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#191582 - 06/06/15 05:03 PM Re: what will become of AMF [Re: Atochabsh]
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Huge advantage owning it for that long. Most old centers never saved any money for reinvestment, and thus close when their equipment breaks down, or customers just stop going in.

I'll bet most old-time league bowlers thought their reign would last forever. A great competitive atmospheres that was always cheap, and the proprietors just delighted to have them. Some got fairly wealthy as their centers ran down, others were smarter and maintained them and upgraded.

Most league bowlers seem to have balked at higher rates, and eventually become a burden on centers, not an asset. Many family-owned centers cannot convince the younger generations to work all the time for the rest of their lives, turn down a couple of million of dollars or more to make peanuts. Some look around, do the math, and look for ways to make up for their lack of bowling profits.

Everyone concerned about the sport needs to realize it takes a lot of investment and expenses to keep it alive. If the bowlers aren't prepared to pay the rates, the proprietors will find a customer base that can. Or, simply pocket the money and sell it off for a shopping center or parking lot. McDonalds doesn't pay people $2 an hour anymore either, and gas is not 25 cents a gallon.

Another issue is interest in bowling. We can't find two bowlers to fill our team for the two that are moving. Our summer league has four teams.
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