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12-28-2012, 11:48 AM
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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.
Seriously, having been to preseason games, I don't know how anyone can think they are profitable. Do people who have not been to these games realize it's essentially an AHL matchup with a couple NHLers sprinkled in? It's junk hockey that none of the players care about and they still kind of overcharge for the tickets, even at about a third of the price of regular season games.
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