What Jokerit joing the KHL means for Sweden.
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07-08-2013, 02:08 AM
Join Date: May 2010
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I'm sorry but that is a mission Tom Cruise wouldn't even be able to pull trough. Stockholm is pretty saturated with three clubs and you're not going to lure fans of existing clubs to the new one just because they play in the KHL. Sure you would be able to get some corporations who would buy a skybox to be able to grease the wheels of potential customers but you are not going to get that many "real" fans. Sweden isn't the NHL where you get a shiny new arena, a cheesy name, a silly logo and in an instant get 20000 new fans.
The only chance a swedish club will ever join the KHL is if the 51%-rule disappears and a already existing club decides to make the jump.
And the Globe is owned by SGA (which is owned by the city) and i have a hard time seeing them selling the Globe. Given that they own Tele2, Söderstadion and Hovet too.
And the 51% rule, has in the last year stayed in place despite two different votes. And now the larger clubs actively work to keep it, Djurgården Football decided by vote to "actively work for the preservation of the rule".
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