Thursday, July 19, 2007

Predators! Nashville is stepping up...

Predators fans will be seeking a financial boost for the team and an emotional lift for themselves when they gather for an all-day rally and ticket-thon today at Sommet Center.

The event comes at a particularly significant time for the franchise, as a group of Nashville businessmen met Wednesday with current owner Craig Leipold and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss the coalition's bid to purchase the team.

- John Glennon, The Tennessean

Sources say that the all-day effort, which will be broadcast live on sports talk radio 104.5 The Zone, may be getting off the message that Nashville's corporate community needs to step up more and buy the pricier tickets in the lower bowl. Unsold tickets last year in the lower bowl left about $6.4 million sitting on the table, twice the combined unsold tickets in the upper bowl and club level.

- Richard Lawson, The City Paper

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the team should have ended up in Hamilton, ON. Bettman is an idiot.