Wolves Launch 2013-14 Season Membership Renewal Campaign

by Mark Remme
Web Editor

The Minnesota Timberwolves have officially launched the team’s season ticket member renewal campaign for the 2013-14 NBA season. The three-prong renewal campaign features the newly introduced season ticket membership levels, next season’s pricing and a 10% playoff refund. The Timberwolves finished last season with one of the top renewal percentages in the NBA with more than 95% of season ticket members renewing their seats.

The Timberwolves, long-recognized as sports industry leaders in fan engagement and interaction, have introduced new membership levels for season ticket members that offer a greater variety of exclusive benefits, perks and programs. These new membership levels (President’s Club, Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum, Gold), which are based on season ticket levels, are only available to members of the Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Club.

“Our philosophy has always been that Timberwolves season ticket members are more than just seat holders that show up to games and cheer on the team; they are members of the Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Club,” said Timberwolves President Chris Wright. “We are constantly trying to find more ways to provide value and benefits throughout the calendar year – not just during the basketball season – for our members, and that is why we are introducing new membership levels. We believe these membership levels are another way we continue to differentiate ourselves within the sports industry, while providing our fans exclusive experiences they cannot receive anywhere else.”

Some of the membership benefits for all levels include: dedicated fan experience specialist; early arena entrance before the public; dedicated concession lines at games; significant savings over single-game prices; discounted parking; 20% discount at Wolves Pro Shop; My Timberwolves account to manage and resell your tickets. Newly enhanced benefits and experiences that are based on specific membership levels include: Meet the Team Tip Off Dinner; Coaches Chalk Talk; Wolves Open Practice; Wolves Viewing Party; Wolves Summer Boat Cruise; Kids Basketball Clinic; Road trip with the team; Exclusive dinner with team owner Glen Taylor; Complimentary parking.

Timberwolves season ticket member pricing still remains one of the best and most affordable values in all of professional sports. There will continue to be more than 1,000 lower-level season tickets priced as low as $20 per game; the most affordable lower-level season ticket in the NBA. Additionally, 6,700 tickets in the upper-level are priced at $7 or less per game, including 2,000 upper-level tickets priced at only $4 per game. Season ticket memberships include all 41 regular-season games plus two preseason contests at Target Center. The Timberwolves will once again offer monthly payment options for season ticket memberships, allowing fans to divide the cost of their membership into 12 monthly installments. The Wolves payment plans were introduced four seasons ago and are extremely popular with fans.

Last year, the Wolves announced the removal of discounts for all season memberships, except for those members who participated in the team's Loyalty Plan during the NBA work stoppage. Loyalty Plan members received the same pricing for the 2012-13 season as they did for 2011-12, and 85% of members opted in. Despite the removal of discounts, season ticket memberships for the 2013-14 season are still lower across most prices ranges compared to the 2009-10 NBA season.

For the first time in franchise history, the Timberwolves are offering a 10% Playoff Refund for any fans that renew or purchase new season ticket memberships for the 2013-14 NBA campaign. The team’s pledge to season ticket members is simple: If the Wolves do not make the playoffs this spring, then season ticket members will receive a 10% refund off their season membership price.

For the 2012-13 NBA season, the Timberwolves have a season ticket member base of approximately 10,000 FSEs (full season equivalents), which is the largest member base since 2004-05. The Wolves are one of only two teams in the league to have sold more than 2,000 new season memberships in each of the last three seasons. Through 15 homes games this year, the Timberwolves are averaging 17,169 fans per game, an increase from an average of 16,898 through 15 games last year (271 more per game). On Dec. 26, 2012 vs. Houston, the Wolves drew the third-largest crowd in Target Center history with 20,340.

A complete list of next year’s season ticket membership pricing is listed below. Fans can purchase season ticket memberships beginning on March 4 by visiting www.timberwolves.com or by calling 612-673-1234.

Season Ticket Member Prices  
Premium Seating - Lexus Courtside  
Per Game Full Season
$1,395 (Lexus) $59,985
$725 (Lexus) $31,175
$690 (Lexus) $29,670
$213 (Lexus) $9,159
$138 (Lexus) $5,934
$138 (Loge Box) $5,934
$138 (TI VIP Terrace $5,934

Arena Seating
Per Game Full Season
$213 $9,159
$138 $5,934
$87 $3,741
$59 $2,537
$45 $1,935
$29 $1,247
$20 $860
$14 $602
$7 $301
$4 $172

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