NYI & Barclays Center To Make Major Announcement (mod edit: NYI to Brooklyn in 2015)
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11-20-2012, 01:14 PM
No Fun Shogun
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Again, you seem to be confusing what I'm saying. Not saying that the Barclays Center won't inherently offer more money-making opportunities than Nassau for the Isles. Just saying that a lot of seats will have issues and it will obviously be a venue not intended for full-time hockey usage. And, if the Isles become competitive, they'd assuredly be able to jack up ticket prices even in the nosebleeds to make even more money.
And of course they'd sign a long-term lease without assurances of more seats, if they had given up building an arena of their own (which, given how much Wang has gone through with Lighthouse, would not be that surprising) and a recognition of the fact that their revenue generating opportunities remain significantly higher in the NYC metro area than almost anywhere else. When plenty of other posters were quick to bring up the Isles as a relocation candidate, I've been saying for months that it'll never happen for their local cable deal alone, not to mention that a local group would probably offer as much cash, if not more, than any other group that would like to buy the team and move them elsewhere and that the league would fight tooth and nail to avoid the embarrassment of moving a team out of the largest physical market in the country.
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