Get ready to point your browsers at a new Ticketmaster link, because a second round of free tickets to LeBron James’ welcome home party will given away to those blessed folks whose web browsers can make it past the bots on Wednesday, July 30, beginning at 6 p.m., reports the Akron Beacon Journal. The free tickets will not be able to be garnered via the phone, but only online – and there’s no telling how many of the 30,000 capacity stadium tickets have been given away and how many are left – because city officials literally aren’t providing that information in order to preserve the peace.
More than a week prior to the welcome-home party, which is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. on August 8, at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium Summa Field, folks who scored free tickets during the first round’s giveaway on Monday at 10 a.m. have already been hawking their wares on eBay to try and gain a pretty profit on the highly-sought after tickets. Those who didn’t dismay from missing out on the first round giveaway are pricing the “LeBron James InfoCision tickets” on eBay for sale as high as $45 each at the moment. With the welcome home party scheduled for a Friday during the summer in a city that’s experiencing renewed fervor, life and excitement over the return of number 23, it should be completely bananas.
Visit this University of Akron page on the Ticketmaster website in order to attempt to procure free tickets to the event. Currently, prior to the second round of free tickets being released on Wednesday, the site returns the message: “This item currently does not have available tickets for purchase. You can check back later or click the 'view all events' button to see all other items for sale.” However, as the 6 p.m. release time approaching, a plethora of favored souls should be able to gain access to what’s sure to be the hottest celebration the city has seen in years – the perfect path of forgiveness, redemption and joy since ‘The Decision’ left residents bewildered.