I don't know an exact number for the B.C. Lions, but Lions President Dennis Skulsky was on local radio a couple of weeks ago and said the club is targeting 20,000 season ticket holders this season (it's a bit of cluster**** as they'll be playing 5 games at Empire, then the final 4 at a fully refurbished BC Place). They had 16,500 season ticket holders last season.
Grey Cup ticket sales were at 22,000 about three weeks ago (BC Lions season ticket holders only). The club is expecting a quick sell-out once the tickets go on sale to the general public in June.
last I heared, which was about 5 days after they had went public, the Riders had some singles left. Once again, their was a very high renewal rate, and I think ~5000 season tickets were available after renewal period. They are setting the cap for season tickets at 25000 this season, and I believe last year it was capped at 23000.
It's important to note that capacity in the renovated/retractable roofed stadium is 54,500 due to more suites and wider seats. So they're already at 40% sold. Now, I don't know whether they'll be able to add more seats for Grey Cup, but as it stands today, there will be about 5,000 fewer seats than the '05 Grey Cup that was played here. So I would encourage those thinking of coming not to wait too long to purchase tickets.
BLUE BOMBERS SURPASS 16,000 IN SEASON TICKETS FOR 2011
April 13, 2011
The Winnipeg Football Club is happy to announce that season ticket sales for the upcoming 2011 season have hit 16,004 as of Wednesday, April 13th, 2011.
“We are very excited to be able to announce we have surpassed the 16,000 mark in season tickets sold,? said Blue Bomber President, Jim Bell. “With training camp less than two months away, increased anticipation of our new stadium and the excitement of what 2011 will bring both on and off the field, we feel this is a great time to be a season ticket holder.?
Fans will be able to check out their Blue Bombers for the first time on Thursday, June 23rd in their preseason matchup against the Toronto Argonauts. The home opener is Friday, July 8th against those same Argos.
In total, Winnipeg hosts five Friday night games, two Thursday night games, one Saturday game and the annual Manitoba Lotteries Banjo Bowl on Sunday, September 11th.
Fans purchasing season tickets for the 2011 season will also have the first right to a comparable seat in the new stadium which is slated to be open in 2012, while also saving up to 30% compared to individual gameday tickets in 2011 and many other great savings which can be found on www.bluebombers.com
To purchase your season tickets, call the ticket office at 784-7448 or visit www.bluebombers.com.