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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    AIC home attendance is 182?

    What is the number for Bentley?
    According to the attendance numbers on USCHO AIC's average last season was 217 per game. Here are the seasonal averages according to attendance figures on USCHO since 2001-02 for AIC:
    2001-02 196
    2002-03 174
    2003-04 140
    2004-05 193
    2005-06 213
    2006-07 208
    2007-08 174
    2008-09 207
    2009-10 238
    2010-11 173
    2011-12 228
    2012-13 138
    2013-14 187
    2014-15 233
    2015-16 217
    Overall average for 2001-16 was 195. The 2015-16 average was down 8.5% from their peak average of 238 in 2009-10, but up 11% from 2001-02 and 11.5% over the 2001-16 average.

    Here are the seasonal averages according to attendance figures on USCHO since 2001-02 for Bentley:
    2001-02 322
    2002-03 238
    2003-04 425
    2004-05 237
    2005-06 328
    2006-07 389
    2007-08 430
    2008-09 427
    2009-10 387
    2010-11 310
    2011-12 527
    2012-13 530
    2013-14 556
    2014-15 463
    2015-16 619
    Overall average for 2001-16 was 420. The 2015-16 average of 619 is Bentley's peak average and is up 92% since 2001-02 and 47% over the 2001-16 average.

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    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    Thanks for the Bentley data, Sean, which confirm my qualitative observations from the past 15 years. That said, the vast majority of Bentley's student fans show up only for the second period, perhaps to pick up a free t-shirt, slice of pizza, or whatever. But, there is a growing group of hardcore Bentley students, the Falcons Nest, which is loud, supportive, know hockey, and stay for the entire game. This loyal group of students was instrumental in pushing the admin to build a rink on campus, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Thanks for the Bentley data, Sean, which confirm my qualitative observations from the past 15 years. That said, the vast majority of Bentley's student fans show up only for the second period, perhaps to pick up a free t-shirt, slice of pizza, or whatever. But, there is a growing group of hardcore Bentley students, the Falcons Nest, which is loud, supportive, know hockey, and stay for the entire game. This loyal group of students was instrumental in pushing the admin to build a rink on campus, I think.
    The Top Shelf, not the Falcons Nest ;-)

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    The Top Shelf, not the Falcons Nest ;-)
    Ooops, sorry about that. Mea culpa. Began as the Falcons' Nest a few years ago before it became The Top Shelf.

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    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    Tennis courts bulldozed this week to make way for new arena.

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    Update: heavy equipment is now drilling holes, presumably for foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Update: heavy equipment is now drilling holes, presumably for foundation.
    Whitey Bulger is accounted for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Whitey Bulger is accounted for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Update: heavy equipment is now drilling holes, presumably for foundation.
    If UNH can spend 1 million dollars from a retired librarian to put up a scoreboard at their football stadium while giving the finger to NH High School students, surely Bentley can setup a construction web cam and relieve you of this task!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer777 View Post
    If UNH can spend 1 million dollars from a retired librarian to put up a scoreboard at their football stadium while giving the finger to NH High School students, surely Bentley can setup a construction web cam and relieve you of this task!
    Great idea, 777. But, my guess is that the construction company would balk on the surveillance.

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    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    New video rendering is up.

    http://www.bentley.edu/about/arena

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    New video rendering is up.

    http://www.bentley.edu/about/arena
    Note the Top Shelf sign above the student section!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer777 View Post
    If UNH can spend 1 million dollars from a retired librarian to put up a scoreboard at their football stadium while giving the finger to NH High School students, surely Bentley can setup a construction web cam and relieve you of this task!
    Well hey, better than the $2 million Merrimack spent on a crosswalk recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schiegs View Post
    New video rendering is up.

    http://www.bentley.edu/about/arena
    It reminds me of the Whittemore Center with all that glass in the main rink area. UNH ended up blocking the glass with padding that appears to be left up at all times to prevent the sunlight from heating up the arena and ice. I see Bentley having the same issues unless they add blinds or shades that can be lowered to block the sunlight most of the time. Better to include sun shades as part of the design instead of trying to do something afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    It reminds me of the Whittemore Center with all that glass in the main rink area. UNH ended up blocking the glass with padding that appears to be left up at all times to prevent the sunlight from heating up the arena and ice. I see Bentley having the same issues unless they add blinds or shades that can be lowered to block the sunlight most of the time. Better to include sun shades as part of the design instead of trying to do something afterwards.

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    Great question/point, Sean. I wonder if there is some new type of glass available that allows in light without trapping heat? Sort of the reverse of light-reflecting double-paned glass to trap heat inside a building. I will ask around and see what I can learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    It reminds me of the Whittemore Center with all that glass in the main rink area. UNH ended up blocking the glass with padding that appears to be left up at all times to prevent the sunlight from heating up the arena and ice. I see Bentley having the same issues unless they add blinds or shades that can be lowered to block the sunlight most of the time. Better to include sun shades as part of the design instead of trying to do something afterwards.

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    Here is what I got from people in the know.


    “The majority of glass is in the two story lobby area. There are sunshades on all of the glass (hard to see in the rendering). There is glass in the main arena. The large area of glass that goes along the length of the arena is on the North side facing Beaver [Street]. The orientation of the building will keep the sun from coming in directly to the seating area and the ice. [The glass] will give "life" to the building at night along Beaver Street and some daylighting during the day.”

    “We also have motorized blinds on all the large glass windows. In addition to the north facing clerestory, the smaller clerestories on the east and west have translucent glazing. The lighting consultant ran daylight simulations to ensure we wouldn't ever have direct sunlight on the ice.”

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    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    The official published seating capacity will be 1,917. 1917. Like it. An additional 500 S.R.O. will bring capacity to 2417.

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    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    Quote Originally Posted by schiegs View Post
    New video rendering is up.

    http://www.bentley.edu/about/arena
    a little disappointing that capacity isn't bigger (even say, pushing 3K) but that does look like a phenomenal space
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    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    Still no videocam, but lots of piles of dirt in various places behind the fence; suspect that things are moving along on schedule.

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    Not much seems to have been happening the past two months, but maybe things will pick up soon?

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