OKC team releases ticket information

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:04 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma NBA fans can expect to get even more prepared for the upcoming season.

The NBA released season ticket pricing information, along with a seating chart in which fans can see how the Ford Center will be set up.

Floor seats will cost around $250 per ticket, with the upper deck costing around $10 per ticket.

Jill Adler, a self-professed obsessive fan, missed only four games during the Hornets' two season stay in the metro. When the phone lines opened for season ticket registration, Adler was one of the first people to call.

"I hit redial 50 times until I got through," Adler said.

Adler has since been waiting for the NBA to call her back. The sales staff began calling back the 18,000 registered people about season tickets.

"I have my cell phone in my pocket," Adler said. "It does not leave my presence. I'm really excited."

According to the team's spokesperson, Dan Mahoney, it will take a few weeks for the NBA to contact the 18,000 people on the list. Those contacted will learn more about their ticket options and will be given the opportunity to schedule when they want to select their seats at the Ford Center in September.

Officials said no preferential treatment will be given during the process.

"We're calling in random order," said Senior Vice President of Oklahoma City NBA Brian Byrnes. "There's no rhyme or reason, the fairest way to provide options to everyone who expressed interest."

Jill Adler already has her sights set on a specific seat.

"Somebody has to be the last person on the list, I'm just hoping it's not me," Adler said.

The average price for a ticket is $47.51, around $1 less than the NBA league average.

The team will set aside seats for single-game purchase and for group sales. The seats will be at several different locations in the arena.

The team will limit ticket sales to six per account, per level, according to Mahoney.