19,283 lucky fans packed the Wells Fargo Center last night to see the Sixers take on OKC in what unfortunately wound up being a heartbreaking overtime loss. As an outside observer, watching from home, this was easily the best crowd I've seen for a home Sixers game since the final game at the Spectrum two seasons ago. I hope this is the beginning of a trend that will carry over right into the playoffs, and if you're thinking about maybe attending a game, there are a few big matchups on the upcoming schedule.
A few weeks back I added a new partner to Depressed Fan in TiqIQ. They basically scour the secondary ticket market and put all the results in one place, then apply some logic to the equation and track trends in ticket pricing to let you know if you're getting a good deal on a pair of seats from StubHub, or maybe you're better off getting another pair from TicketsNow. You've probably noticed the widget I added to the article and home pages, also at the top of the page you can find a link to the Depressed Fan ticket center, a page they've created for me with links to all upcoming games (both home and away). I think this is a pretty cool service for the fans and it should also help fund what I'm hoping is going to be a subsidized Depressed Fan field trip for a playoff game, so definitely bi-winning.
When it comes right down to it, I don't care how you get your tickets. Use the DF ticket center, go to the box office, beg your boss for his unused season tickets. Just find a way to get to a game or two. This team has left it all on the floor time and time again this season, and they deserve to be playing in front of crowds like last night's.
There will be a SixersBeat tonight, I'll have a post up late this afternoon for topics/concerns/questions.