The Pittsburgh Penguins are no longer taking deposits for full or half-season tickets, it was announced Thursday by team president David Morehouse.
The Penguins are now approaching 13,500 full season ticket equivalents -- a club record -- and team officials want to make sure there are still a reasonable amount of seats available for the Student Rush ticket program, individual game sales and six- and 12-game mini-plans for the 2007-08 season. The Penguins’ previous club record for full season ticket equivalents was 12,350, set in 1992-93. Capacity at Mellon Arena is 16,940.
“We could continue to sell full and half-season tickets at this point, but it’s very important to us to make Penguins tickets available to as wide a range of our fans as possible, so we’ve taken the unprecedented step of cutting off our full and half-season ticket sales,” Morehouse said. “We are very close to 13,500 full season equivalents, and we expect to reach that number in the near future as we work with a number of fans who previously placed season ticket deposits. But we still want to have tickets available for fans who can’t afford season tickets, or can’t commit to 21 or 43 games.”
To accommodate continuing interest, the Penguins are creating a season ticket waiting list for prospective buyers. Starting on July 9, fans will be able to reserve a spot on the waiting list with a $200 deposit per seat, which can be applied to the purchase price whenever season tickets become available. Fans on the waiting list also will receive several perks, including access to a special internet pre-sale for tickets to select home games and other non-hockey events at Mellon Arena.
The Penguins’ two mini-plans – six and 12 games – will go on sale to the general public on or about August 8. Individual game tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 15. For more information on Penguins tickets, please call 412-642-PENS or 1-800-642 PENS, or log on to www.pittsburghpenguins.com.