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06-10-2012, 06:55 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Nashville sold 97.5% of tickets (Sold but a little exaggerated on butts in seats)
Here is a nice local article about how % of tickets sold does not mean a city is not ponying up money.
If the Predators sold out 100% of the games from pre-season through the cup finals, led the league in merchandise sales and television ratings... the city would STILL pay money, because that's the lease agreement that THEY negotiated.
Writers can spin articles any way they want, but when the city agrees to pay certain moneys, they do so knowing that it's only a percentage of what the team generates for the city either through hockey or more likely non-hockey revenues, even non-arena revenues such as taxes from bars on Broadway being packed 100+ nights a year.
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