Denver Nuggets Fan Spotlight - John Castellano
For the 12th edition in our Fan Spotlight series, we highlight long-time season ticket holder John Castellano of Denver. Entering his 22nd year as a season ticket holder, John has been through his share of Nuggets ups and downs and can testify to the fact that Nuggets fans are the best in the NBA.
Where do you live and how long have you lived in Denver?
I am a native of Denver and I live in Centennial.
How long have you been a season ticket holder?
I think this is my 22nd season.
What is your seat location?
Behind the visiting bench, Sec 104, Row 3, seats 1 and 2.
Why did you initially purchase your tickets?
I purchased them right after graduating from college. Live basketball is awesome to watch, especially when you have great seats.
What is your normal game-day routine? Any superstitions or habits special to Nuggets Games?
Start off at Blue Sky Grill for some food and drinks, talk Nuggets with the staff on the way to the tunnel, then to the seats, where we are greeted by Duane and Damon. Depends on the visiting team, but a sign may come into play as well.
What is the craziest thing you have seen or experienced at a Nuggets game?
One would be some of the things that have been said to me by opposing players; very R-rated. We have a lot of fun in section 104. Someone always brings a bit of creativity to enhance the evening.
Why would you recommend Nuggets season tickets to someone else (business, fan, etc)?
Let’s put it this way, I've had my tickets for over 20 years now. We've had some teams that were brutal to watch but the organization stepped up and made me feel I was valued. Now that the team has done well, the organization still keeps me in the pipeline. The only way to understand this is to become a season ticket holder.
What is the coolest piece of Nuggets memorabilia you have?
Wow. I have lots of cool things; pictures with players, signed balls, hats, jerseys, shoes. But my favorite used to be a Carmelo – Work Overtime chocolate bar. Although a collector’s item, it's now for sale.
What is your favorite part about Denver Nuggets basketball?
Besides my seats, the staff I deal with on a regular basis are awesome. They make me feel part of the organization. And that's really important to me as a season ticket holder.
Why are Denver Nuggets fans the best in the NBA?
Because we back our team no matter what happens on the court. And when the fans let loose, the Pepsi Center is one of the loudest arena's in the league. Our time is coming and I can't wait to be a part of it.
To join John as a Denver Nuggets season ticket holders call 303.287.DUNK