Pelicans ticket sales surge after draft lottery victory

David Blake
May 15, 2019 - 1:23 pm

The Pelicans beat the long odds and won the NBA draft lottery, which touched off screaming and cheering in the home office here and a short video went viral on social media of the loud celebrating.

With that first pick, most experts expect the Pelicans to select Duke star Zion Williamson but whatever, the excitement went on through the night.

Mike Stanfield, Senior Vice President of Sales for the Pelicans, says they were celebrating and selling tickets like crazy.

''The phones were going, people were calling right away and we sold over 2,000 season tickets last night,'' said Stanfield.

He says they expect to keep the ticket sales going and that should be a game changer.

''I think the basketball folks will make the right decision and set the future for the entire Gulf South,'' Stanfield said.

He says they promise customer service and hopefully an exciting season ahead.

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