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High Demand For LA Kings Tickets

from Jill Painter of the LA Daily News,

If you plan on attending a Kings game this season, you better make a plan to buy tickets soon or risk having to buy on the secondary market.

The Kings, on the heels of winning the organization’s first Stanley Cup last month, already have sold an unprecedented number of season tickets - 15,000 - for the upcoming season, according to Chris McGowan, the team’s chief operating officer.

“Ticket sales have been really, really brisk,” McGowan said Friday. “We’re getting to a point where organizationally, it’s all about managing inventory. We’re getting slim in terms of availability. Season-ticket wise, we’re in a position where we’re going to stop selling season tickets because we’re going to be capped out.

“The season-ticket base would be so high where we wouldn’t have an ability to sell any more. We have to take care of partial-plan holders, and we want to keep (tickets) for group ticket sales and individual buyers when we go on sale.”

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How many of those season ticket buyers only wanted playoff tickets? Now if they’ve kept the seats,  I’m positive they won’t be in those seats come regular season.  I see the sales on the ticket exchange, stub hub etc. to be higher than ever this year.
Screw you bandwagon ticket carpetbaggers

Posted by Scarletcat from L.A. on 07/28/12 at 01:57 PM ET

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I can’t wait to buy tickets on StubHub off of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 07/28/12 at 02:03 PM ET

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LA really never does much to help their fan reputation, do they?

I bet you Bill Simmons this season suddenly stops writing about how the Kings are his daughter’s team, and how they’re now *HIS* team.  Amazing how that happens!

Posted by Primis on 07/28/12 at 02:05 PM ET

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Hey, leave the people alone. The Kings are trendy, and LA is all about trends.. And it’s not like money is an issue to them like it is to most of us. Problem is most of them think they have Sacramento Kings tickets or think that this is a new sport. Too funny. If Kings don’t repeat season tickets will be down 50% next year.

Posted by Me from There on 07/28/12 at 03:19 PM ET

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Haha, good work “Me from There;” you managed to out do Primis.  Mind you, at least he something of a point when writing about “Boston” Bill Simmons.  In fact, he inadvertently hit the nail on the head: most of the douches here in SoCal are transplants that try way too hard to simultaneously fit in and still pretend they’re ballers from the toughest city of whatever back East.  I could carry on with a zillion specific examples, such as “Detroit girl” in Newport Beach, but perhaps that’d be a little unfair.

Bottom line, Kings have always had great fans and to say otherwise is simply incorrect.  The media here is pretty much clueless when it comes to the Kings, that is clear as day.  But fwiw, fans at Kings games are easily louder than Laker fans.  Not as many Kings fans as Laker fans, but better fans.  Attendance has hardly been lagging at Staples, even in the 44 years before we won the Cup.  That said, there are always medium to semi-high quality seats available for fans of other teams because…unknown to many, AEG combines certain tickets to Kings, Clippers and cough cough the Sparks, with Laker season seats, for those unable to get Laker season seats in better parts of the arena.  Those represent a large portion of the seats that go up on StubHub etc…

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/28/12 at 11:50 PM ET

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