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12-24-2010, 11:45 PM
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seanlinden
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Originally Posted by IMISSTHEJETS View Post
When Tampa Bay played in the thunderdome, I think that attendance was something retarded like 28,000 because the thing was so bloody big. Could Toronto, being the ginormous hockey market they are, expand their arena or build a new one that could accommodate many more fans, and raise the supply of tickets? How many seats in an arena could be made without running into visibility issues? To me it seems the only way to make tickets more available to the average joe is by simply making many more seats available by building a huge arena.
The amount of seats and the quality of sightlines are basically inversely correlated. That is to say, the bigger the arena, the worse the sightlines tend to get. Air Canada Centre is one of the smaller arenas in the NHL, and has some of the best sightlines.

There is zero room for expansion and the rink is 10 years old in an excellent location having recently been refurbished. They're not building a new one.

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