Tickets to historic game at Fort Bragg not for sale

null null Baseball null Sunday's historic game at Fort Bragg between the Braves and Marlins is meant to be a first-of-its-kind Fourth of July weekend tribute to the military.And Fort Bragg officials want to keep it that way, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported. MORE: Sporting News ranks the 50 best coaches/managers of all timeAll 12,500 tickets to the 8 p.m. ET game (ESPN) are non-transferable and not for resale. Still, according to the Observer, several "wanted" ads have popped up on Craigslist and other online classified-ad sites, posted by fans hoping to score the hottest ticket in town. In fact, at least one of those ads offered $1,000 for the chance to attend: "Looking for a soldier at Fort Bragg who has an extra ticket for the game on July 3rd. I do not have a military ID, so I would need you to escort me onto the base. I'm dying to get into this game (I've been to 51 different stadiums) and will pay $1,000 if you can make it happen for me."Any service member with tickets who gives them away or sells them could face "repercussions," said Eric Hill, the recreation division chief for Fort Bragg's D

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irectorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. And spectators who aren't the designated ticket-holder could be removed from the ballpark.It's costing  and the players' union some $5 million to build the temporary ballpark that will house the first big-league game on an active military installation.The intent is to honor the military and families at Fort Bragg."We want people to honor that," Hill said.To fight ticket transfers, Hill said, each ticket-holder is required to sign documents pledging not to sell or give away the tickets and listing the family members they will bring with them. Service members holding tickets who are unable to attend for whatever reason will be required to return the tickets so they can be redistributed, Hill said.