While most NBA franchises have had weeks (and in some cases, months) to open season ticket sales for the 2013-14 season, the Sacramento Kings had to wait.
With their status in limbo, not sure if they’d be playing in Sacramento or Seattle, the Kings ticket department had to sit on their hands. Not only were they unsure if they’d be able to start on upcoming season ticket sales, they weren’t even sure they’d have a job. Imagine how that felt.
Now a week plus removed from the NBA’s decision to deny the Kings relocation and a new ownership in place after the long tenured Maloof family sold to a Sacramento based investment group, things are looking up for the Kings and their fans.
Owners of two of the longest sellout streaks in NBA history, Sacramento fans were incorrectly deemed unsupportive of their franchise as they were left in a stranglehold by the Maloof family who were constantly attempting to relocate the franchise, refusing to put a competitive product on the court.
But now void of the Maloof family and settled under new ownership, King fans are showing their loyal support.
Not only did the season ticket department open up this past weekend, where they received a season ticket renewal every 60 seconds at the peak, but they also opened up new season ticket registration today where they’ve received a season ticket deposit every four seconds:
One new season ticket deposit every 4 seconds. Damn Sacramento, you’re amazing.
With a state of the art arena slated to open prior to the 2016-2017 season, King fans are clamoring not only to get first priority at the new venue, but to watch competitive basketball again.
Who’d have thought that about three months ago?