Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part VI
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02-22-2013, 03:50 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
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In terms of ticket prices. I've heard former NHL team presidents say a good rule of thumb to break even is to have ticket revenue cover the salary expenses of players. Other revenues would essentially cover the remaining expenses. Obviously its not a fool proof rule but it will give a good estimate.
The salary floor next season will be $40MM so in terms of ticket revenue the ownership would want to generate at least $40MM from ticket sales, unless they don't mind losing money.
Not sure how big the building will be, assuming around 17,000 the average ticket price would be around $60 on the low end. Ignoring potential revenue sharing.
Direct comparison to NBA is tricky cause TV revenues are greater than those of the NHL.
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