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baseball business

Here’s a thought on the business of minor league baseball from Forbes:
http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/06/baseball-minors-sacramento-biz-sports-c...

Interesting tidbits:
Only 1 A level team made the list at #20
Not one team affiliated with the Atlanta Braves made the list
Forbes had wonderful things to say about Mandalay (they do run a good organization)
But this caught my eye:
“Once MiLB teams with a modern ballpark can get annual attendance up to the 400,000 range, Vataha notes, they can generate significant revenue from sponsors, especially if the team has a modern stadium where luxury suites can be given to sponsors who lavish advertising revenue on the team. Says Vataha.”

By their own admission, NSS says attendance won’t reach that level.
Poor team (Atlanta)
One poor location
Tepid response from city residents about paying?
If I were the Council I’d back out of this deal rather than risk the cost of the special vote which may turn against them anyway. In this regard the petition shouldn't matter.
This is just a bad deal

Best Regards
Vog

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