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09-29-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SCBdude View Post
Why does the arena have to be that big? ~7'000 should be enough. Only Minsk and SKA get even remotely close to 10'000 spectators so why should new clubs require a bigger arena?
To give an impression of "we mean business!", even though few teams in Europe with big arenas regularly fill their arenas. Jokerit were over 10K during their first two season at Hartwall Areena but they haven't been close to that since. Well this season they could've been even over it as before the end of June, Jokerit had sold around 5000 season tickets but then happened the KHL move and Karalahti and an estimated 200 people returned their season tickets (most from the loud fan section).

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