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First ticket sales for Denny Sanford Premier Center

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People's patience will  be rewarded in seven months when Eric Church performs at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. He's just one of the big names who will be headlining the new event center in the next year.

For some fans, that will feel like an eternity. Many of them were in line purchasing their tickets today.  These are the first tickets sold to the public for any event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Stacey Stickling got in line around 9 a.m. to make sure she was able to walk away with seven tickets.

"They would kill me if I didn't get those tickets," said Stickling.

And although Stickling says the line moved fairly quickly...

"I was expecting it not to be as long as it was. There was about 20 people in front of me but it surprised me when I walked in that there were that many people in line already," said Stickling.

For the first 30 lucky people in line, they were given an Eric Church poster. But even for those towards the front of the line, they were too late for some of the hot seats.

"Somewhere on the floor -- I think the fourth row -- third or fourth row on the floor. So the pit was full," said Blake Crow, Eric Church fan.

The new Denny Sanford Premier Center will bring big-name acts to Sioux Falls -- something that will save time and money for concert-goers who usually travel to far away venues.

"I have a group that travels. We travel all over Minneapolis, Sioux City, all the time -- so it's nice that we can just come here and get a taxi and go home," said Stickling. 

"That's the nice thing about the event center is you get to have new, bigger concerts -- bigger than what we could get before," said Crow.

And what concert-goers are most excited for...

"I'm just so excited to get down here and party at the concert and see what the event center actually looks like inside and how they hold concerts and how packed it's going to be," said Stickling.

"I've seen Eric Church before and it was really good so it'll be cool to go the new event center," said Crow.

Thousands of tickets were sold Friday. Only single seats are still available for purchase.
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