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05-03-2013, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by PointyElbows View Post
Come on - you really believe that 36+ hockey dates lose money for the owners of the arena? And that 20 graduation ceremonies bring dollars to the owners? This was simply a penny-wise, pound foolish tactic by arena management. It will make for an interesting negotiation if there is to be a continuing relationship after the 2013 - 2014 season. Indy should be watching this one closely.
Here in Elmira they use the arena for HS Graduations but it's no money maker on event day. It's a money maker on transaction day. It costs the school to have a graduation in an arena 4 figures....where as having it at the school is FREE.

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