Sold out: Season tickets for Cavs gone, 12K sold in less than one day

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James, and the return to Cleveland.

“He’s gonna do his chalk throw up in the air, it’s going to be insane,” said Damon Gregg, a fan.

“I’m a witness, LeBron all the way,” said Sam Rashada.

The city of Cleveland has been buzzing since James’ announcement Friday that he was signing with the Cavaliers.

Fans are excited for Cleveland’s future. Some even traveled several states to witness Cleveland history.

Eduardo Soto is a barber in Orlando. He gave free haircuts outside of Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday.

But most fans were really hoping for season tickets.

“I really wanted to get them, I was making calls and I have a friend who is a season ticket holder, and I wanted to buy them, but I was told today there was no more left, and I was pretty upset about that,” said Curt Occhionero, a fan.

Like Occhionero, people were disappointed to find out that around 12,000 season tickets were sold out in less than a day.

Rachel Eckard even got her parents involved in the ticket hunt.

“I just instructed my father to get them, and he told me they were sold out already,” Eckard said.

Despite the disappointment, all can agree on one thing.

“That’s a good thing for Cleveland,” Sam Rashada said.

Rashada is a big LBJ fan.

“It is good news, because every one is sold out, and everyone makes money, the town, business is booming, and we’ll get back to lighting it up like Las Vegas as he’s promised,” Rashada added.

Cavs leaders tell Fox 8 more tickets will be available for the upcoming season.

They have held back significant seating inventory for partial plans (multi-game packages), which will be on sale soon with deposits being taken right now.

Plus, group sales seating and individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date closer to the season.

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