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Did some calculations on attendance comparing last year. Last year's attendance (w/o the BPG) averaged 982 over 12 games. Year to date this year, the average attendance is 1375 for the four home dates (excluding the LIU game at St. Rose). 40% increase in attendance isn't bad.


Yes, I know it's early but the trend is pretty good.

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On the Siena site they listed alot of reasons why attendance was so dreadful down at the infamous "Pepsi Arena"


now now boys.

i didnt bother to go down because of the weather so that means there were at least 6 empties right there.

game was on tv

ua game was on tv

gtech vs unc was on tv

u a was at home

lot of excuses for people to stay home.

a lot of glens falls people went to area bars to watch mike v, s, rather than fight the elements.

wasnt a bad game really. - rdjc


I guess that makes our increase in attendance that more interesting!!!!


Let's hope that when the students return we can go over 2,000 regularly.

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I'm curious - does anyone know what Siena pays to rent the Pepsi per game? When I heard about the CBA - Schenectady rematch being moved to the Pepsi, with tickets selling for $3 , I became curious about the economics of it. I can't figure out how, at best, total gate receipts of $21,000.00 for an event where they can't sell beer can justify opening the arena. Like I said - just curious.

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Come on attorney....it's a tax write off!


Lot's of arena's donate to high schools, which are tax exempt (even private schools have a portion of their expenses as tax exempt.


I highly doubt they are paying anything for this game. If they, it is very minimal.

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Hold on there Kramer. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that the Spectrum group (I think its called SMG/Spectacor...I forget, based in Philly) runs the arena from a management persepective, therefore they are not entitled for a full tax write off to the state (maybe the county).


That is why I said that.

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