From my e-mail box:
Ticket prices for Los Angeles Kings season tickets holders have been reduced by five percent for the upcoming 2005-06 season and individual game ticket pricing will remain unchanged from the 2003-04 season, it was announced today by Kings President Tim Leiweke.
Boldface mine to point out the dumbassery.
We already know your costs went down 24 percent. We also know that this stupid sport is going to be moribund in the US unless you can grow it, and the price point of individual tickets is not exactly inviting.
Yeah, yeah, they increased the number of cheap tickets up in the upper deck, and they should have, but remember that the upper deck at Staples sits on top of a three story building of suites -- basically, the whole deck gives you a great view of how little you matter to management.
Besides, who cares that Anschutz lost a little money? The whole Staples thing is a real estate play anyway.
Even a nominal cut would have been a nice gesture. Dumbasses.