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08-29-2012, 01:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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My thoughts are:
* Tickets are getting very expensive, and reaching a breaking point. For middle of the road seats you are now talking over $400 for a family of four, and that does not include parking, food, buying something at Pens' Gear, etc. That would be something like $22,000 a year for the average family. There is a tipping point where there will not be enough to support that amount and we have reached it obviously in many communities.
* The issues a number of franchises have with losses should have a greater revenue sharing component from the richer franchises, but I can see the issue some might have with a number that become black holes for revenue. Building in a market like Phoenix can take decades, and it is hard to tell is it is an investment or a place hockey will never be viable.
The long and short of it is that all sides need to give.
An idea. Make the owners and players both give back, and farm it back into ticket prices in places where the sport is struggling as an investment. Take a little less to grow the sport, instead of the owners just pocketing it.
aren't tickets dirt cheap in most of the struggling markets? I know they were selling tickets at the gates of Columbus for like 10 or 15 bucks.
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