The Pittsburgh Penguins have renewed 99 percent of their season tickets for the 2008-09 season, it was announced today by team president David Morehouse.
Fans who are at the top of the Penguins’ season ticket waiting list now have the opportunity to purchase the limited number of season tickets that have become available.
“This is another tribute to the passion and loyalty of Pittsburgh Penguins fans and, especially, our season ticket holders,” Morehouse said. “It also gives us an opportunity to reward some of the fans who have been on our season ticket waiting list with the chance to buy Penguins season tickets. The waiting list is at more than 2,100 right now, and it is growing every week.”
Seating capacity at Mellon Arena is 16,940, and the Penguins will cut off the sale of full season ticket equivalents at 14,000.
“We think it is important to cap the number of full and half-season tickets so that Penguins tickets continue to be available to a wider range of fans,” Morehouse said.
Six-game mini-plans will go on sale to members of the season ticket waiting list on Sept. 4. Only fans on the waiting list will have the chance to purchase these six-game plans.
Individual game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 20.
The club also plans to select four games for special “Student Rush” promotions. For those games, college and high school students will be able to purchase discounted tickets for $20. A total of 400 tickets will be available for each of the four games.
The Penguins have sold out 67 straight games at Mellon Arena. In 2007-08, the Penguins sold out every home game for the first time in franchise history.