AHL bid saved by higher ticket prices

Former Premier Danny Williams says that the plan to bring the Manitoba Moose to St. John’s will depend on higher ticket prices and a greater stake from corporate sponsors than was originally planned. Williams says that the original model was contingent on a $500,000 subsidy from the Newfoundland and Labrador government, which Premier Kathy Dunderdale subsequently turned her nose to. Williams headed back to bargaining table and late Wednesday afternoon joined St. John’s City Councillor Danny Breen, who sits on the St. John’s Sports and Entertainment board, to announce a provisional deal. “It’s going to have to come from the revenue side of the equation,” Williams said of the extra money needed. Williams hopes that the prices for season passes and individual tickets can be established in the next week.

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