Can we learn from Columbus?
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03-19-2013, 11:37 PM
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Not sure about that.
Strangely enough the rebound from markets sometimes results in higher ticket sales post lockout possibly due to limiting product and thereby making it more attractive.
Theres a few commentators that speculate the occasional withdrawal of product might be good for business as it creates want and reduces saturation.
Think of it as a prohibition type phenomenon. What happens to booze sales after a prolonged period of no booze available?
No, it made a sizable difference.
Ohio's been hammered by the recession, just as Ohio gets hammered in every recession. When a lot of people are struggling and a lot are just starting to get back on their feet, the following happened:
- A poor 2011-12 season
- The looming threat of a season-ending lockout, which prevented people from actually looking at snapping up season tickets
- The All-Star Game actually being cancelled, which was basically throwing gasoline onto an already-burning fire that the venom of the lockout was creating
As soon as the lockout ended, training camp began and was completely packed. The passion for hockey never left; it's a classic case of not financially supporting something out of protest.
(Does anyone mind if I keep hanging around this thread? I promise to be good...at least until someone utters "the R word"
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