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1 hour ago, Hockeymom1960 said:

I tell you when I go to watch a game, I go to watch THE GAME.  I don't meander around, or go to the bathroom (I make sure I go before the game), or buy anything whether food or souvenirs, because I don't want to miss one bit of the action on the ice. 

You're an old school fan :thumbup:

I recall the Chicago Stadium...Went to a handful of games there...Upon entering the that old barn - you were literally 'corralled' to your seat, or in my case standing room.

There really wasn't a concourse per say - just an area where you went to the bathroom, and a few 'windows' for purchasing food/drinks/etc.

Today the owners want to separate us from our $$$ once we enter their establishment; numerous options to pick, and choose from along the vast concourse.

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5 hours ago, BigWillieStyle said:

Probably from an accountants view, yes it does. They'll be able to write off a good deal of the costs for improvements. They wouldn't get any tax advantages in lowering ticket prices. 

 

And, the problem isn't with unsold seats. It's that no one is buying them on the resale market. All of those empty seats are already sold, it's just getting someone to sit their ass in them. It also doesn't help that all of those empty seats around center ice are part of the clubs that have unlimited food and drinks, right down the portal, 15 feet from the arena seats. Did I forget to mention the leather couches, and TV's everywhere you look? It's like they took The Olympia Club, and then built 3 of them, The Players, West, and East, and they wonder why the arena seats are empty. 

 

It was like that all last year. I can't imagine anything has changed since then. I missed the preseason, and the home opener, because I spent a little bit longer than planned, sailing home from training camp, but I'm expecting to see more of the same Thursday night against Tarranna. Maybe some Leafs fans will have sprung for some good seats, and actually make the place look full for a change. 

 

Wouldn't it be easier to just project hologram images of people in the stands to make it look full?

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6 hours ago, BigWillieStyle said:

Probably from an accountants view, yes it does. They'll be able to write off a good deal of the costs for improvements. They wouldn't get any tax advantages in lowering ticket prices. 

 

And, the problem isn't with unsold seats. It's that no one is buying them on the resale market. All of those empty seats are already sold, it's just getting someone to sit their ass in them. It also doesn't help that all of those empty seats around center ice are part of the clubs that have unlimited food and drinks, right down the portal, 15 feet from the arena seats. Did I forget to mention the leather couches, and TV's everywhere you look? It's like they took The Olympia Club, and then built 3 of them, The Players, West, and East, and they wonder why the arena seats are empty. 

 

It was like that all last year. I can't imagine anything has changed since then. I missed the preseason, and the home opener, because I spent a little bit longer than planned, sailing home from training camp, but I'm expecting to see more of the same Thursday night against Tarranna. Maybe some Leafs fans will have sprung for some good seats, and actually make the place look full for a change. 

 

Wouldn't it be easier to just project hologram images of people in the stands to make it look full?

Accountants are nerds.

Or cardboard cutouts.

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On 10/10/2018 at 2:17 PM, Hockeymom1960 said:

I tell you when I go to watch a game, I go to watch THE GAME.  I don't meander around, or go to the bathroom (I make sure I go before the game), or buy anything whether food or souvenirs, because I don't want to miss one bit of the action on the ice. 

I will never understand why people don’t do this. Hell I get there early to watch warmups even. Doesn’t matter if it’s college or NHL. I’m there to watch! 

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It's the millenials. They want everything in one. It's like smartphones: music, phone, texting, web surfing, photography, games, etc. It's not enough to go to LCA just for one thing (the game). You have to include more than that or they won't go.

Going to LCA just to see a hockey game would be like using your phone....as a phone.

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