Sacramento Kings officials today report they continue to be inundated with calls from season ticket holders three days after the announcement that the team will be playing in Sacramento next year under new ownership.
"We are accepting calls from current season ticket holders at a pace of one seat per minute; that's a frenzied pace," said team spokesman Chris Clark.
The team's ticket sales operations will broaden Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. to include accepting reservations for full-season tickets from people who currently are not season ticket holders, Clark said.
The team is expected to launch sales sometime this summer for partial season tickets.
Clark said people who sign up for season tickets now will have their names placed on a priority list for tickets to the planned downtown arena, which is scheduled to open for the 2016 season.
The deposit is $200 for most seats, he said.
Clark also said the team will be conducting more than 100 sales staff job interviews this week, and expects to hire 40 people by Friday.
New team owner Vivek Ranadive told the Bee last week the NBA also plans to send a group of marketing and ticket sales workers this week to assist the team, which is several months behind schedule in its ticketing programs.
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