The New Orleans Hornets and a wonderful lineup of assistant coaches hosted a Family Fun Day at the New Orleans Arena. Apparently there were some season tickets sold too, which is wonderful news.
It’s great to see the Hornets putting on events even if there’s a lockout on. It sure is tough for them to market themselves, but they’re doing an admirable job.
In addition to this Family Fun day the Hornets organisation are hosting Legal gatherings, Oil and Gas industry events, the Financial Industry among many others. Companies who wish to host an event should contact the Hornets because they’re hoping to extend the I’m In campaign drive.
Joe Gerrity of Hornets247 did a great job of rounding up events even if times are tough for us Hornet bloggers.
All in all the event was a big success from a ticket selling standpoint, and everyone in attendance seemed to have a really good time. I will say it was a bit odd walking around the entire Arena and seeing it at about 1/50th of capacity empty. At one point I unleashed my inner child (it was Family Fun Day, after all) and slid down a long banister from the top level of the Arena to the middle, and nobody was even around to tell me to stop.
Jim Eichenhofer also was there taking in the days proceedings. I guess it’s also tough on him too, being a Hornets Beat Writer. Not being able to even talk about players names must be extremely difficult and restrictive. Here’s a little nugget from him.
In the midst of the Hornets’ ongoing “100 Events in 100 Days” initiative, the club also increased its tally in one of the areas Stern mentioned last week: A number of fans decided to purchase season tickets during Saturday’s event.
If you want to see images from the day click on the link here.
Ticket sales are right at that 9000 mark now, so if the Hornets continue at the pace they’re at now they’ll get to 10,000 Season Tickets in early November. (At a rate of 13 Season tickets sold per day the Hornets would sell 1,001 tickets in the next 77 days).
Here’s to a successful three months!