Originally Posted by imrinkrat
Of course everyone is going to think its a dump, its the oldest rink in the NHL, its older than the Joe (which is no prize), at least the Igloo comes in a great location for after-game festivities. You would never see a bunch of fans sitting outside of the Joe watching the game projected on a huge canvas.
The concourse is smaller than MSG, there are dead spots all over, and they actually sell standing room only tickets where you need to be 5'5" to see over the walls.....As far as places to go after the game there a few and one is in a hotel. Its no Nemos (Americas #3 sports bar by S.I.) I have been to a majority of NHL arenas and the Joe is far superior to this place, it is that bad!!!
There is no where to set up a screen to play a game outside (bad planning by Detroit because its all express ways surrounding) but Detroits transit in is far superior.....Neither city is anything to write home about!!