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#7909 - 09/05/01 09:06 AM The $350,000 question
George Freeman Offline
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The PBA is asking host centers to put up $350,000 to hold a PBA event in their center, with the PBA keeping the TV rights. The host center basically gets to keep any revenue coming in from pro-ams and gate entries. This is the new deal in a nutshell. However, who is going to take this deal?

I'm not a bowling center proprietor, and I've never owned a buisness, so maybe there is a dynamic here I am missing, and I am perfectly willing to admit that. However, I just don't see how a proprietor could make back $350,000 on a PBA event, much less turn a profit, and if a center knows in advance they'd never be able to get their money back, why would they want to host a tournament? The logical route to go is to secure sponsors, and post their banners at the center. But even if you secure 100 sponsors, they'd have to put up $3500 a piece, I think even the major cities like Chicago and New York would have trouble finding 100 sponsors at $3500 a pop. Then you'd need a very successful pro am to get any kind of a profit.

That's about the only ideas I can come up with, if anyone has any other ideas on how to make hosting a PBA stop not sound like financial suicide, I'd love to hear them.
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