Phoenix XCVII: Forget it, Jake. It's Glendale.
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07-13-2013, 01:22 PM
Join Date: May 2010
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Correct, from the article, No Kings-sized help for the Phoenix Coyotes*
"Lack of sponsorships. suite sales and season ticket holders (including some business buyers) is a major competitive disadvantage for the Coyotes and is contributed to the teamís poor bottom-line."
* Applied to previous 'deals' and I agree, it will take far longer than the '5 year' window that RSE/IA has...
It could be a tricky balance for RSE, brought about by the uncertainty inherent in their demand for a 5-year "out clause". Unless they build substantial momentum and have good on-ice success very early on (i.e. within the first 2-3 years), questions about the long-term longevity of the team might well creep in and keep potential STH and corporate groups sitting on their wallets. Of course, this was avoidable if the RSE group didn't structure the deal in such a way to look like it is poised for relocation from the beginning, and hadn't insisted on a five-year out clause tied directly to levels of operating losses that would surprise no-one.
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