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02-04-2013, 07:49 AM
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Buck Aki Berg
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Originally Posted by sushinsky4tsar View Post
Ticket prices Maybe the worst part for the average fan, pricing would go through the roof with the added importance of each game. Corporations still have the same amount of money to dump on suites and club level tickets. If the intensity, media coverage, and sheer entertainment value of the product goes through the roof, maybe most of them don't think twice about dishing out roughly the same premium for 16 home games as opposed to 41.
I don't think ticket prices would go much higher in your scenario. Teams generally charge as much as they can get away with as it is; having fewer games doesn't have an effect on the amount of disposable income the fans have.

I would be worried about ticket scarcity in markets like Toronto and New York, or any other market with a large corporate base. With just 16 home dates, all on prime nights, regular fans could easily get squeezed out of the building as corporations swoop in and grab all the tickets they can.

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