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Old Posted Mar 29, 2015, 9:59 PM
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Now that's awesome. Cant wait for this to be finished. Can you say road trip.
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That thing is HUUUUGE.
No kidding! Why, I'll bet you can fit an ENTIRE CFL football field in there!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 12:53 AM
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I don't think Moncton could regularly sell 10k. [I'm not even sure why they are building a new arena. The Coliseum is in a good location with plenty of parking but it is a 40 year old building. I think it's still in good shape but I haven't paid much attention to the story.
Selling out the Wildcats isn't the priority. The Coliseum is old, unattached to most transit options, and has a lowhanging roof that prevents a lot of concerts from performing in the Moncton area. The purpose of building a 10K arena is twofold:
1)You gain the larger stage shows...from top 40 artists to cirque du soleil. Bigger building allows for more acts and right now they cannot use the Coliseum in its current form.
2)10K gets you bigger international sporting events. When was the last time the Coliseum hosted a Brier? Any World Championship event? Tournament of Hearts? Skate Canada? Memorial Cup? (recently, but they won't again with their current building). These one-off events are boons for local economies in smaller cities like Moncton. The Coliseum won't be hosting any of these any time soon.

If your best argument for the Coliseum is good location (off a highway) and lots of parking then you're catering to people who live in the 'burbs who drive in and drive out. The advantages of having an arena in a Downtown location have been beaten to death and can be found ad nauseum in the Ottawa, Edmonton, and Moncton subforums and threads.

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The new arena is in a good location downtown but the traffic in the area will be insane.

More seats isn't necessarily better.
Again, traffic will be bad for people driving out to go to Dieppe/Riverview/outer Moncton suburbs. If you live Downtown/reasonably close to Downtown/don't mind bussing then it's in a great location.

They aren't necessarily better but 10K is an ideal size for a city the size of Moncton and with its current growth rate. You're looking at 140K in the metro with the surrounding areas adding up to anywhere up to 175K. They don't need to sell out Wildcats games. Of the dozens upon dozens upon dozens of CHL teams in great towns and cities across Canada only one team sells out each and every game and their arena seats only 4K.
     
     
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No kidding! Why, I'll bet you can fit an ENTIRE CFL football field in there!
Well, it is fairly large in comparison to Mosaic Stadium, but I guess its mostly just the circular form its taking is larger than any structure I've seen in Regina. So it's HUUUUGE for Regina
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Another one of the Quebec Colisee
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 2:47 AM
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^ That rink looks great. Not sure if it's a perspective trick or what, but it looks like it absolutely dwarfs the Colisée to the left.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 5:34 AM
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Yes, the new arena is definitely bigger than the Colisee - I was there this past summer. What I am curious about is how crowds will get to and from games assuming the NHL comes back. The adjacent expressways were congested even at mid-day.
     
     
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The Coliseum is old, unattached to most transit options,
If your best argument for the Coliseum is good location (off a highway) and lots of parking then you're catering to people who live in the 'burbs who drive in and drive out. The advantages of having an arena in a Downtown location have been beaten to death and can be found ad nauseum in the Ottawa, Edmonton, and Moncton subforums and threads.

Again, traffic will be bad for people driving out to go to Dieppe/Riverview/outer Moncton suburbs. If you live Downtown/reasonably close to Downtown/don't mind bussing then it's in a great location.
After reading this I have to wonder, have you ever been to Monkeytown?
     
     
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I'm surprised no one else has made this comparison yet.
     
     
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Am I the only one who thinks it looks cheap?
     
     
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Am I the only one who thinks it looks cheap?
pretty much every NHL arena looks cheap from the outside.
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 6:10 PM
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Several yes, this one just looks like a really cheap version of the Shayba Arena in Sochi.

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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 6:39 PM
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pretty much every NHL arena looks cheap from the outside.
I disagree. A lot of arenas built in the last 10-15 years look really nice from the outside.

From the outside, the new Quebec arena reminds me a lot of Copps Colisuem (aka First Ontario Centre) with that "siding" look. At least Copps has the excuse of being built in the early 80s to explain their dated look. Not sure what they were thinking in Quebec

However, I'm positive the inside of the arena will be fantastic and the atmosphere will be great. It'll be great to see Quebec get an NHL team back again. The NHL needs more fanbases like that and less teams in the non-traditional markets that don't care about hockey and never will (ie. Phoenix, Florida and the soon-to-be-announced Las Vegas disaster-in-waiting).
     
     
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Several yes, this one just looks like a really cheap version of the Shayba Arena in Sochi.

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Suchi is a ghost town by now.
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First and foremost, kudos to Quebec City for building an NHL arena. They deserve a team. As for the arena itself, why did they use white panels? It looks way too plain, plus it going to look dirty most of time, especially around the edges, and there are lots of edges on this building.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 8:02 PM
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I like it, I think it looks better than Rogers Arena in Van, and I think it's the right kind of design for a suburban / surrounded by parking location.

I really hope Quebec gets a team, they really deserve it. The dollar might have to come up a bit, but hopefully in the next few years.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 9:17 PM
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Suchi is a ghost town by now.

That's true but it has beautiful arenas. The New QC arena would look 10x better had they used curved metal instead of the cheap flat panels we now see.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 10:40 PM
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Ive always loved the look of the MTS Centre. classic look yet the look will stay current for decades to come where basically every other arena in Canada will or already has shown its age early. I cant say I'm a fan of the new Quebec arena. Its very bland and looks like something out of an early 80s Sci-Fi film or like an military old radar dome.

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