Heat Sell-Out Season; Fire Sales Staff

by July 31, 2010

As sad unemployment is, there wasn’t a way to go around this. From the Miami Herald: “With the arrival of LeBron James, the Miami Heat rapidly sold out all their season tickets. That turned out to be bad news for the ticket-sales staff, which was fired Friday. In a statement, the Heat confirmed the dismissals Friday afternoon, saying that with an ‘exhausted’ inventory of season-tickets ‘we no longer require a season ticket sales team to sell tickets.’ Stephen Weber, vice president of sales, delivered the news to about 30 ticket sales people Friday morning, according to one of the staffers who asked not to be named because he is seeking another job in sports.”