Paul McCartney fans spend hundreds of dollars to see his first concert in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – For two months since the announcement, Paul McCartney fans waited to see the man himself in concert for the first time in the Inland Northwest.

When the Spokane Arena first announced tickets, it said it sold within 3o minutes.

The Spokane Public Facilities District, which operates the Spokane Arena, did release some tickets for fans to buy on the day of the concert. The TicketsWest website shows floor seats cost about $300 a ticket. Some fans, though, purchased tickets months ago, some of which were from other websites.

A Craiglist search showed some McCartney tickets being sold between a couple of hundred dollars to about $1000 a ticket on the day of the concert.

David Yeaton and his wife drove from Baker City, Oregon to see McCartney. Yeaton went to the Spokane Arena box office Thursday morning to make sure he could get in with his tickets. He told 4 News Now he spent $525 per ticket and didn’t buy them off TicketsWest.

He said the prices did sound reasonable and he “hopes” and believes McCartney will be great in concert.

“I’ve never seen the Beatles,” Yeaton said. “I grew up with that band and I thought before they all pass, I’d like to see one of them. I can’t even remember I came across the fact that he’s going to be Spokane and I did talk the wife into coming up and seeing him.”

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