Go root for your Kings. The Xplosion are proving to be better than their record and I'm glad to bring it to the attention of anyone who does not notice that. As I say, I've been to all of their home games, which qualifies me to do that. They will be back next season!!
(regular meaning people that don't own the team or are apart of the team in some way)
I want to digress and apologize for saying what I said earlier. I understand what I said was a negative thing, and contained no facts. Your right, I don't attend games, so I don't know. I do notice that when they lose, the score is pretty close. At a lot of heart breakers is tough, yet it gains the attention of the crowd for more support in the end in future games.
I wish best of luck to the X for next years return.
No hard feelings?
The problem in Pittsburgh may or may not be the size of the crowds, but is definitely the size of the arenas. The CBA All-Star Game can't fill a 15,000 seat arena (wishing it was otherwise), and having a bunch of empty seats isn't a good idea for this kind of event.
There has to be a 5,000-7,000 seat arena in Pittsburgh that the Xplosion can make their own, and build a following. If people don't have any incentive to buy season tickets, they won't, and attendance suffers.
As far as smaller arenas, there are not many around here. I do know of one that has not been used for a while and it seems to need refirbishing. I have notified the Xplosion of this and I've yet to hear back. I think it would be perfect, but we'll see. They have to wait for their lease to expire anyway, which leaves them 3 more years at their current venues, unless they can find a way out of it. But I feel more wins will help their cause, until then.
The Robert Morris Univ. Colonials play at Sewall Center and I have no knowledge of that place, aside from seeing a recently televised game from there. It looks nice. But the fact is that the Xplosion have a lease to play at M.A. and the Pete for 3 more seasons. But I guess that depends on how things fare with the Pens situation.
It's only a robbery if someone reports it.
Seriously, "sticking up for your team" and all that is terrific and all, but let's get realistic: Yakama consistently draws fans. Pittsburgh does not. Nor are you likely to. Blah blah blah hackles up blah blah blah. But the truth is that Pittsburgh's organization has struggled to sell tickets, whether you trot out the "I've seen improvement" line or not.
If they decided Yakama would be a better host, then so be it. Rather they change their minds and make a change now than have a poorly-attended game next year.
I appreciate those who have expressed their support for us. For all the nay sayers, one season does not make a lifetime. I'm sure your teams have had bad seasons before and this is ours. The Xplosion will come back stronger!!
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I don't know about you, but if someone told me a team decided to put-off hosting an all*star game next season so "they can add more events to it" the following season then I would raise a big time skeptical eyebrow. It sounds more to me like, "Heck! We probably don't have funds to start another season, yet alone sponsor an all*star game".
...but hey, that's me.