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Houston Penguins?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnoopCoog, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. SnoopCoog

    SnoopCoog Member

    Pittsburgh Penguins may look to relocate...

  2. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Does every prospective city get its own thread?
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    The huge population can't hide that this is a bad sports town.
  4. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    What's wrong with Winnipeg? I realize it's considerably smaller than Pittsburgh, but hockey is king in Canada. Why not right an old wrong by bringing hockey back to central Canada?
  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Well, there's a D_B for the ages.
  7. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Doesn't anybody here recognize negotiating when they see it?
    Unless Pittsburgh totally screws this up, which it won't, the Penguins will be moving about 100 yards up the street to a new arena. The amount they are required to contribute to that new arena will be reduced from the current amount, or else some sort of gimmicky financing will be cooked up so that it really doesn't cost as much out of pocket as originally suggested.
    The Penguins are averaging more than 15,600 fans a game -- in an arena that seats 17,000 and change. They will not be moving.
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Winnipeg's arena has no luxury boxes, which no pro stadium can do without these days.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Kansas City's new arena could use a hockey team.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Whalers averaged 87% capacity in 1996-97. Didn't stop Dickhead Karmanos from moving the team.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    You know what? I checked on that, and it's not true. The MTS Centre in Winnipeg has 48 luxury boxes -- 46 of them are classified as "private suites" and the other two are called "party suites." In total, they can accommodate more than 1,100 people. You must have gotten some bad information from somewhere.

  12. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    The original Penguins thread, by somoene who was sure they knew what they were talking about.
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