July 9th, 2010
10:12 AM ET

Miami Heat season tickets sell out

The National Basketball Association's Miami Heat has sold out its "currently available" season ticket inventory, after "extremely brisk" sales over the past couple of weeks that peaked "in a new intensity the last couple of days," Heat President of Business Operations Eric Woolworth said in a press release.

Since Wednesday, perennial NBA all-stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh have committed to leaving their old teams for the Heat and its star, Dwyane Wade. Wade led the Heat to the 2006 NBA championship and has agreed to re-sign with Miami.

Another likely contributing factor was the Heat's pledge in February that "while we were holding the pricing flat for our loyal returning season ticket holders, it was our intention to raise our season ticket prices for new buyers in July." said Woolworth.

The statement said fans interested in season tickets could be placed on a waiting list "as we anticipate the release of additional inventory in the near future."

But non-season ticket holders will still get to see the Heat's trio of superstars, because "in contrast to past practice, we have determined not to sell any season tickets in our 400 level this season and will reserve that inventory for some combination of group tickets, partial plans and variably priced individual game tickets... to provide access to as much of our community as possible."

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  1. Patty W.

    The Miami Heat tickets were sold out because LeBron came to town.

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