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02-04-2013, 09:10 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.
Downtown Phoenix > Glendale

Unless you live in the NW like Surprise, Peoria or Glendale, it is a pain in the ass to get to a Coyotes game. In a market where hockey isn't popular to begin with, that is deadly.

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