HSBC Arena re-opening for hockey

Via: Business First of Buffalo

'Steve Donner, the Amerks president and CEO, figures in order to break even, a crowd of 6,000 per game will be needed. That's after the AHL takes it 51 percent of the revenues off the top (to cover travel expenses and the player's playoff pool) and arena costs, somewhere in the $20,000 or higher range, are factored in. He said in the first two days 3,000 tickets were sold, the best sales start for his team in the post season so far.'