new teams must be main tenant?

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  1. Grimace

    Grimace Registered User

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    with the recent move of atlanta and the problems with the owners there, do you think the nhl is going to require that any new team(expansion or relocation) be the main tenant and not share it? it would solve some problems.
     
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    No.

    Depending on the market, the original financial plan of the arena/team might be highly desirous of having a second major tenant.

    It is not the NHL's bailiwick to demand such economic shackles on an individual/community (whoever owns the arena).

    (Heck San Jose once had NHL, NBA, AFL in the same year/season. Don't recall if there was NLL at the same time.)
     
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    garnetpalmetto Global Moderator

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    No. Atlanta's problem is a dysfunctional "ownership" group than the Thrashers sharing the building. If the A$G weren't morons it wouldn't be an issue. Think about all the other NHL teams that share arenas with the NBA - Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and LA all share venues with the NBA while New Jersey and Carolina share theirs with the NCAA, without much, if any drama.
     
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    It would be in the league's best interest to ensure that franchises have access to acceptable revenue streams. If that means they are main tenant, so be it....
     
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    Yeah, the sharing of NHL/NBA venues usually is the sign of successful teams, especially when they have the same owners TOR, NYR, LA, PHI, WAS, COL, DAL
     

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