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03-17-2013, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Hollywood3 View Post
It is a very large venue for this event. They have had at least 4,300 per game, which exceeds the capacity of most CIS arenas.
This arena was built with large events such as the World Juniors and honestly the NHL in mind. The Saskatoon Blades tend to draw this size of a crowd for most of their games. Playoffs they tend to get near 8,000 or so, but regular season around 5,000 is normal.

No matter the arena used in Saskatoon, the event would be odd looking. CUC holds 14,311 and Rutherford Arena holds around 900. Neither are ideal for an event like this. What the CIS needs to do is hold it in arenas that are at least 5,000 seats but no larger than 9,000. But no offense to the UNB fans, the broadcast quality is much better here than last year in Fredericton. NHL style lighting is what is necessary for a good television broadcast.

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