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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:53 pm  Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:03 am Reply with quote
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The person I talked to who went yest said it was done very poorly, quelle surprise ! Gestapo only let fifteen people in at a time and as someone exited that amount could enter. He said he waited half an hour in the hot sun in line and people were very upset.
Thank you Gate63 for putting pics up, why won't Gate put decent pics up ???   I don't understand.
I left calls Friday to the ticket office, was not answered, called again yest with some basic questions, still have not been answered.
This is just not acceptable for someone who has followed Gate hockey for over fifty years, I may not buy season tickets. What is going on down there ?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:04 am Reply with quote
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Zappa,

I hope that your ticket questions and other matters have been settled with the Office. I am sorry, too, since I have always found Kenny Copps very helpful!
Maybe he was overwhelmed by the past couple of days with so much going on with the arena viewings and requests?

Also, and about followup, I heard from John Painter yesterday that he is planning a preview article for the Homecoming and future game programs that will also be posted online.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:40 am Reply with quote
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Kenny did finally call me late yest. He apologized and said he was moving his office the last two days.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:46 pm Reply with quote
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Yep, Kenny is moving to Class of 1965 Arena. And I saw on today's men's lacrosse support group newsletter that Coach Murphy's team leaves Reid for its new locker room and offices on Monday. There's the women's ice hockey scrimmage on Sunday vs Toronto Aeros, open to everyone.

What this signifies is that we will all get to experience this terrific new facility in just 4 days! The anticipation on campus and in town to enter and tour the building -including this includes the coaches and staff - is intense.

See you there.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:47 pm Reply with quote
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Here's an update on the final few days leading up to this Sunday's whoc exhibition game in The Class of 1965 Arena.

The name is now displayed with raised letters on the side facing Andy Kerr Stadium. Sharp, prominent and in keeping with its sophisticated design.

Another big change is the lobby is coming into its own and the exterior wood-like panelling on its exterior ceiling and the frontage is probably only a couple of more days until completion.

And about the clever and spirited murals around the arena itself borrowing from the Colgate seal and lore, the area above the lobby ticket area sports a graphic and verse from the Fight Song, as follows:

With heart and hand now we'll win for thee!

Given this level of forethought and attention to detail alongside the quality of execution you will witness when you visit the arena, I am
absolutely confident you will feel the same way I do! No wonder in today's AD's Corner article on the athletics website Vicky mentioned how grateful and pleased she is -tearfully so - with the project.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:11 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for posting the pictures link; would think the Athletics web page would do the same, but no luck.  Kenny Copps moving offices...since when does staff move their own stuff?  A one-man show means the communications office shuts down?  Sounds ridiculous.

From the pictures, was unimpressed and most disappointed with the plexiglass jerseys on a stark, white wall.  It looks like an afterthought and lacks creativity but hopefully is more impressive in person.  Personally, I wanted an entire corridor or room dedicated to trophies, jerseys, pucks, sticks, murals, and championship banners!!!  My biggest gripes with Reid were the cases and displays that looked uninspiring and could have belonged in any high school hallway for pete's sake!  I always liked the ECAC standings chart in the main lobby so hope that one or another like it is present.

Any banners hanging yet?  Will they leave them at Starr and make new ones?  What about ECAC team banners?  Those rafters need some color!  Despite my personal preferences and petty criticisms, cannot wait for a new era to begin and grateful to those who made it happen.  Disappointed with our preseason ranking though.

Still waiting for my season tix to arrive and to see what seats I have...the Sept. 19 timing of seat selections seems very late and poorly planned.  Have yet to read anything on athletics page about a dedication ceremony as mentioned by someone else...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:34 pm Reply with quote
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Dedication is Saturday at 11 AM, but don't know exactly where in or around the new arena   Question
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:42 pm Reply with quote
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I am just back from the first game, an exhibition vs Toronto Aeros by the women's team. Roughly 300 people visited and shared their first impressions with staff.

Firstly, the venue is close to ready with 5 days to go for the dedication. Sure, there is a snagging list both inside and outside. Nothing unexpected to me. And since Monday the ECAC league and the 9 ECAC and NCAA flags are up.

Contrasts for the punter? The arena may have the same capacity as Starr but with the wide and generous concourse, refreshment areas and Tighe Sullivan lounges, the restrooms and the large lobby on the ground floor we will have a much better experience. Then there are the over-ice large Daktronics high definition screens showing replays and promotions. Great!

That said, the 3 brass goals horns are way too loud!!! They probably have a range of 5 miles and would impress were they on the Queen Mary 2. Ditto for the high noise levels of announcements and music. Chalk the experience up on the complains board.

I hope you make it up for Homecoming to see this game changer for yourselves.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:28 am Reply with quote
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Went yesterday to the exhibition, I must tell you the rink is phenominal. Everything Steve said is spot on, from the marble stairway in the entrance to the incredible ease of getting around on the walkway and all the space by the concessions stands. The sight lines are incredible except at the ends where you look thru the netting, that includes the VIP room. I would have to say it's even better than I expected.

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