The Los Angeles Kings set a STAPLES Center/Kings record for the largest single-game ticket on-sale as part of Saturday's "Hockey Day in LA," it was announced tonight by Kings President, Business Operations Shawn Hunter.
In addition, Hunter and the Kings announced that the Kings have reached a 92 percent season ticket renewal rate from 2003-04 full ticket holders – the highest percentage the club has enjoyed since the 1995-96 campaign – and the Kings have sold 1,500 full season seat packages since August 15. Also, as announced in July, Kings left wing/alternate captain Luc Robitaille will sign a Kings jersey, lettered and numbered with his popular No. 20 on the back, and the Kings will then distribute the signed sweater to every Kings season ticket account.
"Hockey is back in a big way and this once again proves the Kings fans are some of the most passionate fans in all of sports," said Hunter.
As part of Hockey Day in LA and the club's preseason opener at STAPLES Center versus the Mighty Ducks at 7:30 p.m., individual tickets for all regular season 2005-06 Kings home games went on sale exclusively at the STAPLES Center box office from 9 a.m. – Noon. Kings players Mattias Norstrom , Robitaille, Nathan Dempsey, Derek Armstrong, Jeff Cowan, Eric Belanger and Mike Weaver "worked the box office" and the lines of fans outside the box office and distributed sold tickets this morning to fans as the club opened all three on-ice morning practices at no charge.
The Kings continue the preseason Sunday in San Jose. A special rookie "Futures" game will take place at 2 p.m. while the Kings-Sharks NHL rosters are set to take the ice at 5 p.m. (heard live on ESPN Radio 710 – KSPN).