Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: Attendance
The Carolina Hurricanes are dead last in NHL attendance, and it’s partly their own fault. https://t.co/9CaCglvslX— SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) December 5, 2017
This is a fantastic read that I feel can be applied to the Milwaukee Bucks and their consistent bottom of the league attendance ranking. After 10 home games the Bucks currently sit dead last in the league at 153,832 total paid attendance. That mark is on pace for 630,711 for the season which would be the lowest since the 2015-16 season. The NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes have similar attendance issues.
Their solution is to do away with free and/or complimentary tickets. Their reasoning is very sound all things considered—the free tickets devalue the experience and season ticket holders feel slighted. Season ticket holders are the backbone to ticket sales offices (obviously) and for consumers there’s no point in shelling out season ticket costs when those tickets will be available later and at a discount.
The Bucks have an attendance problem and giving away tickets is something I personally don’t think is the route to go. Season ticket and corporate ticket sales are where the Bucks, and other teams, should focus their attention. On the other hand, getting people in the door could potentially lead to future ticket sales.
What say you reader? The Bucks aren’t unwatchable and they have a 22 year old All-Star genetic freak, and yet they are last in league attendance. How does the team see an uptick in attendance?
Today’s (off)topic: Nightmare Before Christmas
This is a classic Tim Burton film and I absolutely enjoy every second of it, but is it a Halloween or Christmas movie? I watch it during Halloween, but I also watch it during Christmas time.
Is Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween or Christmas movie?
This poll is closed
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