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10-07-2012, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by veganhunter View Post
Announced attendance is not the actual amount of butts in seats it's tickets distributed whether they were paid for or not or discounted or not. Hard to take those numbers even remotely serious when they announce stuff like that and you can clearly see 2/3's of the arena is empty.
And even selling out every game does not mean that a team is making a profit. If their lease deal is such that they are paying a ton of money to play in their building then they could still lose money, or make very little, despite selling out. Or if they have ridiculous staffing levels at every game and thus have high salary costs, that would eat into their profits no matter how many games they sell out. There are all kinds of other scenarios that could affect the bottom line regardless of how often a team sells out its building. Filling an arena simply does not mean that a team will be profitable.

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