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02-02-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by scotchex View Post
For cities that aren't mass transit based (ie most cities in America) there's nothing magic about a downtown arena. For many cities in America being "accessible" is more about having a convenient location off the highway than being downtown.

The idea is to minimize the time and hassle of your fans getting to the arena. Sometimes that means locating downtown. But quite often it doesn't.
Very good point.

In Toronto, we have a unique situation where the ACC is located right on a transit hub, which is located, coincidentally enough, downhill from the financial district, so people and money are literally just flowing into that place.

I don't imagine a city with as low a density as the Phoenix area would have the same "downtown" strategy.

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