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12-28-2012, 02:08 PM
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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.
Especially since, unlike Regular Season games, there are no salary expenses and teams can deduct the Direct Costs of the games (including travel and arena rent and operating expenses) from HRR.

And note, that many teams (including the Sharks) require STHs to purchase pre-season tickets at regular season prices, whether they want them or not.

I look at pre-seson tickets as basically being a STH tax.

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