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02-02-2013, 06:55 AM
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Rangers are a little above average. Is that bad? Toronto is almost twice as expensive (which is obscene).
Somebody has to subsidize the have-not teams....

Socialism! Even the yanks like it!

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02-02-2013, 07:36 AM
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95% of capacity

Must be because of the lockout. New York isn't like a Canadian city where hockey is the only thing one can do
I'd take living in a place like Banff or Lake Louise over New York any day of the week. Easily.

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02-02-2013, 07:44 AM
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95% of capacity

Must be because of the lockout. New York isn't like a Canadian city where hockey is the only thing one can do
Toronto has the Raptors, Marlies and Rock playing right now too and all are drawing well. 95% isn't bad at all, but don't use that excuse.

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02-02-2013, 07:59 AM
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Jesus people. The question was answered!

ESPN says, we have an average of 17,200
Because of the renovation at MSG, that's full capacity this year
ESPN hasn't realized this, and changed their system

End of story.

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02-02-2013, 08:11 AM
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I learned a long time ago never to trust ESPN for anything hockey-related. They really know nothing about the sport at all.

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02-06-2013, 01:00 AM
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I'd take living in a place like Banff or Lake Louise over New York any day of the week. Easily.
Lol no you wouldn't. You have to be wealthy or atleast in the higher branches of the middle class to afford to live in either one of those towns.

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02-06-2013, 02:18 AM
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Devils still holding strong at 100% with our first four home games. Too bad that will end against the Lightning this Thursday but it will be another sellout this Saturday against the Pens. 5 out of 6 games to open the season is great news for NJD!

EDIT: The Tampa game Thursday is getting close to selling out.


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02-06-2013, 02:41 AM
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espn capacities are notoriously slow to update. It took two years to get ottawa's expanded capacity, meaning for two years ottawa appeared to have over 110% (they've fixed it retroactively now).

NYR is wrong this year.
also, florida's capacity on espn this year is their tarped capacity, and they're not tarping anymore, so their percentage is way higher than they should be.
finally, there's no way chicago has almost 2,000 standing-room tickets, so something's wrong with their capacity too.

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The thing I found interesting is the top 6 teams are Canadian teams then Ottawa's all the way down at 15 anyone know why that is?
Ottawa lacks the corporate community present in alberta and the three big canadian cities. Also lacks the scarcity in winnipeg (imagine what winnipeg's average prices would be with a 19,200 arena instead of 15,000). Ottawa lacks the upper class present in other canadian cities. In terms of competition, ottawa-gatineau also has 2 major junior teams, which for a population of about 1.1M is crazy.
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Their arena is outside of Ottawa in a suburb and a hassle to drive to/from for games. Combine with poor product the past couple years, and attendence drops.
This is also a factor. I went to the sens-habs game in montreal this weekend. It was less than 3 hours from my appartment to the game and back. In ottawa it takes 4, or more, easily, mainly due to traffic.
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Well Ottawa's been a pretty good team for the past decade so I don't think that's it and the list was average cost of ticket's not attendance figures.
Ottawa actually had a major demand drop when we broke our 10 year playoff streak. The market was conditioned by winning, and when the team sunk, there wasnt enough demand to pick up the slack, meaning we lagged behind ticket price inflation in other cities.
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It is stupid trying to get in and out of there. Unless I have awesome seats, I never go.
yep.
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I guess a better question would be why would they build their arena in the middle of no where? lol
Because it was the only way to get the team in the first place (favorable real estate deals financed the building of the arena and purchase of the expansion franchise). There was no ottawa billionaire out there with the will to bring a team back.
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If you live in Kanata or Stittsville it is convenient because you can go backroads or get off 1 or 2 exits down, but I'm in Nepean and the 417 is a joke most of the time. I think because they were a newer franchise, they never had one in their downtown area like Toronto or Montreal (or most cities).
I assume by nepean you mean barrhaven. Just take strandherd all the way to moodie, avoid 417 entirely. Much, much faster.

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Looking at Toronto's ticket prices being 26% higher than the second highest ticket prices makes me sick.

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Looking at Toronto's ticket prices being 26% higher than the second highest ticket prices makes me sick.
Why?

It's a market with customers who are willing to pay for Leafs tickets, so the team charges what they can get. It would be irresponsible for them to do otherwise.

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I'd take living in a place like Banff or Lake Louise over New York any day of the week. Easily.
It all depends on the individual. I would far rather live in, say, midtown Manhattan, than any kind of picturesque mountain locale. Quick access to lots of urban things to do is far more important to me.

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Toronto has the Raptors, Marlies and Rock playing right now too and all are drawing well. 95% isn't bad at all, but don't use that excuse.
Well the Rangers are at 100% since 17,200 is the capacity for this year, so I don't know why this thread is still open where uninformed people are saying how the Rangers don't sell out..

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I doubt it will take more than 4 or 5 years for them to fix the number.

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02-06-2013, 12:45 PM
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Whats ESPN?

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95% of capacity

Must be because of the lockout. New York isn't like a Canadian city where hockey is the only thing one can do
Thats ignorant. theres tonnes to do in every canadian city that has a hockey team. especially toronto, vancouve and montreal.

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A bunch of hacks. Pay no attention to them.

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Vancouver says hi.

God I'm such a spoiled little brat, I can't wait to move from Vancouver even though it's honestly such a fantastic place to live.
Other then the lack of snow and scenery the place is congested with people and way to expensive. 2nd most expensive city in the world.

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