For the first time since the Hornets arrived in New Orleans they'll have 10K season tickets, at the least. It's still early so they'll probably have more.
Unlike previous seasons, the Hornets will not offer 10- or 15-game mini-season-ticket plans in the lower bowl at the New Orleans Arena for next season.
Those packages will be available only in the upper-level sections because the Hornets have experienced a surge in season-ticket sales. They have nearly 10,000 season-ticket holders, and only 400 seats remain in the lower bowl.
Hornets President Hugh Weber said there are 5,000 new season-ticket holders, and 90 percent of the ticket holders from last season have renewed. The Hornets hadn't had 10,000 season-ticket holders since arriving from Charlotte, N.C., in 2002.