BBTV Posted April 25, 2011 Share Posted April 25, 2011 Is Rose Garden really that out dated already? Just questioning because the Wells Fargo Center in Phila. only opened one year later (at a lower cost), and is still considered by most accounts to have more than adequate facilities.It's not that it is outdated, it's that it was built for the Trail Blazers and just happens to house a WHL team for half a season. Wells Fargo was built with both the Sixers and Flyers in mind, correct?Well the Fylers built it, and along the way simultaneously merged with Comcast and acquired the Sixers, so while the Sixers weren't in the picture on day 1, I'm pretty sure they had the foresight to consider them as a possible tenant.I'm pretty sure the Rose Garden has the size to host an NHL team if it was called to do so. Just looking at the design it was built with multi-purpose in mind. The seats are positioned way too far back to be basketball only. Compare the design of the Rose Garden to the AT&T Center, or Conseco Fieldhouse which are meant to be essentially basketball only.It's not the size nor configuration that's being called into question. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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