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KC Compromise

Postby goin2kc on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:02 pm

How about we agree to drop our offer for your team in exchange for a triple-A affiliation. Wilkes-Barre is a very small city (43K) while Kansas City would give your up and coming players a chance to play in a big time arena in front of large crowds. There are many teams that have affiliates significant distances from their city.
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Postby Kicksave on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:03 pm

Yea but Wilkes barre is closer and has a devout fan following.

Wouldn't be worth it.
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Postby bill from turtle creek on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:03 pm

WBS sells out nearly every game and makes a huge profit for the organization. It's been an unbelievable success.
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Postby goin2kc on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:06 pm

They average about 8,000 people per game. Kansas City would give you significantly more than that and you could generate some television and radio revenue that you probably wouldn't get otherwise. Just a thought.
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Re: KC Compromise

Postby Corban87 on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:09 pm

goin2kc wrote:How about we agree to drop our offer for your team in exchange for a triple-A affiliation. Wilkes-Barre is a very small city (43K) while Kansas City would give your up and coming players a chance to play in a big time arena in front of large crowds. There are many teams that have affiliates significant distances from their city.


How about we drop you off at the mental hospital.?.

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Postby eastonpensfan on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:11 pm

As a Wilkes-Barre Season Ticket Holder for every year of the franchise's existence, I give you a big....

UP YOURS!

Besides that, they have a lease until 2019 at the Wachovia Arena in WBS.
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Postby PensFanBryan on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:19 pm

goin2kc wrote:They average about 8,000 people per game. Kansas City would give you significantly more than that and you could generate some television and radio revenue that you probably wouldn't get otherwise. Just a thought.


This isnt necessarily true. Wilkes-Barre your words " has 43k people". They average 8,000 a night, which is capacity. Albany, who is Colorado/Carolina's Minor league team plays in a market that is 2x as big as Wilkes-Barre, yet Albany only averages 3,000 a night. So there is a flaw in your hypothesis. Just because its a bigger market, doesnt mean more people will come. Anyway, no AHL team needs a home that has 18,000 seats. Nor could they afford to stay in a home with that many seats.
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Postby DelPen on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:24 pm

Even if the pens leave there will still be an AHL team in WBS. That team is a cash cow to whoever owns it. The Rangers might have problems with Hartford and getting a reasonable lease for the Wolfpack. I wouldn't be surprised to see them take over WBS if the Pens moce and they don't want to have their affiliate in NE PA.
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Postby Gaucho on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:51 pm

I dare say that an AHL team in a small market has actually a better chance of drawing good crowds than one in a big market. To a town like Wilkes-Barre, having an AHL team is pretty special, but to people in KC maybe it would be just, well, a minor league team, why bother.

Just a thought, I could be wrong of course and I have no idea about the attendance figures in other AHL cities.
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Postby PensFanBryan on Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:01 pm

DelPen wrote:Even if the pens leave there will still be an AHL team in WBS. That team is a cash cow to whoever owns it. The Rangers might have problems with Hartford and getting a reasonable lease for the Wolfpack. I wouldn't be surprised to see them take over WBS if the Pens moce and they don't want to have their affiliate in NE PA.


the Pittsburgh Penguins own the Wilkes-barre team. Its not just an affilliation. If they moved the team, there would be no team in WBS. Which brings a point from East' they have a lease until 2019, so the Baby Pens will be in WBS for atleast another 14 yrs.
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Postby conforto45 on Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:04 pm

maybe they want a Triple-A team because they know it will only be 5 years before they go bankrupt and leave..AGAIN
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