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07-17-2017, 03:58 PM
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The question of how invested/raucous will their fan base be is totally different from their ticket sales, IMO
No doubt.

They'll both sell out every game and have the worst home ice advantage in the league.
Offhand, I can't think of any other place in any sport where that is the case. It'll be unique, that's for sure.

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07-17-2017, 04:01 PM
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The question of how invested/raucous will their fan base be is totally different from their ticket sales, IMO
Bingo. It'll make money and that's all that really matters.

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07-17-2017, 04:07 PM
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It sure is going to be the strangest mix of an audience at an NHL game to date.

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“We did a market study for Las Vegas and determined that we had about 200,000 avid hockey fans, people from Minnesota or Canada, the northeast. People trying to get to a nice climate.


People TRYING to get to a nice climate, but clearly not succeeding if they ended up in Vegas. I wouldn't survive my first summer.


No kidding, give me the four seasons any day rather than hot, hotter and even hotter weather

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No kidding, give me the four seasons any day rather than hot, hotter and even hotter weather
Actually, because of it's altitude, Vegas can get quite cold in the winter. I remember flying in there one year from college, and it was 8 degrees. Not that you get the Fall we are used to, but there's at least some variation.

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Actually, because of it's altitude, Vegas can get quite cold in the winter. I remember flying in there one year from college, and it was 8 degrees. Not that you get the Fall we are used to, but there's at least some variation.
Celsius?

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"We have maybe the number 1, maybe , 5, 6 or....possibly 7 spot in ticket sales. Tremendous, incredible, our people are the best. Boston Bruins aren't even close to us. Sad!"

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once people who aren't in tune with hockey rn and the current on ice product see it, and also once they see their team lose consistently, they'll stop coming. nhl hockey is dull and tedious and again, that roster is obv lottery bad

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Celsius?
It can get below 32 F in Vegas during the winter. It will snow probably once every 8-10 years.

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"We have maybe the number 1, maybe , 5, 6 or....possibly 7 spot in ticket sales. Tremendous, incredible, our people are the best. Boston Bruins aren't even close to us. Sad!"
Billions & Billions in ticket sales.

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once people who aren't in tune with hockey rn and the current on ice product see it, and also once they see their team lose consistently, they'll stop coming. nhl hockey is dull and tedious and again, that roster is obv lottery bad
I am pretty sure there will be many "sold out" nights with noticeably empty seats, sure the seats are sold....but are they occupied?

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My first thought when I read the article was that Vegas was fudging the numbers by including multiyear sales. That model would probably make sense for Vegas; hand over a good portion of the ticket sales to the casinos in town, and have them eat 2-3 years, or more, at a time for a bulk discount.

I don't know about the other 29 NHL teams, but Boston doesn't really do multiyear. The only multiyear offers that I've heard of are for the SportsDeck area...and maybe the Club?...and they're considered Premium tickets. In fact, I think if those tickets don't get sold, it's still considered a sellout, because you don't count premium areas like suites and boxes.

And in terms of sales, Boston's doing just fine. We're one of the smaller arenas, and we still have a waitlist (in theory). We still sell out (in theory). The prices are still pretty damn high, so either Jacobs has an amazing poker face, or there's still demand.

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I have been getting emails from Wynn Boston Harbor over a special junket they are planning when the Bruins are there and the price for air, 2 nights hotel at the Wynn Las Vegas and ticket to the game is ridiculously cheap.
How cheap? Any links?

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How cheap? Any links?
$399 per person double occupancy - I get emails as I have a Wynn players card and they transferred my account to Boston.

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My first thought when I read the article was that Vegas was fudging the numbers by including multiyear sales. That model would probably make sense for Vegas; hand over a good portion of the ticket sales to the casinos in town, and have them eat 2-3 years, or more, at a time for a bulk discount.

I don't know about the other 29 NHL teams, but Boston doesn't really do multiyear. The only multiyear offers that I've heard of are for the SportsDeck area...and maybe the Club?...and they're considered Premium tickets. In fact, I think if those tickets don't get sold, it's still considered a sellout, because you don't count premium areas like suites and boxes.

And in terms of sales, Boston's doing just fine. We're one of the smaller arenas, and we still have a waitlist (in theory). We still sell out (in theory). The prices are still pretty damn high, so either Jacobs has an amazing poker face, or there's still demand.
We found that out when Frozen Four attendance was announced as 18,867.

The Bruins stopped the bleeding with the monthly installment plans for STH's and the base has held.

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No kidding, give me the four seasons any day rather than hot, hotter and even hotter weather
The trade off is 3 months inside in the AC for 9 months of dry, sunny, 60-80 degree weather. They get like 340 days of sunshine a year.

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They will be like all Florida teams, many transplants that follow the teams the grew up with.

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Actually, because of it's altitude, Vegas can get quite cold in the winter. I remember flying in there one year from college, and it was 8 degrees. Not that you get the Fall we are used to, but there's at least some variation.
Were you going to college in 1963? It hasn't hit 8 degrees in Vegas since then.

https://www.vegas.com/weather/averages.html

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The people of Vegas have nothing major to call their own. People will be surprised when the fan base grows there because of that. It's when football and basketball move in then there may be attendance trouble from the locals. Until then I suspect sales, merchandise and adoption will be really good.

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The trade off is 3 months inside in the AC for 9 months of dry, sunny, 60-80 degree weather. They get like 340 days of sunshine a year.
The evenings those 3 months in the summer are nice, too. I like Reno better for the outdoors opportunities, but would definitely not be upset if I was relocated to Vegas tomorrow.

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The evenings those 3 months in the summer are nice, too. I like Reno better for the outdoors opportunities, but would definitely not be upset if I was relocated to Vegas tomorrow.
Right.. people think it's scalding hot all year, but it's actually quite pleasant most of the year. For perspective, the outdoor pools at the casinos are only open from around May-September, because it's too cold the rest of the months

With that said, no one is playing golf after 9:00 AM in July and August

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over/under on just how many in the crowd will be dressed as Elvis?

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Right.. people think it's scalding hot all year, but it's actually quite pleasant most of the year. For perspective, the outdoor pools at the casinos are only open from around May-September, because it's too cold the rest of the months

With that said, no one is playing golf after 9:00 AM in July and August
I actually did, don't recommend it. I worked several summers on the NTS. It's hot but it's not the heat sink that the Vegas strip is. You start early, it's downright cold in the mornings, and then there's usually a breeze. Also, people laugh but the dry heat takes maybe 15 degrees off how the temperature feels compared to the east coast.
So we figured we're hoofing around the desert carrying gear, what's the big deal about riding a golf cart around while wearing shorts. The problem was, there weren't that many people on the course, so the refreshment carts kept coming back to us. Since it was hot out we needed cool liquids. Needless to say I needed a siesta that day.

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$399 per person double occupancy - I get emails as I have a Wynn players card and they transferred my account to Boston.
Hmmmm.

That is really tempting.

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Right.. people think it's scalding hot all year, but it's actually quite pleasant most of the year. For perspective, the outdoor pools at the casinos are only open from around May-September, because it's too cold the rest of the months

With that said, no one is playing golf after 9:00 AM in July and August
I lived in Vegas for 4 years and this is spot on with the conditions.

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Right.. people think it's scalding hot all year, but it's actually quite pleasant most of the year. For perspective, the outdoor pools at the casinos are only open from around May-September, because it's too cold the rest of the months

With that said, no one is playing golf after 9:00 AM in July and August
I love Vegas in July.

I've gone twice the first week in July, and both times it was insane and wonderful. The first visit the lead story on the news was the heat wave and how dangerous it was, which is saying something for a desert.

The Redhead and I are both very pale, so we slathered up with sunscreen before leaving our hotel every day. We came back paler despite 117 degree temperatures.

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