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    I used to dislike the Beanpot but there's usually one or two fabulous college hockey games in that tournament every year. Do we know if the games are part of of the CBS All Access package we bought into for Hockey East games?

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    The Beanpot used to be interesting but as time has gone on the idea of schlepping into Boston traffic on a Monday night to pay 3x the usual cost to park, 2x the ticket cost of a normal college game and 2x the beer and concessions price is somehow losing its appeal.

    Remember when the Beanpot was a tough ticket to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    The Beanpot used to be interesting but as time has gone on the idea of schlepping into Boston traffic on a Monday night to pay 3x the usual cost to park, 2x the ticket cost of a normal college game and 2x the beer and concessions price is somehow losing its appeal.

    Remember when the Beanpot was a tough ticket to get?
    Yup I do . I remember being reduced to rooting for H in the late 60ís and early 70ís and beyond . Still fun and wish I could be there this year . If we keep chitting on it (FiveHole12 reference) less will continue to come . Itís sad that a quintessentially Boston event is struggling right now .

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    My freshman year Beanpot was 1967. Between then and 1985, BC won twice and Northeastern won 3 times. Thatís why it wasnít must see hockey for me. I havenít been to one since 1980.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    The Beanpot used to be interesting but as time has gone on the idea of schlepping into Boston traffic on a Monday night to pay 3x the usual cost to park, 2x the ticket cost of a normal college game and 2x the beer and concessions price is somehow losing its appeal.

    Remember when the Beanpot was a tough ticket to get?
    Which is why they should consider moving it to a different venue.

    Does Jacobs care ? No

    Parking for $50 or more and tickets for $90 when forced to buy both rounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCeagle View Post
    Which is why they should consider moving it to a different venue.

    Does Jacobs care ? No

    Parking for $50 or more and tickets for $90 when forced to buy both rounds
    I agree that the Bruins have lessened the appeal of the Beanpot by making it unaffordable, but what other venue would you suggest? Campus sites wouldn't draw the same way it does at the Garden. It's kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place, because the organizers are completely at the whims of the Garden with no other suitable option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff77 View Post
    I agree that the Bruins have lessened the appeal of the Beanpot by making it unaffordable, but what other venue would you suggest? Campus sites wouldn't draw the same way it does at the Garden. It's kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place, because the organizers are completely at the whims of the Garden with no other suitable option.
    The only neutral arena big enough is the Tsongas

    Is there a way to schedule games at neutral rinks among the 4 schools ?

    Like this year BC plays BU, can they play at Mathews or Bright ?

    While HU and NU plays at either Conte or HAA ?

    The food and parking I would obviously be cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCeagle View Post
    The only neutral arena big enough is the Tsongas

    Is there a way to schedule games at neutral rinks among the 4 schools ?

    Like this year BC plays BU, can they play at Mathews or Bright ?

    While HU and NU plays at either Conte or HAA ?

    The food and parking I would obviously be cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Can mookie puff some of what yer smoking??
    Sure Mook have at it ))

    You have a better solution ?

    So basically Jacobs has the Beanpot fans by the *alls and the option is stay home and watch it on NESN

    And we all know the consolation games are usually sparsely attended

    BTW BU tickets seem awfully high online and they tack on the hefty fee ((
    They seem to be double in price or more than face value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCeagle View Post

    BTW BU tickets seem awfully high online and they tack on the hefty fee ((
    They seem to be double in price or more than face value.
    And note how BU Is doing in attendance the past couple of years.... (sure it would help if we werenít a 500 team but the pricing you mentioned surely isnít helping)

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Bentley, Lowell, Merrimack and Holy Cross should start a just outside of Boston Beanpot

    They had one of those in the early 1980s - The Tea Pot. Lowell, Merrimack, Bowdoin and one other.

    And UMass Boston has had the Codfish cup for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCeagle View Post
    The only neutral arena big enough is the Tsongas

    Is there a way to schedule games at neutral rinks among the 4 schools ?

    Like this year BC plays BU, can they play at Mathews or Bright ?

    While HU and NU plays at either Conte or HAA ?

    The food and parking I would obviously be cheaper
    Let's just move the whole tournament to UMass Boston, a sure-fire neutral site.

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    There's no other alternative that makes sense so I'd settle for it at the Garden with lower ticket prices. If you want to park/eat/drink then you pay B's prices but at least there's an option to go to the game affordably.

    It's too bad because the Beanpot should be a lot more interesting now that NU and Harvard are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    There's no other alternative that makes sense so I'd settle for it at the Garden with lower ticket prices. If you want to park/eat/drink then you pay B's prices but at least there's an option to go to the game affordably.

    It's too bad because the Beanpot should be a lot more interesting now that NU and Harvard are good.
    This is what they SHOULD do, but never will. It's really a shame. Frankly, student tickets should be free Ė the schools are all wealthy enough to cover that. I used to actually buy Harvard student tickets, because they didn't require any form of ID verification, and it still cost around $30 for each round (this was maybe 5 years ago, so it's likely gone up). I would imagine BU/BC/NU price them similarly. Not a lot of college kids want to throw $60-80 down just to get in the door for a hockey game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    With Harvard and NU really coming on strong in recent years, it's a shame that has coincided with college sports in general taking an attendance nosedive. The Beanpot has finally evolved into anyone's tournament but the overall interest just isn't what it used to be....
    It's not just college sports that are taking an attendance nosedive. Reasons are well-known so no need to rehash here. But millennials (of which I am not one) like "experiences" and the Beanpot still has a feel that's different from a regular season game, even though no league points are on the line. It may not be the automatic sellout it was in the old days but plenty of people will be in the seats, especially for the late game of the first round and, of course, the championship.

    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    The Beanpot used to be interesting but as time has gone on the idea of schlepping into Boston traffic on a Monday night to pay 3x the usual cost to park, 2x the ticket cost of a normal college game and 2x the beer and concessions price is somehow losing its appeal...
    Add to that a price tag of $42 for student tickets, which IMO is obscene. Be that as it may, I'm told that the first round of student sales at Northeastern sold out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post

    Add to that a price tag of $42 for student tickets, which IMO is obscene. Be that as it may, I'm told that the first round of student sales at Northeastern sold out.
    If that is for both nights it actually isn't too bad. I just considered grabbing a ticket for the opening round Monday night, but quickly changed my mind when i discovered a ticket the lower bowl was $68.95 after all the Ticketmaster fees.

    Will be interesting to see what attendance is... Ticketmaster is still showing hundreds of tickets still available and I wonder if what they are showing as available is before any of the schools turn in any of their unused tickets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    If that is for both nights it actually isn't too bad. I just considered grabbing a ticket for the opening round Monday night, but quickly changed my mind when i discovered a ticket the lower bowl was $68.95 after all the Ticketmaster fees...
    The tweets and promo materials I saw didn't say anything about tickets being good for both nights. I'd certainly hope they are. But Ticketmaster fees have become egregious, and not just for the Beanpot.
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    NHL Network in the US and TSN2 in Canada will carry both Mondays which is huge news for any out of state alums.

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    CHN Story on attendance woes across college hockey: https://www.collegehockeynews.com/ne...d-Interest.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Add to that a price tag of $42 for student tickets, which IMO is obscene. Be that as it may, I'm told that the first round of student sales at Northeastern sold out.
    BU charges students $30 total for tickets to both nights. Weird, that student ticket prices are not standardized among the 4 schools, BU must be subsidizing them to make it more affordable for students. Non-student tickets through BU started at $76 total, I would be surprised if BU was subsidizing that entire $46 difference per student ticket package.

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