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  • What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

    Thought it might be interesting to learn about what the fans feel is lacking in their home arenas!

    MICHIGAN STATE:
    Munn Arena is still considered one of the finer facilities in the country. However, because it is build almost completely underground, there is very little room for expansion of the team faacilities. In the past renovations have been more like reconfigurations.

    As for the public parts of the building, the current sound system debuted in 1993 and is VERY bad. It sounds terrible and is often turned up way too loud. Also, the men's restrooms could use an ugrade as they have a perminant odor that is never relenting.

    I still love Munn Arena, but I think these improvements would help with the overall fan experience.
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    Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

    Bentley needs a real building to play in.
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    • #3
      The guys sitting on the home bench.

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      • #4
        Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

        For HFH:

        A fresh coat of paint on the seats.
        Raise the stage a few feet so you can actually hear the band.
        The ice in the corner near section 10 gets to be a little soft. Don't know about the colder weather if it is OK then, but they may want to address the refrigeration over there.

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        • #5
          Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

          Originally posted by STATEdude3 View Post
          Thought it might be interesting to learn about what the fans feel is lacking in their home arenas!

          MICHIGAN STATE:
          Munn Arena is still considered one of the finer facilities in the country. However, because it is build almost completely underground, there is very little room for expansion of the team faacilities. In the past renovations have been more like reconfigurations.

          As for the public parts of the building, the current sound system debuted in 1993 and is VERY bad. It sounds terrible and is often turned up way too loud. Also, the men's restrooms could use an ugrade as they have a perminant odor that is never relenting.

          I still love Munn Arena, but I think these improvements would help with the overall fan experience.
          Absolutely concur - the restrooms are an anachronism. Without going into too much detail, there seems to be a flow problem in the Men's facilities.
          Also, on the concourse would like marble floors and for viewing would like heated chairs.

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          • #6
            Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

            Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
            The guys sitting on the home bench.

            Could go a long way in improving the atmosphere a bit.
            the state of hockey is good

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            • #7
              Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

              Better on-ice officials.

              (what, they don't come with the rink?)

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              • #8
                Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

                From the "Too Late To Do Anything About It Unless You Want To Build A Brand New Building" department:

                Terrible corner sightlines.
                Obstructed views in the third tier.

                Otherwise, we're fine. If the Coliseum was the Montreal Forum of college hockey, I'm okay with the fact that we now have the Bell Centre of college hockey.
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                • #9
                  Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

                  Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
                  From the "Too Late To Do Anything About It Unless You Want To Build A Brand New Building" department:

                  Terrible corner sightlines.
                  Obstructed views in the third tier.

                  Otherwise, we're fine. If the Coliseum was the Montreal Forum of college hockey, I'm okay with the fact that we now have the Bell Centre of college hockey.
                  We could use an area where we could hang signs/banners like we did at the Coliseum. That would add character! Overall, I'm pretty happy with TKC since squeaky-shoe-bouncey-ball was it's first love.
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                  • #10
                    Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

                    Beer.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

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                      • #12
                        Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

                        A reason to update our banners.

                        Beyond that, we could use a new eastern end of the arena, including a reasonable place for the band and a walkway around that side. It's not too bad otherwise.

                        EDIT: And a better setup for TV, so we don't have to deal with cables strewn everywhere on the rare occasion we are televised.
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                        • #13
                          Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

                          Originally posted by STATEdude3 View Post
                          MICHIGAN STATE:
                          Munn Arena is still considered one of the finer facilities in the country. However, because it is build almost completely underground, there is very little room for expansion of the team faacilities. In the past renovations have been more like reconfigurations.

                          As for the public parts of the building, the current sound system debuted in 1993 and is VERY bad. It sounds terrible and is often turned up way too loud. Also, the men's restrooms could use an ugrade as they have a perminant odor that is never relenting.

                          I still love Munn Arena, but I think these improvements would help with the overall fan experience.
                          The lime-green fiberglass bleachers need to go. I've broken through at least three or four rows already!

                          Seriously, though, those seats need to get ripped out soon. I'm sure the year-after-year repair costs (not so much for the bucket of epoxy resin, but costs that are labor-related) are slightly ridiculous.

                          Here's what should be done...

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                          The bottom-five rows are padded chairbacks, rows 6-through-16 are standard plastic chairs, and rows 17 and 18 are rows with aluminum benches. The obvious exception here is seen in sections U through A - aluminum benches all the way down to the glass for the students.

                          Additionally, a new plastic rink with seamless glass and an restroom expansion would be nice.

                          I'd also like LED ribbonboards on both luxury and club-level overhangs, but that's obviously not a necessity.
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                          • #14
                            Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

                            Brown needs a new speaker system. We got new scoreboards this year; now it's time to improve what must be the worst audio system in the country! Seriously. Anyone who's ever been to a game at Meehan knows what I'm talking about. It's pretty embarrassing.

                            We could also use a new color scheme on the seats. The first and second level make sense (brown and red; our team colors), but then the top level is...yellow? Someone crapped the bed on that one, and it looks absolutely revolting.

                            Plus our press box could use an upgrade, but I don't think a game at Meehan has been televised in 3 or 4 years, so for now we're all set.

                            We also need some exciting gimmick to get students to come to games.

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                            • #15
                              Re: What facility uprades does your team's rink in need?

                              Originally posted by RedFreak View Post
                              Beer.
                              Thank you - that somehow triggered another thought regarding Munn. Why isn't there a single ATM in the house?

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