Customers wrap around Covelli Centre for $5 circus tickets

The circus made 200 tickets available for each of their shows at the $5 price

Customers wrapped around the Covelli Centre building on Friday morning for $5 Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey circus tickets.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The circus will be back in town soon, but the atmosphere outside Covelli Centre on Friday was its own kind of circus.

Dozens of people wrapped around the building Friday morning. It was all for $5 tickets to the upcoming Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme.

The circus made 200 tickets available for each of their shows at the $5 price, and some people waited more than an hour to get the deal.

“We both bought four for our husbands and kids and us,” said Melanie Lucas, who waited in the long line on Friday.

Circus Xtreme will be at Covelli Centre two weekends from now: November 19 and 20. It’s the first time Ringling Brothers has come to town since they retired its elephants earlier this year.