Aug 31, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT
This season Philly fans aren’t even waiting for the Eagles inevitable collapse to get on the 76ers bandwagon.
The Sixers were bold this summer and moved Andre Iguodala to bring in the second best center in the NBA — Andrew Bynum. We have yet to see how that meshes on the court — it should work out but this is the most pressure Bynum has been under, he’s the leader — but it is working out well off the court.
Ticket sales are through the roof in the City of Brotherly Love reports Darren Rovell for ESPN.
Friday, team CEO Adam Aron told ESPN.com the Sixers have doubled their season-ticket base (92 percent of season-ticket holders renewed with some prices raised) and quadrupled sales of their 10-game plans as compared to last year.
Under new owner Joshua Harris the Sixers have both stepped up their marketing and their efforts at in-game entertainment (more dancers, better halftime acts, etc). They have pushed to sell 10-game ticket packs and it has worked.
But in the end, a team that made the playoffs and showed hope last season combined with offseason moves that brought Bynum to town have given hope to Philly fans. And hope sells.
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