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Let's see who really has the worse lease shall we.

Trail Blazer lease vs. Sonics lease

In response to Stern's comment that the "Sonics have the worst lease in the NBA". Really? Decide for yourself.

RENT COST:
Trail Blazers - $2.6 million
Sonics - $1.2 million

TICKET TAX:
Trail Blazers - 6%
Sonics - 5%

REVENUE RECEIVED:
Suites
Trail Blazers - 0%
Sonics - 40%

Club Seats
Trail Blazers - 0%
Sonics - 60%

Courtside Seats
Trail Blazers - 0%
Sonics - 100%

Courtside Signs
Trail Blazers - 100%
Sonics - 100%

Other Arena Signs
Trail Blazers - 0%
Sonics - 100%

Game Concessions
Trail Blazers - 0%
Sonics - 100%

Non Game Even Concessions
Trail Blazers - 0%
Sonics - 70%

Game Merchandise
Trail Blazers - 100%
Sonics - 100%

Game Parking
Trail Blazers - 0%
Sonics - 100%
 

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SMiLE said:
where'd you find that info out? it's quite telling (if accurate).

A mutual friend told me. It's accurate as can be. Makes you think twice about bashing PA doesn't it....not saying you do.
 

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mediocre man said:
A mutual friend told me. It's accurate as can be. Makes you think twice about bashing PA doesn't it....not saying you do.

yep, it makes you think twice about a LOT of things, including why things were and weren't done. And also that the team ain't moving because of US (and that they aren't moving beacuse it's simple to fix).
 

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I'm no math wiz, but it looks pretty easy to see who has the "worst" deal of the two teams.

:curse:
 

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yeah, but consider that the Key is in Seattle Center---parking is not a money maker, there are restaurants galore around Seattle Center, the city gets half of the $$ for luxury suites, & a sellout at the Key is 17,025. So, basically they lose money because of the Key's location more than anything else....& the fact that the Sonics have only been a playoff team once in the past 4 or 5 years doesn't bode well for ticket sales, etc.

However, I'm upset at the ownership, organization & city for handling the situation in a horrible fashion. Then Stern comes out with his opinion yesterday, pissing off Sonic fans everywhere.....blech, it's just a big mess....we should know Apr. 22 though what the city is planning to do.

Anyway, interesting post, thanks for finding that info. out. At first glance it seems the Sonics don't have too bad of a deal, but it's always said that the Sonics DO, so for whatever that is worth....
 

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How much do teams receive for TV Contracts?? Anyone know a bird who could tell them that??
 

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Paxil said:
I think Oregon Arena was set up to be the cash cow while the other half was set up to be a writeoff. They lost control of the wrong half. =)
Exactly...keep in mind this is what the revenue split looks like after Paul Allen tried to worm his way out of the arena loan by declaring Oregon Arena Corp. Bankrupt. Of course you would expect a majority of the revenue to be going to the people who now own the RG.
 
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