thepittman wrote: BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:
thepittman wrote:The sell penguins labeled junk and make truckloads of cash. Much more than they do from ticket sales from a playoff run
I believe all team merch and Internet crap is run through the league like in the other sports. But not 100% certain.
They get a cut of that and they get whatever markups inside the arena or other pens controlled stores. Of course a cut of concessions and then corporate sponsorships. Also TV deals are finally starting to pay well.
Oh I thought you were just talking about things like t shirts. Yes they, IIRC, got a sweet arena deal especially with food and beer. But it goes back to what people want to believe depending on their views at that time (this isn't directed at you).
They jack up pricing to absurd levels, sales go down, students galore, but they got a better arena deal with lots more money coming in, yet they cut back on everything they do.
If they are making piles of cash with these new deals why the need to push pricing to that point and cut expenses? If its to maximize revenue a few dollars that is pretty sad for fans especially after all the new money and lowered cap provided by the city and state cutting the deal/new CBA. If its because they aren't making the money they thought then something else is wrong.
But my point never changes that something doesn't quite seem right.