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Report: Harper’s signing helps Phillies sell 10K tickets

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent slugger Bryce Harper to a 13-year, $330 million deal. Harper signed the biggest deal in MLB history in terms of money all-time. 

Harper’s signing, according to 94WIP, has caused the Phillies to sign 100,000 tickets in less than one day since his Thursday afternoon signing, according to Senior Vice President of Ticket Operations John Weber. 

Former Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs
Bryce Harper in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs (Getty Images)

“I’m happy, I’m very, very happy,” Weber said during 94WIP Morning Show. “I’m just curious, is Angelo going to stop tweeting, please?” 

Weber said that the 100,000 tickets in a record. He has been with the Phillies organization since 1987.

“My records, it is,” he said. “Obviously, our big signings of Jim Thome in ’02. We had four months to sell him, we were going into a new ballpark in a year. And then Cliff Lee came back as a free-agent, but that was after we’d been to two World Series. We have tickets to sell.”

Most of the tickets sold have been in the right field area. That’s where Harper is going be playing during home games for the next 13-years.

“We absolutely did sell some in the right-field area,” Weber said. “It was an exciting day, we stayed opened until 6:30. We’ll be open this Saturday and looking forward to the season.

“All the credit in the world goes to our baseball operations people to put us in this position and it’s really exciting.”

Weber admitted that the Phillies were preparing for months in case they had signed Harper. However, it seems like the tickets sold were more than their expectations.

“We have our 17, our 14-game plans,” Weber said. “We sold quite a bit of those. We sold some full seasons, they’ll take a little bit more time obviously from a budgeting stand point. To me, it was almost like a volcano. We’ve talked about this forever.”

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