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Slasher7
09-01-2010, 12:00 PM
only gave back after given, fool

Sounds like another adventure in your van...

Hokydad
09-01-2010, 12:01 PM
Sounds like another adventure in your van...

stop over to Charlestown Slash and we can discuss

Slasher7
09-01-2010, 12:04 PM
stop over to Charlestown Slash and we can discuss

Charlestown? LOL. Long way from Marshfield, aint' it?

sandiegoblkbr
09-01-2010, 01:55 PM
Article on the latest regarding the proposed arena in Bangor.


http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/Greater-Bangor/Bangor-council-sees-arena-design-sketches,152679

Isn't it great that Bangor has eliminated itself from contention to host an NCAA Ice Hockey Regional even before they put a shovel in the dirt? Those some smart folks up there.........

(Yeah, yeah........I know. It would be hard to compete with all of these other cities that are drawing 3 or 4K per session. :rolleyes: )

Hokydad
09-01-2010, 02:14 PM
Isn't it great that Bangor has eliminated itself from contention to host an NCAA Ice Hockey Regional even before they put a shovel in the dirt? Those some smart folks up there.........

(Yeah, yeah........I know. It would be hard to compete with all of these other cities that are drawing 3 or 4K per session. :rolleyes: )

Agreed but you have to admitt, the hotel situation sucks in Bangor/Orono

Comfort inn is considered 4 star because of its proximity to the mall

Black Bear Inn goes to teams only and the rest are a farce

True Blue Fan
09-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Agreed but you have to admitt, the hotel situation sucks in Bangor/Orono

Comfort inn is considered 4 star because of its proximity to the mall

Black Bear Inn goes to teams only and the rest are a farce


The hotel situation is much better than it was two years ago. The casino has a large hotel and there are two new ones by the Mall that opened in the last year or so.

That is really a non issue, even if the arena that was proposed, was big enough, the chances of getting a regional in Bangor are almost nil.

Sandie, why do you still think that the City of Bangor should build an arena large enough to host a regional, when the extra seats that would be needed would never be filled for any other event. Not to mention the added cost for the larger area and the infastructure for an ice surface.

sandiegoblkbr
09-01-2010, 03:36 PM
The hotel situation is much better than it was two years ago. The casino has a large hotel and there are two new ones by the Mall that opened in the last year or so.

That is really a non issue, even if the arena that was proposed, was big enough, the chances of getting a regional in Bangor are almost nil.

Sandie, why do you still think that the City of Bangor should build an arena large enough to host a regional, when the extra seats that would be needed would never be filled for any other event. Not to mention the added cost for the larger area and the infastructure for an ice surface.

Yeah.......a few million for 2,000 extra seats and ice. Maybe they can dip into the $25 million budget for ballrooms, skybridges and plazas!

Why do you think that the chances of Bangor hosting would be nill when there would be infrastructure (a new arena, airport, easy driving access) in place as well as a tradition of VERY strong support for collegiate hockey in the area??? Add to that the recent locales that have drawn crappy attendance for Regionals.......why wouldn't the NCAA want to try something new? You sound like a typical old school Mainer.....a negative and defeatist attitude from the get go. And as far as extra seats go........those extra seats may come in useful for these things called concerts......better and bigger acts.......they help pay the bills to run the place.

walrus
09-01-2010, 05:32 PM
Agreed but you have to admitt, the hotel situation sucks in Bangor/Orono

Comfort inn is considered 4 star because of its proximity to the mall

Black Bear Inn goes to teams only and the rest are a farce

When was the last time you were here?

walrus
09-01-2010, 05:34 PM
You give negative feedback to people because you dont agree with their rankings? What a clown

I did? When?

Carmine Scarpaglia
09-01-2010, 06:56 PM
The hotel situation is much better than it was two years ago. The casino has a large hotel and there are two new ones by the Mall that opened in the last year or so.

Ahhhhhhhhh.... pretty sure the NCAA wouldn't want to block off rooms at a casino-hotel resort. Ya know, with that whole anti-gambling thing (insert BC gambling scandal joke here)



That is really a non issue, even if the arena that was proposed, was big enough, the chances of getting a regional in Bangor are almost nil.

Agreed. The place in Maine to do it would be Portland.

acs64
09-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Article on the latest regarding the proposed arena in Bangor.


http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/Greater-Bangor/Bangor-council-sees-arena-design-sketches,152679

I'm not sure that construction manager is qualified. :)

Phukit...build something, anything. But seriously, economies go in cycles and besides, who doesnt buy a ticket in any economy because of price? No one is the obvious answer....if its attractive and you want you go, you pay the price, regardless. I'd shoot for 18,000 capacity... the incremental costs are negiligible, and the management fee increases correspondingly. :D

fiqure8
09-01-2010, 07:02 PM
Agreed but you have to admitt, the hotel situation sucks in Bangor/Orono

Comfort inn is considered 4 star because of its proximity to the mall

Black Bear Inn goes to teams only and the rest are a farce

Hilton 2 expensive ?

sandiegoblkbr
09-01-2010, 07:20 PM
Agreed. The place in Maine to do it would be Portland.

Agreed because you don't like Bangor or what???? The NCAA will go wherever the winning Regional bids come from......and it would definitely look positively on Bangor if they delivered the goods ($$$) and put fannies in the seats. If we're going by recent Regional attendance figures......I'd say that Bangor would most certainly be considered a strong candidate to host. All that being said......it's all a moot point right now because the lame brains in charge think that 5,800 permanent seats and no ice is the way to go......:rolleyes: :mad:

sandiegoblkbr
09-01-2010, 07:22 PM
... the incremental costs are negiligible.....

It's unfortunate that those in charge don't understand this concept. :rolleyes:

acs64
09-01-2010, 07:43 PM
Hilton 2 expensive ?

Or Fairfield Inn, or Hampton Inn, or (God forgive me) Holiday Inn or on and on and on. Rooms are not a problem so long as the schedule doesnt conflict with the annual Paul Bunyan snowmobile race. :D

Hokydad
09-01-2010, 07:54 PM
When was the last time you were here?

When? About 3 months ago. I owned about 10 million in real estate there for years, still have 40 units in Orono now.

Hokydad
09-01-2010, 07:56 PM
I did? When?

just went back and looked, it was walrus556325 or something, my bad

Hokydad
09-01-2010, 07:58 PM
Hilton 2 expensive ?

That ones ok... Never real big on parking and staying at airport where you can hear planes all night while trying to sleep
but you can walk to the airport mall and hang out at orange julius for the day

Hokydad
09-01-2010, 08:00 PM
Or Fairfield Inn, or Hampton Inn, or (God forgive me) Holiday Inn or on and on and on. Rooms are not a problem so long as the schedule doesnt conflict with the annual Paul Bunyan snowmobile race. :D



I dont want to be to petty but if you cant have room service or breakfast in bed etc, it is not much of a weekend. You need a Wyndham etc

I love Bangor/Orono but the hotels there blow big time
Stayed in the Holiday Inn this summer and still have a head ache from the crap pillows

Tango
09-01-2010, 08:03 PM
When? About 3 months ago. I owned about 10 million in real estate there for years, still have 40 units in Orono now.

Ooooooooooo, check out Hockeydad flexing his nuts “10 Million in real-estate”. I bet you owned $500 in port-a-potties!