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12-28-2012, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
I don't see which part of that definition doesn't apply to preseason games, given that player expense are not a factor and tickets still sell.

Considering that many of these franchises aren't operating at a profit at all, or if they are it's relatively minor, I'd call the extra revenue granted by preseason games a pretty significant part of the revenue picture.
Not really. Go look up the attendance of those teams for pre-season games, then go look up ticket prices. The ones I bought in Vancouver a few years ago (Vancouver/Edmonton & Vancouver/Calgary) were dirt cheap (less than $50 each), and was low in the lower bowl.

Yes some teams make some decent coin from these games. But it's not a "pretty significant part of their revenue picture". It's a very small percentage of their overall revenue.

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