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View Poll Results: What is the United States' premier sports arena (Outside of New York City and Los Angeles)??
Toyota Center (Houston) 11 18.33%
Philips Arena (Atlanta) 2 3.33%
American Airlines Center (Dallas) 6 10.00%
United Center (Chicago) 13 21.67%
Wachovia Center (Philadelphia) 3 5.00%
MGM Grand Garden Arena (Las Vegas) 3 5.00%
TD Banknorth Garden (Boston) 4 6.67%
Verizon Center (Washington, D.C.) 3 5.00%
American Airlines Arena (Miami) 0 0%
HP Pavillion at San Jose (San Jose) 2 3.33%
iPayOne Center (San Diego) 1 1.67%
Pepsi Center (Denver) 5 8.33%
Qwest Center (Omaha) 5 8.33%
Other 9 15.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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are you only doing indoor basketball arenas?
Because I can think of several football and baseball stadiums that blow all of those out of the water.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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He technically said "arena," which would imply an indoor venue. This isn't a hard and fast rule...but more or less the accepted definition. (eg, Arena football being the enclosed version of regular American football)

So your outdoor ballparks and stadiums are definitely not arenas...but the domed stadiums and basketball/football dual purpose indoor stadiums are a gray area.

Other than that, I have no input. I definitely haven't been to enough arenas around the country to really say...
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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[quote=go phillies;6896812]The old Yankee Stadium was a dump. I don't see what was so special about it./QUOTE]

Maybe it has to do with the fact that it was home to a team that has won 26 WS, and had players such a Ruth, Gehrig, Joe D, Yogi, the M&M Boys ( Mantle and Maris ) The Bronx Zoo ( Martin, Jackson, Munson) or even great players of today such as Jeter and A-Rod. I may not like the Yankees, but I respect their history and much of that is the old Stadium.

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Old 01-08-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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are you only doing indoor basketball arenas?
Because I can think of several football and baseball stadiums that blow all of those out of the water.
I wouldn't compare an dual purpose indoor area with stadiums that are used for baseball and football. Out of all the areas in the NBA, only MSG ( Madison Square Garden ) in NYC, would rank as the most famous out of the bunch. This has to do with the fact that it is known all over the place, and has had some pretty historic moments there.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well whatever Yankee Stadium was it isn't anything now. And the OP used the present tense.

Is the present Madison Square Garden the same place it's always been? I don't mean is it in the same place I mean is it the SAME place? Because if it's the same place there's no doubt in my mind it's the premier indoor arena. But if it's a different place from the old days I don't know, in that case it may be no more important then the new stadium in Chicago where the Black Hawks and Bulls play.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:34 PM
 
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^^^ It's the same MSG, though, the current MSG is actually the 4th one. The original one was located on 26th St. and Madison Ave from 1879-1890. MSG II (1879-1925), was located on at the same site as the first, but was rebuilt. MSG III(1925-1968), was located on 50th and 8th Ave, and is known for it's lavish exterior and known for it's boxing matches. The current MSG ( 1968-present) sits on 7th Ave and 32nd, and is actually built over Penn Station. Acutally, it is kind of sad that MSG sits at this location. It is a shame NYC lost this beauty:

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Old 01-09-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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I don't think any sports arena deserved to be considered "premier". I don't think premier is an appropriate term to describe a sporting arena and I would say the same for outdoor stadiums too.

Fenway and Wrigley are quaint, classic ballparks but I don't think that makes them premier.

The Yankees won lots of championships at the old stadium as did the Celtics at the Old Garden but I would not consider either of their venues to be premier.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:39 AM
 
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I thought Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, etc., were all stadiums?
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Stadium and arena can be synonyms.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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Stadium and arena can be synonyms.
Given the poll options, it seems pretty obvious that in this context they are not.
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