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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tickets available as Marlins host Reds

MIAMI—The Miami Marlins, dead last in the major leagues in attendance, conclude their 2018 home schedule Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Marlins, who are averaging just over 9,000 fans per game, trail the next-worst team, the Tampa Bay Rays, by more than 200,000 in total attendance.

Miami’s 2018 attendance is the worst by a major league team since the Expos’ final season in Montreal in 2004.

Mind you, I would be far more shocked if this game was a sell-out….

QLE Posted: September 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, nobody shows up, reds, tickets

Monday, July 30, 2018

As Companies Lose Tax Deduction for Tickets, Baseball May Pay the Price

One point not mentioned in the article: Much involving the rush for new facilities (in baseball and other sports) in the last few decades has involved trying to increase luxury boxes, and to otherwise appeal to this corporate audience. If they stop buying tickets, does the demand for new facilities decline?

Also as a side-note: I’ve used the print version of the headline rather than the online one- felt it was a lot clearer, and it didn’t violate Betteridge’s Law.

Tyler Graffeo, the president of Interstate Truck Center, generated a lot of business while entertaining clients in luxury suites at Royals baseball and Chiefs football games in Kansas City, Mo., the past three years.

But on Jan. 1, something changed that helped push Graffeo to give up at least one of those suites. Built into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect this year, was a provision stripping out the 50 percent deduction for business entertainment expenses from the tax code.

Until this year, the $200,000 spent on the seats in a suite at the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium effectively cost the business $100,000, and a concern like Interstate Truck Center saw the expense as an investment in happy clients. The team, of course, funneled that money toward its profit margin, general expenses and player payroll.

 

QLE Posted: July 30, 2018 at 08:22 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: revenues, stadium issues, taxes, tickets

 

 

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