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    A sold seat is a sold seat. I don't see why the Pacers wouldn't give STH's the first chance at buying (for full retail price) a seat to the all-star game. Some would, some wouldn't, but either way those seats still get sold to somebody at the same price. Why not start with STH's then? It's not like it's a free seat in this scenario.

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    A sold seat is a sold seat. I don't see why the Pacers wouldn't give STH's the first chance at buying (for full retail price) a seat to the all-star game. Some would, some wouldn't, but either way those seats still get sold to somebody at the same price. Why not start with STH's then? It's not like it's a free seat in this scenario.
    I think their allotment of seats to sell is quite small. I think the league sells most of the tickets and distributes the revenue among all 30 teams. If that's the case, I think the Pacers should do nothing because the ASG in Houson is free money to them and that's the quickest way to get the Pacers' finances right side up... revenue with no costs instead of high costs and no revenue.

    What were the STH opportunities with the 2002 World Championships? I know we had pre-sale opportunities to buy the entire "season". I think we had pre-sale opportunities for individual games. As an out of towner, I didn't bite. I would have if we still lived in Indy, but that wasn't how I was going to spend my summer vacation from this place. And ticket sales were poor - not many people did bite.
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    It should still bring revenue to the city of Indianapolis, though, and if nothing else generate further good will from the populace the next time PS&E goes to the local government with their hand out.....

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    Perhaps the very reason Indianapolis has not requested an All-Star game since the 1980's is the same reason that the Pacers have one of the worst attendance records in the league. ​There is certainly a common denominator.

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    It should still bring revenue to the city of Indianapolis, though, and if nothing else generate further good will from the populace the next time PS&E goes to the local government with their hand out.....

    I agree, that's the only reason to do it.

    But that conversation goes like this:

    City/county counselperson: "so last year you claimed you had operating losses of $10 million."

    Herb: "Right."

    C/CC: "And this year, you hosted the all-star game so you could 'make more money' and now you had operating losses of $25 million."

    Herb: "That's right. The city "benefitted". Everybody "benefitted" by us. But we covered all the expenses."

    C/CC: "So now you want even more money from us?"

    Herb: "We would have needed less money if we let Houston host again."

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    I think Indy would be a good spot, seeing how we have hosted a super bowl which was successful in my eyes. Plus we have had the final four, the Indy 500 every year, Big ten championships, the Brickyard 400 and more. Thoughts?
    Would anyone show up for the game?? ...

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    For what its worth, I just signed my wife up on the waiting list for next year's game and festivities in New Orleans. She loves this weekend and it would be fun to go.

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    Can downtown Indy support the travelling ring of escorts and call girls that comes with All-Star weekend? I feel like those "women" wouldn't enjoy it here.
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    No home games for a long stretch? Not being able to get in to the game (or only being able to get in with nosebleed seats at Lucas Oil)? Not wanting PS&E to spend staff salary/time/effort on going after the ASG (which is done by the host club NOT the city like the Super Bowl)?

    Never mind my personal opinion which is that the ASG is pretty much a meaningless crock of poop...
    None of that bothers me. Im sure I can get tickets to ASG easier than I could the Superbowl. And even without tix my family still spend tons of hours in Indy for those events. I could care less how much time and effort that PS&E have to put in. Im a fan, I want everything and dont care how I get it.
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    Other then making excuses, it sounds like you work for PS&E and want to be lazy.
    There is no reason for the All Stars not to be here other then the people in charge don't want to bother with it. I think if it was here that it would be a huge success. Indiana loves basketball and they would flock to see all the stars over a 3 day weekend.
    This. However I do respect what BillS is saying. Those just arent my problems.
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    Can downtown Indy support the travelling ring of escorts and call girls that comes with All-Star weekend? I feel like those "women" wouldn't enjoy it here.
    Surely there can't be any more of that at All-Star weekend than there is at the Super Bowl.

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    Phase 1: Collect Underpants.
    Phase 2: ???
    Phase 3: Profit.

    Sadly, interest in the NBA as a whole is very low in Indianapolis.
    Could this not help? Again I go back to SB. Ive never been to 1 Colts game, and though Im a fan of them. I dont follow the NFL all too much. But me and my family loved the SB events. Even drove from Anderson multiple times to spend plenty of money i Indy. There really is no valid excuse not to have it here. If we can handle the SB, we can handle an ASG.
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    Can downtown Indy support the travelling ring of escorts and call girls that comes with All-Star weekend? I feel like those "women" wouldn't enjoy it here.
    LMAO. They get paid to bang. I dont think they care. lol.

    EDIT: I mean "date"
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    For what its worth, I just signed my wife up on the waiting list for next year's game and festivities in New Orleans. She loves this weekend and it would be fun to go.
    Where do you do this at?
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    I agree, that's the only reason to do it.

    But that conversation goes like this:

    City/county counselperson: "so last year you claimed you had operating losses of $10 million."

    Herb: "Right."

    C/CC: "And this year, you hosted the all-star game so you could 'make more money' and now you had operating losses of $25 million."

    Herb: "That's right. The city "benefitted". Everybody "benefitted" by us. But we covered all the expenses."

    C/CC: "So now you want even more money from us?"

    Herb: "We would have needed less money if we let Houston host again."

    C/CC:
    Maybe Im in the dark on this, but why does everyone harp on the Pacers for their 10 mil. When we built a colossal coliseum for the Colts, and thats ok?
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    Perhaps the very reason Indianapolis has not requested an All-Star game since the 1980's is the same reason that the Pacers have one of the worst attendance records in the league. ​There is certainly a common denominator.
    Trades with the Golden Sate Warriors? Brawls? Ticketmaster Fees? These are the reasons (excuses) I always hear, but unsure how the relate...
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    A sold seat is a sold seat. I don't see why the Pacers wouldn't give STH's the first chance at buying (for full retail price) a seat to the all-star game. Some would, some wouldn't, but either way those seats still get sold to somebody at the same price. Why not start with STH's then? It's not like it's a free seat in this scenario.
    Maybe because your not family or friends of a superstar? I do mean that seriously, but not trying to sound like an *******
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    Surely there can't be any more of that at All-Star weekend than there is at the Super Bowl.
    I can't tell if that's sarcasm or not, but yes. That sort of activity is what All-Star weekend is known for.
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    I can't tell if that's sarcasm or not, but yes. That sort of activity is what All-Star weekend is known for.

    And Super Bowl weekend doesn't have that? Super Bowl weekend is the biggest party of the year with a large mix of celebrities and athletes. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a weekend where call girls are more in demand than at Super Bowl time. All Star weekend is a blip on the radar compared to the Super Bowl.

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    Maybe because your not family or friends of a superstar? I do mean that seriously, but not trying to sound like an *******
    How many STH tickets do you expect to be sold? Even if it was every single one, I'd imagine there's plenty for both parties.

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    And Super Bowl weekend doesn't have that? Super Bowl weekend is the biggest party of the year with a large mix of celebrities and athletes. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a weekend where call girls are more in demand than at Super Bowl time. All Star weekend is a blip on the radar compared to the Super Bowl.
    What I'm saying is that is pretty much all All-Star weekend is known for now. Super Bowl week is more about the actual game. No one actually cares about the basketball related events of AS weekend, including the players.
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    What I'm saying is that is pretty much all All-Star weekend is known for now. Super Bowl week is more about the actual game. No one actually cares about the basketball related events of AS weekend, including the players.
    I don't doubt that you're right about AS weekend being notorious for that. But that being said, I don't think that most of the people who roll in for Super Bowl weekend care about the game itself until it's Super Bowl Sunday. When it's Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night, it's time to party. I would wager any amount of money that the amount of "call girls" who roll into Super Bowl weekend drastically dwarfs that go to the AS game. I'm not saying that the AS game has a small party scene, but the Super Bowl is the biggest party of the year.

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    Maybe Im in the dark on this, but why does everyone harp on the Pacers for their 10 mil. When we built a colossal coliseum for the Colts, and thats ok?
    Probably because this is a Pacers board, so the Pacers are discussed.

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