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AKSWF
09-17-2013, 02:32 PM
For those who want a little more background on Matt Thomas: Stockton Youtube Bio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoZrqxOnGak)

Alaska Hockey
09-17-2013, 04:32 PM
Agreed! And based on the attendance I saw yesterday, I do think we will have more fans in the seats this season.
More little potential Seawolves than Alums at the meet and greet, I presume their golf excursion just tuckered them out so bad they couldn’t show up.

Suze
09-17-2013, 04:49 PM
More little potential Seawolves than Alums at the meet and greet, I presume their golf excursion just tuckered them out so bad they couldn’t show up.

I don't recall ever seeing many alums at the Meet & Greet?

Suze
09-17-2013, 05:03 PM
For those who want a little more background on Matt Thomas: Stockton Youtube Bio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoZrqxOnGak)

Thanks for the link, that was interesting. Sure sounds like he does a lot of work to make sure his teams are ready for their opponents!

Wolfman
09-17-2013, 05:34 PM
tickets go on sale on the 21st of Sep

AKSWF
09-17-2013, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the link, that was interesting. Sure sounds like he does a lot of work to make sure his teams are ready for their opponents!

No problemo, it shows that he was pretty busy but his teams still did pretty good. With his assistants taking some of the load, he should be able to game plan more. Also, I hope to see more balanced practices, the one week I saw TJ lead practices, we ended up scoring ten goals in one weekend against CC.

Suze
09-17-2013, 06:33 PM
No problemo, it shows that he was pretty busy but his teams still did pretty good. With his assistants taking some of the load, he should be able to game plan more. Also, I hope to see more balanced practices, the one week I saw TJ lead practices, we ended up scoring ten goals in one weekend against CC.

That's how I took the video too. He was so busy as the head coach and GM that he didn't have the time to plan and scout the opponent that he would have liked. Now he should have more time for those things. UA_ is going DOWN!

Alaska Hockey
09-17-2013, 07:27 PM
UA_ is going DOWN! is ?....... has been since 1977

Alaska Hockey
09-17-2013, 07:37 PM
I don't recall ever seeing many alums at the Meet & Greet? Or the fat guy, or the leader of 10,000.
It will be unchanged for the meet and greet for the new AD. Yapper’s do what they are unsurpassed at........ Yapping

Seawolf Fan
09-18-2013, 10:56 AM
All people entering the Sully will be assigned to the yellow seats this year.
There will still be general admission prices however a seat will be assigned in the yellow seats no matter what ticket price you pay.
No seating above the walkway. There will be an exception to this in one small section at the red line, North side, reserved for big shots.
Not sure how it will work if the Anchorage Youth Academy is invited.
And if you just take a seat up above will you be asked to move?
Trying something else new. Some will be pleased with this and some not so pleased.

UAA08
09-18-2013, 11:21 AM
All people entering the Sully will be assigned to the yellow seats this year.
There will still be general admission prices however a seat will be assigned in the yellow seats no matter what ticket price you pay.
No seating above the walkway. There will be an exception to this in one small section at the red line, North side, reserved for big shots.
Not sure how it will work if the Anchorage Youth Academy is invited.
And if you just take a seat up above will you be asked to move?
Trying something else new. Some will be pleased with this and some not so pleased.

That is pretty lame. The best sight-lines in the arena are in the balcony. What about season ticket holders in the balcony? Are they getting re-routed? Or did we not sell any season tickets in the balcony?

Suze
09-18-2013, 11:57 AM
That is pretty lame. The best sight-lines in the arena are in the balcony. What about season ticket holders in the balcony? Are they getting re-routed? Or did we not sell any season tickets in the balcony?

We sat in the balcony for about 17 of the 23 years we had tickets. I loved it there, and there is a ton of leg room where we sat (row 2). However, I think this is a good thing, at least until attendance picks up. If you have ever been to the Guns & Hoses games, this is what they do. They rope off the balcony and don't let anyone sit there unless the lower bowl is full. Even though most of the balcony is empty for their games, it LOOKS full and makes for a much better overall atmosphere. Hopefully when the team won't be looking at a ton of empty seats because there will be larger sections that are full. I will miss sitting in the balcony, but I think this is a smart move for better atmosphere! The only time I can see this as a problem is when we play UA_.

Jimjamesak
09-18-2013, 12:03 PM
We sat in the balcony for about 17 of the 23 years we had tickets. I loved it there, and there is a ton of leg room where we sat (row 2). However, I think this is a good thing, at least until attendance picks up. If you have ever been to the Guns & Hoses games, this is what they do. They rope off the balcony and don't let anyone sit there unless the lower bowl is full. Even though most of the balcony is empty for their games, it LOOKS full and makes for a much better overall atmosphere. Hopefully when the team won't be looking at a ton of empty seats because there will be larger sections that are full. I will miss sitting in the balcony, but I think this is a smart move for better atmosphere! The only time I can see this as a problem is when we play UA_.
It only looks full on tv. If you put everybody in the lower section then you just have a ton of empty seats in the balcony. I understand the workings behind it and I don't think it'll be a big deal, but to think "it makes it look full!" is just dumb. We'll see if it helps things though.

Hal9K
09-18-2013, 12:08 PM
All people entering the Sully will be assigned to the yellow seats this year.
There will still be general admission prices however a seat will be assigned in the yellow seats no matter what ticket price you pay.
No seating above the walkway. There will be an exception to this in one small section at the red line, North side, reserved for big shots.
Not sure how it will work if the Anchorage Youth Academy is invited.
And if you just take a seat up above will you be asked to move?
Trying something else new. Some will be pleased with this and some not so pleased.
They pressure washing those lawn chairs before the season starts? And won't every patron in the arena now be subject to looking thru that excuse for glass we have? You would think at a minimum we could hire someone to come and polish it before we get started, if we are not going to replace it.
Good luck to Matt and the boys this season.....lets get it on!

Suze
09-18-2013, 01:10 PM
It only looks full on tv. If you put everybody in the lower section then you just have a ton of empty seats in the balcony. I understand the workings behind it and I don't think it'll be a big deal, but to think "it makes it look full!" is just dumb. We'll see if it helps things though.

JJ, have you been to any of the Guns and Hoses games? When the lower bowl is PACKED, the arena does tend to look "full". A sea of people is what you see. As it is now, everyone is sprinkled out all over the place. People are way up in the nosebleed section when there are a ton of empty seats everywhere else down lower. It will make it look like there are more fans there when everyone is concentrated in the lower bowl, and it will definitely look better on TV. AND, this may force the students to sit in the student section because they like to sit in the balcony too. I wonder where the players will sit who aren't playing? They liked that one spot in the balcony.

Suze
09-18-2013, 01:13 PM
They pressure washing those lawn chairs before the season starts? And won't every patron in the arena now be subject to looking thru that excuse for glass we have? You would think at a minimum we could hire someone to come and polish it before we get started, if we are not going to replace it.
Good luck to Matt and the boys this season.....lets get it on!

I think the issue of the glass is why UAA hasn't done this sooner. I bugged the mayors office to death about that glass, as well as the contract administrator for the municipality. Everyone needs to give Mayor Dan Sullivan's office a call!

Jimjamesak
09-18-2013, 02:10 PM
I think the issue of the glass is why UAA hasn't done this sooner. I bugged the mayors office to death about that glass, as well as the contract administrator for the municipality. Everyone needs to give Mayor Dan Sullivan's office a call!
Or, you know, not reelect union hating, tennis loving, cheapskates.

Jimjamesak
09-18-2013, 02:13 PM
JJ, have you been to any of the Guns and Hoses games? When the lower bowl is PACKED, the arena does tend to look "full". A sea of people is what you see. As it is now, everyone is sprinkled out all over the place. People are way up in the nosebleed section when there are a ton of empty seats everywhere else down lower. It will make it look like there are more fans there when everyone is concentrated in the lower bowl, and it will definitely look better on TV. AND, this may force the students to sit in the student section because they like to sit in the balcony too. I wonder where the players will sit who aren't playing? They liked that one spot in the balcony.
It looks full until you look slightly up and go "oh yeah..." I get what you're saying but just forcing everyone into the lower bowl won't be a magical cure all.

Alaska Hockey
09-18-2013, 03:14 PM
That is pretty lame. The best sight-lines in the arena are in the balcony. What about season ticket holders in the balcony? Are they getting re-routed? Or did we not sell any season tickets in the balcony?the bacony is closed except for the 6 rows of season ticket holder area on the north side. they will open more seats when ticket sales show that more room is needed. so you will sit in seat assigned or get rousted by the seat holder about the time the puck drops.

Alaska Hockey
09-18-2013, 03:32 PM
I think the issue of the glass is why UAA hasn't done this sooner. I bugged the mayors office to death about that glass, as well as the contract administrator for the municipality. Everyone needs to give Mayor Dan Sullivan's office a call!
The only reason the Chuckie Cheese center in the village's glass got replaced is because smg and everybody before that "managed” the place is because they had two different rules one for the sully and one that they never imposed up north until last year. ...... no banged on the glass and are they miffed up north because after 25 years the students and the dump bear mascots beat the glass so much they destroyed the brackets and had be replace glass and holding brackets and in true village tradition. ...... Had somebody else pay for it. So the state forked over the replacement money. But on the bright side they are replacing 1,000 folding chairs at the sully that are the same ones since day one.