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01-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Replacement, you don't go to games any more. Why do you care so much about a ticket tax you will not be paying?
On behalf of a majority of the public that are funding this arena and that didn't want public funding of this arena involved and a majority that won't end up making use of a facility with exorbitant ticket prices.
The city even at current count is fronting over .6Billion for this endeavor. At a time where the provincial govt is met with horrendous forecasts and downscaled revenue and where the local economy could be in some trouble by the time this arena is built.
Lets go back a bit. In the 90's people weren't willing to spend anything to go to an Oiler game and thousands of tickets were unsold.
So if that happens again how much of this arena is the public really left paying for?
Aside from that basic opposition at least a ticket surcharge is userpay which is at least acceptable provided people will pay it. If not guess where the money is coming from?
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