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BigFatCat999 02-24-2013 10:57 AM

Preds top ten in attendance.
 
No, this is not a joke headline.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/sort/homePct

Preds are #10 in percentage. Preds need more standing room only games. I would love to see the percentage go up to 101%

Legionnaire11 02-24-2013 07:36 PM

Wonder how Winnipeg fell to 99.9? I thought they were sold out for 3 years or something like that.

Honestly, the league overall looks pretty dang good. All 30 teams at least 75% full coming off of the second lockout in 8 years. 26/30 over 90%. Record TV ratings as well and a new CBA that spreads more wealth and limits more spending... we could be looking at a very good period in overall league health over the life of this CBA.

Apple Juice 02-24-2013 09:06 PM

Buffalo and Florida selling out? You've got to be kidding... Unless they gave sick deals or their tickets are super super cheap, there's no way Florida sells out..

hockey diva 02-24-2013 09:13 PM

We may be reporting sell outs but there are still quite a few empty seats at the Bridge particularly the high dollar Lexus seats near the glass and the second level are not full most nights. Remember 1/2 to 2/3 rds of Buffalo's ticket base is from across the border. They are filling the arena.

drwpreds 02-24-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Apple Juice (Post 60416619)
Buffalo and Florida selling out? You've got to be kidding... Unless they gave sick deals or their tickets are super super cheap, there's no way Florida sells out..

Buffalo sells out their games, but there is some info on the ESPN site that is wrong/not updated- Florida's capacity is not correct, and they have not sold out all their games......

NSHPreds1835 02-24-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 (Post 60408649)
Wonder how Winnipeg fell to 99.9? I thought they were sold out for 3 years or something like that.

Honestly, the league overall looks pretty dang good. All 30 teams at least 75% full coming off of the second lockout in 8 years. 26/30 over 90%. Record TV ratings as well and a new CBA that spreads more wealth and limits more spending... we could be looking at a very good period in overall league health over the life of this CBA.

One guy decided not to show up for a game?

drwpreds 02-24-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by hockey diva (Post 60417255)
We may be reporting sell outs but there are still quite a few empty seats at the Bridge particularly the high dollar Lexus seats near the glass and the second level are not full most nights. Remember 1/2 to 2/3 rds of Buffalo's ticket base is from across the border. They are filling the arena.

I knew as soon as I saw this topic that it wouldn't take long for the "but they are not really sellouts/I saw some empty seats/they are fudging the numbers/they are giving tickets away to ensure sellouts", etc, etc, etc crowd to show up.

hockey diva 02-24-2013 10:11 PM

Well I am a STH and have seen the empty seats in the arena. If they are sold and just not occupied that's fine. But there is no way to know for sure is there?

kypredsfan 02-25-2013 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by hockey diva (Post 60421943)
Well I am a STH and have seen the empty seats in the arena. If they are sold and just not occupied that's fine. But there is no way to know for sure is there?

No there is not and it doesn't even matter in the first place.

MrJoshua 02-25-2013 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by hockey diva (Post 60421943)
Well I am a STH and have seen the empty seats in the arena. If they are sold and just not occupied that's fine. But there is no way to know for sure is there?

I know my season ticket seat is empty fairly often, but paid for. I enjoy knowing that I have a ticket to as many games as I can make it to, but a four-hour round trip plus getting to work early in the morning makes it difficult to make many weeknight games. It's worth having the full season ticket because of the games I CAN make it to, plus the cheaper additional tickets when I have friends coming and to playoff games, etc. But I can't make it to every game, and I assume plenty of other season ticket holders have the same sort of issues.

kypredsfan 02-25-2013 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by MrJoshua (Post 60432453)
I know my season ticket seat is empty fairly often, but paid for. I enjoy knowing that I have a ticket to as many games as I can make it to, but a four-hour round trip plus getting to work early in the morning makes it difficult to make many weeknight games. It's worth having the full season ticket because of the games I CAN make it to, plus the cheaper additional tickets when I have friends coming and to playoff games, etc. But I can't make it to every game, and I assume plenty of other season ticket holders have the same sort of issues.

Yep, 2 years ago I had full season tickets knowing I could only make it to 10 games or less. It was about my support for the team.

Preds Partisan 02-25-2013 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by hockey diva (Post 60417255)
We may be reporting sell outs but there are still quite a few empty seats at the Bridge particularly the high dollar Lexus seats near the glass and the second level are not full most nights. Remember 1/2 to 2/3 rds of Buffalo's ticket base is from across the border. They are filling the arena.

Some of those Lexus seats belong to suite owners. The suite owners pay for those Lexus seats in addition to their regular suite fees. They are paid for, but given the choice of the suite or moving down to those seats, most guests choose to stay in the suite. One company I do business with has had a suite and four extra tickets down low since season one, but I doubt if people have actually sat in those Lexus seats more than 25% of the time. It may seem like a waste of money to you and me, but that's the way it is.

drwpreds 02-25-2013 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by MrJoshua (Post 60432453)
I know my season ticket seat is empty fairly often, but paid for. I enjoy knowing that I have a ticket to as many games as I can make it to, but a four-hour round trip plus getting to work early in the morning makes it difficult to make many weeknight games. It's worth having the full season ticket because of the games I CAN make it to, plus the cheaper additional tickets when I have friends coming and to playoff games, etc. But I can't make it to every game, and I assume plenty of other season ticket holders have the same sort of issues.

Major kudos to you for being a season ticket holder while being in Decatur- I'm in Birmingham and wish I could do it but its a 7 hour round trip for us. But we do make as many games as possible..

Also glad you explained first hand just one of the reasons there empty seats even during official sellouts-

These people on here whining about our sellouts drive me crazy- as I have pointed out numerous times, empty seats at arenas that are sold out happen at all arenas and is not unique to the Predators- all the teams can do is sell the tickets;

NSHPreds1835 02-25-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by drwpreds (Post 60456751)
Major kudos to you for being a season ticket holder while being in Decatur- I'm in Birmingham and wish I could do it but its a 7 hour round trip for us. But we do make as many games as possible..

Also glad you explained first hand just one of the reasons there empty seats even during official sellouts-

These people on here whining about our sellouts drive me crazy- as I have pointed out numerous times, empty seats at arenas that are sold out happen at all arenas and is not unique to the Predators- all the teams can do is sell the tickets;

Typically those people are either Canadian or from a northern U.S. hockey city. Does Nashville offer discounted tickets? If so you've probably been criticized for that too oh not mention you're already not paying "NHL" prices. It is amazing how much some people need to stroke their ego and put others down.

Paranoid Android 02-25-2013 05:13 PM

It really doesn't matter if the numbers are fudged or not. It's about sending a message more than anything.

Fo Shea Shea 02-26-2013 08:22 AM

Sellouts don't mean 100% of the tickets are sold. Many times there are a few hundred not sold that are "bought" by the team and given as comps (contests, radio station give away, corporate partners, military donations, etc...) to make a sell out. There can be up to 6-8% of the tickets being comped and it can still be considered a sellout. Sometimes those comp tickets just go unused.

dubgeek 02-26-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by MrJoshua (Post 60432453)
I know my season ticket seat is empty fairly often, but paid for. I enjoy knowing that I have a ticket to as many games as I can make it to, but a four-hour round trip plus getting to work early in the morning makes it difficult to make many weeknight games. It's worth having the full season ticket because of the games I CAN make it to, plus the cheaper additional tickets when I have friends coming and to playoff games, etc. But I can't make it to every game, and I assume plenty of other season ticket holders have the same sort of issues.

I've never met you, and this is crazy,
but here's my email, send a ticket maybe?

:sarcasm:

In all seriousness, props and many thanks for ponying up though you know you can't make all the games. Season tickets are the first order of business for us once our daughters are out of pre-school - that isht is expensive!

This sellout streak is amazing. Who woulda thunk it just a few season ago?

Drake744 02-26-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by drwpreds (Post 60420299)
Buffalo sells out their games, but there is some info on the ESPN site that is wrong/not updated- Florida's capacity is not correct, and they have not sold out all their games......

Florida changed their capacity to 17,040 a couple years ago so that seems to be accurate. I watch Panther games, and no they clearly aren't full, but the capacity doesn't seem to be off.

drwpreds 02-26-2013 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Drake744 (Post 60502819)
Florida changed their capacity to 17,040 a couple years ago so that seems to be accurate. I watch Panther games, and no they clearly aren't full, but the capacity doesn't seem to be off.

Well, just scanning their box scores they've had crowds ranging from 15,000 to almost 20,000 so who knows- but they definitely haven't sold out every game

Legionnaire11 02-26-2013 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Paranoid Android (Post 60457873)
It really doesn't matter if the numbers are fudged or not. It's about sending a message more than anything.

This.

Surprised at how many Preds fans are trying to downplay the attendance numbers. We should be doing cartwheels down Broadway, instead we're coming up with excuse after excuse as to why they're not really "sold out" and why the reported attendance is misleading. Maybe these fans didn't go through the sale or the push for 14k?

BigFatCat999 02-26-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 (Post 60517251)
This.

Surprised at how many Preds fans are trying to downplay the attendance numbers. We should be doing cartwheels down Broadway, instead we're coming up with excuse after excuse as to why they're not really "sold out" and why the reported attendance is misleading. Maybe these fans didn't go through the sale or the push for 14k?

No ****. We should be worshiping Sean Henry like an idol.

Drake744 02-26-2013 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by drwpreds (Post 60507243)
Well, just scanning their box scores they've had crowds ranging from 15,000 to almost 20,000 so who knows- but they definitely haven't sold out every game

Hmm. The reduced capacity is because they close off certain sections usually, but for big games (AKA teams from snowbird transplant cities like Toronto, Montreal, Boston, NY, etc) they open them back up, leaving their capacity at over 19,000 again. Those games usually sell out and maybe the mix of regular games plus the extra capacity ones leave their "average" at over 17,000 which is "technically" averaging a sellout when their reduced capacity is their official one. If that makes any sense.

Gnashville 02-26-2013 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Fo Shea Shea (Post 60498229)
Sellouts don't mean 100% of the tickets are sold. Many times there are a few hundred not sold that are "bought" by the team and given as comps (contests, radio station give away, corporate partners, military donations, etc...) to make a sell out. There can be up to 6-8% of the tickets being comped and it can still be considered a sellout. Sometimes those comp tickets just go unused.

My understanding is that A lot of Comps are tickets left over for players both home and visiting that are given away if not used. I don't think those can be sold for profit.

drwpreds 02-26-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 (Post 60517251)
This.

Surprised at how many Preds fans are trying to downplay the attendance numbers. We should be doing cartwheels down Broadway, instead we're coming up with excuse after excuse as to why they're not really "sold out" and why the reported attendance is misleading. Maybe these fans didn't go through the sale or the push for 14k?

THANK YOU- I've been ranting about this for weeks- no reason for any negativity whatsoever regarding attendance

kypredsfan 02-27-2013 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Drake744 (Post 60518029)
Hmm. The reduced capacity is because they close off certain sections usually, but for big games (AKA teams from snowbird transplant cities like Toronto, Montreal, Boston, NY, etc) they open them back up, leaving their capacity at over 19,000 again. Those games usually sell out and maybe the mix of regular games plus the extra capacity ones leave their "average" at over 17,000 which is "technically" averaging a sellout when their reduced capacity is their official one. If that makes any sense.

I was in attendance at the Preds at Panthers game last season and thier arena is way bigger than ours. There were some sections that had huge banners covering all the seats but still, much larger than ours. If they had enough demand, those seats would be available for purchase.


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