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Kind of disappointing that the arena is slated to be another ugly modernist jellybean thing:

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I was hoping for something that matched the grandstand:Belmont-building.jpg

It'd probably be cheaper to build a brick rectangle, too.

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Does it have a retractable roof? Thought: more arenas should have retractable rooves for summer concerts/tennis/monster trucks/bmx. The only one I can think of is the igloo in Pittsburgh.

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They tried it with the Igloo and it never worked right. Same with Stade Olympique. Mind you, they've probably gotten the technology down better since then, but a retractable roof might get in way of an INVERTED BOWL

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The new Islanders arena is privately financed, right? I think a retractable roof is something you only do when you're spending other people's money.

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Instead of retractable roof, there should be a retractable arena.  The roof stays fixed, but the ice/court, stands, and concourses roll out kinda like the field in Glendale.  All they'd have to do is build the entire arena (sans the structure that holds the roof) on a platform that's on top of like 3,000 tires, and then they could either automate the rolling of the interior, or simply hitch it to something super powerful - like a jet - and tow it out.  I'm shocked nobody has tried this before.

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Instead of retractable roof, there should be a retractable arena.  The roof stays fixed, but the ice/court, stands, and concourses roll out kinda like the field in Glendale.  All they'd have to do is build the entire arena (sans the structure that holds the roof) on a platform that's on top of like 3,000 tires, and then they could either automate the rolling of the interior, or simply hitch it to something super powerful - like a jet - and tow it out.  I'm shocked nobody has tried this before.

BBTV,

Look to the French.

 

The stadium in Lille has a retractable roof, like the Arizona Cardinals, but moving half the grass also reveals hidden seating for an arena configuration.

 

https://www.johndesmond.com/blog/design/lilles-grand-stadium/

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The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium has a retractable field for grass/soccer and turf/football. They say they can host the NFL and PL on the same day, even.

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2 minutes ago, the admiral said:

 

Watch them not finish their paperwork again.

 

Wouldn't surprise me. I hope they get a team though. I would've preferred the league move financially struggling teams like the 'Yotes or the Panthers to Vegas/Seattle/Quebec/Milwaukee/Houston/etc... rather than expand, but it is what it is.

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

Watch them not finish their paperwork again.

Or the ghost of Barry Ackerley shows up to rattle some chains. 

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8 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

 

Then maybe, just maybe, they'll be renamed the Las Vegas Knights. But I'm not getting my hopes up.

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6 minutes ago, DustDevil61 said:

 

Then maybe, just maybe, they'll be renamed the Las Vegas Knights. But I'm not getting my hopes up.

 

Not unless they get approval from London on the name, since they hold the trademark in Canada. I'm betting they'll just use the Sand Knights trademark that they already have from a while back.

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1 minute ago, chrysleraspen08 said:

 

Not unless they get approval from London on the name, since they hold the trademark in Canada. I'm betting they'll just use the Sand Knights trademark that they already have from a while back.

 

 But I imagine getting approval from a Canadian Junior team would be considerably easier than the U.S. Army. Still, I'm not holding my breath.

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Looks like Black Knight Sports & Entertainment really stepped in it here. George McPhee should punch another coach in the face over this.

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46 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Listening to a Tony Schiavone podcast about WCW Thunder and Tony brings up that for all the money WCW made in their banner year of 1998, most of it went to...you guessed it: the expansion fee for the Atlanta Thrashers!

So Gary Bettman killed WCW? G-d :censored: ing damnit!

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