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11-24-2012, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
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.
The NFL did not miss any games. Yes, the revenue disparity is large between franchises. Some may need to re-locate, and the owners have agreed to address some of the disparity through an increase in revenue sharing. The NHL does not have a large national TV contract that will cover the entire amount of increased revenue sharing by itself.

NHL players get a higher percentage of revenue than any other professional sports league, yet they generate the least amount of revenue. MOD The players will have to take significantly less money. At some point even you will have to admit that.

The owners should not be expected to operate their business at a loss.


Last edited by Fugu: 11-24-2012 at 01:24 PM. Reason: generalized flame
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