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12-22-2006, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by reidjr View Post
Some facts about the st mikes and the sbc.

1)They would have no costs at all to play out of the sbc.

2)Last week at the sbc st mikes at there largest crowd of the years 5,000.
You still haven't explained how St. Mikes would have no cost to play out of the SBC. It costs $17,000 - $25,000 just to open a rink that size with minimum staff for half a day, so where would that money come from for 30+ games a season? Those costs don't disappear simply because Melnyk owns the building. They are fixed operating costs.

Last weeks game at the SBC was just like the other games they've played there over the last year or two. It's made up of mostly Ottawa fans who want to see their guys play in an NHL rink, plus a bus load or two of fans making the trip from Toronto. That and the trip in February are unique occasions, hence drawing 4,500 fans (announced, actual was 3587) in the lower bowl. By no means would that be the case every game if the team were to move there.

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