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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There were reports that ticket sellers outside were scalpers selling general admission tickets for $25. Anne M. Peterson, The Seattle Times, "No. 12 Oregon State holds off No. 2 Oregon 67-62," 19 Feb. 2019 In their Washington, D.C. space, the general admission for adults is $15. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Another Upstart Tries Reinventing New Yorkers’ Museum Experience," 5 Dec. 2018 The Orlando Carnival Downtown starts Sunday, May 27, on Church Street from 1-6 p.m. before moving indoors, with the concert starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $85 VIP at Trevor Fraser,, "Orlando Carnival Downtown moves indoors," 24 May 2018 The Breadfruit, 108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix. $45 general admission; $75 VIP. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "10 best food and drink festivals in May around Phoenix," 3 May 2018 At Paradise Rock Club, March 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10.41 general admission, $30 VIP, James Sullivan can be reached at James Sullivan,, "Charles Laquidara goes live with his life, mishegas and all," 8 Mar. 2018 Museum offer free general admission to active active duty military, spouses and up to five family members. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun," 28 June 2018 Members of the military will get free general admission. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "The top 10 list: This weekend is going to be a blast, blast, blast," 27 June 2018 Free Tuesdays offers free general admission to San Diego County residents and to active military personnel and their dependents to park museums on a rotating basis. Karla Peterson,, "Six San Diego museums just became more affordable," 30 May 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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