Market Power

Musings by an academic economist on the power of markets and the power over markets.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Impact of a Hockey Game - Part Deux

Here is another article on the move of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks move of a home men’s hockey game to St. Paul (paid subscription required). It’s entitled “Businesses Bitter over Shift”. Here’s a nice quote from the article that sums up the feelings of some of the local beneficiaries of home hockey games:

“Mike Maes' reaction to the university's decision to move one of two Minnesota Gopher hockey games to St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center in January summed up the sentiment of several local bar owners.

‘I hope there's the biggest snowstorm ever and nobody can get there,’ the owner of Chevy's Sports Bar and Grill said. ‘Then we'll see what they think of their windfall.’”