Marcus and Megan Mann pick their seats as season ticket holders.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Once the announcement was made that the Kings would remain in Sacramento under new ownership of the Vivek Ranadive group, season tickets are once again in high demand.
Marcus Mann of Vacaville is just one of the thousands of Kings fans who pledged to purchase season tickets for the upcoming 2013-14 season, if the team stayed in Sacramento instead of relocating to Seattle. He and his wife Megan are first time season ticket holders and expecting their first child in August.
On Monday, the couple was supposed to join other season ticket holders and select their two seats for the upcoming season. But as an active solider in the United States Army, Mann, who has served in multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be shipped out for training.
When the Kings organization heard of Mann's predicament, they invited the couple to the arena on Friday for a little royal treatment.
Marcus and Meagan were hosted by the Kings and met by local radio host Carmichael Dave and treated to a behind the scenes tour of the arena by Kings senior Vice President Craig Amazeen.
Marcus is a regular listener and caller to Carmichael Dave's radio podcast and when the team heard of his dilemma they invited the family in to select their seats early.
As a lifelong Kings fan, Mann was able to select his family's seats in the lower level near the team's bench. In addition, he was given two Kings jerseys signed by the team's best players - DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans.
By Sean Cunningham, SCunningham@News10.net
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