If you're still waiting to buy tickets for the Winter Olympics, there's good news and bad news.
The good news? There are still plenty of tickets available at face value. The bad new? Tickets for the hottest events are pricey, as you might expect.
News Specialist Jed Boal has details.KSL
Understanding Olympic ticket pricing and availability is a simple matter of supply and demand. The hottest tickets are going to cost you more than $1,000, but you can get them through a ticket broker.
For many events, you can still buy tickets at face value.
You can still buy tickets on-line through the Salt Lake Organizing Committee Web site at www.saltlake2002.com and get an idea for what is already sold out. SLOC says it is selling 100-thousand dollars of tickets every day.
Smithtix is the walk-up ticket sales outlet, and reports steady sales and good availability for many events.
The most popular events sold out early. But, if you're flexible you can find a lot of tickets under $50.
Marsha Gilford/Smith's Food and Drug: "WHILE SOME OF THE EVENTS HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT, NEW TICKETS TO EVENTS ARE COMING BACK INTO THE SYSTEM, SOMETIMES EVERY DAY. SO IF IT'S SOLD OUT TODAY, IT MAY NOT BE SOLD OUT TOMORROW AND PEOPLE SHOULD CHECK BACK."
Bobsled and Skeleton tickets sold at Smith Tix yesterday for 35-dollars a piece.
If you want tickets for Figure Skating and Ice Hockey Medal Rounds you'll have to go through a ticket broker, and pay about 15-hundred dollars each. (The advertisement for RazorGator on this website is an example of a paid ticket broker).
Several brokers told me they expected greater sales by this point, and expected higher prices. Some speculate the attacks of 9-11 cooled off the ticket market.
As long as tickets are available at face value, no one will pay more. So, people who bought a lot of tickets hoping to score big may be sadly mistaken unless they really have premium seats.
We'll have more information soon about when you can pick up the wristbands for entertainment at the Olympic Plaza.