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12-18-2012, 02:15 AM
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Atas2000
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Originally Posted by Faterson View Post
Why do Ak Bars Kazaň have the worst KHL attendance (even worse than Lev Prague), percentage-wise, when it's an elite KHL team?
The real problem in Kazan is transportation. It's a tough quest to get to the game in time. A lot of people just prefer watching the game at a bar or at home in that situation. The die hard fans will still go of course, but the casual fan is hard to lure. Prices aren't a problem. Just drove with a taxi driver recently who turned out to be a hockey fan. He's had a season ticket every year before this season. He said he just can't go to the games due to family reasons this year. You can get a season ticket for 6000 RUB. that would be 5,56 Euro per reg. season game. And AkBars is like always in the playoffs. That's very much affordable.

Minor factors are of course the variety of entertainment offers in Kazan and the call it a "negative effect of success". AkBars always gets to the playoffs. Ppl get used to it and really start watching when the playoffs begin.

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