By Matt Griswold, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Dec. 22--LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. -- With one year officially in the books, DVA Sports officials are finally starting to see the fruits of their labor.
Hockey fans have gobbled up more than 1,300 of the 7,400 seats planned for the $70 million hockey arena under construction in Lakewood Ranch. The figures amaze even Larry Kish, who seems to sell more tickets every day.
"We haven't even gone public with this yet," said Kish, senior vice president of DVA sports.
DVA Sports is funneling its ticket money into an escrow account. To date, every dime spent on …