Common clues: Sellout sign; Sign of success; Theater
sign; B'way hit sign; Full house sign (abbr.); Hit sign; B.O.
sign; Hit letters; “No seats left”; “Full,”
9 times a year
in English language:
event is described as standing room only when it is so
well-attended that all of the chairs in the venue are occupied
leaving only flat spaces of pavement or flooring for other
attendees to stand. Some venues issue standing-room-only (or SRO)
tickets for a reduced cost since it can become very uncomfortable
to stand through the course of an event. However some fans
actually prefer standing-room-only tickets as the crowds that
gather can be more active than people who are sitting down for
much of the event. Such crowds can become dangerous with the
potential of riots and crushing movements occasionally occurring
and resulting in death or injury.
example, standing room only areas are very common at football
(soccer) matches across the globe and tickets sold as standing
area tickets are sometimes the most popular, i.e. they are not
sold merely when all seating tickets have been sold out. However,
the periodic occurrence of tragedies related to standing room
only areas at football matches such as the ones in Sheffield,
England and Guatemala City, Guatemala have led to calls to
eliminate such arrangements.
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