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Tickets for Dodgers sold out in Taiwan in six hours

Tickets for Dodgers sold out in Taiwan in six hours

Tickets for two exhibition games featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers in Taiwan in March sold out in just six hours, an organizer said yesterday.
Fans swamped the Internet for 20,000 tickets priced from NT$500 to 5,000 (US$15 to 156) which went on sale Thursday, causing the ticketing system to go down temporarily, said organizer Bros Sports Marketing Inc.
Taiwan is counting on the star power of the Major League outfit to lift fans' spirits after the island's favourite sport was hit by a string of match-fixing scandals.
The Dodgers are due to arrive in Taiwan on March 11 for a four-day visit during which they will play two exhibition games and do some coaching, the organizer said.
The Dodgers first visited Taiwan in 1993 amid much fanfare and the local fan base for US Major League games has expanded, especially after home-grown talent made it to the league, including relief pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo for the Dodgers.
Taiwanese authorities last year launched an investigation into the latest match-fixing allegations, resulting in the arrest of six bookies and former players.
Prosecutors have declined to say how many players are suspected of involvement in the alleged scam but so far more than 20 have been questioned in the ongoing probe.


Updated : 2021-06-24 05:32 GMT+08:00