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#81 centralnj

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 01:49 PM

+1 for the temperature in the building. This was the first game in 12 years where I haven't been so cold my teeth were chattering!
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#82 Dave-'Killer'-Carlson

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:55 PM

(-1) Skinny Seats / too narrow a ledge in front of you. CAA seemed wider. I was in the 100's
(-2) Narrow upper level concourse. Took me 20 minutes to get from 128 to 110!! Confusing ways to get downstairs. Escalator not reversed until middle 2nd period ( i watched while they did it..)
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:53 PM

(-2) Narrow upper level concourse. Took me 20 minutes to get from 128 to 110!! Confusing ways to get downstairs. Escalator not reversed until middle 2nd period ( i watched while they did it..)


You definitely weren't there on Wednesday. I circumambulated the upper concourse 7 times between the first and second period.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:06 PM

I wonder if we should copy this thread to Mr. Vanderbeek.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 07:18 PM

-1 for their lack of the Irish Pub!! (I want my Smithwicks dammit!!)


Mmmmmmm ... Smithwicks :beerbang:
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 07:44 PM

Ill try the arena out again, but I went from getting season tickets to this year, to going 1-2x a year and watching from home the rest. I did not enjoy my experience at the arena opening night... so I'll try again in like February when any and all kinks should be worked out.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 07:54 PM

Ill try the arena out again, but I went from getting season tickets to this year, to going 1-2x a year and watching from home the rest. I did not enjoy my experience at the arena opening night... so I'll try again in like February when any and all kinks should be worked out.


I think you were expecting too much.

I, and most everyone I've asked absolutely loved it.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:30 PM

-1 for having like 3 stalls in the mens bathrooms.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:31 PM

-200 The nieanderthal mongoloids that make up the majority of 232 and 233. The absolute disgusting display of why people hate this country was on center stage up there tonight. "FVCK TORONTO" chants over and over and over again followed by yelling at a female Leaf fan to "SHOW YOUR T!TS!!!", and my favorite, the "USA! USA! USA!" chant. Also yelling "HIT THE CANADIAN!!" when Leaf players had the puck. It's amazing how incredibly stupid people can be. These cretins think they're smart and funny. The problem with this place is it's got so many sections it's hard for security to be everywhere, but these two sections are a riot waiting to happen. I felt awful for the parents with kids as well as any females sitting in this section full of date rapists. I always thought the movie Canadian Bacon was rediculous because the portrayals of the American characters was so over top and rediculous. My section makes them look like scholars.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:47 PM

-200 The nieanderthal mongoloids that make up the majority of 232 and 233. The absolute disgusting display of why people hate this country was on center stage up there tonight. "FVCK TORONTO" chants over and over and over again followed by yelling at a female Leaf fan to "SHOW YOUR T!TS!!!", and my favorite, the "USA! USA! USA!" chant. Also yelling "HIT THE CANADIAN!!" when Leaf players had the puck. It's amazing how incredibly stupid people can be. These cretins think they're smart and funny. The problem with this place is it's got so many sections it's hard for security to be everywhere, but these two sections are a riot waiting to happen. I felt awful for the parents with kids as well as any females sitting in this section full of date rapists. I always thought the movie Canadian Bacon was rediculous because the portrayals of the American characters was so over top and rediculous. My section makes them look like scholars.

I know you are frustrated with some of the fans, but its the sole fault of those individuals, not anybody else. All teams have fans like that, and I agree with the 'USA' chant; it made me feel pretty stupid to have fellow Devils fans yelling that.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:54 PM

I know you are frustrated with some of the fans, but its the sole fault of those individuals, not anybody else. All teams have fans like that, and I agree with the 'USA' chant; it made me feel pretty stupid to have fellow Devils fans yelling that.


Oh I'm not blaming anyone but those people, but if this was the Meadowlands, sooner or later during the game, security would be up there warning people and then hovering over the section. I just don't see that happening here. I've yet to see security in this building other than the rediculous airport security check on the way in. I don't know where they dissapear to after that, but I sure as hell wouldn't mess around with those guys keeping an eye on my section. I'm hoping to see some Flyer fans dragged out by their mullets by these monsters next Thursday.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 11:06 PM

Oh I'm not blaming anyone but those people, but if this was the Meadowlands, sooner or later during the game, security would be up there warning people and then hovering over the section. I just don't see that happening here. I've yet to see security in this building other than the rediculous airport security check on the way in. I don't know where they dissapear to after that, but I sure as hell wouldn't mess around with those guys keeping an eye on my section. I'm hoping to see some Flyer fans dragged out by their mullets by these monsters next Thursday.

Maybe since there was such a public worry for safety that all of the security is being focused on the entrances? :noclue: It seems like the security is so worried about who enters the building, that they are forgetting about the actual inside of the building. Anyway, I don't think there is a need to create those obnoxious cheers if the fans of the other team are minding their own business. However, if the opposing fans are acting like hot sh!t, I don't mind those chant that are intended to shut them up. In the games against divisional opponents, I'm sure there will be obnoxious fans from the other teams, and hopefully the obnoxious fans that you talk about will work on shutting them up.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 11:57 PM

Pluses:
- Cupholders even in $10 seats. Nice. I did not have a problem with the seats but then again my ass doesn't have its own Congressman.
- Two blocks to the train and you can get to the tracks without actually entering Penn Station.
- The scoreboard rocks
- The sneaky elevator to outside.

Minuses
- Lack of signs. Went down the stairs during the first intermission and ended up outside since I never saw any signs saying I had reached the lower concourse.
- Lack of coordination getting inside as has been mentioned
- Sales staff who had no clue how to use the credit card machine, what a pennant is or how to count to eight without using their fingers as a reference.
- Lack of a dedicated out of town scoreboard. Scrolling sucks.
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 12:14 AM

Maybe since there was such a public worry for safety that all of the security is being focused on the entrances? :noclue: It seems like the security is so worried about who enters the building, that they are forgetting about the actual inside of the building. Anyway, I don't think there is a need to create those obnoxious cheers if the fans of the other team are minding their own business. However, if the opposing fans are acting like hot sh!t, I don't mind those chant that are intended to shut them up. In the games against divisional opponents, I'm sure there will be obnoxious fans from the other teams, and hopefully the obnoxious fans that you talk about will work on shutting them up.



The Leaf fans in my section looked like 2 or 3 teenagers and they were well behaved. They cheered when their team scored and did nothing else. To have the girl that was in that group treated like some spring break skank was just an embarassment to real men everywhere. I have no problem with treating garbage Ranger and Flyer fans like the trash they are, hell I'm usually the most brutal verbally, but this stupidity was uncalled for tonight, and it was there Satruday night too. "Senators suck" and "FVCK OTTAWA" chants when we were LOSING 4-1. Brilliant. At least tonight they finally stopped people from going to their seats during play.
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 11:28 AM

-200 The nieanderthal mongoloids that make up the majority of 232 and 233. The absolute disgusting display of why people hate this country was on center stage up there tonight. "FVCK TORONTO" chants over and over and over again followed by yelling at a female Leaf fan to "SHOW YOUR T!TS!!!", and my favorite, the "USA! USA! USA!" chant. Also yelling "HIT THE CANADIAN!!" when Leaf players had the puck. It's amazing how incredibly stupid people can be. These cretins think they're smart and funny. The problem with this place is it's got so many sections it's hard for security to be everywhere, but these two sections are a riot waiting to happen. I felt awful for the parents with kids as well as any females sitting in this section full of date rapists. I always thought the movie Canadian Bacon was rediculous because the portrayals of the American characters was so over top and rediculous. My section makes them look like scholars.


Being a 232'er, I will agree that some of the chants are a bit over the top. However, in defense of the people in these sections, they are the loudest and most into it of any sections in the Rock.
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 10:50 PM

-1 for only having one escalator going to the upper concourse and then closing staircases to go down after the game. Its especially annoying since the escalator is on the opposite side from my seats and towards the cylinder that is furthest away from Penn Station.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:39 AM

+1 for the Jimenez cigar stand.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:12 AM

Not having a subforum for all Rock-related threads. ;)
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:11 PM

Yes, that was the Jimmy Buff's stand. But again, they haven't been advertising it as "Jimmy Buff's" and hope they do so soon.


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:30 PM

All the minuses for escalators not switching at your personal convenience? Take the stairs, elevator. there are numerous ways downstairs.

My only minus has to be the lack of NHL-related material/information on the screens. Every flatscreen has some nfl crap. CAA used to have league leaders and standings. I havent seen that even on the big scoreboard once at the Rock. Not even player pictures. And the out of town scoreboard needs to be a permanent fixture somewhere.
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