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J.D.
03-31-2013, 01:50 PM
QU had more fans there than anyone yesterday

HockeyMan2000
03-31-2013, 02:54 PM
QU had more fans there than anyone yesterday

Not surprised -- they were easy to see on TV too. I'm sure the Dunk is hoping they come en masse tonight.

Hux
03-31-2013, 04:28 PM
Why not make the week immediately following the conference tourneys the off week? That would give fans more time to make arrangements to travel. And everyone already knows when and where the Frozen Four is.

To do that they would have to start the season earlier or compress the schedule. Remember they changed the schedule years ago so as not to have the F4 go up against the hoop finals.

the third party
03-31-2013, 05:16 PM
If any of the WCHA teams played in St Paul MN Civic Center the NCAA may have sold up to 19000 tickets The regional games need to stay regional

mookie1995
03-31-2013, 05:23 PM
If any of the WCHA teams played in St Paul MN Civic Center the NCAA may have sold up to 19000 tickets The regional games need to stay regional

like last year when the gophs and sioux played there both days and they didn't open up the 2nd level :p

as15
03-31-2013, 05:26 PM
If any of the WCHA teams played in St Paul MN Civic Center the NCAA may have sold up to 19000 tickets The regional games need to stay regional

No they wouldn't have. Last year the regional final game in St. Paul included Minnesota and North Dakota, easily the biggest draw in college hockey, and only about 12.000 people attended the game. The tickets are way too expensive, and alcohol is not served.

riverchief1
03-31-2013, 05:46 PM
No they wouldn't have. Last year the regional final game in St. Paul included Minnesota and North Dakota, easily the biggest draw in college hockey, and only about 12.000 people attended the game. The tickets are way too expensive, and alcohol is not served.

Could care less about the alcohol but they have to reevaluate the ticket prices. Need to allow people to purchase the days individually and lower cost to about $25 max with an under 12 rate around $15 (kids under 5 should be free, ridiculous to have to buy a ticket for a 2 year old). A combination of these things will increase attendance and revenue. Wonder if NCAA actually ever listens to the fanbase and gather input or do they just sit in locked rooms at Indianapolis and make this stuff up?

HockeyMan2000
03-31-2013, 05:50 PM
Hard to tell from the tight TV angles but I'm going to wager there are fewer people in Providence than Saturday.

Jesus of Suburbia
03-31-2013, 05:52 PM
tickets for the game should be $25, a student $15, Child 5-13/senior citizen should be $10.

chickod
03-31-2013, 05:52 PM
Wonder if NCAA actually ever listens to the fanbase and gather input or do they just sit in locked rooms at Indianapolis and make this stuff up?

The latter. If I'm shouting, it's because I can barely hear over the deafening roar of the huge crown in Providence!

Let's face it - if not for having TWO teams within 30 miles of the arena (Manchester), you could have combined all four regionals and not had as many people as one night of the Hockey East Tournament at the Garden.

riverchief1
03-31-2013, 05:58 PM
The latter. If I'm shouting, it's because I can barely hear over the deafening roar of the huge crown in Providence!

Let's face it - if not for having TWO teams within 30 miles of the arena (Manchester), you could have combined all four regionals and not had as many people as one night of the Hockey East Tournament at the Garden.

But last year Union travelled very well to Bridgeport being somewhat close an altough a little farther, I'm guessing they have a decent fanbase at Providence. Same with Q.

Manchester was great but had UNH not been in the final, all 150 Denver or Wisconsin fans would've been all that were there besides the few 1000 Lowell fans and the diehard UNH supporters. Thought Lowell though had the edge in fans but having both bands there, mascots, etc. led to a great atmosphere not found at the other venues this weekend. One thing odd though was that neither Wisconsin or Denver had a mascot with them. I understand the bands (or smaller versions) not being there but at least have someone pack the mascot costume and put it on an undressed player or something to help generate a little something. Interplay between UML and UNH mascots was fun during the game.

chickod
03-31-2013, 06:00 PM
I understand the bands (or smaller versions) not being there but at least have someone pack the mascot costume and put it on an undressed player or something to help generate a little something.

Maybe they couldn't find anyone who could skate. :D

riverchief1
03-31-2013, 06:01 PM
Maybe they couldn't find anyone who could skate. :D

After seeing Wisconsin, possibly.

Priceless
03-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Attendance in Toledo was 2460. That means the attendance for the western regionals was 9655. At both sites. On both days.

They could have played both regionals at Ferris State and still had seats left over.

Allagash
03-31-2013, 06:06 PM
Fitchburg used to be a thriving industrial city. Business and industry leaders in textiles, shoes, paper and engineering as well as arts. You probably didn't know (or didn't care) that the man who engineered and built the Hoosac Tunnel (you probably don't know what or where that is either) was from Fitchburg. Unfortunately, in the 60s and 70s the left-wingers decided to make it a welfare and drug town. When you create a magnet, everyone is attracted to it. So everyone flowed up the pipeline from New York to Bridgeport to New Haven to Hartford to Springfield and Holyoke to Worcester and Fitchburg to sell their drugs. It has suffered the same fate as every other Massachusetts mill town. The successful people have moved out to the burbs and what's left is inner city poverty and crime. What's a shame is that the politicians deliberately planned this (by advertising on billboards "Move to Fitchburg and Leominster" - and live on welfare). Funny that none of THEM live here, though. They all live in affluent towns. We will probably move away eventually, but declining property values make it difficult to sell without downsizing. My wife actually wanted to build in the suburbs but I thought it would be cheaper in the city, plus I'm 1.7 miles from commuter rail and .9 miles from the highway and is convenient to everything. But...she was right - I was stubborn, so I'm paying for it now. It's just a sad commentary that has been repeated over and over all across this country.

Hello thanks for giving all of us your own delusional version of history, we really appreciate it, your a really smart person.

chickod
03-31-2013, 06:29 PM
Hello thanks for giving all of us your own delusional version of history, we really appreciate it, your a really smart person.

After living here for 58 years I'm certainly more qualified than you to give it. And I didn't give it for you to appreciate it because I couldn't care less.

brassbonanza
03-31-2013, 06:33 PM
If any of the WCHA teams played in St Paul MN Civic Center the NCAA may have sold up to 19000 tickets The regional games need to stay regional

Try again, UND and Minnesota played in the regional final at the X last year and they sold under 11K. Was there not enough time for those throngs of Gopher fans to figure out how to travel to St. Paul?

J.D.
03-31-2013, 06:44 PM
Shemp told me grand rapids would be banged out friday...what happened???

CLS
03-31-2013, 07:20 PM
Here are some numbers for the east, if the games had been played on the top seedís rink:

Actual attendance at Providence: 6253
Top seedís capacity: 3084
Disappointed fans: 3169

Actual attendance at Manchester: 8357
Top seedís capacity: 6003
Disappointed fans: 2354

Thatís 5500 in one day or about 10,000 for the tournament

matt
03-31-2013, 07:47 PM
To do that they would have to start the season earlier or compress the schedule. Remember they changed the schedule years ago so as not to have the F4 go up against the hoop finals.

I think the OP wanted this week to be the off week. That wouldn't work, as it would put hockey on the schedule for next week, and the whole idea from the NCAA is to have next week all for basketball.