general admission


Definition of general admission

: a fee paid for admission to a usually unreserved seating area (as in an auditorium or stadium)

Examples of general admission in a Sentence

Reserved seating is $20; general admission is $10.

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Florida State will sell $10 general admission tickets online. Iliana Limón Romero,, "Hurricane Dorian: FSU, Boise State game moved due to storm," 29 Aug. 2019 According to the Eventbrite page, the meetup will take place in Nashville on October 12 with general admission tickets costing $25 and meet-and-greet tickets going for $55. Martha Sorren,, "Why Michael Weist From Hulu's New Documentary Jawline May Sound Familiar," 24 Aug. 2019 Today, general admission tickets are $30, providing access to five outdoors stages; paying an extra $15 adds four indoor stages. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "San Jose Jazz Summer Fest stays true to its community roots," 10 Aug. 2019 First Friday open galleries until 9 p.m. Free general admission. Anchorage Daily News, "First Friday art openings: Personal, political, whimsical," 1 Aug. 2019 Security and staff members formed a human barricade to restrain the general admission crowd the morning of the first day of ComplexCon, the hybrid culture, fashion, art and music exhibition. Jessi Roti,, "ComplexCon debuts in Chicago, and it’s a hypebeast’s world at McCormick Place," 21 July 2019 Late last week, organizers found a corporate sponsor that allowed them to cut $50 off the steep general admission price of $149 per night. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "The Family’s Paul Peterson returns with a pair of new solo songs that sound a lot like Prince," 18 July 2019 On The Hill offers a limited capacity of only 5,000 tickets per day, with single day general admission lawn and reserved section tickets available. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Nikki Lane, Citizen Cope & Mt. Joy Set For Second Annual Holler On the Hill Festival: Full Lineup," 15 July 2019 Tickets cost $100 for aquarium members or $110 for non-members and general admission is included with the swim experience. Patrick Connolly,, "Shark Awareness Day: How to discover sharks in Central Florida," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of general admission

1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of general admission

: a situation in which a customer pays a fee to get into an event (such as a concert or baseball game) but is not assigned to a specific seat

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