if we didn't hit at least 4,000 for the playoff games. What I'm really interested in though is what is the "magic number" that would be acceptable for Brodsky and/or the league? 3,500? 4,000? 4,500? 5,000? Earlier in the year, Robison said they wanted every team to be averaging 80% capacity and that they get concerned when they fall below 60%. That would seem to indicate that between 60-80% is "acceptable". For us, that would be between 3,300 and 4,400 (based on a capacity of 5,500 which doesn't include the 500 standing room). So does that mean if we brought the average up by a meager 350 people, that it would no longer be cause for concern because we'd be over 60%? Some clarity on that would certainly help matters, but as we know, hoping for clarity on issues like that from this franchise is probably not going to happen.
I don't understand why it would be such a catastrophic event for Cougar management to simply come out and say "we need to increase our season ticket base to "x" and we need to average at least "x" fans per game, in order to keep this franchise viable in PG". Why the heck are they hiding from that and please don't give me the "we're a private business" excuse. If you truly want to make a go of this, be up front with the community, lay it on the line in an honest and professional manner and let's find a way to make it work!
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