True North Sports & Entertainment's Drive To 13,000 is done.
Only 17 minutes into the general public sale, all 13,000 tickets available for season tickets and mini-packs were sold out.
Now that Winnipeg has very strongly shown their want for NHL hockey and support for the new team, the next step in the process will be to name the team and unveil a logo and jerseys.
After an absence of 15 years of hockey in the Manitoban capital, fans in Winnipeg have shown support is there, and they want NHL hockey back.
"The success of the campaign is a key ingredient to ensuring the sustainability and long-term viability of NHL hockey in this province," said Jim Ludlow, President & CEO of True North Sports & Entertainment.
The team is now compiling a waiting list for fans still looking for tickets with the demand so high.
Fans on both Facebook and Twitter are displaying their dismay and joy over the season ticket situation.
Ludllow adds, "We look forward to seeing everyone this Fall at MTS Centre for opening night of regular season NHL hockey in Winnipeg."
Currently, there are 8,000 people on the season ticket waiting list. True North has capped the waiting list at 8,000 because of the high demand.