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Fans Come Out To HP Pavilion To Buy Playoff Tickets

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
Sharks fans of all ages lined up this morning at HP Pavilion at San Jose to get their coveted Stanley Cup Playoff tickets. 
Fans arrived at HP Pavilion as early as 8 a.m. to receive a coveted wrist band.  The wristbands enabled individuals to have the ability to purchase Sharks playoff tickets, but not every fan with a wrist band was ensured tickets.  One lucky wrist band number was drawn at random to decide who would be the first in-line to buy the prized tickets.  Approximately 1500 tickets per game went on sale promptly at 10 a.m. at the HP Pavilion ticket office and online at   
Wristband #1100 was the first number drawn, making Kathy Fanger, a second grade teacher at Saint Leo the great school in San Jose, the lucky winner.  But Kathy doesn’t seem to be the lucky one as her son will be the one using the tickets.  “My son Brian is a passionate Sharks fan as is our entire family.  So he’s paying me for the tickets, so that he and his friend can go to the game.”
Of the 154 wristbands handed out to those special fans 62 people made it to the ticket windows and were able to purchase tickets. At 10:12 a.m. all tickets to game A and B were sold out.
One of the last fans to purchase the hot playoff tickets was avid Sharks fan, Jess Knaster.  Jess has been to every game this season, even traveling to away games on his own and was featured during the second intermission of the March 24 Sharks game at Carolina.  His family is season ticket holders but he will be sitting by himself during the games just to get a glimpse of Sharks playoffs.
Additional tickets to playoff games A and B may go on sale as the game dates get closer.  Stay tuned for more details.  Fans may also purchase tickets to all playoff games this season by placing a non-refundable deposit on season tickets for next season now.  For more information call (408) 287-7070.
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