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06-22-2013, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Byrddog View Post
If they comp 1900 tickets per game assuming a low 25.00 average for each that's 47,500 in lost revenue per home game. Or over 41 games 1.947 million dollars. Or the difference in a 3 mil a year player or 5 mil per year player so yes it is significant and way you look at it. If they don't comp the 1900 they lose out on a conservative 500k in concessions as well over the whole season. Comp tickets are great for the fans but does not help putting talent on the ice. All teams comp tickets but Most teams less then 500 per game.

Particularly on this board fans want the front office to spend like a large market but it is impossible to do without revenue. There are only a handful of arenas that seat fewer than the Bridgestone arena. To ice a consistent high preforming team spending to the cap at current prices this team needs 95% capacity PAID. That's an average of 16,200 per game. Short of that the ownership is in the red not something they will do for a long period of time.

So all the fake sellouts hurt the team like it or not.
And no team in any sport fully sells out every game. There are always comps, always. This happens in every sport. Yes, comps were up this year but the previous two seasons they were pretty much on par with other teams around the league.

Sometimes you want to get people back in the barn to see what they're missing or to get new fans in as well. Sometimes you honor commitments which is why comps were up so much.

If it happens again next year I might start to worry.

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