The Orlando Magic just passed along some pretty incredible facts about season-ticket sales in this press release, which you can read in full here:
In order to provide access to Magic Basketball to as many fans as possible, the Orlando Magic announced it will cap season ticket sales for the upcoming season at 13,000.
In light of sales for the upcoming season, less than 300 season tickets remain to reach the 13,000 threshold and are available by calling 407-89-MAGIC or logging on to orlandomagic.com.
The Magic did not raise season ticket prices from last season and have sold more than 4,700 new season tickets for the coming season, a number that is tops in the NBA leading into the 2009-10 campaign. Among the many benefits of season ticket ownership, season ticket holders are given first priority on playoff tickets, while also reserving a spot in the new Amway Center which will open for the 2010-2011 season.
The Magic also announced single game tickets on-sale dates for the coming year. Home games 1-20 (home opener Oct. 28 vs. Philadelphia through Jan. 22 vs. Sacramento) will go on sale on Oct. 3, while home games 21-41 (Jan. 28 vs. Boston through regular season finale Apr. 14 vs. Philadelphia) will go on sale Dec. 5.
It's amazing what two winning seasons and an NBA Finals appearance can do to rally a fanbase. In the early stages of last season, the Magic were the only team with a winning record to rank in the bottom third in attendance. Now it appears as though demand for season-tickets is exceeding supply. What a turnaround.