CHICAGO (AP) — Many Chicago Blackhawks fans were left disappointed when free tickets to the team’s Stanley Cup victory rally at Soldier Field were grabbed within minutes.
Rally tickets were made available on Ticketmaster at noon Wednesday. They were being offered shortly after for sale on websites like EBay.
The speed in which the tickets were gobbled up raised the question of why the rally isn’t being held on Hutchinson Field in Grant Park. That is where tens of thousands gathered in 2013.
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events deputy director David Kennedy said rain has left the field waterlogged.
The rally will be preceded by a 10 a.m. parade that begins at Washington and Racine streets. It will head east to DesPlaines St., south to Monroe St. and east to Michigan Ave. City officials say Soldier Field will open at 8 a.m.