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The Igloo

panoo2004 said:
That's gonna be the next big trend. Hockey Arena's with Casino's? That's all we need!!!
I have been to the igloo in pittsburgh a couple of times and there is nothing wrong with the arena. the penguins just want a new arena with more private boxes.
 

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When all other teams have arenas with private boxes, and you don't, I guess you're not going to generate the same amount of revenue as those teams will, don't you think?

The Igloo was built in 1961, and it is a horribly small and obsolete arena. Without a new arena for Pens they are as good as gone.

Oly, what business education do you have? You make these statements that simply defy business logic, perhaps you know of a new economic theory you could share with the board. I guess whenever a team gets a new arena, it's all because of greed! Never mind that the average fan is demanding more from their teams in as far as comforts of going to a game. As an aside, look at movie theaters today, with stadium seating, rocking seats, and all the comforts a patron could ask for. Theaters that don't upgrade, are left behind and soon will be out of business. It is the same with sports teams, for those that do not have the revenue generating means that the other teams in their respective leagues have, will soon fold. Fact of life in business, either you keep up, or you're left behind.
 

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Hkyfn said:
When all other teams have arenas with private boxes, and you don't, I guess you're not going to generate the same amount of revenue as those teams will, don't you think?

The Igloo was built in 1961, and it is a horribly small and obsolete arena. Without a new arena for Pens they are as good as gone.

Oly, what business education do you have? You make these statements that simply defy business logic, perhaps you know of a new economic theory you could share with the board. I guess whenever a team gets a new arena, it's all because of greed! Never mind that the average fan is demanding more from their teams in as far as comforts of going to a game. As an aside, look at movie theaters today, with stadium seating, rocking seats, and all the comforts a patron could ask for. Theaters that don't upgrade, are left behind and soon will be out of business. It is the same with sports teams, for those that do not have the revenue generating means that the other teams in their respective leagues have, will soon fold. Fact of life in business, either you keep up, or you're left behind.
If it was up to me the boston bruins would still be playing in the boston garden and the black hawks in chicago stadium and detroit in olympia.i am old school and dont like the new NHL.there is nothing wrong with the IGLOO besides the private boxes.
 

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I was sad when the habs left the Forum. Half of the leagues history was from that building. But times are changing. We have to live with that. Good for Pittsburgh.
 

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OK, there's a proposal, but I thought last year (or the year before) that voters rejected a new stadium. Is this going to be funded privately? And what is the timetable for getting it done?
 

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Then most fortunately for those teams, it isn't up to you! The Boston Garden????!!!! :eek:
I saw 9 games at the boston garden and it was a great place to watch hockey. it was alot better than these modern arenas.
 
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