Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Drive for the Payoffs..err..Playoffs

Mark Spector, a connected hockey writer, reveals the financial side of home games at Rexall in April/May/June


A look at the financial statement of the Edmonton Oilers after their Cup run in 2005-06 provides a glimpse into how profitable a long playoff drive can be for an NHL club. Of course, the teams are not paying players during the post-season, and roughly 20% of gate receipts go to the league.

The Oilers still pulled in more than $26.5-million dollars in gate revenues from 11 home playoff dates -- or more than $2.4-million per home game, before concessions and parking.

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