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04-01-2013, 11:11 AM
Smith - Alfie
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Even though my Rangers tanked last night, I had a blast.
Ended up staying at Hotel Indigo, and I highly recommend it. Nice room, decent amenities, free wifi, and a 6 - 8 minute walk to Lieutenant's Pump. $131 tax included.
Great crowd at the Pump before the game, and then about 80 of us got on an old school bus for the ride to SBP. Only 2 downsides of the bus:
1) Big pre-holiday traffic
2) No beer
The bus is $10 ( a steal! ), and from what I was able to learn it's the only bus from downtown.
It took about 50 minutes to get there but only 25 to get back.
Sat in 211, A, 5. Awesome, awsome seat. One of the best views I've ever had a game. Elevated but very, very close to the action.
It looks like there is not a bad seat in the house.
My only complaint about SBP is the inadequate concourse to handle the between period crowds for both the 200 and 300 section fans. Between periods 1 and 2, it took almost the entire 18 minutes to hit the head, then get a hot dog and a beer.
The concourse was not as crowded between periods 2 and 3.
After the game, I hung around some fun people back at the Pump.
Overall, a terrific experience.
Thanks again to those who posted comments and suggestions for me. Greatly appreciated.
I'm writing this from the Panorama Lounge a ViaRail, waiting for my train to Montreal.
Maybe my Rangers will show up Saturday night.
Glad to hear you had a good time.
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