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05-31-2007, 11:35 AM
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I haven't paid too much attention to this so I apologize if this question has already been asked.

One line from the above article caught my attention:

"Predators ownership can buy its way out of the team's Sommet Center lease for $18 million next season if the team doesn't average 14,000 fans and if Metro doesn't pay for the difference in unsold tickets."

What exactly is Metro and how likely are they to pay the difference for one year to avoid the lease being broken? Even if your average attendance is lower than 14,000, I can't imagine it being substantially lower which means the cost would probably be manageable as a one-time thing.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a deadline for the 14,000 thing to come into effect? Basically, if the team exceeds that amount for the next two seasons doesn't it become impossible to use that to break the lease in the future?

Again, I'm sorry if these are stupid questions or my assumptions are wrong.

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