$66M
TOTAL SALARIES
Portland Trail Blazers players will not receive if the National Basketball Association’s labor lockout* continues throughout the 2011–12 season

 
 

2
Number of current Blazers who have SIGNED CONTRACTS WITH OVERSEAS TEAMS for the lockout’s duration (Nicolas Batum in France; Patty Mills in Australia)

  
  

7,000
Average number of BLAZERS FANS WHO RIDE THE MAX to games at the Rose Garden

 
 

15
Percentage of Blazers season-ticket holders who RESIDE OUT OF STATE, primarily in Washington

  
  

$4M
The City of Portland’s projected (and potentially lost) 2011–12 INCOME from game-day parking fees and ticket taxes

 
 

4
Number of ROOKIE BLAZER DANCERS awaiting their home debut

  
  

110
Estimated NUMBER OF NIGHTS (counting preseason and postseason games) that televised Blazers games are the main business driver at Lloyd District sports bar Spirit of ’77

 
 

*As of press time, the league’s owners and players had not yet agreed on revenue splits and other matters, imperiling the season’s scheduled November 1 start.

This article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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