It’s hard not to be excited about the upcoming Sixers season. The expected core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Robert Covington and Dario Saric has the city of Philadelphia on fire right now, and deservedly so. It’s the most hope people have had in this Sixers team has had in at least five years, and it looks like ticket sales are reflecting that.
Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Sixers have sold 14,000 season tickets for this upcoming season, the most of any team in the NBA. In fact, the demand for season ticket packages is so high that the organization is planning to start a wait list in the next few days. This is for a team that won 28 games last season!
The #Sixers are anticipating a sellout for all 41 home games next season.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 21, 2017
Philadelphia has been and always will be a football town, but it’s easy to see how badly people have been clamoring for a good basketball team throughout The Process. It looks like the wait is finally going to pay off.
The Wells Fargo Center was particularly electric during the team’s magical month of January, and to think every night could be like that should make this upcoming season even more special.
Philadelphia was 18th in attendance last season (certainly boosted by that successful January), but if every game is expected to be a sellout, that should certainly vault them into the top 10. The Wells Fargo Center capacity for basketball games is 19,500, which would have been good for ninth best in the league in 2016-17.
The future is now for the Sixers, and everyone in the city is apparently dying to see it for their own two eyes.