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Stadium Series: Are you going?

  1. Yes, I purchased a ticket(s) (32 votes [34.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.04%

  2. Yes, I received tickets for free or they included with my season tickets (8 votes [8.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.51%

  3. No, tickets are too expensive (24 votes [25.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.53%

  4. No, sight-lines at Yankee stadium are poor, TV will be better (16 votes [17.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.02%

  5. No (other) (14 votes [14.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.89%

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#1 oofrostonoo

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

I was wondering how many people here are going to the game.  And if not, why?

To me, I'd love to be part of history, and want to support my team, but the majority of seats will have almost no viewing angle for the game.  I'd rather be able to see the game on TV.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:19 AM

I purchased 3 tickets during the Rangers pre-sale.

 

I want to be there.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

I'm not going because it's too expensive for having to sit in the cold, barely able to see anything. I'm sure it'll be neat though.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:37 AM

No it is too much of a gamble. Weather and site line. Plus too expensive for good seats along with hassle to get there and back.

 

I watch on TV.

 

Harris is offering Sixers STH tickets to the Devils stadium game, that must piss off the Sixers fans.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:42 AM

as of right now im not going.. not because its expensive i dont care about that but because i have no interest in sitting outside in the freezing cold
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

Hell yeah I'm going, got tickets for my Dad and myself.  Fully prepared to brave a blizzard if I need to.

 

I want this to be a memory for the ages.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

If I had the leave available, I'd be there, but being stationed elsewhere kinda isn't conducive [grrrr]


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

I would like to go just for the experience but it's a 6 hour drive, ~$80 in gas and tolls, plus the cost of tickets.

Id rather pay a lower price for better views and warmer seats at the rock (I'll probably make it to the Columbus game) or verizon center when they visit in the spring.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

I'm not going because it's too expensive for having to sit in the cold, barely able to see anything. I'm sure it'll be neat though.

 

Agree, my reason for not going is the 3 & 4 combination. 


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:57 AM

As far as the cold... as long as you're dressed appropriately it shouldn't be an issue.

What scared me away was the Yankee's seat previewer.  You can see what your view would look like form your seat online, and the majority of the view's I saw from seats I could get were so low to the ground you wouldn't be able to see anything.

This game seems like a great headline for the NHL... a game from world famous Yankee Stadium, but as far as I'm concerned the fan's are just a prop for TV.

 

I almost wish the Devils got it in 2015 so they could play it in Met Life Stadium.  There is much more upper deck there where sight lines would be good (still far away, but at least you can see the entire sheet of ice.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:57 AM

Not feeling it, due to reasons stated above (poor sightlines, cold).  The older I get, the more I detest freezing my ass off when I don't have to.  But if I was 10 to 20 years younger, I'd probably feel differently.  And I would suck it up for a Patriot playoff game if I had to...I just don't feel like the stakes are high enough in a regular-season NHL game I guess.   

 

This being said, I can understand why it appeals to some even if it's pricey.  And for those who do go, I'm sure most of them will enjoy it.  Just not my thing. 


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

The NHL has beaten this outdoor thing to death. Hockey is usually played indoors for a reason. It’s better for the players as the ice is a lot better and the viewing experience is a lot better as you are a lot closer to the action amongst others. The once a year outdoor game was a great idea and made it a special event, even for people who don’t regularly follow hockey.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:34 PM

If I had the $, I'd be there and would have bought the tickets when they first came on sale..  


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

As far as the cold... as long as you're dressed appropriately it shouldn't be an issue.

What scared me away was the Yankee's seat previewer.  You can see what your view would look like form your seat online, and the majority of the view's I saw from seats I could get were so low to the ground you wouldn't be able to see anything.

This game seems like a great headline for the NHL... a game from world famous Yankee Stadium, but as far as I'm concerned the fan's are just a prop for TV.

 

I almost wish the Devils got it in 2015 so they could play it in Met Life Stadium.  There is much more upper deck there where sight lines would be good (still far away, but at least you can see the entire sheet of ice.

 

I dont think Yankee Stadium will look spectacular on tv. The bleacher seats will be far away from the rink, there will probably be empty seats in the 'moat seats', i.e. the ritzy seats behind home plate and along the baselines because you wont be able to see anything from there. I agree its too bad we couldnt have it at MetLife. Michigan Stadium and Soldier Field will both look amazing on TV with the hoards of people seen at every angle.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

80 bucks to get in the door before TM fees? No thank you. 50... maybe but 80 no way. Plus getting to Yankee Stadium is so out of the way.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

I dont think Yankee Stadium will look spectacular on tv. The bleacher seats will be far away from the rink, there will probably be empty seats in the 'moat seats', i.e. the ritzy seats behind home plate and along the baselines because you wont be able to see anything from there. I agree its too bad we couldnt have it at MetLife. Michigan Stadium and Soldier Field will both look amazing on TV with the hoards of people seen at every angle.

I mean the stadium is so iconic with the arches and everything I think it will look great from the blimp and I'm sure there will be a lot of great camera shots showing off the location.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

I'll be there.  I may not have good sight lines for the rink, but I made sure that I have good sight lines for the video board in centerfield. (In case the rink sightlines do actually suck.)

 

(Yeah I know watching TV outdoors.) :doh1:  


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:57 PM

I'll be there!  Section 420B, so I'll be able to see it all.  


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

I really wanted to go, but the more I thought about it, I just couldn't justify dropping the money needed to get decent seats. I'll enjoy it from my couch and alternate between wishing I was there and being glad I'm not haha.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:19 PM

I'll be there!  Section 420B, so I'll be able to see it all.  

 

I will be in that section as well with 4 friends.  The ticket prices for this thing are ridiculous, and the sight lines are not very conducive for watching hockey.  However, this is an experience that I wasn't going to let pass as it is unlikely the Devils are back in an outdoor game anytime soon, unless the NHL makes the huge mistake of doing this Stadium series BS every year and completely kills it.  I mean, look at the trouble they are having selling tickets for the Rags-Isles and Ducks-Kings games.  If that isn't a huge red flag for the NHL suits, I don't know what is. 


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