I don't think Matt is price gouging, he has expenses related
to the construction and all the other overhead expenses like electricity.
A guy has to commit to over 40 hours a year of playing to make membership worthwhile.
$10/ hr compares very favorably ( adjusted for inflation) compared to court #2 in Milford ( AAJA). I recall that being maybe $5-6 / hr 30 years ago, with the pelota court being maybe $7-8 ?
That place was right near the pros and folded before Milford Jai alai itself ( if I remember correctly ?).
AAJA must have had some serious mgt problems ?
I wish Matt the best....but I'd have problems being a partner in his investment.
If he can keep an average of 8 guys on the court he should be fine. I have no idea if that is realistic. Great value for players if only 4-6 are there. Most of us aren't 16-25 and welcome a breather between points anyway.
I just don't like the next level (pros) being next to dead.
You can't really have minor league baseball without major league baseball as a comparison.