THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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12-29-2012, 08:35 PM
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I'm sure if the Marlies were to get consistent Rock sized attendance, the Marlies would be in and my Rock would be out. The Rock really don't pose a huge issue with the schedule since they rarely play two games in a weekend and are on the road every other weekend. I mean Staples Center makes it work with two NBA teams and the Kings (as well as all the other events going on there). It might mean that the Marlies get a 2 PM game on a Saturday afternoon as a curtain raiser for the Leafs game though.
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the Staples Center schedule a lot of Kings games on weekend afternoons, then at night it's changed over for a Lakers or Clippers game? If so I guess that's how they make things work there during the regular season.
While it's true the Rock crowds don't come close to a Maple Leafs or Raptors crowd they are still a less expensive game to see and maybe if the Marlies played at the Air Canada Centre more often with great crowds it could push the Rock out. However I doubt it's something we will see happen.
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