Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:26 PM
Anyone think they'll auction off seats when they do eventually tear it down? Like they did with Yankee Stadium?
Hell I'd buy one for my man cave if they weren't outrageously overpriced.
You can probably get those seats for free when the time comes...I'm serious. For one, the tenants who once played there in the Nets and the Devils are LONG gone...it's not like when the Yankees moved to new Yankee Stadium, or when the Mets moved to CitiField, where the moves were immediate. For another, even though the Devils won two championships on that ice, as we know, there's not enough Devils fans and hockey doesn't get enough publicity to make that ground "hallowed". I think maybe the seats might've had some mild worth if the Devils had left and the building had been demolished immediately after, but by the time it actually happens, it's going to be so anticlimactic for most...and let's face it, there's nothing really "storied" or particularly memorable about CAA itself. There's going to be almost no demand for those seats when they become available.
And I think the market for the stadium memorabilia thing gets overblown...I bought a set of two Shea Stadium seats (one orange, one blue) almost three years after the demolition, and they can still be found on ebay (despite the usual "These won't last! Order yours today before they're all gone!" BS). Whoever is in charge of selling the seats tries to make it sound like seats from demolished or soon-to-be demolished arenas and stadiums are heavily in demand, but they're really not...they're niche items and most people don't have the room or are interesting in spending hundreds of dollars on such things.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 20 February 2014 - 01:27 PM.
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