Blazers’ Sell-Out Streak on Verge of Ending
The Trail Blazers have sold out 166 consecutive home games. Which only makes what I’m about to ask sound odd — but, also, very necessary: You in? Or what?
Because when the Blazers return from their six-game trip, they’ll host the Sacramento Kings on Monday, Jan. 23. The following night they’ll host the Memphis Grizzlies, and insiders at One Center Court tell me that there’s some minor angst internally about the streak surviving those back-to-back games against chronic lower-tier opponents.
“You have no idea how difficult it is to pull off a sellout,” one high-ranking Blazers official told me. “It’s a siege to pull off a single sellout.”
Team president Larry Miller said he’s looked at those two games and feels, “we have a pretty good shot at a sellout, but it’s not easy.” And the Blazers are hoping a productive road trip and some smart marketing will move Blazers fans to buy tickets and keep the streak alive.