SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Kings season tickets went on sale this morning for the 2013-2014 season and it looks like they’re the hottest ticket in town. CBS13 went to Sleep Train Arena where the ticket office is seeing a surge in sales.
There’s a certain buzz and happiness on the ticket sales floor. It’s something they haven’t seen in Sacramento for years.
“Our fans are really amped to get their season tickets,” said Chris Clark, Kings’ director of public relations.
Just 30 minutes into selling tickets, the Kings said they couldn’t keep up with the demand.
“We’re seeing an overwhelming demand for those in number we haven’t seen in probably 10 years around here,” said Clark.
The phones just kept lighting up.
“We’re getting one new season ticket inquiry for every three minutes during business hours, and we’re renewing season ticket holders that already have had seats from last season at a record pace,” he said.
Clark says a special treat is in store for the fans in June when they’ll be invited back to the arena to test drive the seat of their choice.
“It’s a big advantage. It’s different than say going online and looking at a seating chart and picking your seat that way,” he said. We know you’re going to have the 41 games plus three preseason games. We want you to know what you are getting. We want you to enjoy that seat.”
The team hiring between 40 and 50 sales associates, who they hope to have working by Friday.
The Kings haven’t publicly announced the prices of season tickets or single-game tickets. They say they will release that information in the next few weeks.
You can place a non-refundable deposit for season tickets online at Kings.com.