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#1 Markus Alexander Cody

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

Old but relevant...


New credit and debit card data from the first weekend of the new NHL season shows Vancouver hockey fans are spending the most in the country on restaurants, bars, and merchandise.


Restaurant sales were up 19 per cent in Vancouver for the Canucks’ season-opener Jan. 19 while bar sales were up 34 per cent, according to Moneris, a payment processing company. The spike in numbers for an NHL game was the best in the country.


Some Vancouver businesses noticed the difference right away.




“Yeah, it’s pretty drastic for us, being a sports bar,” said Tim Murphy, general manager for the Shark Club.

Though some anticipated fans would return slowly after the NHL lockout, “We’ve noticed the exact opposite here,” Murphy said, adding sales were up nearly 30 per cent.

Fans broke records after Canucks ownership announced a half-off jersey sale to start the season, snapping up 8,500 jerseys throughout the team’s first three home games.

Meanwhile, data obtained from social media search engine Topsy.com found that the Canucks were tweeted about 30 per cent more than their hated rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“People love the Canucks, not just because they love hockey but they like feeling like a part of this community of Canucks fans,” said Alexandra Samuel, vice-president of social media at Vision Critical.

“What social media does really well is help you find your people.”



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

What a bump to the restaurant and bar clientèle. How fuming mad must be the food establishment owners have been having to deal with this crap 2x in 10 years.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

how many $1 hot dogs did they sell, i swear to god there was like 500 people lined up to get hot dogs at every intermission lol
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

Why are there still so many fake jerseys seen out there with that many being sold?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

how many $1 hot dogs did they sell, i swear to god there was like 500 people lined up to get hot dogs at every intermission lol


The better question might be (after the BC Place news), how many of those hot dogs were past their expiration date?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

Why are there still so many fake jerseys seen out there with that many being sold?

I'm guessing most of those sales were for first timers or for people who picked up another jersey because they got tired of wearing their other one. I picked up a couple just to add to my plethora of Canucks jerseys but that's just me.... But I actually saw a couple people who were wearing fake jerseys, come out with a brand new spanking jersey, dump their fake one, and wore their newly bought jersey. So it's a sign...
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Why are there still so many fake jerseys seen out there with that many being sold?


No doubt, they are so fugly
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I'm guessing most of those sales were for first timers or for people who picked up another jersey because they got tired of wearing their other one. I picked up a couple just to add to my plethora of Canucks jerseys but that's just me.... But I actually saw a couple people who were wearing fake jerseys, come out with a brand new spanking jersey, dump their fake one, and wore their newly bought jersey. So it's a sign...


The Canucks marketing should do something similar to Montreal few years ago.. Give in your fake jersey and get a replica half off and authentic 25% off (I think that what it was)..
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