Little Caesar’s Arena Changes Seat Colors,Due to Empty Seats

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  1. Mav3rick07

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    Little Caesars Arena's red seats to be swapped for black

    All of the red seats at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena — which show up starkly on TV when they're not filled during games — will be swapped for black seats over several months beginning in December, the venue's operator said Monday evening.
    The announcement comes 13 months after the building opened and its two primary tenants, the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, were the subject of commentary about the unfilled bright red seats during games.
     
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    I thought the tickets were technically sold, so who cares?

    The seats are neon red, but that is a pretty expensive do-over right away.
     
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    They should change the name too. Call it Mike Ilitch Arena.
     
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    I'm sure a lot of them are sold and sitting empty because a corporation or scalper couldn't unload them on a willing taker.

    That said, Ticketmaster distinguishes between resales (scalpers) and tickets that are being sold for the first time. There are substantial chunks of the arena that weren't sold this season. It'll be interesting to see whether they still claim sellouts or not.
     
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    Just put a tarp over them -Melnyk
     
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    Why don't they just paint people in each seat? Or switch to neon green seats so that people can be digitally super imposed :sarcasm:
     
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    It will be interesting.
     
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    Who’s going to donate this tarp? Melnyk won’t be paying for a tarp big enough to cover all the empty seats?
     
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    To be fair they no longer have that over their logo at center ice.
     
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    Thought about painting the seats too, but I'm an old man and the green screen idea didn't even occur to me. You could also run adds that way, too.
     
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    Black isn’t a color of the Red Wings. Idiotic idea.
     
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    Unless the seats need to be replaced that seems like a big waste of money
     
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    Are the seats normally empty or has attendance dropped significantly since moving arenas?
     
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    Every game has been sold out.
     
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    Lol, first they drop "Hockeytown" and now this.

    Do the owners not care about having the right people run their team?
     
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    I've never understood why NHL teams don't just give away all remaining tickets. An empty seat can't spend anything at team stores or at the concession.
     
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    Every stadium with iffy attendance needs move to the BC Place model of seat colouring... stadium always looks more full than it is... always.

    The randomness of it really helps...



    [​IMG]
     
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    That would sit well with STH
     
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    Off topic, but I just realized that the Red Wings are the first team to be playing in its third arena.
     
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    Its an meaphor of wings future. Black.
     
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    Not true.
     
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    It depends how it is done.

    Say you have about 5000 unsold tickets each game. Take 3000 and give them to local schools. Take another 1000 and give them to a charity... the remaining, offer to season ticket holders (in pairs) as a thank you.... with each game you rotate schools, charitable organizations and season ticket holders.
     

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