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02-22-2013, 04:43 PM
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As annoying as it is to see the CEC like a library, I really think it's just a function of economics. The corporate types are paying $150-$200 a ticket to sit in the lower bowl so they can shmooze clients, not watch the game.

Penguins games are increasingly becoming an opportunity for biz executives to network and close deals, rather than a simple leisure activity for the casual fan.

When ticket prices start creeping up to the $150+ territory, the only folks who can afford to go on a regular basis are the businessmen. If they spend $300 on tickets and it results in a business deal being finalized, it's an easily justifiable expense. You would be surprised. A lot of business deals get closed on the golf course or at a sporting event.

Personally, I could never fathom spending that much on a ticket to a sporting event.. and I think the average fan would have a similar viewpoint.

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