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02-26-2013, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JuniorNelson View Post
I agree Abottsford is too small for a Canuck's affiliate. I disagree that Rogers arena is not economically viable. Ten thousand tickets at twenty bucks each is two hundred thousand. Thirty eight regular season home games and you are running into serious money. It is also understood that the crowd spends money while they are in the building. In fact I think ten thousand per game is erroneous, I'd expect sell-outs every game.
If you can get 10K people to a game at $20 each. The Marlies are a good example. Sure theyhave more non-hockey
pro-competition but the market is much bigger.

Regular season/Playoffs

2005-06: 4,362/3,811
2006-07: 3,829/DNQ
2007-08: 4,348/2,708
2008-09: 3,728/2,819
2009-10: 4,070/DNQ
2010-11: 4,694/DNQ
2011-12: 5,480/6,617

If a canucks affiliate placed in vancouver proper drew 5K people it'd be a success, but there is no way they use they use rogers arena for that.

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