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06-03-2009, 09:46 PM
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Ratner said no decisions had been made on pricing, including for the 20 floor-level luxury suites and the 5,000-square-foot supersuite. But he said the arena is trying to learn from other sports venues in a tanking economy.

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Luxury suites are obviously for the super rich and/or corporate folk to bring their clients out to an event.

I would find it hard to believe that any suite was intended for the average Joe.

It even says that they are for the "big spenders".

They are making big bars in the blue seats for us. And making the "sight-lines" better.

It sounds promising. And should still be a blast up in the 400's.

Hopefully ticket prices don't rise too bad.

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Hopefully ticket prices don't rise too bad.
Expect 2012 Ranger tickets up in the blues to be $60.00 +

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06-04-2009, 12:16 AM
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If by best you mean furthest, then yes. the corner 300 section seats are the worst.
Compared to the Verizon Center, Wachovia Center or TD Banknorth Garden where you're practically sitting next to the banners? I'll take the 400's any day of the week.

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06-04-2009, 09:20 AM
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Compared to the Verizon Center, Wachovia Center or TD Banknorth Garden where you're practically sitting next to the banners? I'll take the 400's any day of the week.
I can't speak for Wachovia center, but for the rest, This is true, but you seen right on top of the action in those arenas. The Sight lines are very nice, Especially in TD Bank North.

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I can't speak for Wachovia center, but for the rest, This is true, but you seen right on top of the action in those arenas. The Sight lines are very nice, Especially in TD Bank North.
Oh yeah they are good sightlines, just high. The 400's at MSG are closer to the action (and it only takes a couple of minutes to get to the lower bowl).

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Expect 2012 Ranger tickets up in the blues to be $60.00 +
How else are we going to pay for Redden's contract extension?

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Oh yeah they are good sightlines, just high. The 400's at MSG are closer to the action (and it only takes a couple of minutes to get to the lower bowl).
And for someone who doesn't like heights and vertical inclines like myself (get dizzy), it's fantastic.

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And for someone who doesn't like heights and vertical inclines like myself (get dizzy), it's fantastic.
Exactly, I'm the same way. The Meadowlands Arena's upper deck gives you the feeling that you're going to plummet 500 feet to the ice/court.

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Is there any further word on renovation developments? Like a time frame, or if it's even going to happen? Wasn't there talk of a new arena across the street for a while?

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Is there any further word on renovation developments? Like a time frame, or if it's even going to happen? Wasn't there talk of a new arena across the street for a while?
When I spoke to one of the reps a few weeks ago he said that the timetable for the renovations was always a bit of a reach. So the fact that they pushed it back a year wasn't surprising to him. Now whether this is the truth, or just MSG PR at work, I don't know. But they claim that the renovations will begin next summer (for the lower bowl I believe) and the upper bowl the following year.

As for the new arena, that was the orginal plan. But when they were told they wouldn't get their tax abatement at the new Garden, they said fine, we're staying put and renovating. Whether they are still simply posturing is anyone's guess. You gotta believe they'd rather have a new arena...but at the end of the day it's all about the mighty dollar.

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The delay is not wholly due to economic conditions. MSG is still holding out for the move across the street to Moynihan Station.

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The delay is not wholly due to economic conditions. MSG is still holding out for the move across the street to Moynihan Station.
When did they say it was about economic conditions? That said, I agree with you. It's been posturing from the beginning.

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The one thing ive noticed about the Garden is that the lighting is very dim during games. Other arenas are very bright.

Hopefully the new Garden will be as well, and the renderings look amazing.

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The one thing ive noticed about the Garden is that the lighting is very dim during games. Other arenas are very bright.

Hopefully the new Garden will be as well, and the renderings look amazing.

That's one thing I always liked about the Garden. The dimness of the lights in the crowd focuses everything on the action on the ice.

I know i'm in the Minority on liking this.

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That's one thing I always liked about the Garden. The dimness of the lights in the crowd focuses everything on the action on the ice.

I know i'm in the Minority on liking this.
Actually every documentary about the Garden always makes note of this as one of the great things about the arena. It makes the players feel like they're on a stage (like Broadway).

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That's one thing I always liked about the Garden. The dimness of the lights in the crowd focuses everything on the action on the ice.

I know i'm in the Minority on liking this.
I agree with you 100%. It creates a cool atmosphere.

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The lighting of the actual ice changed about 9 years ago, it got darker, resulting in more shadows...over the last several years it reverted back to the brighter lighting, and for the better...

I love the fact that the crowd is in a bit darker area, it puts the ice on center stage, the way it should.

Have you guys ever watched a home Lakers game on TV? It looks like the entire Staples Center lights are off except the ones lighting up the court (at least it appears that way on TV). It's so different from when they played at the Forum. I think it's a bit too dark.

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I like the lighting, I like the arena, I like the whole thing.

I honestly don't want a new arena. A renovation would be more then enough.

If they go through with the renovations that would be fantastic.

I love the current Garden.

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I like the lighting, I like the arena, I like the whole thing.

I honestly don't want a new arena. A renovation would be more then enough.

If they go through with the renovations that would be fantastic.

I love the current Garden.
Same here, I love everything about the Garden. A new arena I'm afraid would greatly take away from the atmosphere and focus more on people that don't go there to watch the game. Being a Met fan, Citi Field is nice but sometimes I wish Shea was back. Citi focuses on a lot of things but what's going on in the field (though that might not be a bad thing with this Met team). I never want that happening at MSG.

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Actually every documentary about the Garden always makes note of this as one of the great things about the arena. It makes the players feel like they're on a stage (like Broadway).


I knew that myself, I just wish it could be a little lighter.

Its done to look very theatric, which is cool.

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Same here, I love everything about the Garden. A new arena I'm afraid would greatly take away from the atmosphere and focus more on people that don't go there to watch the game. Being a Met fan, Citi Field is nice but sometimes I wish Shea was back. Citi focuses on a lot of things but what's going on in the field (though that might not be a bad thing with this Met team). I never want that happening at MSG.
I'm a Met fan (ouch) but I don't miss a thing about Shea. Citi Field is nicer in every way imo. What can you possibly miss about it?

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