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Showing content with the highest reputation on 02/02/2019 in all areas

  1. 2 points
    Maybe they’re just better at promoting games and selling tickets.
  2. 1 point
  3. 1 point
    I can tell you what happened at Huntsville I think, when the team started they had to give out comps to get the fans to go and in some instances to get them back after so many hockey debacles in Huntsville. Well that crowd that was coming in free, they were the hardcore fighting type crowd all they wanted to see was a fight every period and drink beer and that crowd has gone now and we are a military and government town and many people move here from other parts of the country and they have basically run the true fighting fans away and that is when the crowds really went up. I can tell you this I date back to the Huntsville Blast days and all the way till now and during the Channel Cats and early Havoc year we had as many as 15-20 at each game, now we are down to 3-4. Over the year they dropped off because of no fighting and it is too cleaned up and that is not for them. So I think what happened in Huntsville is you got rid of one demographic of people and now have a new demographics and they are willing to spend money, the earlier demographic was looking for the free stuff and fights Also, attendance numbers include everybody i.n building that night not just tickets scanned
  4. 1 point
    Good sponsors go a long ways too. Advance Auto Parts made so many tickets for $5 and they paid the rest. Was the biggest attendance night for us this season so far.
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    See Mac's comment. Yes and probably not- see JMC's comment. Very very few if any tickets are now comp'ed. Corporate sponsors and groups buy their tix nowadays, per front office. Doc
  6. 1 point
    I saw Jesse after the game in the tunnel, holding his nose with hand and signing autographs for kids with the other. What a guy.
  7. 1 point
    As of right now, the earliest is February 15 and the latest, for now, is still February 16. If they don't get complacent. If you notice teams who clinch early berths tend to get complacent.
  8. 1 point
    Wow, it looks like Steven Hoshaw blew it big time tonight in Huntsville. Kaiser doesn't even have the puck on his stick yet before time runs out in OT but they still said it counted. Awful!!
  9. 1 point
    So a $100 payment from each player allows the league to "pay for games ice before the season starts, ensuring teams will not fold"? Since when did such a paltry amount of sunk cost prevent a low-level hockey team from sinking? Will Scott Brand's involvement in this adventure finally dash SPHL fan hopes of the Carolina Thunderbirds joining the Southern fold? Could be he's looking for a new opportunity to slip out from under the thumb of Barry Soskin.