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11-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Gump Hasek
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
I think they are talking relative to the rest of the league. 3% is barely ahead of general inflation, and behind the revenue growth the NHL has experienced in any of the previous 7 seasons. Most projections have NHL continuing to grow at 4-7%. Unlikely concessions grow by much more if any more than the 4-7%.

Every team does get a cut from the NBC deal but it was in effect last year so there will be no gain there in the next decade. The CDN deal may increase, hard to say, it is up for renegotiation very soon.

I think many of you would be surprised at what the Jets stores took in last year. It was insane the amount of money they were pulling in. The Jets made everything a normal store might make (ie mark up) on everything sold in the Jets store. Think about how a River City Sports is such a profitable business on it's own, and the Jets store was likely far far ahead of RCS last year. Obviously there will still be PLENTY of revenue coming through the Jets store, it will be down by a fair bit in upcoming years.

So in the end, while the revenue WILL increase, it will likely fall relative to other teams as our revenue was pretty much at the high end of what we will be possible of in the next 2-4 years at least, barring any playoff revenue. In all likelihood, with the forced small increases in the ST price, we will not match NHL wide revenue gains over the next few years.
I agree with much of this but feel you are possibly underestimating damage done by the lockout. Markets like Winnipeg and the others located in Canada will continue strong and sold out at the gate but the casual fan will be missed in some of the ancillary markets. The net result will probably be that the comparatively "rich" will stay rich for a few years and that Winnipeg will maintain their revenue percentage pace during the intermediate period as a result.

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