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Seattle arena 'even better' for NHL hockey

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08:46 AM ET 03.15 | If seeing is believing, there is renewed momentum for hockey in the Pacific Northwest. The bottom line is as good as this is for basketball, it is an even better building for hockey. ... [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 larger 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.

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March 15, 2013  08:56 AM ET

um...more comments removed?

March 15, 2013  08:58 AM ET

what is a pocket suite? or pocket sweet?

March 15, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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um...more comments removed?

Guess I'll have to re-post...


Too bad the NHL franchises are all such huge successes and don't thave to be relocated.
As of right now, they have to turn back fans in such hot markets as Phoenix, Florida, etc...

March 15, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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Guess I'll have to re-post...Too bad the NHL franchises are all such huge successes and don't thave to be relocated.As of right now, they have to turn back fans in such hot markets as Phoenix, Florida, etc...

me too:

you spilled some facetious on your keyboard

March 15, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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what is a pocket suite? or pocket sweet?

I'm not sure about the first one but second one is what got the Roman Catholic church in trouble.

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March 15, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Build it and they will come.

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March 15, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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Seattle seems like a market that may wind up over-saturated sports-wise. Not sure if it's capable of being a 5 sport town (MLS is really big there).

You can be a footy fan and love hockey as well (Malaga).

Their soccer attendance is somewhere north of 40 000 per game when they expanded the seating...which would put it top 8 in the Premiership and top 5 in La Liga or Serie A.

Guess they like wearing scarves in the northwest...

March 15, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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me too:you spilled some facetious on your keyboard

I guess it's a good thing Number 87 is OK with expansion!!!

March 15, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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I'm not sure about the first one but second one is what got the Roman Catholic church in trouble.

no no, that was "sweets in their pockets"

March 15, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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I guess it's a good thing Number 87 is OK with expansion!!!

nice callback

March 15, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Would love to Seattle with an NHL team.

March 15, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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what is a pocket suite? or pocket sweet?

Something to entice a Coyote with. :-)

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March 15, 2013  11:08 AM ET
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You can be a footy fan and love hockey as well (Malaga).Their soccer attendance is somewhere north of 40 000 per game when they expanded the seating...which would put it top 8 in the Premiership and top 5 in La Liga or Serie A.Guess they like wearing scarves in the northwest...

they're showin themselves to be a pretty good sports town.

March 15, 2013  11:28 AM ET
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they're showin themselves to be a pretty good sports town.

Supporting both WHL teams in Everett and southern Seattle quite nicely.

March 15, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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Great move the Coyotes there then....or let Jim Balsillie in the old boys club and let him build an arena in hamilton and relocate the Coyotes there.

Let them get their own team, Yotes are too good for them:)

 
March 15, 2013  03:48 PM ET
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Great move the Coyotes there then....or let Jim Balsillie in the old boys club and let him build an arena in hamilton and relocate the Coyotes there.

Hamilton is dead in the water Buffalo will never let that happen. The Coyotes will end up in Seattle, Quebec city and Markham has a better chance to get a team than Hamilton.

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