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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 01-11-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Neyland is the most rickety stadium I have ever had the horror to visit. It's very uncomfortable...the seats are basically a slab of wood and people are packed in very intimately. I couldn't wait to get out of there.

How about arenas like the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, Rupp Arena in Lexington, Cameron Indoor at Duke, Pauley Pavilion at UCLA, Allen Fieldhouse at Kansas, the brand-new John Paul Jones Arena at UVA...

It probably isn't a good idea to try and compare different types of arenas - college basketball arenas, NBA arenas, NFL stadiums, MLB stadiums, NHL arenas, etc. Plus, an ancient venue like Wrigley Field, while rich in history and truly legendary, would not compare well to a brand arena with all of the comforts and conveniences available.
I agree, Deacon. Hard to compare different types of venues...including old and new. What are the factors? History, tradition, and character or amenities, comfort, and overall experience? I think architecture is the only thing that can really be compared over time...

Then again, none of this is scientific, so I guess we can do whatever we want.

As for Neyland, I went there once, but not for a football game. It looked nice but I am not surprised that you found the seats uncomfortable or that everyone is packed in like sardines.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Deffinately personal preferance. I agree with the observation on Neyland, but that's actually what I prefer at a sports event. I guess im of the younger crowd who likes it loud, and rowdy, but deffinately not for all people.
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