Blackhawks Season Tickets In High Demand

Having made the playoffs in each of the last four years, and only two seasons removed from winning the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Blackhawks have become a popular ticket. Heading into the 2012-13 season, the Blackhawks have over a 99 percent renewal rate on season tickets, according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.

Any spots that do open up, are quickly filled as Kuc reports the team also has a waiting list in the neighborhood of 11,000 people. The Blackhawks have a sellout streak of 190 straight games and that figure will likely rise next season as single game ticket sales have also been strong.

Single game tickets went on sale Monday and Blackhawks ticket director Chris Werner said sales were ahead of where they were last year.

"The phone lines and the number of ports people could get into on the web reached its capacity right out of the gate," Hawks ticket director Chris Werner said, according to the Chicago Tribune. "We saw a tremendous amount of interest and that interest sustained itself for a similar amount of time as in the past."

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