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Pens Playoffs, With Home Ice Advantage, Yields Dollars For City

August 15, 2019


DECIDED TO SET UP A SECOND SCREEN. IT ALL BEGINS TONIGHT. THE QUEST FOR BACK TO BACK CUP SOCIAL — CUPS. A LOT OF THIS IS BRINGING A LOT OF MONEY TO LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS. ECONOMICALLY THE PENGUINS ARE NOT AS BIG A DRAW AS THE STEELERS BECAUSE PPG PAINTS ARENA’S CAPACITY AT 20,000 IS DWARFED BY HEINZ’S FIELD 68,000. LAST YEAR THE PENGUINS PLAY OFF RUN NETTED PITTSBURGH ABOUT $50 MILLION. SO FAR THIS YEAR WE ARE AT $44 MILLION TO DATE CRAIG DAVIS SAYS WITH MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY’S STANLEY CUP GAMES IN PITTSBURGH THE PENS ARE ALREADY AN ECONOMIC WINNER. GIVEN THE FACT WE WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL TWO GAMES, WE ARE GUARANTEED AT LEAST $53 MILLION THIS FAR. IT ALL ADDS UP. HOME ICE IS A BOOST. HOME ICE ADVANTAGE IS A BIG DEAL FOR US BECAUSE WE ARE GUARANTEED AT LEAST THE FIRST TWO GAMES AND OFTEN TIMES AT LEAST ONE OTHER. IT HAS WORKED IN OUR A FEW INVESTIGATOR IN THE PAST AND IT WORKS IN OUR FAVOR NOW. ADMITTEDLY TICKETS ARE HARD TO COME BY FOR THE OPPOSING TEAMS IN EACH CITY. IN FACT NASHVILLE LIMITED ITS ONLINE PURCHASES TO THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE NATIONAL ZIP CODES. BUT HOTELS WILL BE BOOKED. DURING THE PLAYOFFS THERE IS A BIG HOTEL CRUNCH IN THE CITY. WITH MANY PENS FANS SPENDING THE NIGHT IN TOWN AFTER THE GAMES. PENGUINS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY COME IN TOO AND THEN THERE IS THOSE BEAUTY SHOTS ON NATIONAL TELEVISION THAT ADDS TO PITTSBURGH’S GROWING REPUTATION AS A MUST SEE CITY TO VISIT. THE EXPOSURE OF HAVING PITTSBURGH IN A NATIONAL TELEVISION SHOW IS AN AMAZING THING FOR US BECAUSE IT BRINGS A LOT OF INTEREST INTO THE CITY. WHEN WE GO OUT TO SALE PITTSBURGH, PEOPLE HAVE A FAMILIARITY THEY HAVE GARNERED THROUGH HAVING SEEN THE PENGUINS

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