Magic Johnson first to place deposit on L.A. Rams tickets

By The Sports Xchange   |   Jan. 19, 2016 at 1:12 AM
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Less than a week after being approved to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles, the Rams received their first deposit for season tickets from legendary Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson.

The Los Angeles Rams can't begin selling tickets or suites to the new Inglewood, Calif., stadium scheduled to open in 2019 until they know if another NFL team will be joining them.

The Rams started taking $100 deposits for 2016 season tickets Monday morning for games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

"We've got our first #Rams deposit! The Legend @MagicJohnson!" the team said on its official Twitter account.

Magic Johnson followed up with his own tweet:

"I got my @RamsNFL season tickets! I'm so excited and can't wait to see OUR team next season! #Rams."

The Rams said 5,000 deposits were paid for in the first five minutes after they became available at 1 p.m. ET and another 5,000 had been reserved in the first hour. The deposits are refundable and serve as a way to reserve a spot in line to buy season tickets when they officially go on sale.

According to the team, each deposit allows the person reserving the spot to purchase up to eight season tickets based on availability when they become available in the spring.

Fans who purchase season tickets now will also have the first chance to buy personal seat licenses in the Inglewood stadium when those go on sale, which is expected to happen sometime in 2017, according to ESPN.com.

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