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Post by FartKnocker » Sun May 25, 2008 1:00 am

Anybody who thinks that Waco or let alone Belton could support the CHL is on crack. The only time I remember the Wizards ever "sold out" was when they gave away all the tickets for a game.

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Post by Pounder » Wed May 28, 2008 12:22 am

The more credible rumors I hear about the fate of the Ice Bats involve Beaumont.
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Post by djchuckc » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:22 pm

Makes sense to me, however it looks like the same company that runs the Beaumont arena also runs the one in Corpus Christi. They pushed them out in Corpus as well. Finances are finances though and arenas are not cheap to operate.
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Post by LCK1 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:05 am

Maybe Vail in the CHL? http://www.vaildaily.com/article/200806 ... /689117623

I wish they would put a team back in Lubbock.

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Post by nksports » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:29 am

Vail looks like an awfully small market. Would the ski-season tourists attend?

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Post by phydeaux72 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:28 pm

The town of Vail only has just over 4500 citizens and Eagle County just over 41,000. But who knows? Since they have nothing else to do there but snow ski, maybe hockey will actually draw well. I'm certain that they will get more than enough TV and newspaper coverage.

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Post by nksports » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:56 am

In winter, those numbers swell considerably, but will this keep people out of the restaurants, cafes and discos at night? Can it have someone choose Vail over Aspen or Breckinridge for a winter vacation. Would there be enough people left around town if the team makes the playoffs? The model might be the Traverse City baseball team, which is averaging 3,500 a game in the Frontier League. It's not a big town on its own, but it is a summer vacation spot.

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Post by SeaToby » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:14 pm

The Texas Stars AHL franchise will operate out of the new Cedar Park Events Center next year. This year the Austin Ice Bats shut down. The Ice Bats owner bought the Amarillo Gorillas. Thus, there will be no hockey this year in Austin. Arenas that do not have suites, will eventually have their franchises fade away. Suites are just as important for the survival of minor league hockey as major league hockey.
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Post by rams80 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:16 am

[quote=""SeaToby""]The Texas Stars AHL franchise will operate out of the new Cedar Park Events Center next year. This year the Austin Ice Bats shut down. The Ice Bats owner bought the Amarillo Gorillas. Thus, there will be no hockey this year in Austin. Arenas that do not have suites, will eventually have their franchises fade away. Suites are just as important for the survival of minor league hockey as major league hockey.[/quote]

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Post by SeaToby » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:00 pm

Like the poor among us, the rich will be too. While arenas and stadiums are designed for the average fans, suites are designed to soak the rich. Opera houses have been around for centuries, soaking the rich to support the arts. Why can't sports do the same?

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