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Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Posted on: October 28, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:12 pm
 
The Miami Heat have reportedly not yet sold out their home opener against the Orlando Magic.
Posted by Ben Golliver
While the Miami Heat didn't have any problem drawing television viewers for their season opener in Boston against the Celtics -- 7.4 million people reportedly tuned in -- the same cannot be said for gate attendance in both Philadelphia Wednesday night and Miami on Friday night. Henry Abbott reported Wednesday night that he was able to walk into Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia and purchase tickets while the 76ers vs. Heat game was underway.  Abbott wrote that he had plenty of tickets to choose from.  And Brian Windhorst reports on Twitter Thursday that Miami Heat sources have indicated that "several hundred tickets [are] left for their home opener" against the Orlando Magic on Friday night.  While it's one thing to not sell tickets on the road in Philadelphia, a town that has endured a lot of bad basketball in recent years, it's quite another to not receive a King's welcome for the team's regular-season home opener, against a major division and conference rival and played at a marquee time (Friday night).  While the game will no doubt sell out by tip off tomorrow night, Thursday's report raises two questions. First, what does this say about NBA ticket prices if millions watch at home but 10,000s aren't piling in to see history first-hand? Second, if the online and television interest nationally is so much greater than the local interest, have we seriously underestimated the number of people who are tuning in solely to see James, Wade, Bosh and company fail?
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Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 10:43 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

The same is true for the Hornets' home game vs the Heat.   Go check out ticketmaster....you can get seats in almost any section you want.  There were actually seats available in the row immediately behind the Heat bench. 




Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:32 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

If that is true the marketing director needs to be fired immediately! What department doesn't allow their stock to be sold out? That is the most ridiculous excuse I have ever seen written.

Actually a number of teams have this sort of practice where they will hold tickets for special events and needy people which Arison would then get those tickets away from the needy and give it to the greedy. Arison does not believe in standard practice, he believes in being a skum bag.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:28 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

If that is true the marketing director needs to be fired immediately! What department doesn't allow their stock to be sold out? That is the most ridiculous excuse I have ever seen written.

This is actually a standard practice...every team that normally sells out will hold a small amount of tickets for "walk-ups"...it's a PR move.  Again, only teams that normally sell out will do this (the Pittsburgh Pirates do not have to worry about availability).



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:23 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Delonte West is taking his talents to Mrs. James



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:18 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Lebron went South and his Mom is riding West!



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:16 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Wow, well said my man, well said.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:11 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Everyone thinks Micky Arison is a great owner, he is really a skumbag. He owns Carnival Cruise Line (which sucks bad) and they fire employees there everyday as the company struggles. He doesn't care how long they've been working there. Arison is all about his money with no regard for employees or fans. Arison fired all of the Heat Sales Ticket staff thinking they werent going to be needed anymore. I'm glad it doesnt sellout. Most Miami fans are idiots and from other countries and have no idea about basketball or its rules so when they lose people jump off the bandwagon. Arison is a greedy classless piece of garbage and should learn how care more about people than his money. Arison does not make any of these Miami Heat decisions, he leaves it all to Pat Riley. Arison knows nothing about players or basketball. Spolstra sucks as a coach and is Pat Riley's puppet. Stan Van Gundy left because he was not going to be a puppet for Riley as he is a better coach than both of them combined.




Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:10 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Everyone thinks Micky Arison is a great owner, he is really a skumbag. He owns Carnival Cruise Line (which sucks bad) and they fire employees there everyday as the company struggles. He doesn't care how long they've been working there. Arison is all about his money with no regard for employees or fans. Arison fired all of the Heat Sales Ticket staff thinking they werent going to be needed anymore. I'm glad it doesnt sellout. Most Miami fans are idiots and from other countries and have no idea about basketball or its rules so when they lose people jump off the bandwagon. Arison is a greedy classless piece of garbage and should learn how care more about people than his money. Arison does not make any of these Miami Heat decisions, he leaves it all to Pat Riley. Arison knows nothing about players or basketball. Spolstra sucks as a coach and is Pat Riley's puppet. Stan Van Gundy left because he was not going to be a puppet for Riley as he is a better coach than both of them combined.




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:03 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Kobe has just added Cav's to his fan base. 

 

No Kobe hasn't.




Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2010 8:24 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Yep. The rub is that the $10 seats in the 400 section that are left are being sold for $179. That is the ONLY reason this isn't a sellout.


Not to be an insigator here, but I just went online and can get 4 tickets together for $73 each...

And there are tickets in sections 400 and 300 available...300 are in the mid-$90's range





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