Indy Fuel gets commitments from 500 season-ticket buyers

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The city’s new professional hockey team has collected more than 500 deposits from fans seeking season tickets for the team’s inaugural 2014-15 season.

The Indy Fuel said Wednesday that the early response has been better than expected considering the team’s formation was just announced in late November.

The Fuel expects to play 36 home games at the renovated coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in its first season.

The team has been taking $50 deposits toward season-ticket orders, but has been unable to offer complete seating and ticket-pricing information to buyers while the coliseum undergoes renovation. Single-game ticket prices are expected to range from $10 to $35 per game. Organizers hope to have a final seating chart for the venue available soon.

“The support has been overwhelming,” said Indy Fuel president Sean Hallett in a prepared statement.  “Fans are passionate about pro hockey and excited to welcome it back to the Fairgrounds.”

The Fuel will compete in the ECHL, formerly known as the East Coast Hockey League, one of two minor leagues for the National Hockey League. Based in Princeton, N.J., the 26-year-old ECHL has more than 20 teams in cities across the United States, including Fort Wayne, Evansville, Cincinnati, Toledo and Kalamazoo.

The Fuel recently moved into new offices at the fairgrounds and hired Scott Brumfiel, a minor league hockey and baseball marketing veteran, as vice president of ticketing and operations.

Hallett said the team is in discussions with potential National Hockey League affiliate partners, and it expects to announce a coaching staff in the spring. Player recruitment should get under way by early June.  



  • super cool
    This is a great value for winter time alternative to the Pacers/Butler. 500 people put down deposits. Assume each person buys 2 seats at 20 bucks for 36 home games...fuzzy math says $720,000 in ticket revenue for the Fuel before they play their first game...not too shabby. Good luck to the Fuel...

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