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Limited inventory: Carolina Hurricanes ticket sales surge

Posted February 14, 2020 6:12 a.m. EST
Updated February 14, 2020 6:29 a.m. EST

— It's Valentine's Day and Carolina Hurricanes fans will be wearing red for Friday's face off against the New Jersey Devils for a home game at PNC Arena.

Fans hoping to attend games this year may want to consider buying tickets early – the Canes' website reads: Limited inventory.

After a playoff run last year that broke a 10-year drought, the team's popularity is surging. Attendance and ticket sales are up 35% from last year, and the stands are regularly packed.

Why have thousands more people have been coming to Canes games this year?

Don Waddel, the president and genereal manager for the Carolina Hurricanes, said it's all about the fan experience. He believes when a fan walks through the doors to see a Carolina Hurricanes game, they should have nothing short of a memorable experience.

There's also the momentum from last year's playoffs.

Last year, Canes fans went all out, filling up Glenwood Avenue in a sea of red to show their support during the watch party at Carolina Ale House.

Waddel said the players are just as excited about all of this hype, saying he thinks the connection between the players and the people in the Triangle area is part of the magic.

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