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bigblue_dl
01-13-2011, 10:17 PM
Season tickets were about 60 each at tech when I was a student. Pretty sweet when you consider you get to watch MN, WI, UND, DU, etc for that price. Not that great when you consider that you have to watch tech attempt to play hockey.

sterlippo1
01-14-2011, 05:03 AM
Yale tickets are the bargain of the century @$150 for a season!

For Denver:
Full Season Tickets (25 games):
Prices for adults in the 2010-11 season range from $625 for a sideline ice-level season ticket, to $525 for tickets in the corners, behind the goals, and in the corners of the West stands. Upper-level seats behind the North and South goals are $375.

BC had a season ticket package this year for $150 as well and given the quality of the product, that's quite a bargain too........ BTW, great reads PuckSwami ,as usual

dxmnkd316
01-14-2011, 06:27 AM
Great post Swami. I think Yale got it right in the way they renovated Ingalls last year. They basically rehabbed the entire existing structure from roof to lighting to sound and ice, they then took the old spaces under the arena and used them for expanded concessions and hospitality. To attract the new recruits, they created tens of thousands of new space underground around the rink for new locker rooms, training facilities and offices for the coaching staffs. The building still holds it's original charm, while the amenities to both athletes and spectators have been upgraded significantly. BTW, they bought a new traditional four sided score board, no video.

http://yaletomorrow.yale.edu/pdfs/renovatingingalls.pdf

http://www.yalebulldogs.com/images/facilities/ingalls_rink/20091006_inside_by_Michael_Marsland.jpg?max_height =365&max_width=550

http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2009-10/photos/0010/locker_5DSC_9998.jpg?max_width=800&max_height=600

http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2009-10/photos/0010/Ingalls_Night.jpg?max_width=800&max_height=600

Definitely Cardassian.

bruno
01-14-2011, 10:47 AM
Maybe there was a chance you had gone to Northford (before TD was built), or if Brown has played SU yet, Tennilly. Both are small as heck and nothing to write home about, but they're quaint little rinks.

I never got to Northford Arena before Q quit playing there. From all reports, I didn't miss much.

As for the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion at Syracuse University -- I've never had the opportunity of watching a game there since Brown and Syracuse have never met in ice hockey. The closest I've been is the ancient (1951) Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Syracuse for an edition of the old Syracuse Invitational Tournament back in the mid-70s.

FlagDUDE08
01-14-2011, 10:49 AM
I never got to Northford Arena before Q quit playing there. From all reports, I didn't miss much.

As for the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion at Syracuse University -- I've never had the opportunity of watching a game there since Brown and Syracuse have never met in ice hockey. The closest I've been is the ancient (1951) Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Syracuse for an edition of the old Syracuse Invitational Tournament back in the mid-70s.

You're not missing much with either of the rinks. The War Memorial is a nice place to watch the Crunch play.

moose97
01-15-2011, 09:12 AM
I hope to add Amsoil to my list of rinks visited this Friday. I'm quite anxious to see how BSU's Sanford Center compares...

****. Amsoil is sickenly nice. it doesn't have marble concourses or leather seats, but even without, it may be my new favorite...

HumRsky
01-15-2011, 02:50 PM
****. Amsoil is sickenly nice. it doesn't have marble concourses or leather seats, but even without, it may be my new favorite... I really like open concourses. The Ralph definately has the nicest things, but I think Mariucci has the best layout of the limited number of college arenas I've attended games at. Amsoil is beautiful as well.

The Rube
01-15-2011, 05:16 PM
Quit whining. Denver is a bargain compared to Minnesota. I'm paying about $700-$750 now. Going up $100 next year. And I'm in a corner.

Don't forget about the *cough cough* "donation" in addition to the actual cost of the ticket. ;)

Greyeagle
01-15-2011, 05:20 PM
Old Williams arena was great but you could never see unless you were sitting in the first row in the upper deck.

The incline got steeper about halfway up the lower deck, from roughly this point to where the pillars started to get in the way where pretty good two. About 15 rows or so....

dxmnkd316
01-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Don't forget about the *cough cough* "donation" in addition to the actual cost of the ticket. ;)

That includes the donation. $750ish plus $100 donation.

Happy
01-16-2011, 01:03 PM
I was expecting a nice arena when I went to Marriucci. Instead all I got was a gigantic cereal bowl but the Count Chocula was nowhere to be found. To say I was disappointed would be a massive understatement.

I am sure what you were really missing was the thundersticks, like they have at the Ralph. I can see how UND fans can't live without them.

UML
01-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Merrimacks Lawler is a complete dump but you are able to get close to the players if you're into that kind of thing.

SteveP
01-18-2011, 06:42 AM
****. Amsoil is sickenly nice. it doesn't have marble concourses or leather seats, but even without, it may be my new favorite...

I suspect that our new barn (which will have a name on Friday) will have a lot of the features at the Amsoil.

DarthBruno
01-18-2011, 12:38 PM
http://a.espncdn.com/travel/091223/travel_e_brown_800.jpg


Among the old warhorses, I think Meehan Auditorium combines tradition and history (it was completed in 1962) with fabulous sight lines from almost everywhere, due to its then-unusual domed roof/ceiling. It underwent a major renovation about 8 years ago, with new visiting team locker rooms and a spiffy large box for Brown hockey boosters at the west end. Yes, I am biased, but I love Meehan. And its little beanie-top.
http://www.brownbears.com/sports/c-equest/2009-10/photos/0001/III-b.jpg?max_width=250

Now all we need is MORE FANS to fill the place up.

http://students.brown.edu/bruin/vtour/popup-images/stop8a.jpg

DarthBruno
01-18-2011, 12:39 PM
Huh. Why didn't the Image thingie embed the actual photos?

JW Tigers
01-21-2011, 04:34 AM
I have been to 20 of the D1 teams' home rinks, and have a few particular favorites:

Northeastern: There absolutely cannot be a better seat in sports than first row of the balcony at Matthews. The rest of the balcony has a semi-poor view of the game unless you are standing, but the first row is amazing. And on the occasions when Matthews is full, I have never seen a better atmosphere, nor heard a louder arena. If Northeastern could ever draw consistently, this would be THE most dreaded place to play in all of college hockey.

Yale: Very unique architecture, and a great place to see a game from any angle.

Brown: I agree, DarthBruno. This is a GREAT place to see a game, and one of my favorites. Under rated.

Harvard: Simple architecture, but the Bright Hockey Center is just a fantastic place to watch college hockey.

Air Force: The fans, plain and simple. This is the only place I have ever been where the fans applaud the opposing team as they are introduced. Very classy. And this place can get LOUD, too. For example, when they beat Yale this year!

Clarkson: Ok, I was there on a weekend that they were playing CC, who at that time was highly ranked, so that probably helped the atmosphere. But the place was full, the students "brought it", I loved the bell, and it was a great place to watch hockey. I sat with the CC families, and Clarkson treated us very well. My experience there has created a soft spot for me with the Clarkson hockey program.

BU would be in my favorites, too, but the seats there are SO **** small and uncomfortable if you are under about 5' 6" and 150 pounds. The arena is gorgeous, the students are great, and they did a good job of displaying the proud BU history. But at 6' 2" and 230 pounds, those seats kill me.

And I'm going to mention Colorado College because I've been to most of my games there. World Arena isn't the prettiest arena on the inside, and it is relatively no frills, but the place was built for hockey so the sight lines are great almost anywhere. The seats are roomy, the concourses are relatively easy to move around in, and the ease of getting in and out of the parking lot and onto the main road is better than any place I have ever been in any sport, pro or college. And I LOVE hockey on the olympic ice.

I would love to get to North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Cornell, and Maine so I can experience the venues and the fans in those places.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-21-2011, 10:18 AM
And I'm going to mention Colorado College because I've been to most of my games there. World Arena isn't the prettiest arena on the inside, and it is relatively no frills, but the place was built for hockey so the sight lines are great almost anywhere. The seats are roomy, the concourses are relatively easy to move around in, and the ease of getting in and out of the parking lot and onto the main road is better than any place I have ever been in any sport, pro or college. And I LOVE hockey on the olympic ice.

I will wholeheartedly agree about the Parking situation there. I've been to close to 20 D-1 rinks myself, and it is by far the best.

As for the rest of CSWA, it's a nice rink. It fits in the WCHA well, and as you mentioned has very good sightlines. Also, the food stations are fantastic. I had never eaten Prime Rib at a hockey game until I went to CSWA. I'm looking forward to next weekend!

SteveP
01-21-2011, 11:08 AM
We have a name! No big surprise. :)


University Park, Pa — Penn State's Board of Trustees today (Jan. 21) approved the name of the University’s future state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena – “Pegula Ice Arena”– after donors Terrence M. and Kim Pegula. In mid-September, the University announced the Pegulas’ $88 million gift, the largest private gift in Penn State’s history, which was intended to fund the arena as well as help to establish an NCAA Division I men’s hockey program.

“We remain involved as Penn State moves through the planning process for the ice arena. We can’t wait for the puck to drop on opening night in the new arena,” said Terry Pegula. “Kim and I will take great pride in the arena bearing our family’s name, and are happy that our gift is enabling Athletics to bring Division I hockey to Penn State, and producing a venue that will allow hockey to grow further in the central Pennsylvania region.”

The arena is slated to open in late 2013. Crawford Architects of Kansas City, Mo., and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., were appointed as architects for the design of the new 200,000-square-foot, multi-purpose ice arena to be constructed on the University Park campus.

“We are extremely thankful for the Pegulas’ gift. The fact the arena will now bear their name will ensure that generations to come will know of their generosity to Penn State University,” said Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley. “Pegula Ice Arena will offer numerous competitive and recreational opportunities to the University and local communities. The impact of the Pegulas’ remarkable gift will be felt far beyond ice hockey and for many years to come.”

Pegula Ice Arena will be the only major rink within an 80-mile radius and will be on par with the best collegiate facilities in the country. The facility will be built on the corner of Curtin Road and University Drive, directly west of the Bryce Jordan Center. It will include two ice sheets and other features that will allow it to be used for a broad range of campus and community activities, from commencement ceremonies to kinesiology classes to public skating sessions and camps for youth.

The facility will provide new training and performance opportunities for Penn State's figure skating club and for the University's women's ice hockey team, which will transition from club to varsity status. The arena also will offer ice time to recreational and high school hockey programs, as well as intramural and local speed skating and broomball clubs. The arena will be able to host events such as professional ice shows and National Hockey League and American Hockey League exhibition games, generating tourism and other economic impacts in the region

In conjunction with the largest private gift in the history of the University that funds this arena, Penn State will establish NCAA Division I men's and women's ice hockey programs. The two teams are slated to begin competition in the 2012-13 season.

MEpucknut
01-21-2011, 11:45 AM
As a Maine fan there is no place like the Alfond, but dont take it from me check out this nice feature done by CBS College Sports TV...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS--tye95gg

UML
01-21-2011, 11:22 PM
We have a name! No big surprise. :)

How many seats?