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Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:27 am

^True, but Notre Dame is big enough of a draw to fill a pro stadium. Now that I think about it when Florida/Georgia plays at the Jaguars stadium it's way more exciting than any Jaguars game ever is.

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Postby Jew » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:48 am

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.
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Postby BeemerBoy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:56 pm

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!
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:00 pm

^I've heard some pretty solid reviews of the new Barclay's center in Brooklyn, that's supposed to be a very cool new venue.

Joey, go to the Barclay's Center immediately and let us all know what you think ;) .

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Postby BeemerBoy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:10 pm

^ Yeah, forgot about that joint. It does look pretty cool from what I've seen thus far.
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Postby Jew » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:59 am

What a coincidence...my old boss happens to be the director of guest service there, so it is definitely on my list of places to visit soon! :lol:
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Postby Jew » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:54 pm

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.
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Welcome to the Pond, which is 10000x cooler than it's actual current sponsored name of Honda Center
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Obligatory arena overview photo!
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Obligatory concourse photo. I dig the marble. I don't dig the not very wide concourse when full!
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I might dislike the ducks, but hockey is still hockey and a glass seat is still a glass seat!
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This season they built a new premium club (separate ticket from the normal club seats) in their failed attempt to lure the Sacramento Kings...
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…so of course I had to buy a ticket to this club too! It has a nice outdoor terrace with seating, fireplaces, and...
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...Two bars with some decent beers on tap
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…then you can go inside for some gourmet food...
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…like this delicious pork dish I had...
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…Or Sushi if it is your thing...
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…Or even more great beer!
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Here's the full, not what you normally see at a Hockey game menu...
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Here's the club level concourse. I like the marble regular concourses better! This feels so bland.
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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.
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Postby jray21 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:29 pm

Thanks for the report! I've been there about 7 times, but only running around it for the DL 1/2 marathon. Now I'll know what it looks like the next time I run around. ;)
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Postby cfc » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:05 pm

If you can get a meal like this . . .

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. . . why bother watching the game?
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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Postby Jew » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:00 am

Since it's a Ducks game, I agree with that sentiment! :lol:
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