As of Friday morning, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association member had sold 232 more season tickets than the previous season with several weeks left before the Tigers open exhibition play against Lethbridge on Oct. 2.
CC sold 4,294 season tickets for 2009-10 with 4,526 sold this offseason after the price drop was announced this spring, said Scott Lowenberg, assistant athletic director, marketing.
Lowenberg said the ticket prices and incoming freshman Jaden Schwartz, the No. 14 pick in the 2010 NHl Entry Draft, were the two factors buyers mentioned.
There are only 30 lower bowl seats left out of the 1,500 CC season tickets remaining at the 7,343-seat World Arena. Most are available along the upper bowl sides, which cost $229. Only 125 of the cheapest ($149, upper corners) remain, Lowenberg said.
“It’s very exciting to be ahead,” he said. “We think the sales will improve even more in the next couple years.”