Monday, October 01, 2007

A problem in Nashville

I get most of the team press releases from across the NHL, and there's one that's been coming from the Predators lately that's a little troubling:
Saturday, October 6: Predators vs. Dallas Stars
The Sommet Center seats just more than 17,000, which means the Predators are, five days before their second home date of the year, well short of the 14,000 paid attendance target they're going to need to average this season.

I know there's a large walk-up crowd in Tennessee, but 8,000 tickets remaining? Perhaps the price increase is having the desired affect.



At 1:41 p.m., October 01, 2007, Anonymous said...

Check out Tom Benjamin's article titled good night and good luck. Tells you all you need to know.

At 2:52 p.m., October 01, 2007, Anonymous Keith said...

If there are 8000 tickets available in a 17,000 seat arena, that argues that their season ticket base is 9000 less those that already bought tickets for that game.

So, what? 7500-8000 maybe?

Shame the BOG couldn't get over their egos and let Balsillie move this team to Hamilton (or Del Baggio to KC, or really, anywhere)

At 3:22 p.m., October 01, 2007, Blogger Don Johnson said...

well, the good news is that I might get to go to a game when I am in Nashville later this month. Looks like I can leave my planning till the last minute too, my favorite way!

At 12:20 a.m., October 02, 2007, Blogger Art Vandelay said...

Next time, the doctors have to enforce the Do Not Resuscitate order.


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