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13K in 17 Minutes


The MTS Centre in Winnipeg, the soon to be home of the NHL’s Winnipeg franchise, seats 15,015 people when configured as a hockey venue.  When season tickets went on sale after 15 years of a city desperately waiting for NHL hockey’s return, it took 17 minutes to sell 13,000 of them.  True North Sports and Entertainment, the new owners of what was the Atlanta Thrashers, spent less than 72 hours on their season ticket campaign, met their goal, and guaranteed that 86.5% of tickets for next year are already sold.

To put that in perspective the Thrashers were 28th in attendance in 2010/11 with an average false amended inflated attendance of 13,469 or 72.6%.  Without a puck being dropped, Winnipeg has already topped Atlanta’s numbers season on season.  I won’t even get into how much I absolutely doubt the accuracy of that attendance figure for Atlanta.  Let’s just say the organization was buying its own tickets to make itself look better.  People who went to games there  said they usually saw less than 5,000 people in seats.  The television camera generally agreed with them. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ozman51

June 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM

I’ll Say It Again, Atlanta IS Moving. Write It Down.


Believe it or not after the Globe & Mail reported and then Nick Kypreos and Sportscenter confirmed it, there are people that still think the deal for Atlanta to relocate to Winnipeg isn’t going to happen.  Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said yesterday that Tuesday would “be an interesting day“.    Now news comes out that the Manitoba Moose of the AHL are relocating to St. John’s Newfoundland.   The AHL Moose currently play in the MTS Centre which would be the home of a NHL team moving to Winnipeg.   The Moose are a very successful, winning AHL team.  The only reason on god’s green earth for them to make this sort of move is to free the building up.  I hope you can do the math from there. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ozman51

May 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM

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