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re: Crowd looked GREAT on TV last night

That's a solid crowd for a team with the 3rd worst record in the league Id say.


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re: Crowd looked GREAT on TV last night
It would be a mistake for so many reasons to have the arena in the 'burbs. For one thing (and this is only a part of it) a lot of the people who have serious disposable income work within walking distance of the Arena. Plus the synergy among the Arena, Dome and CBD makes a lot of sense.

Bottom line is that solid ownership and consistent success on the court will cure a lot of ills.


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Plus the synergy among the Arena, Dome and CBD makes a lot of sense


Yes, agree 100%

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For one thing (and this is only a part of it) a lot of the people who have serious disposable income work within walking distance of the Arena


No


Jester
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It would be a mistake for so many reasons to have the arena in the 'burbs.


Auburn Hills works out pretty well for the Pistons in a dying city.

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a lot of the people who have serious disposable income work within walking distance of the Arena


Yet they don't go to games with any consistency at all. Our attendance problems are not new. Those people have had ample time to fan up, but haven't.

As far as synergy with the Dome, I haven't seen much of it. People rarely even use the pedestrian bridge to get to Hornets games. They're just buildings near each other.



Jester
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re: Crowd looked GREAT on TV last night
I'm actually curious how many NBA arenas are actually in dense downtown areas.


GrandeBeli
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re: Crowd looked GREAT on TV last night
14,000 which helped keep the hornets out of dead last in total attendance. Props to the New Orleans Celtics fans for helping inflate the shitty attendance numbers.


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VOR
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re: Crowd looked GREAT on TV last night
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For one thing (and this is only a part of it) a lot of the people who have serious disposable income work within walking distance of the Arena


No




Yes. It's true.


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VOR
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re: Crowd looked GREAT on TV last night
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Auburn Hills works out pretty well for the Pistons in a dying city.


New Orleans is not Detroit.

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Yet they don't go to games with any consistency at all. Our attendance problems are not new. Those people have had ample time to fan up, but haven't.



How are you determining the percentage of fans that work downtown? I can tell you from the season ticket sales they make up a substantial percentage. And when the team was successful the Arena was close to capacity every night. A ton of people would stay downtown after work and go to the game. Still do, for that matter.

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As far as synergy with the Dome, I haven't seen much of it. People rarely even use the pedestrian bridge to get to Hornets games. They're just buildings near each other.


Have you seen the plans for the next couple of years for the area that encompasses the Arena?


The downtown Arena makes sense just like the Superdome makes sense. The traffic is no worse and, in fact, is not as bad. And I'd be curious to know where someone would propose to place the Arena that wouldn't cause problems cause other howls of protest.

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fightingtiger2335
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re: Crowd looked GREAT on TV last night
Fwiw I only use dome to get to arena...leads almost directly to mt seats and no wait at door. I love it


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