Anyone know which section Agganis has tickets in?
I was formerly a tasty 7-11 beverage. Now I'm a fan of defunct hockey teams.
On the other hand, it doesn't really matter anyway. If I'm you I would buy the cheapest seat and sit wherever you want. Nobody will be at a 4:00 p.m. game, and whoever loses the first game will be out of there by 7:00 anyway. Unless this year a sudden miracle occurs. It was empty at 5:00 last year and now they've moved it up an hour.
Personally, I would basically have to take the entire day off to get there in time for a 4:00 game, so I am taking a different strategy this year. As much as I love to see two games, I am going to wait to see if we win and if so I will go Saturday. Keep in mind that if we win, that knocks out NU who may have the largest crowd (if not it will be the second largest group of fans), so there will be plenty of seats available. Hopefully BU will have more than the 300 or so that showed up yesterday...
And if anybody thinks I'm crazy, you haven't attended the last three years. I don't care what the "official" numbers say...for our game last year (1st game Friday) it was 75% empty. The only time there is any semblance of a crowd is during the "overlap," especially if the first game is still in doubt. But midway through the 2nd period of the second game, NU/Providence, it was back to 75% empty again. Of course, they count the "combined" total, but the problem is "everybody" is only there for about 10% of the evening, which kills the atmosphere.
But again, don't take my word for the sections...I'm going by the past. It's likely they could have changed everything based on the anticipated UMass crowd. I haven't seen a "Tickets" link on the BU website yet, and since I gave up my season tickets I don't have any "advance" knowledge.
There's been a LOT of discussion on UMass twitter since mid-game Saturday on who's playing the late game and why on Friday. UMass AD's response? Its up to HE who plays when to maximize attendance and revenue. UMass Hockey purists are up in arms about the late game but there's a huge number of UMass alumni who don't trek west on Fridays and Saturdays who will go to the Gahden for an evening game.
So finding a section without UMass fans is (hopefully) going to be a tough one It looks like the mid-ice lower bowl are team sections. Tickets for our team section go on sale at 11am tomorrow.
Doesn’t matter what time we play. What matters is that we show up and play.— Greg Carvel (@CoachCarvelUM) March 18, 2019
Last edited by Kieron; 03-18-2019 at 01:46 PM.
Wouldn’t it be funny if they both win Friday and battle for the only chance to make the ncaa despite horrible season for both teams
When you've only been there 3 times in your program's entire history, your fanbase feels like you're getting the "Rodney Dangerfield Treatment"
Chickod is right and it goes for Beanpot first night too, buy the cheapest seat and you’ll have 8,000-10,000 to pick from for your game, ( you reading this FiveHole12?)whichever one it is . Been this way for 8-10 years.
47 years ago when the college hockey season was much shorter, the NCAA title game was played on this date with BU shutting out Cornell to become the first Eastern school to win back-to-back titles. Jack Kelley's final game behind the BU bench. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsRcmOB6LoY
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