By: Diane Benjamin
Here’s my take on today’s hockey announcement:
Hockey can show a profit for VenuWorks if they are smarter than in the past.
ISU is only charged $2000 to play at the Coliseum, the ticket sales are dismal so they might not break even. At least they aren’t bleeding for the privilege of playing there:
The Flying Aces were bleeding because they were charged $5000 per game. Even with better ticket sales, it didn’t cover $5000.
Did you notice VenuWorks netted about the same profit?
Maybe the new hockey team owners are marketing wizards and can get people to buy tickets. Maybe people are fed up with local hockey.
Either way, VenuWorks can’t charge them $5000 a game and expect them to last. They should concentrate on food and beverage revenue, not gouging the team.
I can’t wait for the first event report!