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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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 Tickets for the 2018 Maxim Hot 100 Experience are $500 for general admission and up to $750 for the VIP package. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Here's what it costs to party with Kate Upton at the 2018 Maxim Hot 100 Experience," 27 June 2018 Privacy - Terms Prices are: $8 for general admission, $7 for seniors, $5 for children (13 and younger) and $25 for families. Brandon Rasmussen, idahostatesman, "Elk-calling contests. Fried chicken. And of course, fireworks. Your July 4 guide in SW Idaho," 27 June 2018 Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for general admission. Grace Wong,, "Big Gay Ice Cream comes to town, plus other things to eat, drink and do this weekend," 20 June 2018 The Space, a 25,000-square-foot performing-arts center, accommodates more than 800 people seated or 1,500 for general admission shows by musicians like Nils Lofgren and groups like the Broadway Dance Academy. New York Times, "Westbury, N.Y.: A Bucolic Village in Suburbia," 6 June 2018 The concert will screen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St. Tickets cost $12 for general admission. Hal Boedeker,, "Asbury Short Film Concert returns to Winter Garden," 4 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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