So much for all the doubters who said the youth movement would hurt attendance. The Blazers report that ticket sales are booming--in fact, they are better than they were while Wallace, Wells, Davis, Anderson, Rahim, Van Exel, and Stoudamire were still here!
A funny thing is happening. The Blazers say they are finding that people are buying into this new wave of change, which is predicated on youth, character and the upside that each quality brings. The Blazers say their ticket sales -- from season tickets to group sales to mini-packages -- have all surpassed the previous four seasons.
This is confirmation that Portland fans wanted a change--and that Nash, Patterson, and Allen did the right thing by gutting the team and starting over. It's a new era, and the fans are on for the ride.
and does anyone remember people saying the drop in interest among fans didn't happen over night, so why would the return?theWanker said:but I don't understand. we got rid of all the really nasty apples like Sheed and Bonzi! everything was going to be ticky-boo from here on out.
they will later in the year, but actually the Garden isn't smaller than most arenas. It's about average.BlazerFanFoLife said:the rose garden is smaller then most other arenas. Stupid ESpn should do like either % full or atleast say what compacity is.
BlazerFanFoLife said:the rose garden is smaller then most other arenas. Stupid ESpn should do like either % full or atleast say what compacity is.
Actually the RG is one of the larger Arena's in the NBA. Number 7 to be exact. This table shows, team, arena name, year built and max capacity for Basketball. The RG has actually added seats since this so the capacity is now even bigger, well over 20,000.they will later in the year, but actually the Garden isn't smaller than most arenas. It's about average
And it will only continue to decline if we keep non-character players who continually get in to trouble.tlong said:I don't care how good of people the Blazers have on their roster. The attendance at the Rose Garden will not significantly improve until we have a winning team.
You can make numbers say whatever you want.....there were probably more NEW ticket sales this year than in those years, but obviously nowhere enough to make up for all the non-renewals. You don't expect Patterson to say that sales stink. It's like Bush's people saying that "Iraq is going great"....propaganda...consider the source.The Blazers say their ticket sales -- from season tickets to group sales to mini-packages -- have all surpassed the previous four seasons
That is incorrect.....their capacity is 16,500 with parts of their upper decks curtained off....it's close to 20,000 with all sections opened (whech they obviously are since getting Shaq).Miami's arena is smallest?
The arena capacity was reduced in the late 1990's due to an ADA lawsuit and the construction of the "Blazer Boxes (it was over 21,000 when it opened). It is 19,980 and can get over 20,000 with standing room.The RG has actually added seats since this so the capacity is now even bigger, well over 20,000.
The reason you could not find a ticket was that the team was a consistent winner and the arena was so small. The sellout streak ended less than a month after the RG opened.Back in the Glass Palace days, the reason that you could not find a ticket was that most of them were bought up by corporations and businesses.
I don't disagree with anything you said. I'll add that since we fans aren't used to an arena not packed, we're still adjusting. Also, the MC was hard to get tickets for more for the fact there was only 13K (rounding up) "available" per game.NBAGOD said:The reason you could not find a ticket was that the team was a consistent winner and the arena was so small. The sellout streak ended less than a month after the RG opened.
The Blazers are facing problems in all areas of ticket sales....corporate, season, groups, individuals, etc....as any losing team would. The bandwagon will fill up again when they start winning again.
That would make sense as their fanbase is not exactly rabid. The only Miami team that regularly fills the stands is the Dolphins.myELFboy said:Miami's arena is smallest? I always though the Key was the smallest arena, then Arco. Interesting.
It does seem odd that it's over 10 years old, and now one of the older ones there is..dkap said:How weird is it to think that there are only 9 stadiums around the league older than the Rose Garden, which seems like it was built just yesterday?