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camisadelgolf
11-03-2009, 08:43 AM
I'm thinking about going to some games this year. I haven't seen them since they moved to the Arena, but I always loved watching them at the Gardens. Anyone have any parking tips? Players we should keep an eye on? Reasons for optimism/pessimism? Have you recently gone to a game? etc.

reds1869
11-03-2009, 08:54 AM
There is a parking garage right next to the arena if you don't mind paying a little more. I prefer to park at Newport on the Levee, have dinner and walk across the bridge that dumps you right next to the arena. If cold weather and a ten minute walk doesn't bother you that is a fine option.

As far as players go, don't get too attached. The better they are the more likely they are to leave. The ECHL is a level down from what you were used to at the Gardens and as such the players are more transient. ECHL hockey is a true example of "cherring for the name on the front, not the back."

I go to a handful of games per year and really enjoy it. Friday night is 90s night and all concessions prices will be reduced accordingly. The Clones are also wearing throwback 90s jerseys and IIRC all tickets are $7.

camisadelgolf
11-03-2009, 10:30 AM
I go to a handful of games per year and really enjoy it. Friday night is 90s night and all concessions prices will be reduced accordingly. The Clones are also wearing throwback 90s jerseys and IIRC all tickets are $7.
Yeah, I saw an ad for this on a billboard off of 275. It's actually what made me think to start this thread. The throwback night seems like a great night to go. Not only are tickets only $7, there are lots of $1 concessions, including beer. I'm pretty sure they serve PBR, too, so I'll be in heaven.

GuitarCrazyo
11-03-2009, 11:20 AM
Im from the Cincinnati area as well, I dont know of any particular groups - other than those related to trains - but Im sure there are some out there.

NatiRedGals
11-03-2009, 02:41 PM
As far as players go, don't get too attached. The better they are the more likely they are to leave. The ECHL is a level down from what you were used to at the Gardens and as such the players are more transient. ECHL hockey is a true example of "cherring for the name on the front, not the back."
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In other Cyclones news, second-year forward Chris Mueller has been recalled by the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL). He becomes the fourth Cincinnati player to earn an AHL promotion this season and is the third player from the opening night roster to currently be playing at hockey’s AAA level (Hans Benson and Jason Jozsa are the others currently there—Kevin Roeder was elevated earlier in the year and has since been returned).

Sea Ray
11-03-2009, 05:17 PM
I go to a handful of games per year and really enjoy it. Friday night is 90s night and all concessions prices will be reduced accordingly. The Clones are also wearing throwback 90s jerseys and IIRC all tickets are $7.


I'd say it's Throwback beyond the 90s. They're advertising $1 pizza slices, beer and hot dogs along with $0.50 popcorn. Were concessions that cheap just ten years ago?

reds1869
11-03-2009, 10:05 PM
I'd say it's Throwback beyond the 90s. They're advertising $1 pizza slices, beer and hot dogs along with $0.50 popcorn. Were concessions that cheap just ten years ago?

Yep.. They are wearing 1990 jerseys and using concession prices from that year. So it is more like 20 years ago.

Sea Ray
11-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Yep.. They are wearing 1990 jerseys and using concession prices from that year. So it is more like 20 years ago.

My, how things have changed in 20 yrs...

camisadelgolf
11-04-2009, 10:51 AM
I really hope this means we can get 1990 prices on gasoline for the trip there and back.

Sea Ray
11-04-2009, 11:42 AM
I really hope this means we can get 1990 prices on gasoline for the trip there and back.

You gonna burn a lot of gas between Northside and downtown?

I'll take the $1 beer and dogs

camisadelgolf
11-04-2009, 12:45 PM
You gonna burn a lot of gas between Northside and downtown?

I'll take the $1 beer and dogs
Because of the $1 beers, I ride the bus, actually.

Chip R
11-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Because of the $1 beers, I ride the bus, actually.


Smart.

camisadelgolf
11-04-2009, 02:43 PM
Smart.
:eek: It's not often I read that word when one of my posts is quoted.

Sea Ray
11-04-2009, 04:42 PM
Because of the $1 beers, I ride the bus, actually.

Cool. However if that's the case 1990s gas price night wouldn't effect you anyway.

camisadelgolf
11-05-2009, 12:37 AM
Cool. However if that's the case 1990s gas price night wouldn't effect you anyway.
Are you sure?
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SeeinRed
11-05-2009, 09:11 AM
Cool. However if that's the case 1990s gas price night wouldn't effect you anyway.


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redsfan1966
11-05-2009, 05:42 PM
I used to come down from Columbus for some Clones games...but I really wish they still played in the Gardens...no offense, but I have been underwhelmed by US Bank Arena, that place needs a serious upgrade...at least the Gardens had some old time character..

reds1869
11-05-2009, 06:44 PM
I used to come down from Columbus for some Clones games...but I really wish they still played in the Gardens...no offense, but I have been underwhelmed by US Bank Arena, that place needs a serious upgrade...at least the Gardens had some old time character..

I agree, US Bank arena is a very underwhelming place. Not like the palace that is Nationwide.

Sea Ray
11-06-2009, 10:44 PM
I used to come down from Columbus for some Clones games...but I really wish they still played in the Gardens...no offense, but I have been underwhelmed by US Bank Arena, that place needs a serious upgrade...at least the Gardens had some old time character..

Hindsite is 20/20 but the Cyclones' move to downtown was catastrophic. It led to several bankruptcies as I recall and left no winners. No question the Gardens was the better venue.

camisadelgolf
11-07-2009, 12:44 PM
I was at the game last night for the first time. The US Bank Arena clearly wasn't ready for all the people that showed up. I showed up at 7:00 but had to wait in line 35 minutes to get my tickets. The concession stand lines were almost as bad. Unbelievably, the $1 beer lines were the shortest in my section.

I saw something really funny next to the ice. A fan had been stacking beer cans on the wall, and every time a player got checked into his pyramid of beer cans, all of them would fall, and he would feign anger. It was hilarious. It happened three times that I can remember.

The Cyclones outmatched the Toledo Walleye and won 5-2. It was a very good time. I get the feeling that there are normally no more than 2,000 fans in the arena, but over 10,000 fans showed up last night. The lines were the only thing about the night that I didn't like. If they bring down the prices, I'll be showing up more often.

NatiRedGals
04-11-2010, 11:23 PM
Thought this deserved a bumb! Huge Overtime win in Game 5 of the Kelly Cup Playoffs first round! 3-2 win! 16 Mins of overtime. They even stopped a 5-3 in overtime. Can we bring the Cup Back to Cinci !:)

Round 2 Starts Friday Night in North Carolina Charlotte Checkers!