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Heat Fires Season Ticket-Sales Staff

Aug 1, 2010 – 2:05 PM
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Michelle Smith

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Success comes at a price.

Thanks to "The Decision" of LeBron James, Miami Heat season tickets are sold out. That means the team doesn't really need the people whose job it is to sell the season tickets. The Heat fired its season ticket-sales staff Friday, cutting an estimated 30 positions.

"Now that the supply for season tickets has been exhausted, we no longer require a season ticket sales team," said the Heat in a statement issued Friday afternoon.

The team faced a rush of season-ticket purchases when James announced that he was coming to Miami. He is being joined by superstar free agents Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Season tickets sold out with three months remaining until the season opener.

"While the decision to release part of our sales force was a difficult one, we greatly appreciate their contributions to the company,'' the team statement read.

The Heat have hired a placement service to help the fired employees find new jobs.

"Should any season tickets become available, they will be handled through our season ticket deposit program. We thank those employees for their time with the company and wish them success in their future endeavors,'' the statement said.
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