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PREDATORS ANNOUNCE SALES AT 11,059; BETTMAN OPTIMISTIC
Published March 23, 1998
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spent Friday in Nashville with Predators officials, Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen and city business leaders, according to Jeff Legwold of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. Bettman: "I believe in this market, I believe in this ownership, I believe in the arena, I believe in the mayor." As of Friday, the team had sold 11,059 season tickets, 941 short of the March 31 goal of 12,000. Predators Majority Owner Craig Leipold said that the team has sold the needed luxury suites, all dasher board advertising space and "has in large part met the club seat requirement" before the March 31 deadline. Leipold: "On the club seats, we're very close and if we meet the ticket goal, those will also fall in there" (TENNESSEAN, 3/21).