Stanley Cup Final Smashes Staples Center Merch Sales Records
The three Stanley Cup Final games at Staples Center smashed records for merchandise sales at the 13-year-old arena, according to venue Senior VP & GM Lee Zeidman. AEG Merchandising, the facility’s retail concessionaire, sold more than $1.5M in Kings apparel and novelties at the Team L.A. Store, auxiliary stands and at a temporary Stanley Cup Plaza walk-in store set up across the street at L.A. Live. Retail per caps were $26.40 for Game Three, $24.95 for Game Four and just under $30 for the series-clinching Game Six.
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Those numbers beat the previous arena record of a $22.28 retail per cap set by the Lakers during Game Seven of the '10 NBA Finals. They also blew away the previous record for a Kings retail per cap of $11.39 set at Game Three of this year’s Western Conference Finals against the Coyotes.