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11-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
Yeah, because owners of a profitable business often shut it down and lock out their employees, right?

By all accounts, the NFL is very profitable. They locked out their players. You keep trying this argument, KINGS, but at some point even you must admit that not everyone is doing it to stem losses, but to increase gains.

At the OP, gate receipts tell only about half the story for most teams, while the wildly successful are even less reliant on ticket receipts-- and they of course charge far more than the average price.

Meanwhile, the teams that indeed are hurting, like Phoenix, have avg ticket prices of $25-35 dollars. Buffalo was also in the $35/ticket avg range the last time NHL data was leaked (see the BOHB sticky on data we collect).

What you will discover as this thread plays out is that revenue disparity is quite large, and it begins with ticket prices. The latter is a good market indicator of demand for hockey in many places, and whether or not that demand filters up to corporate season ticket holders. The rest, including TV and sponsorships, follow on from that demand.

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