what's up with the non-capacity crowd announced as a sellout?

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  1. severian

    severian Registered User

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    i don't get it.
     
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    I believe they lowered the capacity of the arena. I think they used to count goal bar seats(?) but they no longer count certain seats.

    I think TG alluded to it.
     
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    you need to count the people using the bathroom at any given time
     
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    Here's something I found:

    Not sure if this is TG being snarky or if they changed capacity.
     
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    Probably not counting the suite seats, restaurant ledge seats, those table seats around the goal bar and lower and upper concourse
     
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    that makes sense but then what is capacity? the isles game had a slightly higher number than this game and that wasn't announced as a sellout.
     
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    I don't know honestly. Maybe this is something new? Again it's not confirmed just going off of what TG said. But the arena was certainly a sell-out tonight. Everything was packed in the bowl (except the blacks but there were a ton of people eating their free food). The concourses were packed. It was very much a sell-out.

    So they must have either changed capacity or about 1100 people snuck in.
     
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    the clubs looked half empty on tv.
     
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    No wonder we were broke. 1100 people get in for free :laugh:
     
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    Goal bar makes sense since it's not on any seating map. It's 6 sections, 3 rows a section, with (I think) 24 seats a row.

    Still missing quite a few seats and I doubt they stopped counting suites.
     
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    :laugh:

    For people who don't know (this might get deleted and sorry if it's not appropriate):

    If you go in through the Devils Den and stand in line at the box office - if you make a right through that little hallway before you go in, it's a clear path into the arena.

    No one asks for your ticket. No one is standing by the door. I saw about a dozen people walk right in.

    So maybe 1100 people didn't sneak in but people certainly do. :D
     
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    I mean you cant go to your seat in most cases without a ticket. The ushers normally ask for it
     
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    Balconies and upper I never get stopped. I guess it depends on the usher.
     
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    I'm sure there are now lurking Devils fans that are going "aww...drat!". :D
     
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    I read that as Gold Dust at first.... :laugh:
     
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    I'd be curious to know what the official sellout number is then. I mean there have been very few games where all those seats have been sold yet the Devils still announced 17625.
     
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    Club seats are poorly designed for TV. Most people stand inside the bar area and not in their seats.
     
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    Exactly this. We aren't the only team with this problem either. I know some other arenas use seat fillers from the upper bowls. No real good solution to have those seats filled without taking room from the bars away.
     
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    Were the revenue sharing rules changed? Used to be Devils and Isles weren't eligible because of the market. If so, lower capacity = better chance to reach capacity targets to qualify for $$?

    Totally speculating, but that would be genius if they could get away with it.
     
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    you know we won a game when threads like these pop up.
     
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    It's a legitimate question though, since apparently capacity is over 1000 seats lower. Not only that, but the listed number was actually a tad HIGHER for the Isles game and that wasn't called a sellout.
     
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    exactly. forget 92% capacity rate past 2 years. focus on the negative because we aren't playing in THE WORLDS GREATEST ARENA (with tickets purchased by nearly every fortune 500 company)

    NO FANS!
     
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    restructuring by new owners would be my guess.
     

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