High Ticket Demand

By: Laura Gibbs
By: Laura Gibbs

Saturday, tickets for two shows coming to Rockford went on sale. Two big names, Toby Keith and comedian Jerry Seinfeld are making funding woes easier for the MetroCentre.

It's been a busy Saturday at the MetroCentre box office. Tickets to the Toby Keith concert and Jerry Seinfeld were selling at a rate of two tickets per second.

MetroCentre General Manager Corey Pearson says, "We're getting the right shows and the community is responding to that. It's a great feeling."

Jerry Seinfeld is such a good draw that he'll take the stage at the Corondo Theatre twice. When the first show sold out, a second show was added. Adding shows means additional revenue. Money that a cash strapped MetroCentre needs. You might remember that a few weeks ago the MetroCentre asked the Rockford City Council to co-sign on a $700,000 line of credit.

Pearson says the MetroCentre is getting the reputation he's been working to build. Big name acts like Toby Keith are a direct result of Cher coming to Rockford. Pearson says, "Seinfeld is taking a risk on us due to the Friends of the Coronado taking a risk on the Coronado."

Jerry Seinfeld will appear at the Coronado on November 8th, 20003. The first show is at 7 p.m. a second show is at 9:30 p.m. As of Saturday, tickets are still available for Jerry Seinfeld and Toby Keith. Call Centre Events at 968-5222 or go online at centreevents.com

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