Every game ive went to, be it lions, tigers, wings, or even the toledo storm(walleye) There's always at least one butthole peeing in the sink.
And the Toledo sports arena was one of, if not the darkest and dankest, grungiest, and most poorly built arena I've ever been in.
Even the home locker room was tiny, the visitors was so small there was at least five kids/young men literally getting dressed standing in their own bags, and the bathroom wasn't connected to the room so If you had to go before you were fully suited up you walked half nekked past the concessions to get there, and one of the locker rooms was so far away from one that you walked around a quarter of the building to get there..
The ice was always soft, the benches had splinters big enough to Pierce through gloves, and the penalty box was so effing small there wasn't room to have someone man the door if there happened to be two or more people in the box.
Insulation and other random debris would fall out of the rafters,
And no joke, the ice in the corners were so bad, sometimes there would literally be a gap so big between the ice surface and the kick plate that play had to be stopped to dig the puck out by hand.
You had to be carefuk going behind the nets not to get too close to the boards because your skate blade would get caught in the moat mid stride.
I know the Joe is no gem, or architectural marvel, but comparing it to that frozen trash heap, is kind of insulting.
Not to mention the seats were basically kid sized wooden lawn chairs that were Bolted to the floor.
I didn't try to infer that the Joe was as much of a dump as the Sports Arena. I guess it was more about the feeling you got walking through the Joe or the Sports Arena. Dark and grungy compared to the other arenas.
LOL, I forgot how much of dump the Sports Arena was. That had to have been the worst ECHL venue when the Storm played their last season there. Yeah, they couldn't tear that place down quick enough. The Huntington Center is so much better.