The Indiana Pacers have increased their season ticket pricing by close to 9%. As much as we would like to think so, it's actually not connected to the late-season success of these young Pacers. The price increase was established very early on this year and it just so happened the Pacers made a playoff push and competed hard with the #1 seed Chicago Bulls. Somewhere, someone had a huge sigh of relief after watching the end of the season playoff run. This could only have helped, as the city has some momentum and hope attached to the off-season and into next.
So, the team has momentum going forward, the cap space is there (how much depending on new CBA), Larry Bird is back and a strong young core is in place. Does this excite people enough to purchase season tickets next year at an increased rate compared to the last four years? I completely understand the need to increase pricing, especially if Conseco is going to rank last, or near last, in attendance. However, I am curious to see if the increase affects sales. What do you guys think?? Obviously, the off-season will have a huge impact on next year, especially if we are able to add a couple solid pieces going forward.
After the jump, check out the links of the day, including Jeff Teague's strong playoff play and his future...
- Pacers increase prices for their season tickets | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Player Analysis: Roy Hibbert
- Did Herb Simon Make The Right Move Retaining Larry Bird As Pacers President? In A Word, No - SB Nation Indiana Brad Wells crafts an interesting argument against Larry Bird staying on with the Pacers.
- Pacers games earn higherst TV ratings in five years | 2011-05-12 | Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com
- NBA AM: Top Star Left In The East? - Basketball News & NBA Rumors - Jeff Teague is earning some respect and Atlanta is excited to have him...
- Chicago hits the open man, cruises to the Conference finals - Ball Don't Lie - NBA Blog - Yahoo! Sports
- Chicago Bulls: No-nonsense Chicago Bulls show up ready for work - chicagotribune.com
- Sources: NBA's latest CBA proposal delays hard cap until 2013-14 - ESPN
- Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks - Recap - May 12, 2011 - ESPN
- Purdue’s Johnson, Moore; Butler’s Mack – but not Howard – invited to NBA predraft combine | Pacers Insider blog | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers' George All-Rookie 2nd team | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.comLakers Coaching Search: Rick Adelman, Brian Shaw, Chuck Person And Mike Dunleavy Mentioned As Candidates - SB Nation Los Angeles