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Old Posted Aug 25, 2019, 11:38 AM
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The field at THF gets used a ton. The stands? Not so much. I think that's the point of the "10 times a year" comment, about actual money making opportunities.
All the events in that tweet were money making opportunities with people in the stands, even public use events like minor sports still have to pay rent so I'm not sure what the derisive initial response was supposed to mean..
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2019, 12:24 PM
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All the events in that tweet were money making opportunities with people in the stands, even public use events like minor sports still have to pay rent so I'm not sure what the derisive initial response was supposed to mean..
It means that there must be financially beneficial use for the stadium operator. Use of the field by a rugby or lacrosse group that attracts a handful of paying spectators (if any) is not going to pay the bills. If they are charged meaningful fees to use the place they will not be going there very long or risk going broke. Same hold true for minor sports or using the field for practices. The number of significantly-paying dates is what matters.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2019, 1:27 PM
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It means that there must be financially beneficial use for the stadium operator. Use of the field by a rugby or lacrosse group that attracts a handful of paying spectators (if any) is not going to pay the bills. If they are charged meaningful fees to use the place they will not be going there very long or risk going broke. Same hold true for minor sports or using the field for practices. The number of significantly-paying dates is what matters.
My post was meant to deride the whiners and naysayers from posting their usual FUD. Somehow, I don't think you or I are qualified to talk with relevant knowledge about the economics of running a stadium. I did know a guy who ran a major arena though.
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Leblanc is allegedly a businessman.
So why did he schedule the game for an evening start and expect customers with children to pay a high price for a family and a 2 hour drive from Halifax, and then slash the prices and change game time ?
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2019, 8:42 PM
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Leblanc is allegedly a businessman.
So why did he schedule the game for an evening start and expect customers with children to pay a high price for a family and a 2 hour drive from Halifax, and then slash the prices and change game time ?
You know everything about the CFL, business, and local politics, why don't you tell us? Get some quotes from the leftist drivel rag you subscribe to, to back up your claims.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2019, 11:47 PM
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You know everything about the CFL, business, and local politics, why don't you tell us? Get some quotes from the leftist drivel rag you subscribe to, to back up your claims.
As a reader of the Globe and Mail for over 40 years I can firmly state that it is a fine newspaper and Cathal Kelly is a very good sports columnist with a great turn of phrase, not a word out of place.
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2019, 12:45 AM
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As a reader of the Globe and Mail for over 40 years I can firmly state that it is a fine newspaper and Cathal Kelly is a very good sports columnist with a great turn of phrase, not a word out of place.
Cathal Kelly a pro soccer piss poor hack, it figures. So he knows the on goings in Halifax being 2000k away? You're better off with your lefty "Examiner".
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2019, 1:02 AM
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Cathal Kelly is a great writer and as a football fan his latest column, posted an hour ago, describes the pain and suffering of Andrew Luck :
' Luck’s reasoning for his decision was sensible. Like most pro football players, he’s hurt all the time. Unlike most pro football players, he would prefer not to be.

“I’ve been stuck in this [rehab] process,” Luck said later. “I haven’t been able to live the life I want to live. It’s taken the joy out of this game........"
In order to play pro football, there must be some element of self-delusion in your personality – “Someone will get it, but not me.” Once you get it, “What are the odds that will happen twice?” And when it happens twice, “Not three times,” and so forth.

I once walked the length of a long hallway behind Joe Montana. Montana was another smart cat who played quarterback well, but did so for a long time. He managed to avoid serious injury through most of his career.

In retirement, Montana looked like a man who’d just staggered out of a car wreck – slow, creaky, an uncomfortable side-to-side gait. The former 49er was in his mid-50s at the time. He moved as though he were far older.

This is how these guys end up, even the brightest, luckiest and best protected of them.'
I assume you subscribe to the Globe and Mail. Too bad you cannot write as well as Kelly
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...is-future-and/
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2019, 1:15 AM
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You do realize when you come to spread the FUD, you will get a response.
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2019, 3:11 PM
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My post was meant to deride the whiners and naysayers from posting their usual FUD. Somehow, I don't think you or I are qualified to talk with relevant knowledge about the economics of running a stadium. I did know a guy who ran a major arena though.
Your continual derision and negative comments are the main reasons that I tend to not read your posts nor to take them seriously. You clearly have chosen to look at one side only and to defend that one-sided point of view with a great degree of emotion. Similar to many political discussions of late, if somebody disagrees with your posts you turn to personal attacks rather than to participate in a balanced and respectful conversation.

Reading down in this thread, I see there are no reasons to change my habits for the time being. I will not take your negative response to this post seriously either, so please don't expect a response from me.
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2019, 6:42 PM
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Your continual derision and negative comments are the main reasons that I tend to not read your posts nor to take them seriously. You clearly have chosen to look at one side only and to defend that one-sided point of view with a great degree of emotion. Similar to many political discussions of late, if somebody disagrees with your posts you turn to personal attacks rather than to participate in a balanced and respectful conversation.

Reading down in this thread, I see there are no reasons to change my habits for the time being. I will not take your negative response to this post seriously either, so please don't expect a response from me.
Could care less what you think, Colin wants to play dirty and he will be responded to in kind. There's a difference between posting clear arguments and FUD and obviously you can't seem to be able to distinguish between them so I suggest you add my name to your ignore list.

Further, the post you quoted from me clearly stated my purpose, no constant and relentless insidious little shots like some (aside from this sentence, the irony is not lost on me), just an obvious punch straight to the nose. Because if people do say a stadium will only be used for ten CFL football games a year, they are either morons or FUD posting trolls who deserve all the scorn they get. Sorry if the truth offends.

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