Hornets Offering Reduced Season-Ticket Prices For Limited Time
The Hornets are "offering a new, reduced price" as part of today's '20-21 season ticket launch, according to Danielle Chemtob of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The Hornets are "offering lower-level season tickets for around $1,200, which is an average of $29 per game." Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield said that the same season ticket for this year "currently costs $2,100." Chemtob noted the deal is "available for a limited time, though Hornets officials have not determined when it will end." The team's goal is to "bring more fans to the lower bowl." Customers who "currently hold season tickets will also be allowed to move one area closer to the court at no extra cost, when there is availability." The new season-ticket price is "among the cheapest in the NBA" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/18).
JANUARY IN PARIS: In Charlotte, Rick Bonnell noted after today's game against the Magic, the Hornets will "fly by charter to Paris" in preparation for the team's game against the Bucks on Friday at AccorHotels Arena. The Hornets have a charter with "about 85 seats for Paris." Only a "few of those passengers will be guests, such as major sponsors." Everyone else is "players and other basketball staff." The Hornets are the designated home team in Paris, so they "supply game-operations staff (scorekeepers, timekeepers, etc.) along with entertainment such as mascot Hugo." Whitfield said that the team "bought about 50 commercial tickets from American Airlines for the staff needed in Paris, along with some airfares for the business-development summit the Hornets have organized." Bonnell noted Hornets Owner Michael Jordan will be in Paris, as will NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Looking to "maximize the business opportunities in this trip, Whitfield worked with the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance to organize a summit Thursday afternoon in Paris" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/19).