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Jason Aldean tickets sell out in minutes

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It's official -- Jason Aldean, the opening concert at the Denny Sanford Premier Center is sold out.


We spoke to one fan who doesn't see how it was possible that all tickets were sold out just after 10 this morning.


He tried to get tickets at several different outlets with no luck.


"I don't know anyone that got tickets today," said Brian Beuckens, Jason Aldean fan.


Beuckens had a plan Friday morning to get Aldean tickets. One daughter was at the arena, another was online and he was at a Ticketmaster.


"And one minute after 10, the concert was sold out. So we're just wondering why no one could get tickets," said Beuckens.


Terry Torkildson, the general manager at the Denny Sanford Premier Center says it doesn't take much to sell out an venue even though there are 12,000 seats.


"We'll use an example.  You have a capacity of 12,000. Say we did 2,000 for the pre-sales as an example. That leaves you 10,000 tickets left. That means if you have a limit of four per person, it only takes 2,500 people to sell out the building," said Torkildson.


"I don't believe that you can sell out that arena in less than a minute without getting rid of all the pre-sales. I was just talking around town and First Premier people and Sanford from what we know got first dibs on the tickets. If there was pre-sales, how come no one else could get the pre-sales," said Beuckens.


"They were just part of the general pre-sale. They were given a password just like everyone else. There's going to be times where they're part of a pre-sale, they'll be a time we don't do pre-sales but they were not given a special pre-sale," said Torkildson.


Beucken's disappointment isn't a bad thing for Premier Center organizers because it means the new venue is drawing record-number crowds.


But that doesn't mean Torkildson likes seeing fans turned away.


"I wish everyone could have gotten one because it would have been more money for the building as well, but there were just too many people wanting too few tickets," said Torkildson.

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