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Lets face it, these home games are not only about ticket sales and concession sales and parking receipts...local economies are infused tremendously from Saturday games. I have some concrete numbers here, but 100K people tend to spend millions of dollars before and after games (thats obviously Mich, Penn St, and Ohio St). I know they took a look at Penn St's revenue generating income for the local economy in 2009 and it was $90,000,000. Notre Dame this year vs Purdue took in almost $10 million for the local economy...and their stadium is only 80K. For comparison, Utah, whose stadium is only 45K, still brings in $5.5 million per home game. And these numbers are only going to go up.
Hopefully someone shows this type of stuff to the B1G before anymore thought goes into "how can we be bigger whores". Last time I checked, High Street beverage doesn't get a check from B1G revenue sharing.
But fact is fact, whether you have Youngstown St coming into Columbus, or Oregon, the revenue is almost the same, just the cost to the visiting team is different. Which may help explain how Iowa is so profitable...LOL
This post was edited by OhioHawk07 18 months ago
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