I think the real problem with this game was that Syracuse isn't actually close to NYC, so their fans probably didn't care as much for the trip as USC fans making a vacation out of it did. I believe they play ND @ Metlife as well...I'm sure that one will draw more interest from ND fans too.
I've never seen a billion dollar stadium I had less interest in ever visiting than MetLife. I know it's technically in Jersey, but for argument's sake it's in New York.....and for a city that likes to stand out, they have the absolute worst collection of modern pro sports arenas/stadiums of any major city I've ever seen.
Anyway, good stuff, Joey. Love to see this thread alive and kickin' again. Maybe I'll find time to revive mine one day as well!
Displaying "Online Enthusiast Morality" since 2006, with 99.9% more sarcasm.
It's a Purim miracle! This thread is back! I took in a *gag* Ducks game earlier in the season, since the price was right for a glass ticket ($125). The Pond feels like an arena stuck in the twilight zone. It's nice, but but in the era before arenas were super sized and got all the latest amenities. However, that makes it a good hockey arena---it's big, but doesn't FEEL big. Though the concourses and arena layout are a little weird as a result.
Welcome to the Pond, which is 10000x cooler than it's actual current sponsored name of Honda Center
Obligatory arena overview photo!
Obligatory concourse photo. I dig the marble. I don't dig the not very wide concourse when full!
I might dislike the ducks, but hockey is still hockey and a glass seat is still a glass seat!
This season they built a new premium club (separate ticket from the normal club seats) in their failed attempt to lure the Sacramento Kings...
…so of course I had to buy a ticket to this club too! It has a nice outdoor terrace with seating, fireplaces, and...
...Two bars with some decent beers on tap
…then you can go inside for some gourmet food...
…like this delicious pork dish I had...
…Or Sushi if it is your thing...
…Or even more great beer!
Here's the full, not what you normally see at a Hockey game menu...
Here's the club level concourse. I like the marble regular concourses better! This feels so bland.
Here is the other club restaurant, open to all club seat holders. It's really less a restaurant/bar, and more of a "crap, lets keep up with newer arenas who build in restaurants by throwing a bunch of tables around a bar with a food menu/buffet in the concourse, clean it up a little, and call it a new club!" The space was definitely not designed for this, but kudos to them for finding a way to monetize what used to be a concourse.
Can't go wrong with a display of classic hockey gear!
These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.
photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by
a professional ride photographer.
For yours and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at
parks without proper permission.
You need a sense of humor to view our site,
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER! There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13." Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.