Last winter, I came across a website of a guy who had toured a lot of famous baseball and hockey arenas and posted lots of detailed wide-angle pictures of his tours of the buildings. Among them was the Montreal Forum circa 1995. The pictures were very good at suggesting the layout of the building and the seating sections. I can't find it anymore via Google and the keywords I remembered from the texts, so perhaps he pulled his stuff offline.
Can anyone point me to pictures from inside the Montreal Forum in its glory days? I've found surprisingly little pictures via Google, and most of them photograph actions on the ice rather than the building itself. Thanks.
I don't know if that's the website you are talking about, but here you'll find a LOT of great pictures of the Forum, and many classic stadiums and arenas (Chicago stadium, Boston Garden, Leaf Gardens...).
Is it me or the bell center is very well lit? It seems very bright, you can see the spectactors.. while at the forum and other arena, it seems very dark.
Yes, all of the new Mega Arenas are brighter. However, to Montreal's credit, the Bell Centre is less bright than most. Living in Philly, I have been to the Wachovia Center a million times, and it is a lot more bright than Montreal or Toronto, which stinks. The light should focus all of your attention on the ice and the players... I love the dimness in the stands.