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04-23-2013, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
100X more people? How should anybody take a comment like that seriously?

If anything big ticket entertainment is a fairly exclusive activity. I wonder what proportion of the population regularly goes to a bigticket arena.

Add any economic downturn to the equation and the first thing to go is people spending huge amounts on entertainment.
Think about how many events happen at Rexall. Think about the number of people that go to events at Rexall.

The old Edmonton Art Gallery had attendance of about 20,000 PER YEAR. Rexall gets that in half a week in live attendance and thousands more watch events at Rexall on TV.

Of course, the budget for building a new arena is much greater than the budget for building the new art gallery, but the relative benefit to the Edmonton area is proportionally greater.

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