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02-25-2013, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Burke the Legend View Post
What? it's 100% novelty gimmick for fans there. Watching a game in a football/baseball stadium is ridiculous you can't see anything. Although as long as huge crowds are willing to pack a football stadium at premium prices the NHL won't scoff at the gate windfall either. The event is designed for TV though so even if they didn't have a huge gate it would still be all about TV optics.
The funny thing is the game's TV quality is worse. The NHL arenas have cameras in optimized conditions already (lighting is also a factor), and they've had years to perfect where to put the cameras. This isn't the case for an outdoor game where everything's set up for 1 game.

And yeah, the appeal of the WC is that it's unique. If there's 4 of them now it's just a dumb gimmick.

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