What I really find interesting is the very steep pitch of the lower bowl seats. Some of those seats look like they would be quite challenging for someone that was out of shape to access. I can think of one or two sports fanbases that look like they wouldn't be able to climb down there!
BTW the Bombers name is historic. They were one of the teams that evolved into the Totems franchise. If Totems was ever nixed Bombers should be the front runner IMO.
We also just wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple pictures for all the diehard hockey fans out there of what this building will look like for an NHL game. The bottom line is as good as this is for basketball, it is an even better building for hockey.
As can be seen in the pictures above, as with most NBA/NHL buildings we have designed the seats behind the backboard/goal to retract backwards and the first few rows of courtside seating can be removed to accommodate hockey's largest playing surface and dasher board. The net result puts hockey fans even closer to the action, including our pocket suites. Given the size of the playing surface and speed of the game, we also think the Sonic Rings will prove to be one of the most unique and valued viewing experiences in the game.
While I know there may have been a few skeptics out there, I have to say I am just as pumped as most of you to see the return of professional hockey to Seattle, and honestly can't wait to see this building bursting at the seams with crazed Seattle hockey fans.