I got the idea for this thread on another forum. They can be minor league, college, juniors, or whatever!
1) Total count?
2) Favorite arena?
3) Least favorite arena?
4) Future arenas you plan to visit?
1) Mellon Arena - Pittsburgh Penguins
2) CONSOL Energy Center - RMU/Pittsburgh Penguins AHL:
3) Quicken Loans Arena - Lake Erie Monsters ECHL:
4) WesBanco Arena - Wheeling Nailers SPHL:
5 Mississippi Coast Coliseum - Mississippi Surge Juniors:
6) Covelli Centre - Youngstown Phantoms - USHL
7) Bladerunners Ice Complex (Harmarville) - Three Rivers Vengeance - NA3HL
8) Cambria County War Memorial - Johnstown Tomahawks - NAHL
Favorite - Cambria County War Memorial
Least Favorite - CONSOL Energy Center
Future - CajunDome, Pensacola Civic Center, Huntington Center, Ann Arbor Ice Cube (maybe), Joe Louis Arena (maybe), and Compuware Arena (maybe).
Last edited by MonsterSurge: 11-19-2012 at 12:12 PM.
Big Pond - Illinois Fighting Illini
Edge Ice Arena (2nd sheet) - Robert Morris Eagles
Favorite is obviously the United Center, least favorite was Sears Centre (not knocking it, but with a couple thousand people it feels cavernously empty), and I plan to eventually go to a Carolina Hurricanes game at the PNC Arena when I visit my brother, sister-in-law, and niece at their new place in Durham whenever the NHL is playing again.
Last edited by No Fun Shogun: 11-14-2012 at 04:38 PM.
Dwyer Arena(Niagara Purple Eagles)
Buffalo State Ice Arena(Canisius Golden Griffins)
Best: Budweiser Gardens. Almost NHL in miniature, they do a lot of things right.
Worst: Compuware Arena. This is what happens when you decide to play hockey in a big box-looking store. NOTHING works for them-save maybe the team store-and the PA announcer is the worst I've heard in all my travels.
Maple Leaf Gardens - TO
ACC - TO
The Forum - Montreal
Bell Centre - Montreal
First Niagra Center - Buffalo
MSG - New York City
Brendan Byrne(or whatever their old arena was called) - New Jersey
BB&T Center - Florida
Saddledome - Calgary
Powerade Center - Brampton
Hershey Center Mississauga
The nicest is the arena in FLA....the worst was the old Devil's arena.
Air Canada Center
First Niagara Center
EDIT: Might as well add Fenway Park in there.
The best is hard to say, I really enjoyed the Bell Centre, and ACC, but Melon Arena was awesome just because it had a strange classic charm that I loved. MSG was hands down the worst, and as heinous as Nassau Coliseum was, the parking situation was awesome.
Providence Civic Centrum, Worcester Centrum for AHL games.