the concert are encouraged not to bring bags or purses into the Civic Center, Horner said.
Tickets for the concert went on sale Nov. 20 online and at the boxoffice. It sold out in less than 24 hours. Ticket prices started at $47.50 and went up to $79 and $139. Horner will not say what the gross ticket sales will be, but it is expected to far exceed the nearly $500,000 that Lady Antebellum grossed in 2012.
There was a variety of tickets available on StubHub, an online ticket site, Tuesday morning. The tickets ranged from $75 to floor seats for $373.
The Civic Center will seat more than 8,500 for the John concert. There will be no opening act and John is expected to take the stage at 8.