Who's responsible for high prices? Fans

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  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley RIP Fugu

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    http://www.thepostgame.com/commentary/201101/most-powerful-people-sports-fans

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    Well, obviously. Anyone who says "games are too expensive, they should be cheaper!" clearly has a fundamental lack of understanding of even the most basic principles of economics.
     
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    Send this to Toronto ASAP!!


    It will save their franchise. :sarcasm:
     
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    Who is responsible for high ticket prices?

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    ^ This ******.
     
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    That disgusting ***** called capitalism is at it again...
     
  6. TaketheCannoli

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    Capitalism is a wonderful thing. Where it breaks down is when people choose to spend their money for unacceptable products. The Canucks deserve to sell out at strong prices, so do the Red Wings, Flyers, Pens etc.

    The people who continue to support the garbage operations around the league actually enable the poor operations. I'll never understand the people who believe every game should sell out at premium prices regardless of quality. They only hurt themselves.
     
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    Welcome to life! People supported Obama, the catholic chruch, George bush, oh and don't forget your war in Iraq!

    The only support a winner syndrome. Your bandwagon called, they will be stopping by next week.
     
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    Yeah it's working wonders for America, what your unemployment rate now? 12%? How many people live below the poverty line in America? 20% Yeah capitalism is working for ya.
     
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    Because all people are equal and deserve the same things, regardless of work ethic or ability - right?
     
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    Yup, we SOX fans don't support losing, unlike that other club's fans to the north.
     
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    It's one thing to only support a winner. It's another to support a very poorly managed business. It's not about winning all of the time, but rather a well run business. As an example, the Islanders are a poorly run business. It appears to me that the Oilers are well run, yet not successful on the ice.

    I gotta wonder, are you supporting socialism as a better answer? Additionally, what the hell does the Catholic Church and the war in Iraq have to do with your view of capitalism?
     
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    What other club?? :biglaugh:
     
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    It is much easier managing a country of 30 million than one of 300 million.....
     
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    This isn't rocket science. Without the fans paying what the NHL can ask and get, there is no NHL.
     
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    yes, but that's not the hockey entertainment market.
     
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    I should make a pun about safety nets and hockey nets, but that's getting way OT.
     
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    doesnt apply to islanders. raised tix prices 19% and isles are like bottom 3 like three years running.
     
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    America at this point can't even be classified as simply capitalistic anymore. Do the research.
     
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    This isn't really a hockey article.

    I can get tickets in....

    Atlanta for $14.25
    Miami for $13.75
    Nashville for $19
    Dallas for $17.17
    St. Louis for $10
    San Jose for $23
    New Jersey for $10
    Los Angeles for $15

    I'll stop now.

    It's funny that the quoted part of the article says "The sports business industry not only understands just how unbelievably and reliably tolerant fans are"
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    "They don’t vote with their feet often enough by balking at high-priced game-day experiences, and they certainly don’t vote via remote control by tuning away from televised sports.".

    What is funny about that is every supporter of every market that has attendance problems in the NHL claims this is EXACTLY what is happening there. Fans are there and willing to fill the building every night.....but they are 'voting with their feet' to send a message.

    There is no high ticket price problem in the NHL as a whole....and NHL fans aren't (according to certain people) anything like what this article suggests. They really are...just not in specific markets I guess....although the fans in those markets are probably the same...there just aren't as many of them.

    Either way....this might be an NFL problem, or a problem in some select NHL markets....but clearly this isn't a league-wide problem in the NHL.
     
  21. Jeffrey93

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    It is??
     
  22. Jeffrey93

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    Seems to me there are several places where fans aren't paying what the NHL is asking. Yet the NHL is still around....and so are those franchises.

    They don't seem to be asking all that much there either.
     
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    In some case's yes your right but in some cases its very hard to manage a country of 30 million.
     
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    You stopped before getting to Ottawa's 22 dollar tickets !
     
  25. Magnus Fulgur

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    Yes. Canada has 413 reps in the upper and lower houses, while the US has 535 reps for ten times as many people. Plus, almost all nations over 100m have to maintain some kind of "imperialistic" resources to keep more people with wealth and power.

    It also doesn't help that the US has 11m undocumented immigrants and millions of urban poor trapped in ghettos exploited but not meaningfully helped by liberals and conservatives each election.

    Pretty much every country with over 100m in the world right now is an utter mess, so don't think the US is really doing something unusually corrupt. They could be Brazil and go around shooting homeless kids in the streets to help win tourist bucks.
     

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