When going to the joe, the best place to sit in the joe, is literally everywhere in the joe.
I agree there's no bad seat in the house. Yes, you can go down to the lower bowl for warm ups. I've told this story before, my friend and I one time had seats 2 rows in front of the owners box. We got there early, found or seats, and decided to go down for warm ups. While heading down the stairs, the usher in our section asked us if we were going down for warm ups. We said "yes" and she pointed and told us, "Go that way, it's faster"
I agree, the Joe get's really loud, and people there have a great time. You can even feel the atmosphere when watching on TV.
I know we need a new arena, but I'll miss the place when we move into the new place.
I've only been to the Joe twice in my life, had seats in the upper bowl both times and loved it. There really isn't a bad seat in that arena and the atmosphere is electric. The fans are really into it.
As someone who went from watching games at the Civic Arena to Consol Energy Center, I can tell you that while the new arena is all new, clean and modern it can't hold a candle to the old barn. History, tradition and experience can't be replaced. I will seriously shed a tear when they tear it down, so enjoy it while you can.
Kind of crazy they actually put him on waivers, but after how much praise Marchenko has received lately I kind of figured it would happen.
I'm kind of surprised they couldn't get a 7th round pick for him, or a borderline bust prospect or something, but still, good stuff.
The problem is that he just doesn't have enough value to trade for even for a late round pick when teams know he is going on waivers most likely. They might as well try their chances and if they don't get him oh well.
Thank you very much for your tips and information. I'm really excited to go. It's one of my bucket lists to go visit one of the Original Six teams arenas, no matter the team. And I wanted to do this before the Wings move in that new arena.
There's no better current arena for hockey atmosphere than JLA. Now we just need to fix which team you're rooting for.
Posted by Echolalia
on 10 December 2015 - 11:46 AM
Detroit is an awesome city and I highly recommend hitting up one of the many amazing restaurants before the game. I would not recommend parking at Cobo because the traffic afterward is always a mess and I personally have no patience at all for that. I usually park at greektown or the compuware building, hit up a restaurant in that area, then walk/take the free shuttle to the Joe. The downtown area is pretty safe. Lots of businesses are starting to realize this as well and have begun moving in, because the foot traffic has really started picking up in the last few years.
I don't think Cherry has had anything good to say for 15 years. During the Baseball playoffs he was saying there was a conspiracy against the Blue Jays because they're a Canadian team. I'm sure the ratings for the World Series would have been higher if the Blue Jays made it instead of the Royals. The Jays were the most exciting team in Baseball!
There's no wonder why the Canadians in the NHL are a bunch of crybabies and head hunters, and Canadian sports fans are always complaining. They grew up listening to this idiot. And I say that as a Canadian.
He's definitely going senile. For Lord Stanley's sake just look at the jackets he wears.
Posted by skyphoenix
on 14 October 2015 - 11:00 AM
I was there last night and it took the entire intermission just to go to the bathroom and get a Coke. It was probably one of the most packed early season games I've ever been to that wasn't the home opener. A lot of people seemed to leave with about 6-7 minutes left but the arena was pretty full and it was hell trying to get anywhere on the concourse.