Katz said that he has not heard any ticket sales figures from Magic City Promotions, the company that is promoting the concert, but that he expects slightly less than the 8,000 people he originally projected.
He also said that, contrary to some speculations, the village is “not in the concert business.”
“We’re strictly renting out Doubleday Field,” he said.
As part of the agreement, the village will receive $2 of each ticket sold by the promoter and also had 3,000 tickets to sell through the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce. Katz said the chamber had sold about 500 tickets as of last week.
This is the first concert at Doubleday Field since the 2010 Sugarland performance. While a lot of the logistical concerns for putting on a show are the same, Further’s fan base is different than that of Sugarland, which plays country music.
“That’s the biggest difference,” Katz said. “This is a specific scene that has a unique problem, and how do we deal with it.”
But Katz said that, despite the concerns he has heard, the village is prepared for what may come.
“It would be nice if we could have a day without rain for the concert, though,” Katz added.