Tickets to Blackhawk rally at Soldier Field gone in minutes

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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