Mudbugs Crucial Ticket Sales Efforts Continue
BOSSIER CITY, LA - The 2011 Central Hockey League Champion Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs are asking for your support in the most important season ticket drive in the history of the franchise. In order to make a 15th season of hockey in Bossier-Shreveport a realistic possibility, the Mudbugs must make significant progress toward reaching our sales goals by the end of this week.
"As much as we hate to take away from the Championship celebration amongst our fans, we can't afford to hide the reality of the situation right now," said Owner Tommy Scott. "The league wants our commitment to play next year by the end of this week, and we are not in a position to make that kind of a pledge without being assured of the financial future of this franchise."
"We are exploring all possible avenues to help generate revenue and streamline our operations, but the key to our continued operations lies in our ticket sales efforts. Unfortunately the timetable is against us right now, which is why we hope the community will recognize the sense of urgency we face and rally around the only sports franchise to operate continuously in this city for the last 14 years."
To that end, the Mudbugs have set a goal of 2,500 season tickets for the 2011-2012 season. The extremely loyal and passionate base of âBugs fans has already responded with a resounding number of approximately 900 season tickets sold for next season, which nearly matches the club's season ticket number from a year ago.
If the Mudbugs can increase that total to approximately 1,750 season ticket commitments for next season by week's end, the likelihood of the âBugs having an opportunity to defend their 2011 Central Hockey League Championship next year would be greatly increased.
"Mudbugs hockey brought me to Bossier-Shreveport more than a decade ago, and since then it has become home for me and my family," said longtime player and current Mudbugs General Manager Jason "Soupy" Campbell. "Now we are on the verge of losing a valuable source of entertainment, community service and economic development here in the Ark-La-Tex. That's why we're trying to inspire people who are invested in this community to step up and help us keep it here for years to come."
"This is about much more than just hockey," said Scott. "It's about the overall positive impact this organization has on our community: from visits to kids at schools and hospitals to the jobs and revenue that is created for the CenturyTel Center and the City of Bossier. I'm willing to bet that the Mudbugs have touched almost everyone in this area in one way or another over the past 14 years, whether they know it or not. We don't want that to end, but we can't do it alone."
The Mudbugs are currently offering a number of versatile ticket packages for the 2011-2012 season, including season tickets in five different pricing levels. Mudbugs season ticket packages are available with flexible payment plans and include a variety of discounts for children, seniors, students, active military, police and firefighters.
In addition to full season tickets, the âBugs also offer a "Pick âEm" 16-Game Package and Flex Books to help hockey fit into your budget and busy lifestyle. For more information on Mudbugs ticket packages and how you can help keep the âBugs in Bossier-Shreveport, call 752-BUGS or stop by the team office inside the CenturyTel Center today!
Visit www.mudbugshockey.com for all the latest team news and information.
Season and group tickets are on sale by calling 318-752-BUGS (2847) or by visiting our website at www.mudbugshockey.com.
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