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That's sun damage. Also looks like someone popped off the Thrashers logo.

If the Thrashers were still around, they likely would have replaced that sign by now.

Then again, I live in the Flyers practice rink. That place is quite outdated on the civilian side of the joint. They just got rid of the old boob tube tvs in the lobby. The Phantoms moved out a long time ago, the second rink is still called the Phantoms rink. The facility just recently removed the 'Philadelphia Phantoms' logo from the lobby. You can still see where it was...

 

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7 hours ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

 

I've wondered when pro sports may move away from larger arenas. Basically have them play in tv studios with a live audience. This arena may be the first of what may come. 

Modern sports stadiums have fewer seats than decades ago. For obvious reasons - going to the game isn't really required for the best way to see the game. 

Yotes playing in a small place that's full may be amazing on tv. Supply and demand for tickets is crucial here. As a fan, going to a 5k seat arena would be great. Less traffic, smaller crowd. All seats have great view. 

Baseball has already shifted this way. Stadiums are smaller with the people paying more to go (clubs, suites, etc. just make more expensive too). You load up the broadcast with ads. Fans are paying a ton to watch it on tv or however they stream. 

NASCAR too has evolved to smaller seating (less were going anyway). So they have to make the tv experience better (quirky tracks) and make their money from quality over quantity.

I could see more NHL teams moving this direction in the future. The Jets are doing ok with it.

Who wouldn't like to see the Hawks move out of a 22k seat stadium and back to a smaller venue? 

Or the Bruins in a Garden size place again?

Today in Hockey History: Boston Bruins Bid Farewell to Boston Garden

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2 hours ago, MTH said:

That's sun damage. Also looks like someone popped off the Thrashers logo.

If the Thrashers were still around, they likely would have replaced that sign by now.

Then again, I live in the Flyers practice rink. That place is quite outdated on the civilian side of the joint. They just got rid of the old boob tube tvs in the lobby. The Phantoms moved out a long time ago, the second rink is still called the Phantoms rink. The facility just recently removed the 'Philadelphia Phantoms' logo from the lobby. You can still see where it was...

 

Is that the one in Atlantic City?  I drop by that rink a couple months ago and on a Friday night at 10p it was closed.

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20 hours ago, wvuviv30 said:

Is that the one in Atlantic City?  I drop by that rink a couple months ago and on a Friday night at 10p it was closed.

No, Vorhees, NJ. The Flyers practice at the Vorhees rink. They sold all the other 'Flyers Skatezone' rinks (AC, Pennsauken and NE Philly) to the Black Bear group. The Vorhees rink was renamed the 'Flyers Training Center'. But we all still call it Skatezone Vorhees.

AC rink is a turd. A few years ago it looked abandoned (like the baseball stadium next to it). I think it hadn't been maintained since it opened in the 90s. It was bad. Recently, there have been some minor work done to it. Still a dump. They have a youth program that's good but not overflowing with players. There are some HS and college teams that play there too. 

I hate going there. You didn't miss anything by not going into it. Although the area around it is a hood.

Atlantic City, NJ, Skate Zone to Remain Open Through April 2023

The city took over the AC rink. The parking lot is used by the GM dealership across the street. Thus the lot is half full of nice cars. But they are all from the dealership.

The baseball stadium next door...

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Although this is older picture - the lights got so rusty that they fell down. Rink is the building in right field. There is an abandoned airport beyond CF and LF (Bader Field)

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Here's the whole complex:

Atlantic City to seek proposals for Bader Field | Latest Headlines |  pressofatlanticcity.com

It's a killer spot. AC has casinos right on the boardwalk. But the rest of the city is ghetto. 

When my kids have games at AC - we go out on to the runways and drive. I was trying to get my Jeep over 100 mph - but the runways are short and if you overrun them, you're in the bay.

The city has been kicking around proposals for the entire site for decades. Still nothing new.

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17 hours ago, MTH said:

No, Vorhees, NJ. The Flyers practice at the Vorhees rink. They sold all the other 'Flyers Skatezone' rinks (AC, Pennsauken and NE Philly) to the Black Bear group. The Vorhees rink was renamed the 'Flyers Training Center'. But we all still call it Skatezone Vorhees.

AC rink is a turd. A few years ago it looked abandoned (like the baseball stadium next to it). I think it hadn't been maintained since it opened in the 90s. It was bad. Recently, there have been some minor work done to it. Still a dump. They have a youth program that's good but not overflowing with players. There are some HS and college teams that play there too. 

I hate going there. You didn't miss anything by not going into it. Although the area around it is a hood.

Atlantic City, NJ, Skate Zone to Remain Open Through April 2023

The city took over the AC rink. The parking lot is used by the GM dealership across the street. Thus the lot is half full of nice cars. But they are all from the dealership.

The baseball stadium next door...

Pin page

Although this is older picture - the lights got so rusty that they fell down. Rink is the building in right field. There is an abandoned airport beyond CF and LF (Bader Field)

Played at the Pennsauken rink last year.  What a dump.

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23 hours ago, MTH said:

Here's the whole complex:

It's a killer spot. AC has casinos right on the boardwalk. But the rest of the city is ghetto. 

When my kids have games at AC - we go out on to the runways and drive. I was trying to get my Jeep over 100 mph - but the runways are short and if you overrun them, you're in the bay.

The city has been kicking around proposals for the entire site for decades. Still nothing new.

I was working (Concert Audio/Sound) a "festival" at Showboat Hotel in the old House of Blue room... but we stayed outside the beach in the newer Holiday Inn (it was nice) and drove by the rink a few times.  After spending a few days in AC, I wouldn't want to bring the family there for a vacation (I felt safer in the Ghetto of Baltimore, like where they tried burning the city down).

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On 8/6/2022 at 2:20 PM, wvuviv30 said:

I was working (Concert Audio/Sound) a "festival" at Showboat Hotel in the old House of Blue room... but we stayed outside the beach in the newer Holiday Inn (it was nice) and drove by the rink a few times.  After spending a few days in AC, I wouldn't want to bring the family there for a vacation (I felt safer in the Ghetto of Baltimore, like where they tried burning the city down).

Fun part is that every beach town north and south of AC are family vacation hotspots. Some are more popular than others but they all are vacation hotspots.

It's amazing that AC remained the hellhole that it is. 

If they burned it all down - like Baltimore - the value would go up.

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