The Toronto Blue Jays sold out Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers at SkyDome after offering $1 tickets in an effort to show the city remains vibrant despite SARS.
The sellout was announced before the World Health Organization lifted its warning against nonessential travel to Toronto, saying it was satisfied with the city’s measures to stop the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
The tickets sold for $1 Canadian -- 69 cents in U.S. currency. A crowd of 48,097 turned out -- the largest since opening day. The average Blue Jay ticket costs about $14 in U.S. currency.
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