Like some of you, the last time I was in the Izod Center (obviously the CAA back then) was when the Devils lost the Senators in the playoffs almost seven years ago. Today I took my wife and daughter to see the Harlem Globetrotters play there...our seats were actually in one of the old press boxes.
It's funny, I thought I would feel a lot of nostalgia (saw SO many Devils games there), but it's scary how dated that building has become...it really feels ancient now, and so much more cavernous than I remember it. Everything about it screams 80s, and not in good ways. The fugliness that was/is Xanadu doesn't help matters much either (there's visible signs of neglect already, as the buildings are basically derelict at this point), but the arena just feels so EMPTY without any sports teams calling it home.
Just curious if anyone here has been there lately, and if you felt anything other than "God this place really needs to go" upon entering.