According to this article in the Metro, Andre Levingston says that the team has sold approximately 2 000 season ticket packages a number they say is more than double last year’s number. This is the quote:
Levingston expects a big crowd and said the Rainmen have “more than doubled” their season ticket base to an estimated 2,000.
“They’re doing extremely well and they’re still selling,” he said. “We’re going to do well in numbers this year.”
What do people think? Do you believe the number is around 2 000?
I assume the season ticket sales have increased with people last year competing for the best courtside seats the night of the final game, vastly increased hype and media coverage, better on court product, well recieved pre-season games, a proven product and a more stable league. I know people who bought season tickets who didn’t even go to a game last year. But 2 000 seems very high. Even 1000 wold be absolutely great for a second year minor league basketball team. I guess we won’t know what sort of crowd will be at the game until Friday.
If there are 2 000 season ticket packages sold (and I really, really hope there is) the Rainmen could fail to sell a single ticket from now until the end of the season and still manage to post an attendance increase over last year’s per game average.