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No more tickets left for USS Little Rock's commissioning ceremony

Next month's scheduled commissioning ceremony of the new USS Little Rock LCS 9 has been the hottest ticket in Buffalo.

On Monday, the commissioning committee ended registration for the Dec. 16 event at Canalside. No more tickets are left.

“We have seen an overwhelming request for tickets and capacity for this event at Canalside has been reached.” said Maurice L. Naylon III, chairman of the local commissioning committee.

Nearly 9,000 people requested tickets, Naylon said.

"We have reached the limit for attendance given the layout of Canalside for the commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS 9," Naylon said.

It doesn't mean the public will be shut out of seeing the U.S. Navy's newest warship. The ship will be docked at Canalside for more than a week between Dec. 8 and 17.  More information about its visit can be found at

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