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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Widmaier said the 16 seats that were removed for the new camera were general admission seats, not ones that had been reserved by fans. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "U.S. Open Adds New Camera Position in Armstrong Stadium," 29 Aug. 2018 The Rosé Mansion is on 445 5th Avenue, and general admission tickets run for $45. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Rosé Mansion Exists—and It's Every Wine Lovers Dream," 16 Aug. 2018 Tickets, which will be $300 for general admission and $450 for earlier VIP access, are not yet on sale. Michael Klein,, "New format for Feastival, as the chef-arts event turns 9," 12 June 2018 Tickets are $12 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Bradley Zint,, "Laguna Beach Pride to celebrate gay community with weekend party," 31 May 2018 Tickets for the preview party are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission (which also includes an extra hour in the party). Lauren Delgado,, "Art, food come together at Orlando Museum of Art's Florida Prize preview party," 25 May 2018 Naperville Fireworks: Dusk July 4 Knoch Park, 724 S. West St. Free South Park general admission after 5 p.m. Ribfest begins July 4 with fireworks. Chicago Tribune,, "Where to go for Fourth fireworks," 29 June 2018 How Much: Carnival wristbands are $10, parking is $6, general admission $3. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Fireworks, parades and more fireworks! Check out these can’t-miss July 4 celebrations," 27 June 2018 There are three ticketing tiers for the event: general admission ($10 advance, $15 day of), a beer and barbecue platter package for $40 and a VIP package for $100. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago's first hot sauce festival brings the heat this weekend," 20 June 2018

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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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