Sacramento Kings officials say their sales staff sold more season tickets Tuesday than any day in Sacramento team history, other than day one, nearly 30 years ago.
Team spokesman Chris Clark said the team has a policy of not released specific ticket sales counts, but said requests were coming in every few seconds when the team officially opened sales Tuesday morning for new season tickets for the upcoming season.
Sales remained "brisk" today, he said. The team is planning on hiring 40 new sales staff this week to help out.
The surge in interest follows news last Thursday that the team had been sold to a consortium of new owners led by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Ranadive.
The sale has not yet been ratified by the NBA. A league vote is tentatively scheduled for next week.
Ranadive and other members of the new ownership group are expected to attend a rally for fans tomorrow, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Cesar Chavez Plaza.