Luc Robitaille explains why LA isn’t a basketball town

Luc Robitaille, Kings’ President of Business Operations, was on the Marek and Wyshynski podcast earlier today via Fan 590 in Toronto.  Check out some of the highlights…

– On comparing fans in the Gretzky era to the Stanley Cup era: “It’s become a lot of the same. Even this year we’re seeing a huge influx of new fans. This is LA, so the Hollywood crowd is supporting us. This town, I always joke with people, they think it’s a basketball town – well for years if you attended a Clippers game; you would have never said it’s a basketball town. Then they’d tried to tell me it’s a football town, meanwhile we had two football teams who left town because they couldn’t draw at the time. So, it’s a winning town, and you have to win in this town because there’s a lot to do. If you win in this town, it’s absolutely incredible. For us, the Kings, we’ve had our core following of very passionate fans for years, even when we didn’t have any success. And now you add the new fans that are coming in and feeling the experience that our fans are bringing to them, it’s something very special right now that’s going on in LA, where those young guys are the talk of the town, and it’s a lot of fun.”

– On his normal business day: “When you’re on the business side, you’re always trying to get ready for what you’re doing next year and so forth. We’re very aware of everything we do in game, and making sure we have a lot of communication with our season seat holders. We’re constantly trying to improve our business. The corporate sponsors as an example. We’re going from years ago, I think maybe five partners, we’re roughly close to 80 now, and I think we’re trying to get to the 100 and above in partners. We’ve doubled our season seat base. Our TV ratings are doubled too. So, we’re constantly trying to improve what we do as an organization. So coming in, it’s one meeting after another with our staff. We have roughly 100 people on our staff – with TN, game entertainment, radio. It just seems like it’s non-stop one meeting after another.”

More from Robitaille later.

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  1. Luc is the best every time we cross paths he says hello with a smile. Great dude!

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