This is Joe Wagoner, CEO of the SF Bulls. Please allow me to address the numerous comments and phone calls we’ve been receiving about ticket availability and allocation for the exciting hockey game at HP Pavilion on Dec. 17th. Here is how the ticket allocation worked for this event: Last Thursday, the first ticket offering went to all Sharks full-season ticket holders and mini-plan holders, as well as Bulls full- season ticket holders, 18-pack and 12-pack holders. Approximately 75% of the tickets were claimed on this initial offering. Next, tickets were offered to Bulls six-game plan holders and group leaders. This left approximately 10% of the tickets remaining to be claimed. An email with the link to claim free tickets was sent yesterday to both the Sharks and Bulls databases. As you can imagine, these are very large databases. It would not be unrealistic to assume that less than 5,000 free tickets would be claimed immediately by databases of over 500,000 people. I can confirm that the remaining tickets were all claimed within five minutes of the offer going live at 10am this morning. The Bulls did request a very small allotment of tickets to offer fans that buy six-game ticket plans and larger between now and the HP game on Monday. With that said, we have less than 100 tickets available to fans who buy plans today and tomorrow. With all this said, we could not be more excited for the event on Monday. We are happy that our season ticket holders (who are the only group that actually paid for this game via their Bulls season tickets) are able to experience the energy of HP. Additionally, we are thrilled to be able to thank our mini-plan holders and group leaders for believing in the Bulls and supporting local hockey.
If you would like to ask me questions about this in person, please feel free to stop by the Cow Palace guest services table tomorrow night during the Bulls home game. It’s Thirsty Thursday and guarantees to be a fun time for all.