Ducks bring in the doh?!
This piece from Sunday's Orange County Register laid out some of the major gains for Anaheim in terms of revenue since the Samueli family purchased the club from Disney in 2005.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- 200-per-cent growth in sponsorship revenue
- 236-per-cent increase in merchandise sales, the bulk of which were made up of replica jerseys
- ticket prices for the finals ranging from $110 to $903 (U.S.)
- $13-million spent upgrading the Honda Center
Really? A team that potentially wins the Cup but claims losses? Even the Carolina Hurricanes didn't attempt that bold of a claim, saying the team made $10-million in 2005-06 despite the fact the North Carolina-based club had lower attendance and cheaper ticket prices for their run than the Ducks did this season.
This one doesn't pass the smell test.