As the Vancouver Canadians approach the midseason mark, ticket sales have been strong.
Spokesperson Rob Fai says the Canadians have sold out 80 per cent of their games, and are on track to break franchise records for a seventh time.
Fai says a connection with the team’s big brother is part of the success.
“A couple of years ago we re-aligned, and we’re now the minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, so obviously there’s that national connection. And now of course people who saw those players in Vancouver a couple of years ago can follow them with the Blue Jays. Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Kevin Pillar.”
Fai says they’ve already sold more tickets at midseason this year than for the whole year of 2000.
We are sold out!
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The downside? Even with new bleachers added last year, getting tickets can be tough, and Fai says to buy well in advance.