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#341 DH26

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:23 PM

11,432 for the paid attendance number.

2,000 for the actual number of people in the building.

 

everyone got to move down to the lower bowl (red seats only) so that was nice of them even if there weren't only 334 of us this time


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:35 PM

everyone got to move down to the lower bowl (red seats only) so that was nice of them even if there weren't only 334 of us this time

 

I stayed in 128.  I loved the view.  I was literally sitting directly in line with the red line.  Perfect view.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:06 AM

I stayed in 128.  I loved the view.  I was literally sitting directly in line with the red line.  Perfect view.

 

that's fair since the club/black seats or whatever were off limits. I can't really complain about my free tix getting me to the 5th row though. I followed Schneider around since we could just get up and move wherever


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:56 PM

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:26 AM

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felt like there was a pretty decent crowd there tonight but definently still a lot of empty seats
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:23 AM

felt like there was a pretty decent crowd there tonight but definently still a lot of empty seats

 

That would have been a 16,000+ crowd last year easily.  During the anthem it looked like 60% full.  But it filled up nicely.


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:43 AM

I thought I read somewhere that it was a sellout.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

The season average should up more than 1000 tomorrow. That will still leave the devils in the bottom third of the league.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

The size of the arena (especially this year with fewer seats being counted) pretty much makes it physically impossible for the Devils not to be bottom third of the league in attendance. A sellout every night is still less than 17,000.


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

The size of the arena (especially this year with fewer seats being counted) pretty much makes it physically impossible for the Devils not to be bottom third of the league in attendance. A sellout every night is still less than 17,000.

prudential is a bigger arena then most?
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:04 PM

The size of the arena (especially this year with fewer seats being counted) pretty much makes it physically impossible for the Devils not to be bottom third of the league in attendance. A sellout every night is still less than 17,000.

 

Which is why I don't care about attendance rankings.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:50 AM

prudential is a bigger arena then most?


Nope, smaller. Most arenas league-wide are 18-20K I believe. Under 17K is a rarity (off the top of my head, the Isles and Winnipeg are among the only ones with a smaller capacity than the Rock this season, though there may be a few others).
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

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I don't think even a Yankees game in the new stadium has had a crowd north of 50,000.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

While there was a game delay early on in the TV broadcast, it looked like there were a lot of empties in the stands, but once the game started it filled out nicely from what I could tell.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

Really close to 50/50 in the crowd with about 5k empties. Excellent showing by devils fans.
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:55 AM

I don't think even a Yankees game in the new stadium has had a crowd north of 50,000.

 

You're not far off.  For the stadium's first game on Opening Day in 2009, I don't think they drew 50k to the game.  Outside of some of the playoffs/World Series games played in that building, rarely is there a crowd bigger than yesterday's announced attendance.  There were some empties, especially in the upper deck in RF, but considering the building holds 52,500 (including all the club seats that the Yankees take out for "official attendance") and the wind chill was 2, the attendance yesterday was impressive.

 

It really was a great atmosphere, and the views we had up in Section 419 were excellent considering it is a basball stadium.  That said, I hope we aren't in one of these games again for another 3-5 years.  The spectacle made it worthwhile, but you dilute it if it is done too often. 


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:25 PM

The Devils fanbase made me so proud yesterday. I couldn't believe while I was taking a subway from midtown a few hours before the game that I would see about 75% Devils fans (25% Rangers fans) taking over a New York City subway station.

 

And then when we got to the stadium, I still saw more Devils fans than Rangers just about everywhere I went. It's possible that there was about a 55/45 split in favor of Devils fans. Devils fans made it so hostile for Rangers fans during the opening introductions and throughout the first period, it was amazing.

 

And then our team decided they'd given us enough to cheer about and took their pedal off the gas. What a humiliating loss, I know it's just one two-point game, but this could've really been the nail in the coffin of the Devils-Rangers rivalry. A 4-0 record on the year and beating them in Yankee Stadium in front of a hostile Devils crowd could've been up there with the experience of Game 6.

 

The bleachers section where I was sitting was probably 80/20 Devils fans, I could not believe my eyes. It was a great awesome event, but it really could've been a legendary one if our team didn't sh!t the bed.

 

As far as the crowd goes, I don't think the Rangers fans got one chant going. The Rag fans behind me were kinda blind-sided by how many chants the Devils had. Our section was pulling out all the stops as far as chants go and the Blueshirts had no voice whatsoever.


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#359 John Wensink

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:57 PM

Does the 50K get added into our yearly average? That would skew the numbers quite a bit.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

You're not far off.  For the stadium's first game on Opening Day in 2009, I don't think they drew 50k to the game.  Outside of some of the playoffs/World Series games played in that building, rarely is there a crowd bigger than yesterday's announced attendance.  There were some empties, especially in the upper deck in RF, but considering the building holds 52,500 (including all the club seats that the Yankees take out for "official attendance") and the wind chill was 2, the attendance yesterday was impressive.

 

It really was a great atmosphere, and the views we had up in Section 419 were excellent considering it is a basball stadium.  That said, I hope we aren't in one of these games again for another 3-5 years.  The spectacle made it worthwhile, but you dilute it if it is done too often. 

 

I know that crowds of 49,000 people have been called sellouts in the new stadium.  I like the new stadium a lot, but the atmosphere is a lot more tame because it holds 4,000 fewer people, but they're more spread out.  The old stadium could hold 55,000 people in a smaller building which made it a lot more louder.  I also think the old stadium had better sightlines.


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