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12-27-2004, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayor of MacAppolis
The MTS has a capacity of 15 000 and change. All but 22 or 23 teams draw in excess of 15000. What business man in their right mind would take on a franchise in a building that doesn't allow for him to even get to the average attendance, even if he could find 15 000 willing to pay NHL prices in Winnipeg?

The new arena could be renovated to make room for 900 extra club seats, without compromising the quality of the building. That would leave us with over 3000 luxury/club seating. That's where the real money is. It would (correct me if I am wrong), put us ahead of most markets in the NHL.

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