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08-15-2013, 05:08 AM
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doctorgreg
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Originally Posted by Vicente View Post
Despite being one of the best KHL teams in the first 5 years of the competition their attendance at home was mostly terrible. Do you think this will change just because of a new arena?

What was the main reason for people not to come? Tickets too expansive (think someone in the forum here said so)? No interest in CSKA hockey by general population?
I believe that in any city the attendance will rise tremendously with new arenas, especially Moscow. Look at the Minsk situation - average attendance 3k in a city 1.000.000+ people before 2010, and 14-15k now. I've been there many times, believe me the atmosphere is fantastic. =) The only thing that changed is the arena, they still play awful, no play-offs, but HUGE attendance.

It is a shame that nobody in Russia actually understand this.

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