Two years ago

Sydney Kings commercial success in season 18/19

Wow! I thought some of those numbers quoted were very impressive.

Let's hope it continues to grow for next season.

Great for Sydney and the NBL

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Two years ago

Why do old topics keep getting regurgitated?

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Two years ago

That was my post from way down

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Two years ago

The one trying to sell their tickets to GF G2 popped up briefly as well. I assume it's a spambot of some description.

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Food for thought  
Two years ago

If you're looking to do anything other than lose money, buying an NBL team isn't for you. NBL teams should be for basketball fans with deep pockets who love the game enough to throw cash at it. It still is not a sound business decision to own a team, other than MAYBE Perth.

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Two years ago

Not to be overly picky, but their averages numbers don't add up... Also, if you take out the top two attendances which really boosted the numbers, it's much less impressive... Especially considering you have two past MVPs and a legit Aussie NBA star and NBA Championship winner on your roster... I still consider attendances a significant Fail...

As for the other increases in membership and ticket sales, I'd wager it's like a veteran player who used to be good but then got shit and then had a standout year and earns the Most Improved award... The "good" numbers only look good because the ones the past few seasons have been so shit... Until they give ACTUAL numbers and not manipulated increase values only, I'm not impressed in the slightest...

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Two years ago

You will never see real numbers.

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Two years ago

"The number of tickets sold increased by 92% from 2017/18
...average attendance at Qudos Bank Arena increased by greater than 2,500 per game from the 2017/18 season (6,320 to 8,932)."

Based on those numbers, the then they're saying there was an average, at most, of 5,450 paid tickets per game. So they gave away about 3,500 or more tickets per game. Or did they play some games at other venues, which might screw up the calculations?

Importantly, it means they were only getting about 2,840 paid tickets per game in the previous season. Suddenly Illawarra's crowds don't seem so bad.

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Two years ago

Sorry, posted too quickly. I forgot that the number of unpaid tickets may have changed between the two years. Will do the calculations properly when I get home from work.

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Two years ago

So here are the extreme scenarios:

A - No tickets given away at all in 2018-19 season: Then 1,668 tickets would have been given away per game in 2017-18 and the average paying crowds would have been 4,652 (2017-18) and 8,932 (2018-19)

B - Same number of tickets given away in both seasons. Then 3,481 tickets per game would have been given away per game in each season and the average paying crowds would have been 2,839 and 5,451.

C - More tickets given away in 2018-19 season than in the 2017-18 season. In this scenario, the number of paid tickets per game in each season is always smaller than scenario B above.

So 2017-18 paid crowds must have been between about 2840 and about 4650 and 2018-19 paid crowds were between about 5450 and about 8930.

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Two years ago

Last I heard it cost $80k to open Ogden.

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Two years ago

Without the owner of the team owning the stadium as well, I wonder how that will impact the numbers?

Does anyone else get a Firepower feeling with no-one knowing what TSE actually does? lol...

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