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Wild won't raise season ticket prices

ST. PAUL (AP) -- Season ticket prices for the Minnesota Wild will remain the same in 2004-05.

Per-ticket costs range from $12 on the ends of the upper deck to $80 on the sides of the club level with an average price of $50.72 -- same as this season and slightly below the NHL mean of $51.71.

The Wild have 16,500 season ticket holders and more than 7,000 on a waiting list. They've sold out every game since the franchise began playing in September 2000.

The 2004-05 NHL schedule, in doubt because of a labor dispute that could cause owners to lock out the players, will be released in mid-July.

In other news, the Wild have promoted Matt Majka and Pamela Wheelock to executive vice presidents of the club and its parent company, Minnesota Sports and Entertainment.

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Wheelock, who serves as the organization's chief financial officer, was finance commissioner under Gov. Jesse Ventura before leaving to work for the Wild.

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