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RAPTORS OPEN HOUSE A HIT; GENERAL MOTORS MAJOR SPONSOR?
Published December 8, 1994
Raptors President John Bitove said the ticket office's phone lines continue to ring after Tuesday's open house at SkyDome. About 600 season tickets were sold from the event, and the team is believed to be about 3,000-3,500 sales away from meeting the NBA's mandate of 12,500 season tickets by December 31. The team is working on a "massive corporate sponsorship said to be worth multiple million of dollars." Rumors had GM signing on (Jim Byers, TORONTO STAR, 12/8). COLLEGE HOOPS STRUGGLES TO SELL: This weekend's U.S. college basketball games at Maple Leaf Gardens are having trouble selling. The poor sale of lower end seats have led to a $5-off coupon program, lowering prices from $7-12 for the Georgetown- Memphis game. Peter Allemang, organizer of the adidas Toronto Invitational and president of DWA Canada: "In reality, we're surprised. We feel we priced the event really well" (Jim Byers, TORONTO STAR, 12/8).