UPDATE: How did the Premier Center do in 2018?

UPDATE: I just checked the calendar of events for the Denty. From 2/22 until the end of October there is 31 events booked. Only ten of them are major concerts, the other 21 are mostly local sporting events (Storm and HS and College sporting events). Obviously there will be other concerts announced, but as of right now that is 3.5 events per month. Ouch.

I have been wondering for awhile, is the honeymoon over for the Denty?

Recently we found out that the long time GM was terminated and now the Marketing Manager is moving to another market for SMG.

With new management moving in, it would be a good time to crunch the numbers from 2018. I will be honest with you, I don’t follow what concerts and events go on out there. After spending almost $200 (ticket and beverages) to see the Foo Fighters, my hunger to attend shows there isn’t high on my priority list.

With the EC Campus Book Club meetings going on, even if they are meeting in private, I think that information would be important to their decision making. It’s even more important for the city council that is moving on the 2020 budget to know how the place is doing. Not only revenue sources, but ongoing sponsorships, economic impact, and as it seems, very expensive maintenance costs of the entire campus (parking/SF Stadium, Convention Center and Arena).

My guess is that 2018 was down from the previous two years. But the bigger question is how much and why? General Managers don’t just get fired on a whim. I have a feeling SMG knows the numbers and are concerned. I also think that the Mayor’s office knows the numbers to, this is probably the reason they want to hand the Orpheum contract over to the Pavilion.

I asked a couple of city councilors to make a request to the city’s finance department with a 2018 audit update of the Denty. We will see how long they stall.



7 comments ↓

#1 scott on 02.18.19 at 10:17 am

im sure attendance at the denty would be better if the pawnshop was still open.

#2 D@ily Spin on 02.18.19 at 1:09 pm

The best way for the Denty to be justified is the siding falling off. Kiting crumpled metal could be reported as remains from a flying saucer crash. Roswell became renowned. Sales tax from T-shirts, alien garb, and postcards might pay down some of the bond debt.

#3 D@ily Spin on 02.18.19 at 1:18 pm

When will it become time to rename it Huether then condemn and implode it?

#4 Blasphemo on 02.18.19 at 5:29 pm

How about figures on how the Midco Swim Team Temple is doing? I guess we’re still waiting on those cooked numbers, too, huh?

#5 guest on 02.19.19 at 3:39 pm

your update of 31 events isn’t accounting for the stampede schedule starting in September 2019 or the playoffs this spring.

That would roughly add about 12 games Sept-Dec according to the stampedes website and not sure how many playoff games to include.

So lets say 45 events for the hockey games and maybe a concert or 2, but even then that’s only going to bump the events per month to 5. Unless there is still a bunch of private Premier Card concerts happening, its still sitting empty ALOT!

#6 anonymous on 02.21.19 at 9:58 am

I hear they give out a lot of free tickets to those stampede games

#7 Darren Weisz on 02.21.19 at 4:11 pm

I’m waiting to attend the Sinful center once it is all paid for…who am I kidding, I won’t live that long.

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