Re: Classic @ Damian: Some team lost by 43

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Posted by truth on December 27, 2017 at 12:50:07:

In Reply to: Re: Classic @ Damian: Some team lost by 43 posted by Informed on December 27, 2017 at 10:23:39:

: : : : : : : : : : : A few marquee match ups on day 1

: : : : : : : : : : $10 or $12 for admission and $5 parking if you go to the games at Damien. I wanted to go check out some of the games but I'm not gonna let Leduc rip me off like that.

: : : : : : : : : Wow. That's ridiculous to go see a high school game. I get it for CIF Finals, but a mid-season Christmas tournament? It's one thing for a guy dropping $15 just out to go see a couple games while the wife thinks he's out returning unwanted Christmas gifts.. but what about mom and dad and little brother going out to see their kid play? That's $35/day (3 admissions plus parking) and the team plays 4 times. So they've made it where that family of 3 is going to drop $140. Students showing up to see their buddies play? Not going to happen. That's not right.

: : : : : : : : Gotta make some money for all the work being done. Plus it keeps some of the Jerks out of the Stands. People pay that much to see a movie or even more to go out to dinner. Can't do much for under $12 anymore.

: : : : : : : It's taxing on families. Families shouldn't be stressed in there wallets just to see their kids play.

: : : : : Why doesn't Frank Burlison, Ronnie Flores, or any of these other reporters report on the price gouging that is going on? And I don't want to hear "well the refs have to get paid" because I'm sure each team forked over $300 or $400 each just to enter the tourney. And to make it even worse, Damien kids are loaded so this is just another example of the rich get richer.

: : : : They invite the "media" who attracts the teams and parents. Most of the "media" is biased but the teams go and the parents want to see their kids, so it's easy to price gouge them. It's a crooked cycle. It felt better spending my money at St Bernard and Culver City where I knew that it was going toward those kids.

: : : Well they snubbed me out the picture...screw them...I ain't giving anything related to their event a doggone sprinkling of coverage...not even a pittancic nanogram...

: : going rate for tournament entry fees is $425-475 per team. The easy economics is that each ref makes $75/game, soe that's $150/game overhead. If each team has paid $450 for the week, that works out to about $110/game per team. So, before you sell one ticket or one hot dog, you've made $$ with entry fees. With 16 teams, they probably made $1200 profit on entry fees AFTER paying officials. Yes, there are a lot of other overhead costs, but charging for parking? Come on.

: They are using 3 Officials per game so costs just skyrocketed.

costs per official in a 3-ref crew are $68/each, so $204/game. A 2-ref crew gets $77/each, so $154.. I assume Damien's tournament is 16 teams, so 8 games/day.. with 3-refs, they spend about $400 more/day. So the question is- are 3-ref crews necessary? To me, if you have 3 refs, they better be at about 95%. When only 2 refs, you expect them to miss some things.
I guess the question is, if the tourney is all about making money (apparently it is based on admission prices and parking costs), then why spend $1600 more on refs?
Is there a corporate sponsor? Did they print programs with corporate ads? It's Damien- a pretty big-name school- so I would assume they would be able to do so.

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