Luuc replace "Hooch" with "Dazz"
Winning a championship does help membership sales. But lets look at history from a "fans" perspective.
Wildcats loose grandfinal series at the last season at Challenge. Crowds are bursting at the seems and there is the excitement of moving to brand spanking new Perth Arena. Membership prices are increased due to the move to Perth Arena.
First season at Perth Arena and Wildcats lose grandfinal series to NZ again and membership prices are increased for the following season.
As a fan you are like "OK, being at Perth Arena is pretty cool, we've got a good team, we should win the whole thing the next year - yay this is exciting."
Wildcats sign James Freakin Ennis and they win a championship. The Dunkshot king and championship glory has fans buzzing and membership prices increase.
As a fan you are like "yay! Being a wildcats member is awesome, Ennis jumps so high and that US dollar guy is pretty cool, we even have a player called Drake. this is alright, maybe we win again next year"
Wildcats sign DeAndre Daniels and a guy from guam. Drizzy Drake U'u is back and the core is there, but they bow out in the Semi finals to the lowest crowd number ever recorded at Perth Arena. And Membership prices increase
As a fan you are like "wow, DeAndre sucked this year, there was only like one dunkshot, also i don't think our coach is any good. and gee, the downturn in the economy is affecting my disposable income. The games nights are getting a bit repetitive I'm not sure I'll renew next year, it's getting pricey."
Memberships numbers are considerably lower than the past three seasons and attendances are the lowest since moving to the arena. This is addressed in the post season with "lower" ticket prices and promise to not increase membership prices the next season.
Wildcats win the championship. And membership prices stay the same.
Fans are now like "yay, won another championship, I love the wildcats yay! hopefully we win again next year. That Panther guy was awesome with the dunkshots, lets renew, it's the same price as last year."
While non-members who enjoyed the bandwagon ride to the ship will be like "wow, that was fun, lets be a member next year".
Will this translate to higher membership numbers? As a paying customer, hopefully it doesn't, so the ever small percentage chance of them lowering ticket prices can increase a little.