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Marc Ganis Quotes

Whether it is right or wrong, it is the way our celebrity-driven culture is. When people see major celebrities coming out to an event, they feel they should be there as well.
Marc Ganis
#Celebrity

The pent-up demand for the return of the NBA to Charlotte wasn't as strong as many of us anticipated it could be,
Marc Ganis
#Nba

Ownership of the Washington Redskins provides perhaps the most visible platform from which to try and lobby Congress, pass legislation, speak with lobbyists and interact with the media in the nation's capital. There's a lot of value associated with that.
Marc Ganis
#Congress

Ownership of the Washington Redskins provides perhaps the most visible platform from which to try and lobby Congress, pass legislation, speak with lobbyists and interact with the media in the nation's capital, ... There's a lot of value associated with that.
Marc Ganis
#Congress

Fox just had to overpay on a rights fee basis for the Celtics games in order to keep the lights on the Boston market, ... So they're saving a lot of money owning the Dodgers. If the Dodgers' broadcast rights were up for public bid right now, they could go to an astronomical sum, and that would mean either a loss of programming for Fox or far greater costs.
Marc Ganis
#Games

Fans really want to feel intimate with the action. This is part of what has made the NBA so successful. You can almost smell the sweat.
Marc Ganis
#Action

It's not the people, ... It's not the individuals who show up at the game and buy the tickets. The people are great. It's the business, or lack of, that's the primary factor. For whatever reason, the area simply does not have many strong and large businesses.
Marc Ganis
#People

I say that from some personal knowledge and from the historical perspective of nothing happening in South Florida to get a stadium deal done.
Marc Ganis
#Knowledge

They are a cash machine. They print money, ... While there is no revenue pressure, they'll try to keep certain things pristine.
Marc Ganis
#Money

It is economically if not physically obsolete. When you have a special event like Sugar Bowl or Super Bowl, people care less about how far away the field is or a bathroom in the luxury box. But for annual ticket buyers, it's a big deal to them.
Marc Ganis
#People

The reason they'd be moving is ownership has burned its bridges in Charlotte. Wherever they go will not be as good as staying in Charlotte.
Marc Ganis
#Reason

The NBA was very fortunate to have three stars like that back to back. That wasn't planned, it was an alignment of the planets.
Marc Ganis
#Nba

When you get out of the top 10 markets, it's really important how many other sports teams are in town. You want to move to a market with zero or one. Charlotte can definitely support two teams.
Marc Ganis
#Sports

The two recent baseball stadium naming rights deals were worth a little more than $3 million a year. A few years ago it was $5 million-to-$6 million. I do see it (the market) going back up, but I think it's going to take time, and we're not going to get back in skyrocketing mode. We had stupid money chasing some of the deals that's not coming back.
Marc Ganis
#Baseball

They are limited in the means by which they can spend money.
Marc Ganis
#Money

On a marketing level it's been a real drawback for the NBA to have all these freshmen and high school players in the league.
Marc Ganis
#Marketing

It is more difficult to get public funds for sports facilities. State and local budgets are strained, services are being cut, taxes are being raised.
Marc Ganis
#Budgets

[One reason local governments in the past had been willing to pay was to prevent some other government luring a team away.] With the expansion and relocation that has occurred, ... there are fewer markets that are hungry for -- and can afford -- a professional sports franchise.
Marc Ganis
#Government

Winning is the great deodorant. Even if this is a marketing mistake, and I'm not saying it is, winning goes a long way to fixing it.
Marc Ganis
#Marketing

That's just polite discourse. Of course they're competing for the same money.
Marc Ganis
#Money

They are girding for the uncapped year, ... They're planning for it. It's getting to the point where the two sides are so entrenched that getting a deal will be very difficult.
Marc Ganis
#Planning

The Superdome has been one of the greatest sports facility investment a community has ever made, ... But it would be significantly diminished if the Saints left.
Marc Ganis
#Community

In the short term, if they put together a comprehensive marketing campaign around the new name, they could see the sale of merchandise with the new name soar, ... But there are risks for how they handle this. They could also come across as either being sensitive to these issues, or caving in. You don't know which way it will play out.
Marc Ganis
#Marketing

This would be the first example of a stadium being developed from the outset for two N.F.L. teams, ... The cost of these buildings has skyrocketed to such a degree that it makes far more economic sense to share the debt service and the revenues. The net revenues for the two teams are likely to be significantly better than if they each built their own stadium.
Marc Ganis
#Example

This is a testament to Dan Snyder's ability to run and manage an entertainment-based business, ... His success with the Redskins has been nothing short of phenomenal. It shows he knew what he was doing when he paid a then-record $800 million for this franchise.
Marc Ganis
#Ability

This is a testament to Dan Snyder's ability to run and manage an entertainment-based business. His success with the Redskins has been nothing short of phenomenal. It shows he knew what he was doing when he paid a then-record $800 million for this franchise.
Marc Ganis
#Ability

They have excelled because they are perceived as delivering a high level of service, ... Even in the lean years -- before they reached the Super Bowl -- the Panthers made upgrades.
Marc Ganis
#Service

They have excelled because they are perceived as delivering a high level of service. Even in the lean years -- before they reached the Super Bowl -- the Panthers made upgrades.
Marc Ganis
#Service

This would be the first example of a stadium being developed from the outset for two N.F.L. teams. The cost of these buildings has skyrocketed to such a degree that it makes far more economic sense to share the debt service and the revenues. The net revenues for the two teams are likely to be significantly better than if they each built their own stadium.
Marc Ganis
#Example

In the short term, if they put together a comprehensive marketing campaign around the new name, they could see the sale of merchandise with the new name soar. But there are risks for how they handle this. They could also come across as either being sensitive to these issues, or caving in. You don't know which way it will play out.
Marc Ganis
#Marketing