QUOTE (king66wa @ Sep 27 2012, 09:53 AM)
What comes first......fees or revenues???
I ain't saying it's right, I'm saying it's the ways of the world. Same as the examples cited about: Places want to host events so they can get people spending money, so they pay a fee, and people come and spend money.
Come to think of it it's no different here than a track paying it's money to apply for a Redline Cup Qualifier. You don't have to pay, you don't even have to be a sanction member, but if you want the head count that goes with such an event you have to play by the rules which include the pay up.
This is that on a grander scale. And from there it's a question of accurate pricing, low enough so people are willing to play along, high enough to maximize revenue. You go too high, people look for other ways to get bang for their buck; you go too low it's not worth it to you to mess with. Such are the ways of the world.