Draftnik wrote:His premise is flawed. There are many teams that have bigger problems than the (Pittsburgh) Pens when it comes to fan support. None probably have arena revenue streams as poor as the Pens and none definitely have a lease expiring at the end of this season.
Nashville has a lease that can be bought out for $28M if certain attendance thresholds aren't met next season. I'm not aware of any other teams that could be relocation candidates despite tepid fan support. Leases are difficult and expensive to break.
Once lived in Pittsburgh wrote:steel pens wrote:I thought this was interesting, Nashville (top of their division) played the Ducks (one of the best teams in the west) on Jan. 9th. 9 goals were scored in the game and was won 5-4 in overtime by the Preds. A typical arena seats 17 to 18K, they only sold 11,821. I hope to god this team leaves Nashville and the Pens don't go to KC.
The Nashville owner admitted that 1500 seats/game are give-aways.
So, the recent attendane I saw for a game of ~12,011 was probably 10,500 actually sold.
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