Waning fan passion - a growing concern
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11-14-2012, 11:32 AM
Nihil Novi Sub Soli
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Raleigh NC
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The question is whether this hypothetical number is going to increase, I think you could develop a market with this number initially but if after a decade this number is not higher ( or goes down) then what is the alternative ? Replace local support with rs dollars from markets where people actually care about the game?
Interestingly enough, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Los Angeles all saw significant increases in their attendance after they started winning.
The NHL is a gate driven league: market is tied to revenue; revenue is tied to ticket sales; ticket sales are tied to attendance; attendance is tied to winning.
Building a market requires a winning team at some point. I can not think of a sports market that can not attribute at least part of its success to winning.
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