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Opening game (GER-USA) of 2010 WC to be played at soccer stadium

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05-04-2010, 05:00 PM
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Ah, the ice should be in the middle.
I'm pretty sure my seats are on the site further away from the ice.

Still, you should be able to see the play from all seats. Looks good.

Let's hope the German team at least scores a goal though.

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that looks real stinkin cool.

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The stadium is ready. Should be fun to watch .
That looks awesome, can't wait for Friday.

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Ah, the ice should be in the middle.
I'm pretty sure my seats are on the site further away from the ice.

Still, you should be able to see the play from all seats. Looks good.

Let's hope the German team at least scores a goal though.
Looking at this picture and the older pictures from the webcam, the ice is exactly in the middle of the arena.

All four sides have additional seating/standing area of pretty much the same size. Though obviously, a hockey rink being shorter than a football pitch, the ends are further away from the rink than the sides.

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05-05-2010, 10:35 AM
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Looking at this picture and the older pictures from the webcam, the ice is exactly in the middle of the arena.

All four sides have additional seating/standing area of pretty much the same size. Though obviously, a hockey rink being shorter than a football pitch, the ends are further away from the rink than the sides.
You're probably right.
Btw, here's a webcam of the Arena:


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Here's the jersey Team USA will be wearing:


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Now that is how you put a hockey rink in a stadium that size.

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Looking forward to it. Is it sold out/will it sell out?

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Looking forward to it. Is it sold out/will it sell out?
Pretty sure it's been sold out or near sold out for a while. Germany's the most hockey-crazed country in Europe(correct me if i'm wrong), and this is the WC, so this not selling out would be mind-boggling.

This game is going to be amazing.

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Pretty sure it's been sold out or near sold out for a while. Germany's the most hockey-crazed country in Europe(correct me if i'm wrong), and this is the WC, so this not selling out would be mind-boggling.

This game is going to be amazing.
Hockey is somewhere 2nd to 4th in poularity, battling with a couple of other team sports (basketball and handball), but that doesn't really matter, since soccer is so dominant. There is a solid hockey fanbase though, and these fans are pretty active.
But I'm sure there are other countries where hockey is much more popular, like Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic.

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Looking forward to it. Is it sold out/will it sell out?
Yes it is. The game will be played before a world-record crowd of 76,152.

I have to miss the game due to other obligations. I'm pretty bummed about it. Should be a great time.

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Hockey is somewhere 2nd to 4th in poularity, battling with a couple of other team sports (basketball and handball), but that doesn't really matter, since soccer is so dominant. There is a solid hockey fanbase though, and these fans are pretty active.
But I'm sure there are other countries where hockey is much more popular, like Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic.
I didn't particularly mean in comparison to other sports, I meant more or less that people in Germany love hockey, or at least a certain percentage do. That is to say, these people are more die-hard than Scandinavia. I'm sure Scandinavia has a higher % of population, but Germany has a higher total due to base population. Not sure if there are any definitive numbers on this, i'm just going by instinct and from what i've read.

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It will be like a huge German hockey meet. Every club will send fans, I'd guess that there will be about 700 fans there from my city's clubs and that will the case for every German hockey club.
It will be amazing (except for the whole Scooter thing ).

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Where can I watch this?

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I didn't particularly mean in comparison to other sports, I meant more or less that people in Germany love hockey, or at least a certain percentage do. That is to say, these people are more die-hard than Scandinavia. I'm sure Scandinavia has a higher % of population, but Germany has a higher total due to base population. Not sure if there are any definitive numbers on this, i'm just going by instinct and from what i've read.
Wouldn't Germany produce more NHLers if that was the case? I was always under the impression that Germany was a tier below the Scandinavian countries as far as hockey interest goes.

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I think he means that those who love hockey in Germany are more diehard since they are kind of a repressed minority and stick together much more.

It's not easy being a hockey fan here and you are grateful about every hockey fan you meet and we try everything to support and grow the game here even it it feels hopeless
quite often.

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Yes it is. The game will be played before a world-record crowd of 76,152.

I have to miss the game due to other obligations. I'm pretty bummed about it. Should be a great time.
Nice, didn't realize it was going to hold more people than the Michigan Cold War.

Biggest crowd at a hockey game in Europe since the days of the Soviet Union and the Red Machine. I believe the Soviet Union holds the former European record anyway for World Championship game in Moscow against Sweden or something like that.

Anyway, this game will be cool.

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You can watch the game in the US on the Universal Sports channel.

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It will be like a huge German hockey meet. Every club will send fans, I'd guess that there will be about 700 fans there from my city's clubs and that will the case for every German hockey club.
It will be amazing (except for the whole Scooter thing ).
what!? are they really there? "Move Your A$$"

I'm so going to watch this game...german crowd will create great atmosfere for sure!

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Wouldn't Germany produce more NHLers if that was the case? I was always under the impression that Germany was a tier below the Scandinavian countries as far as hockey interest goes.
We have a lot of fans but we don't have many rinks and players. Hockey is 2nd behind king soccer. While soccer is live on TV on every single day of the week, hockey has just two games per week and those games are only on PPV. The main problem is that only a few Germans actually play hockey. I play hockey and people are always surprised to hear that I play hockey. There are only a few hockey teams and most of them are in Bavaria and the "Ruhr Area". The north of Germany has nearly no hockey teams while Bavaria has many teams. On the other hand every small village has its own soccer team and pitch. Soccer is by far less expensive (you just need shoes and a pair of shin pads) and you can play soccer everywhere.

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You can watch the game in the US on the Universal Sports channel.
Online anywhere?

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I'm sure you can watch on their website. They showed the Russian outdoor game on their website.

http://www.universalsports.com/ice-hockey/index.html

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