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Panthers 'Drop That Puck' On Operation 5,000

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

50 new sales reps joined the team today

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers welcomed 50 new sales representatives to the staff today for Operation 5,000, the aggressive new sales campaign with a goal of selling 5,000 new season seats for the 2006-07 season.

"We have set our goal and we'll work tirelessly to achieve it," Sunrise Sports & Entertainment chief operating officer Michael Yormark said. "The 50 new sales representatives starting will allow us to aggressively reach out to potential Panthers fans in the community. We are actively encouraging our present season seat holders to renew now, because seat locations will be at a premium once this campaign gets rolling."

The new sales reps arrived to begin the training process for Operation 5,000, which began Monday, April 17. Prospective season ticket holders can look forward to special events and benefits such as priority purchasing for playoff tickets, autograph signings and "Welcome Parties" where fans can celebrate their new commitment to the franchise, meet team personalities and take a tour of the BankAtlantic Center and the Panthers locker room.

This season fans have been treated to some unbelievable hockey at the BankAtlantic Center. The Cats have notched home victories over some of the NHL's best including Detroit, Nashville, Ottawa, the New York Rangers and a four-game sweep over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

"We are excited about the creative and flexible ticket plans we have to offer fans in the local community," said Vice President of Ticket Sales R.J. Martino. "We can customize ticket packages to fit everyone's needs and budget. There's nothing like Panthers hockey at the BankAtlantic Center and its something we would like everyone to enjoy."

To order season tickets please call 954-835-PUCK (7825) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Packages and arena seating charts are available to view online at There are still lower bowl, Lexus Club Level, and upper level seats available. Season ticket packages can be tailored to fit your budget starting as low as $10 per game. Additionally, season ticket holders get priority purchasing for playoff tickets.

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