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Knicks sell out season ticket inventory, revenue up by $21 million

Nov 1, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

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The New York Knicks have sold out their allotment of season tickets this season, increasing revenue for the team by about $21 million , according to the Sports Business Journal.

When the NBA season began last week, the Knicks had sold more than 4,000 new full-season tickets and had a season-ticket renewal rate of 92 percent, team officials said. With an average full-season-ticket price of $131 a game, unchanged from last year, the team has increased season-ticket revenue by about $21.5 million. The team is also beginning a season-ticket waiting list, which vanished after years of futility on the court.

The Knicks refused to disclose their total number of full-season tickets sold, but last summer the team had about 10,000 full-season tickets, so with a renewal rate of more than 92 percent and the 4,000 new fulls, the Knicks have about 13,000 full-season tickets in the 19,763-seat Garden.

Some people signed up for tickets during the LeBron James saga, but plenty also signed up after the Knicks inked Amar’e Stoudemire. Put simply — hope sells, and there is hope again for the Knicks.

The Knicks are in the top five in the league in season ticket sales and revenue from them.

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