Took my wife to the New Years Eve game against the Kings. Great game. First time I ever saw a 9 minute penalty. But here's my opinions of the new arena
-Great visuals on the new big screen TV's.
-Great open views of the ice while walking around the lower level.
-Great wrap around the arena digital visuals.
-Free parking......although I always found free parking downtown.
-The new ship horn on every goal... I like it...some don't.
-Location....sucks...sucks...sucks... Sports venue's need to be downtown, not in a corn field 20 miles outside a major city.
-Location....No bars or restaurants around for pre-game activities.
Future development will change that....hopefully????
-Location....1 hour drive from Gilbert...probably longer for weekday game with traffic.
-Music way toooooo loud...I don't mind loud music...but this is way too loud......why?
-Too many TV advertising ads now on the big screens. Now with the big screen TV's they play the same commercials you see at home on Ch 3. They replaced the funny videos they used to play during TV time outs with commercials.......It's commercial over-kill.
Give us a break....We want the howling video's back.
-Exiting the arena....don't park close to the arena..it will take you forever to get out..
Well.........there's my 3 cents... The new arena is better then AWA, but I sure miss it being downtown. Instead of the 10-15 games a year I used to go to...I might hit 2 now.... That's too bad.