Wednesday September 27, 2023

Spurs Already Capitalizing On Wemby Frenzy

  • Season ticket requests flying in since NBA Draft lottery win.
  • Promise of Victor Wembanyama bringing high fan interest.
The promise of top prospect Victor Wembanyama is already driving ticket sales.
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The San Antonio Spurs’ ticket office has been in turbo mode since Tuesday night, when the team won the NBA Draft lottery — and thus the right to select top prospect Victor Wembanyama next month.

Many Spurs employees were in the office working past midnight on Tuesday, a team spokesperson told Front Office Sports, and spent all of Wednesday responding to ticket inquiries as quickly as possible.

By Wednesday afternoon, more than 2,100 season-ticket membership deposits had been placed, and the Spurs anticipated getting to over 2,500 by the end of the day.

“To say that we’re excited would be a vast understatement,” a Spurs spokesperson said. 

The deposit lets fans attend a “Select a Seat” event on Saturday at the AT&T Center where they will walk around the arena to see available seat views and decide which tickets to buy.

The Spurs were one of three teams with a 14% chance (the highest among the 14 lottery teams) at landing the top selection in the NBA Draft, which will take place on June 22. 

San Antonio hasn’t had a winning record or made the playoffs since 2019, so the addition of Wembanyama is sure to reinvigorate a fan base that once saw its team win three NBA Finals in five years in the mid-2000s.

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