SBD/3/Franchises

IT ISN'T WHO GETS THE HOUSE, IT'S WHO GETS THE BULLS TICKETS

          The demand for Bulls tickets was examined by Brown &
     Zimmermann in a front-page feature in Sunday's CHICAGO SUN-
     TIMES.  About three-fourths of the Bulls' 15,000 season-
     tickets are owned by businesses, in addition to 3,000 skybox
     seats, which are owned almost exclusively by businesses. 
     Brown & Zimmermann: "Bulls tickets are now Chicago's
     unofficial corporate currency, the preferred means for
     wooing a client, thanking a customer, sealing a deal or
     greasing the machinery  of politics and government."  Mike
     Rolfes, a media buyer at Leo Burnett: "Bulls tickets are the
     closest thing you have to a guaranteed meeting.  It would
     take something really extraordinary for someone to turn you
     down on Bulls tickets."  The tickets are also the subject of
     legal disputes, "especially in divorces," and a few months
     ago, LaSalle Northwest National Bank President John Lynch
     was sued by the bank's partners in a United Center skybox. 
     They alleged he had "hogged the tickets to the best games." 
     Lynch called it a "coincidence," but a judge ruled for a
     redistribution of the tickets (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/2).

Return to top

Related Topics:

Chicago Bulls, Franchises

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug