Winnipeg Jets: Fans Grab Up 13,000 Tickets in Minutes as NHL Returns to Manitoba
Winnipeg Jets Fans Snatch Up 13,000 Tickets In Minutes as NHL Returns to Manitoba
Get excited Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, because you go your Winnipeg Jets back and they’re ready go.
True North Sports and Entertainment bought the flailing Atlanta Thrashers organization and has moved them to the City of Winnipeg.
The problem was that the commissioner said it would work if the city didn’t support their team and buy at least 13,000 season tickets. The team sold 13,000 tickets in 17 minutes.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told ESPN:
While I had no doubt the 'Drive to 13,000' would reach its destination the remarkable speed at which it got there certifies the fans' hunger for NHL hockey and their commitment to True North's initiatives.
This is absolutely amazing to most people, but not me. Since the Jets left Winnipeg in 1996, the city has been fighting tooth and nail to get a franchise back to Manitoba.
The quickness of the ticket sales shows how serious the fans are and how much success to expect from the franchise. I can’t wait for the Jets gear.
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