Timberwolves Announce 2006-07 Ticket Prices

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced their season ticket prices for the 2006-07 NBA season, with more than 12,000 Target Center seats having season ticket price reductions. The team will continue its two-tiered pricing structure, with large discounts given to tickets purchased as part of a season ticket package.

"As an organization, we realize the importance of the '6th Fan' and what it means to our team on the court, that's why we've reduced two-thirds of our season ticket prices," said Timberwolves President Chris Wright. "We want to make sure that Target Center continues to be one of the best home-court advantages in the NBA."

Details of the Timberwolves' 2006-07 ticket prices follow:

·Totals for the 2006-07 Timberwolves season ticket prices: 12,243 seats will be reduced, 1,435 seats will remain the same and 3,228 seats will see a less-than-inflationary increase of only $1 or $2 per game. There will be additional price increases for 1,712 seats.

·Those increased tickets, which are the team's premium seats, are still priced as some of the least expensive seats of their kind in the entire NBA. Minnesota ranks in the bottom third in the NBA in ticket prices for seats in these areas.

·The majority of tickets purchased as part of a full-season package will be discounted at least $12 per seat from the single-game price, with the exception of the Timberwolves’ $10 seats.

·Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a $35 season ticket in the lower level. There will be 1,573 lower-level season seats at $35 per game, which is a $25 savings per game compared to the single-game price.

·The Timberwolves discounted season ticket prices for the 2006-07 campaign follow, with the single-game price in parentheses: $600 ($700), $500 ($550), $400 ($450), $300 ($350), $210 ($250), $165 ($200), $120 ($150), $90 ($125), $85 ($110), $50 ($70), $35 ($60), $45 ($60), $20 ($40), $12 ($24) and $10.

·The tickets with season ticket price reductions total 12,243. The 2006-07 reduced season ticket prices follow compared to this year's prices (05-06) in parentheses: $50 ($55), $35 ($55), $20 ($32) and $12, ($14).

·Timberwolves courtside seats ($600, $500, $400) include the following amenities: valet service, a personal locker inside NBA City, guaranteed reservations at NBA City and the opportunity to purchase tickets to all Target Center events prior to the public on-sale date. Additional benefits for these seat holders next year include a pre-game dinner and new padded seat.

·A full-season ticket package can be purchased for as low as $430.

·Nearly 7,000 tickets available on a season-ticket basis in the upper level are priced at $12 per game or less.

·Various options will again be made available on a game-by-game basis through group sales and promotions at lower package prices such as "DQ Meal Deal" and "Hot Seats" programs.

·The Timberwolves will play two preseason games plus 41 regular-season contests at Target Center.

·Half-season and other partial-season ticket packages will again be offered at a discounted rate over single-game ticket prices.

·The Timberwolves $10 single-game ticket price remains one of the lowest priced tickets among major league winter professional sports.