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JordansBulls
03-05-2009, 01:03 PM
Here is a link of each NBA Arena and how it is rated for structure, atmosphere etc.

http://basketball.ballparks.com/


http://basketball.ballparks.com/NBA/ChicagoBulls/index.htm


http://basketball.ballparks.com/NBA/BostonCeltics/index.htm

hotdogbun
03-05-2009, 01:14 PM
nice

JordansBulls
03-05-2009, 03:31 PM
seems like most of the ratings are in the low 60's.

IndyRealist
03-05-2009, 03:51 PM
Any arena rank above Conseco Fieldhouse's 78? Go Pacers!

AFlagRules
03-05-2009, 04:00 PM
ACC = Fan Support 6

That's so stupid. We sell out almost every game for both teams.

JordansBulls
03-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Any arena rank above Conseco Fieldhouse's 78? Go Pacers!

I actually think Market Square was better.

IndyRealist
03-05-2009, 04:42 PM
I actually think Market Square was better.

MSA's facilities were hopelessly outdated and the seating capacity was severely limited....not that we need it nowadays.

shonk688
03-05-2009, 05:10 PM
I actually think Market Square was better.

Have you been to both of them?



Here are some more links

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/arena-center-new-2245646-old-right

http://www.worldsportsarenas.com/category/arenas/

Now that would be a cool job going to all of the arenas and rating them.

prash
03-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Air Canada Centre is a damn good venue. Just too bad that all the teams that play in there SUCK!

Jacob K.
03-05-2009, 05:43 PM
Air Canada Centre is a damn good venue. Just too bad that all the teams that play in there SUCK!

its a sad sad truth

JordansBulls
03-05-2009, 05:49 PM
Have you been to both of them?



Hear are some more links

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/arena-center-new-2245646-old-right

http://www.worldsportsarenas.com/category/arenas/

Now that would be a cool job going to all of the arenas and rating them.


So these are the rankings.



BEST TO WORST

1. Conseco Fieldhouse, Indiana: Borrowing from old-time baseball with a hand-tiled out-of-town scoreboard instead of an electronic one, this quaintly feels more like a gym than an arena.

2. Rose Garden, Portland: It's unfathomable that this arena is 13 years old; it manages to feel cutting edge yet cozy.

3. Madison Square Garden, New York: Some say it's a dump. Hey, it's a classy dump.

4. EnergySolutions Arena, Utah: Gotta love a relatively new place that puts its fans right on top of the opposing players.

5. Air Canada Centre, Toronto: Beautifully done. And for all that the Maple Leafs dominate here, it doesn't even smell like hockey (the stench of stale perspiration, by the way).

6. American Airlines Center, Dallas: Very cool Texas-themed architecture on the outside, and inside Mark Cuban sits on the baseline next to the Mavs' bench and triggers replays on the overhead monitor with a wave like a king beckoning to his subjects.

7. TD Banknorth Garden, Boston: It's not the original Boston Garden, but inside it all feels legit with the clearest overhead monitor ever built.

8. Staples Center, Los Angeles: Doesn't try to be anything but what it is an entertainment haven.

9. Oracle Arena, Golden State: The kid in me who loved seeing Busch Stadium right there while driving on the freeway in St. Louis loves how this place is right off I-880, and it definitely has character.

10. Pepsi Center, Denver: Not quite as cool as Coors Field down the street, but a solid arena in every way. Now if they could just move the airport closer to downtown

11. Toyota Center, Houston: There's a rocket built into the bottom of the overhead scoreboard that comes out to simulate a takeoff during pregame introductions.

12. American Airlines Arena, Miami: It fits the superficial South Florida scene perfectly, which isn't saying that much, but at least its bayside instead of in the 'hood like old Miami Arena.

13. US Airways Center, Phoenix: Chase Field next door is a reminder that this place isn't new anymore, but it sure hasn't gotten old.

14. United Center, Chicago: The House that Jordan Built feels comparably cavernous to Staples, but without the pizzazz.

15. Arco Arena, Sacramento: Similar to an old college arena with a complete lack of luxury, it has fan-friendly qualities but a ton of functionality problems.

16. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte: This new arena in a traditional basketball region for the NBA's newest team should've been as cool as Conseco, but it's not even close.

17. FedEx Forum, Memphis: Give me an aging Pyramid over this ho-hum joint that looks just like the Charlotte arena.

18. Ford Center, Oklahoma City: Looks just like the Charlotte and Memphis arenas.

19. AT&T Center, San Antonio: Congratulations on successfully building a new arena to look like a clean barn the fans who come for the rodeos must be thrilled but there's nothing special here.

20. Bradley Center, Milwaukee: The Bradley Center, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, feels like Milwaukee in 1988. Not an altogether good thing.

21. Wachovia Center, Philadelphia: Elton Brand is just 5-4 here this season. It's no Cameron Indoor Stadium, apparently.

22. Philips Arena, Atlanta: Weird stuff here with the luxury suites all stacked on one side of the court, so it's impossible to unify the fans.

23. Target Center, Minnesota: Kudos for attaching it to the downtown mall so that fans (and reporters) never have to venture out into the cold, but the sightlines are terrible.

24. Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland: The team should play its home games in its awesome Cleveland Clinics Courts practice facility out in the 'burbs instead of this nondescript blob downtown.

25. Verizon Center, Washington: Boring, boring, boring. No wonder Gilbert Arenas goes to such lengths to entertain himself.

26. New Orleans Arena, New Orleans: Phil Jackson is right. Sorry, but this city doesn't merit a team.

27. Izod Center, New Jersey: Having to play at least one season in this dump voted the worst NBA arena by USA Today a few years back before moving to Brooklyn might be enough to keep LeBron James from coming in 2010.

28. Amway Arena, Orlando: Dwight Howard could take a running start from the parking lot and knock over this entire tiny building.

29. The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit: Too dark, feels bigger than it is, way out in the middle of nowhere, ugly and dirty. Otherwise, it's a palace!

KnicksorBust
03-05-2009, 05:51 PM
MSG is #1 and Gilbert Arenas is the worst.

HOZ THE KNICK
03-05-2009, 06:02 PM
MSG is #1 and Gilbert Arenas is the worst.im with you homer.

Yogi
03-05-2009, 06:43 PM
They should have gone to Verizon Center two years ago.

EX-TREME
03-06-2009, 06:12 AM
one year then we get a new arena.

JordansBulls
03-06-2009, 09:36 AM
one year then we get a new arena.

Why do you need a new one?

JordansBulls
06-18-2009, 05:30 PM
Has anyone team's arena gone up in ratings?