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unh1982
03-29-2013, 11:32 PM
10,000 plus in providence? No chance. Will be lucky to get 5000

ok JD we will make a high stakes wager ... i say at least what manchavegas gets ..

chickod
03-29-2013, 11:32 PM
And if college hockey gets miniscule tv numbers, why are they so concerned with staggering games?

You know...that's a really good point and so obvious I don't know why someone hasn't thought of it before. All we hear year after year is "TV controls everything." I say, "WHY???" Nobody's watching anyway. So I guess the answer is, it's gotten to the point where the gate revenue is inconsequential. Regardless of who is actually watching, the TV revenue apparently is more important. Some executive idiot is deciding that they are going to pay enough for the rights to these games that it obviously supersedes the concern about attendance. Of course, if that's the case, then why don't they lower ticket prices??? Interesting topic for discussion, and alluding to an earlier discussion on another thread today, I really think it's time to reconsider going back to the Super-Regionals (two six-team regionals). It's embarrassing to watch the empty arenas in some of these games.

chickod
03-29-2013, 11:35 PM
Providence should be a little better , I think about 10,000 plus ...

You must be delusional.

unh1982
03-29-2013, 11:40 PM
You must be delusional.

I have known to be delusional , hockey does well in providence , not that this is the prov, bruins but they draw pretty decent crowds . Hockey is big in RI , and its been a while since we have had the ncaas...we shall see

J.D.
03-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Unh, I love your optimism but don't think it will be anything near manchester

chickod
03-29-2013, 11:47 PM
I have known to be delusional , hockey does well in providence , not that this is the prov, bruins but they draw pretty decent crowds . Hockey is big in RI , and its been a while since we have had the ncaas...we shall see

I'm just talking in terms of the teams. You don't have any big state schools there, and BC hasn't been known to exactly draw millions of fans. I'm just saying...who's going to bring the fans to fill it up? Certainly not Quinnipiac, Canisius or Union. Not like a Maine or UNH, or even Big 10 huge schools like Michigan or Wisconsin. Just don't see it happening...

J.D.
03-29-2013, 11:52 PM
Chickod, bc fan support has been as good as any other team in HE over the past five years. Major problems are prices, easter weekend, not an "attractive" field and bc game at 9 pm at the earliest. Just a horrible combination.

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-29-2013, 11:58 PM
Attendance in Manchester was 8049What's capacity?

chickod
03-29-2013, 11:58 PM
Chickod, bc fan support has been as good as any other team in HE over the past five years. Major problems are prices, easter weekend, not an "attractive" field and bc game at 9 pm at the earliest. Just a horrible combination.

Well, it ought to be given your current success. Besides, that's why I said "Quinnipiac, Canisius or Union" won't bring many fans. I don't think BC is going to bring 7000 fans to get the total figure to 10,000 - that's all. :) I mean, c'mon...BU had at least as many as BC last Friday night and that was played five miles from BC's campus.

Hux
03-29-2013, 11:59 PM
Chickod, bc fan support has been as good as any other team in HE over the past five years. Major problems are prices, easter weekend, not an "attractive" field and bc game at 9 pm at the earliest. Just a horrible combination.

Isn't BC on spring break this week?

brassbonanza
03-30-2013, 12:01 AM
what's capacity?
~10k

chickod
03-30-2013, 12:01 AM
What's capacity?

10,019 for hockey.

Piels25
03-30-2013, 12:01 AM
What's capacity?

Capacity in Manchester is about 10,000 for hockey games.

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-30-2013, 12:03 AM
~10k


10,019 for hockey.


Capacity in Manchester is about 10,000 for hockey games.Thanks, but I asked Priceless.:rolleyes::D

Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised to see Manchester sell out then with it being Lowell and UNH tomorrow...

Fishhawk
03-30-2013, 12:05 AM
10k in Prov might be a stretch but 8k isnt imo. BC, Q and U are pretty close. BC's good for 3k and Q&U should be good for 2k each.

Prices are too high. I'm not a casual fan but I wouldn't drop the $320 to get me and my kids two day passes. Manchester's AHL team charges $13 for kids and $18-$30 for adults depending on seats. I'm quite sure they advertised the Regional during those games and had some of those fans interested until they found out the price.

J.D.
03-30-2013, 12:09 AM
Don't think bc is on spring break but don't expect many students there during easter weekend.

Chickod even the game at the garden was unique in that it had the potential to be parker's last game...more bu fans than usual.

I just don't expect to see the bc following I've seen at other regionals. I'll be optimistic and say 5,000 tomorrow.

chickod
03-30-2013, 12:12 AM
I just don't expect to see the bc following I've seen at other regionals. I'll be optimistic and say 5,000 tomorrow.

Yeah, and that's why I said I don't see any way they can get 10,000 in there. Hockey might be popular in Rhode Island, but you're not getting that kind of a walk-up on Easter weekend. Not to mention the ludicrous starting time. Maybe the NCAA thinks the earth rotates the other way and 9:00 here is 11:00 in the Mountain time zone. :confused:

chickod
03-30-2013, 12:13 AM
Thanks, but I asked Priceless.:rolleyes::D.

Oh, sorry. Capacity in Manchester is about 10,000 for hockey games..... :D

matt
03-30-2013, 12:35 AM
I do not know why the games were so early. Minnesota/Yale game should started at 5:00 ET and North Dakota/ Niagara should started at 9:30 ET.

Sorry, but that's just ridiculous. That would have the 2nd game ending after midnight. Large portions of the crowd are coming in either from Detroit area or Chicago area and are returning to their homes afterwards. It's not doable with an evening schedule.

The low attendance is obviously because neither Michigan nor Western made it. The schools that did make it are all to far away to get large numbers out to the venue.

MichFan
03-30-2013, 01:05 AM
Frozen 4's at joe Louis were well attended

Last one was way back in 1990
Lots of Wisconsin fans there

Agreed. The Harvard-North Dakota semi-final in 1987 was near full, and no, it wasn't the same night as Michigan State's quarterfinal.

But the Frozen Four is the Frozen Four. It has its hardcore regulars who will go wherever it is. You could hold it in Pyongyang and it would sell out.

I think that everyone agrees that the current regional system is broken, except the NCAA itself. If the NCAA wants the first two rounds on the same weekend, then let the 1 seed host the whole regional. Sure, it's a huge advantage, but if you're a 1, you've earned it, and the crowd won't be dead then.