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BC/HE
06-13-2010, 08:31 PM
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/hockey/view/20100611college_hockey_eyes_half-shield/ The last 2 paragraphs:
Meanwhile, the Div. 1 ice hockey committee met with NCAA officials on awarding host bids for Frozen Four events in 2013 and 14. Boston is believed to have been selected for 2014, but no official announcement is expected until late July.

The Boston bid, co-submitted by TD Garden and Hockey East, is for either year, but 2013 would be a problem since the city would not have sufficient available hotel space due to conflicting dates with the Boston Marathon.

Federal League
06-13-2010, 08:52 PM
Nice.

bsaeagle64
06-14-2010, 06:45 AM
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/hockey/view/20100611college_hockey_eyes_half-shield/ The last 2 paragraphs:
Meanwhile, the Div. 1 ice hockey committee met with NCAA officials on awarding host bids for Frozen Four events in 2013 and 14. Boston is believed to have been selected for 2014, but no official announcement is expected until late July.

The Boston bid, co-submitted by TD Garden and Hockey East, is for either year, but 2013 would be a problem since the city would not have sufficient available hotel space due to conflicting dates with the Boston Marathon.

Just cancel the Boston Marathon in 2013. Problem solved! :cool:

Slasher7
06-14-2010, 09:16 AM
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/hockey/view/20100611college_hockey_eyes_half-shield/ The last 2 paragraphs:
Meanwhile, the Div. 1 ice hockey committee met with NCAA officials on awarding host bids for Frozen Four events in 2013 and 14. Boston is believed to have been selected for 2014, but no official announcement is expected until late July.

The Boston bid, co-submitted by TD Garden and Hockey East, is for either year, but 2013 would be a problem since the city would not have sufficient available hotel space due to conflicting dates with the Boston Marathon.

This sucks, I love travelling to new places.

LtPowers
06-14-2010, 03:30 PM
This sucks, I love travelling to new places.

Not to be flippant, but no one's stopping you. =)


Powers &8^]

CHFAN222
06-14-2010, 03:39 PM
While Boston is great because it is such a great hockey town it is sort of a downer because the arena is on the smaller side. Only being able to seat 17565 is a drawback. Chicago would be interesting to try since it can house a crowd of over 22K.

Beer Pong Horn
06-14-2010, 04:08 PM
While Boston is great because it is such a great hockey town it is sort of a downer because the arena is on the smaller side. Only being able to seat 17565 is a drawback. Chicago would be interesting to try since it can house a crowd of over 22K.

I'm okay with this announcement. The NCAA tried "huge crowd" this year, and by accepting the TD Banknorth Garden bid, they've admitted that maximum numbers aren't everything.

Tickets will be more expensive, though, and God help the rest of the fans if a Boston team makes it.

Slasher7
06-15-2010, 11:43 AM
Not to be flippant, but no one's stopping you. =)


Powers &8^]

FF is a perfect trip because I can get away with some friends, leave the family behind and see places I would normally never see. It's become a 'rite of spring' for me for years. Staying in a hotel ten 30 minutes from my house is a waste and I've already done the tourist Boston stuff 100 times in elementary school, so blah.

J.D.
06-15-2010, 12:47 PM
17,525 for hockey

Hopefully 3rd time's the charm for BC

Rover
06-16-2010, 09:25 AM
FF is a perfect trip because I can get away with some friends, leave the family behind and see places I would normally never see. It's become a 'rite of spring' for me for years. Staying in a hotel ten 30 minutes from my house is a waste and I've already done the tourist Boston stuff 100 times in elementary school, so blah.

'Seeing places you would normally never see' doesn't make them interesting though. I could have happily lived my life having never experienced that mind numbingly boring city called Cincinnatti. :D

What I like about this is that it shows a committment to go to cities that people actually want to visit. If we got hit with Omaha-Kansas City-Philly back to back to back it would darn near ruin the sport! :eek: With a world class city in the mix (be it DC, Chicago possibly, etc) it makes it easier to deal with the occasional second class location (Pittsburgh for example).

Slasher7
06-16-2010, 09:45 AM
'Seeing places you would normally never see' doesn't make them interesting though. I could have happily lived my life having never experienced that mind numbingly boring city called Cincinnatti. :D

What I like about this is that it shows a committment to go to cities that people actually want to visit. If we got hit with Omaha-Kansas City-Philly back to back to back it would darn near ruin the sport! :eek: With a world class city in the mix (be it DC, Chicago possibly, etc) it makes it easier to deal with the occasional second class location (Pittsburgh for example).

The STL FF in 07 was great because I always wanted to go to a Cardinals game, but if not for the FF I doubt I would have gone there. Denver was another place I wanted to see but likely never would have.

Washington needs another one soon, it's really a perfect place for a FF. Detroit actually wasn't bad either. Better than I thought it would be for a host city.

Rover
06-16-2010, 12:46 PM
17,525 for hockey



I'm hopeful we're not in a situation where 17.5K is too small of an arena for the event. I do think they can draw 20K+ regularly unless its in a real $#!t hole (and how can it be in a worse place than Detroit?) or a logistical nightmare (1 week for fans to fly out to Anaheim). Making it a little harder to get in isn't bad.

Funny how things have changed over the last 15 years. I wonder if the 100K Michigan-MSU brings in this year is going to encourage more cities to suggest another FF in a Dome.

ActionJoe
06-16-2010, 02:34 PM
Tickets will be more expensive, though, and God help the rest of the fans if a Boston team makes it.

Even if it is Harvard? :rolleyes:

Beer Pong Horn
06-16-2010, 04:26 PM
Even if it is Harvard? :rolleyes:

Harvard is slightly more likely than Bentley to make the Frozen Four. ;)

Carmine Scarpaglia
06-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Even if it is Harvard? :rolleyes:

I thought you fanboys claimed that Harvard and BC aren't in Boston...

frmbostn
06-16-2010, 06:54 PM
Just wondering but...

Would AIC count as a Boston school? In that case tickets shouldnt be a problem. They could all sit in the penalty box and still have room for players.

ActionJoe
06-17-2010, 01:00 PM
HUR DURR BU FANBOIS DERP DERP

Thank you for your contribution to this thread Carmine. A shining example for BC fans everywhere.

Chris_NH
06-17-2010, 01:17 PM
The NCAA counts attendance differently than pro teams do. The press halo up on (I think) Level 9 counts when the NCAA is doing the tallying, even though those aren't 'sold seats' by any real measure. So the reported hockey attendance at TD Garden will be easily over 18,000. I recall that it was well over 18,000 in 1998 when I went to the BC-Michigan final at 'FleetCenter.'

And the likelihood that the building will be called something other than TD Garden by 2014? 98%.

Nick Papagiorgio
06-17-2010, 01:30 PM
Thank you for your contribution to this thread Carmine. A shining example for BC fans everywhere.

And thank you for taking time from staring at your Jack Parker bobblehead dolls and your Matt Gilroy/Nick Bonino posters. A whining example for BU fanboys everywhere. :D

quiddlet
06-17-2010, 01:48 PM
Even if BC is *almost* all in a Boston suburb, it would be silly not to consider it a Boston school, same goes for Harvard. Surely whoever originally said something about a Boston school making it couldn't have been talking about Northeastern.