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10-30-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by cutchemist42 View Post
I would also say MLB is better at picking markets too.
MLB is great at picking markets:

Seattle attendance 44% of capacity in 2012

Cleveland attendance 45% of capacity in 2012

Houston attendance 48% of capacity in 2012

Toronto attendance 53% of capacity in 2012

Arizona attendance 55% of capacity in 2012

Tampa Bay attendance 56% of capacity in 2012

Kansas City attendance 57% of capacity in 2012

Baltimore attendance 59% of capacity in 2012 (and this team was in the thick of it)

Now the bottom dwellers in the NHL:

Phoenix attendance 73% of capacity in 2011-2012

NYI attendance 81% of capacity in 2011-2012

Dallas attendance 77% of capacity in 2011-2012

Columbus attendance 81% of capacity in 2011-2012

I am sure you are all starting to get the idea. The only reason baseball survives in the markets it shouldn't is due to the TV contracts. Once the TV revenue slips for baseball these teams without gate receipts are likely to be in trouble. Why don't they have gate receipts? Because no fan wants to watch a loser year in and year out with no chance of moving up in the standings.

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