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Blazers' Ticket Revenue Has More Than Doubled Amid Team's Hot Start
Published December 19, 2013
THE SUNS WILL RISE AGAIN: In Phoenix, Bob Young notes the Suns went into their game last night against the Spurs "ranked 28th out of 30 NBA teams in average home attendance, with 14,158 fans per game." That is a "startling 1,274 fewer fans per game than last season." The Suns once "ruled the Valley’s sports landscape." But the "trouble with operating in a saturated market is that once the foothold with fans is lost, it’s difficult to stop sliding." Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said, "We had to go through a difficult cycle at the end of one era to start another one. It’s like a mourning process. You almost have to go through the grieving" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 12/19).