Crosby effect: Pens speculated to have sold 3,500 season ticket plans in 2 days.

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  1. Jaded-Fan

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    I am guessing that the number below was an off the record remark from Pen's officials so couched in those terms. I can see no other reason to put a specific number like that in the article. By the way, the math works out . . . 150,000 tickets divided by 43 games per full plan = the equivilent of 3,500 full plans. If you factor in partial (20 game plans) the number sold to grows even higher.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05207/543679.stm
     
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    Wow! I knew the impact would be large, but this is amazing, especially for a city like pittsburgh. At this rate, they'll be in a new rink in about 3 years..and I like the sound of that!
     
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    That's good news for hockey in Pittsburgh and I bet the teams in their division
    will benefit as well.
     
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    Looks like one team's turning it around already.

    Great to see.
     
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    Well this sucks for me. When I move up to Ohio, the Pens are going to be the closest team to me. There goes my hopes of finding a bunch of cheap ass tickets.

    Good for the team though.
     
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    did I miss something? did the Bluejackets move or something?
     
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    Troy McClure BPA is a lie

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    No, but I'm in Cleveland. According to Google maps, I am 2 hr 19 min from Pittsburgh and 2 hr 29 min from Columbus.
     
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    You wouldn't want to go to Columbus anyways, they eat babies there, plus the extra ten minutes equates to an extra gallon or two of gasoline and with gas prices these days, fuggeda bout it.
     
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    If you further do the math the Pens sold approximately 20% of the years seating of the arena in two days. 16,000 or so seats, divided by 3,500 full pans = approximately 20%. It is turning out to be just what every one said when trades were mentiond before we got him. An owner would be crazy to trade the kid almost no matter what is offered. Nothing coming back will give you 20% of your arena sold in two days.
     
  10. So he's worth that $850,000, eh?
     
  11. Wow only another 6-8k more and they'll be at the level of most teams :biglaugh:
     
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    Fire Sawyer and other marketing group, we don't need them. The tickets sell themselves ;) . You have to wonder, though, if the Penguins jumped the gun by making such a drastic reduction in tickets' prices. With Crosby, tickets could cost at least slighly more and they would've sold out. Then again, who knew the Penguisn were going to HIT THE JACKPOT!?
     
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    Please show me the complete list of tems that sell in the mid 20,000 range for each game......show me an arena that can fit that many.
     
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    Like Sid needed more pressure
     
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    So, if I'm not mistaken, Sid could be a UFA when he's 25, having accrued 7 seasons. Could be a good time for him to sign with his boyhood favourite Habs! Wonder where the cap will be in 2012? Then Sidney can bring the hype to Montreal! WooHoo!

    Great to see Pittsburgh back in black!
     
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    No, we've been through this is many threads already. =/
     
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    Enjoy listening to this for 7 years, Pitts fans. You have my sympathy. :)
     
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    We still hear it about Lemieux despite the fact he owns the damn team. :dunce:
     
  19. Small price to pay for Mario, though, who, IMO, is the best hockey player I've ever seen
     
  20. egger66

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    You conclusion that this was all due to Crosby is ridiculous.

    1. You don't know how many people bought tickets because of him. It is most likely that the people who bought tickets would have anyway, then or later. A few examples of people from far off who bought tickets proves nothing.

    2. Every team in the league likely had a surge in tickets sales the day of the draft. After all, it was the same day that the CBA was ratified and the new rules announced.

    Will Crosby help tickets sales. Probably. Was he single handedly responsive for selling 150,000 tickets. No way.
     
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    Yes he was... the penguins NEVER sell at that pace this early, especially since noone knows what our line up will be till after free agent signings
     
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    agreed. sawyer even said they haven't seen a rush like this since 2000 when mario announced his comeback.
     
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    You are abolutly correct. I feel stupid. There are lots of other reasons that the Penguins, who only averaged a bit over 13,000 tickets a game last year, sold over 20% of their entire seating for the year in two days. People fly in from Australia all the time for games I am sure. It is mere coincidence that these sales happened right after the Crosby pick was announced.
     
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    All this ticket talk actually has me scared about not being able to get tickets to the Home Opener. I wish I could afford a Ticket pack, but I can't just yet. I'm sure by next year though I can, and I'll probably be on a waiting list
     
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    Well there's also the cost of getting on the PA turnpike for extra tolls to figure in isn't there?
     
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