lurker123 wrote:winwave wrote:They can get all the concession money in the Dome too. The real money is in the TV money they get for the game.
Concessions from 100,000 folks with a gross profit margin of what 80%? Parking?? Plus seat licenses, plus all sorts of other add-ons for home games in Tiger stadium. LSU may get a slight preference on TV share (say 2/16 while conference office is 1/16 and remainder goes pro rata to all other members. I don't know SEC distribution rules but that is a typical one for a conference.)
In other words, if LSU moved a home game, it loses lots and lots of money. If it moved a road game to the Dome, it could be relatively much better off based on appearance fee and other details.
Wake Forest has occasionally played its home game against FSU in Orlando for example. It made more money and obviously FSU was overjoyed about it as well. But it was a road game for FSU. Dome would have to find an LSU opponent with a home game willing to do that. Maybe Vanderbilt but I don't see any others and that's a broad stretch to consider that one.
These are the same reasons Alabama no longer plays in Birmingham and Packers no longer play in Milwaukee.
I was responding to golf saying they couldn't make ANY money off concessions. They can also get the parking at the Dome. They still get their seat license money. They will be making more money than a home game or they wouldn't be doing it. It could also be a situation where they end up w/7 home games instead of 6. Also we aren't talking about a conference game it will be an OOC opponent.