Reports From Dcist

According to the office of D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi, the NHL lockout cost D.C. around $200,000 each game due to the cost of tickets, merchandise, concessions, etc. Here are more details courtesy of Gandhi spokesman David Umansky:

Our folks estimated that the NHL lockout is costing about $200K in foregone sales tax revenue per game and would cost about $10 million for the entire season. As previously noted, there is no way for us to isolate NHL-generated sales tax collections from monthly sales tax collections. These estimates are based on average ticket prices, an assumption about likely spending by a typical NHL game attendee and that each game would fill the arena to capacity.

If you add that up, it means D.C. has missed out on about $6.4 million due to missed games so far.

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