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01-06-2013, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NugentHopkinsfan View Post
Ticket prices have gone up a lot in the big markets, it costs 80 bucks to get in the rink in Vancouver, you can buy 5 tickets for that price in some arenas. Who is selling all the merchandise? It is literally cheaper to fly to a southern city to watch a playoff game than buy tickets to a game in our own city. Many people do this.

The whole growing the game nonsense may be true at the youth level, which is great, but lots of markets are struggling badly with low fan support while a lucky few bring in most of the revenue.
Ticket prices have gone way up in washington dc for capitals games and they are sold out every night. Prices have gone up everywhere. The game has grown other places as well you might think tickets are cheap in some areas but that is just because of the exchange rate. Plus some places median income is a lot lower than others. That doesnt mean fans don't want to go to games as much it means they don't have as much money.

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