On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced their season-ticket sales were up 30 percent from last season. They aren’t allowed to release the amount of season-tickets but said the 11-game ticket packages and other different ticket packages sales were up from last season. With more tickets sold, the team says there are about 1,200 new ticket holders. This is not only big for Indiana’s front office, but it shows the team they have much more support from the city that they have not been getting in past seasons.
Before now, it seemed no matter how well the Pacers did, they just weren’t selling tickets. It seemed the fans coincidentally started showing up to games when the team was physically in the playoffs. Well, after falling one game short of the NBA Finals last season, it seems the team has much more support.
There was a particular instance last season when the Pacers hosted the Los Angeles Lakers when the Lakers did something well, it seemed as though there were more cheers than boos. Point guard George Hillcalled out the fans to get out and support the team because to have so many people cheering for the opposing team is just embarrassing.
This team is really strong and could potentially make another big run next season, so they definitely deserve the support they are finally getting from the fans.