Phoenix LXXIII: "This Space Available"
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03-21-2013, 05:19 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Triangle
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would that surprise you? sending out renewal packages might help sell a few more walk-up tix this year. and if i were the gm, i would probably send them out, if only to hold on to that last glimmer of hope for my staff.
now, i had been told the team was in fact leaving, dotted lines signed, moving vans warming up, and "here's your french-english dictionary", well, yeah, maybe not.
stay tuned indeed, eh.
That's exactly why I'm interested to see how they handle renewals. Being the league itself, and not a private owner, I'd expect they will try not to do anything that could be totally demonized as deceiving the fans. It's one thing to not be certain of the future, and proceed on the assumption that things will still be status quo next season. That's reasonable. But if, as you say, they already know the team is leaving... well, taking ticket money for next season would just be dirty dealing.
IMO, the timing and contents of those renewal letters are a canary worth keeping an eye on.
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