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Checking on the Legends Classic, which fills less than one-third the Barclays Center's capacity

Well, the Barclays Center may get some money-making open dates when it loses the albatross of an Islanders contract--and it's possible that day will come faster than 2021, given the push to moving all games to Nassau Coliseum while a new arena's being constructed.

But the arena might not be pushing for more college hoops. According to ESPN, last night's double-header at the GotPrint.com Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper, had attendance of 5,967, despite listed capacity of 18,103. And, of course, the number of tickets distributed never equals gate count.

For tonight's doubleheader, featuring the championship and consolation games, only lower bowl tickets are even being sold--that helps with staffing--and a good number are available, according to Ticketmaster and as shown in the screenshot below.


That said, there may be other revenue streams beyond ticket sales. Note the two sponsors: GotPrint does business printing (duh), while Old Trapper, I learned, makes beef jerky. 

And tonight's championship game, with VCU and St. John's, will be televised on ESPN2. Expect a tight focus on the team benches and the presumably more full seats behind them, rather than a camera panning the cavernous arena.

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