#PopeProblems: After All That, You Can Just Buy Your PopePass at the Train Station

Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

First, the sale of SEPTA’s “PopePass” got totally muffed by a website that wasn’t quite ready for such an extreme level of interest. Then, they ran a lottery so that those who really wanted passes could have a shot at getting them.

When the dust settled, 38,013 people registered for a chance at a total of 350,000 tickets (175,000 each day). Those people, all together, only asked for 328,045 passes. So, YOU’RE ALL WINNERS! That leaves, after all of this nonsense, 21,955 passes leftover. So, what to do now?

SEPTA has said they’re looking into selling the passes at “Center City stations and Regional Rail stations.” So these passes were so hard to get they crashed a website, inspired a lottery, and will now just be able to be purchased at the station? We’re really killing it out here guys. The whole city is just looking great.

Kyle: Meanwhile, the Reading Terminal Market isn’t even sure they’ll be able to open. At this point, the only thing keeping us from being a second-rate city is the delicious roast pork sandwich at DiNic’s… and visitors might not even be able to get one!

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20 Responses

  1. All this visit from this pope guy has done is reaffirm my belief that catholicism is the largest cult in this country.

      1. Think they will let me suck the creamy goodness out of an altar boys ass after His Holiness sjoots his papal wad in there? In a non gay way of course

  2. I was told the secondary market was going to be hot! What do I do with 100 Pope Passes???

  3. There’s nothing worse than Kyle — a middle aged white dude from the suburbs who thinks going to Buffalo Wild Wings is high cuisine — talking about Philadelphia.

    Stay in your gated enclave you outsider.

  4. The city of Philadelphia can’t even host a robot that is made out of a Homer bucket, some pool noodles, and an Android tablet. How the hell can it expect to be thrust on the world stage by hosting the holiest man in the world?

    This is going to be a bigger shit show than my Ladies Only / No Cell Phones Party.

  5. I’m sure all the scumbag Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus will buy the passes and sell them to the Gentiles at a mark up.

  6. The Terminal not being able to open and the Ben Franklin Bridge being closed have nothing to do with the city of Phildelphia, dumbass. The secret service is responsible for the closures so while Septa not having good enough servers to handle a thousand people or so on their website, closing down the city has nothing to do with the city government.

  7. Did Jeffie have input on this whole Pope-o-rama, to divert attention away from the Eagles?

  8. This pope visit is going to be nothing but a big pain in the ass for everyone!

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