Ok, I'll bite Posted on August 22, 2017 at 11:05:35 AM by benny b
You make great points BADA. Not wrong on any point.
First comment. Simple math...
Stores save money when they close and go to internet sales. No overhead, no employee payroll (minimal) and minimal expense for storing inventory. Good for them!
We make 25% when you walk into the building and bet. We make 4-8 % when you bet online. AND, our overhead still excist! Bad for us!
Part 2 of comment 1- We have 500 seats and have never sold out...
Analogy= In a 30,000 seat stadium, everyone has a different view. Many on this board are sitting in the nose bleed sections (no offense).
I am in the locker room. I live with the players and deal with the front office. I see everything.
The efforts and expense that just occurred at Kings court was above and beyond what was really necessary to activate and maintain their license.
So here's a front seat to this event.
The court was built this way due to time. They had 60 days to play x amount of performances or LOOSE their license.
Despite that, the facility was clean, presentable and adequate.
They could have played on a wooden court with 2 high schoolers.
They included the players and the UNION in every step of the process. They hired the best players available and willing in Florida. They demanded that I and the players maintained the utmost professionalism and they demanded that their staff be prepared in the event that people came to watch. And for those who didn't go, WE COMPLIED.
In my humble opinion, the main purpose of the union is to negotiate/secure jobs and fair wages, The union and ownership/management did a very harmonious job in guaranteeing that the players and support staff were well paid and taken care of. Paying Great salaries, prize money and hotel rooms...
I'm not saying if I love it or hate it but I will say that I appreciate the efforts of the ownership and our players enough to support the project. And my players know that!
A wooden court with tennis balls and volunteers would have been easier and much cheaper for them.
Now if you'll all excuse me, I going to disappear again...