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I have no inside information, I’ll see what I can find out.

 

From my point of view I don’t see how Siena or Albany could end the series, it’s been a tremendous success for both schools. Both Siena and Albany get all kinds of exposure with newspaper and TV stories in the days leading up to the game. Siena gets a big crowd and Albany gets to showcase their program and players in front of 10,000 local fans. Sure sounds like a win-win situation to me

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Patch I'm not sure how the profit sharing goes, but I was led to believe that Alb keeps a good share if not all the revenue from the tickets they sell, is that correct? If not they certainly should. I’m sure they can come up with a equitable profit sharing arrangement. I don’t think at this point it should be 50-50 or anything like that since Siena has over 4,000 season ticket holders, but by the same token Alb should make a good buck on the game IMO, with 10,000 tickets should be plenty of cash for everyone

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SienaTony - I really don't know about what share UA gets from the tickets they sell - but I agree with you that when UA becomes a very competitive club the Pepsi will sell out and at that time UA should get a solid piece of the action and by no means do I think it should be as high as 50/50.

 

It is and would be even a greater game for the community if the Pepsi sold out. If UA becomes competitve selling out the Pepsi would be automatic - Siena Fans already do their part.

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Regarding Profit Sharing

 

My understanding is that UA gets to keep the proceeds from it's ticket sales and that's it. I don't think they sell many tickets - most are given out to students. I think last year they allocated 1500 per quad.

 

Also, Siena needs to continue the series as much as UA in order to keep their average attendance up.

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Definitely the continuation of this series is crucial to all involved. Pepsi Arena was built with the hope of developing a major sports attraction. Minor league sports have failed in doing that as UAlbany/Siena game has turned into the gem they were hoping to create. As you fans have mentioned, it should only get bigger & better w/ both teams getting many benefits from it.

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