CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds are selling tickets for the 1988 season at a record pace, despite second-place finishes each of the last three years in the National League West division.
The Reds already have sold out their April 4 opening day game, the earliest such sellout in the history of Riverfront Stadium. Season ticket sales stand at 14,600. The club record of 15,166 season tickets was set in 1980.
"Ticket sales are booming," said Don Breen, Reds vice president for business and marketing. "Every way you look at it, sales are up. When you compare this year to last year, we're up 20% in dollar volume, 16% in mail-orders and 19% in group orders."
Breen says the general ticket campaign will get a boost from the schedule. The first four teams coming to Riverfront Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets--present good drawing cards.