Darren's Expansion Thread Nov 30, 2010 17:21:34 GMT -5
Post by WpgJets2008 on Nov 30, 2010 17:21:34 GMT -5
Anyone think this would be possible?
In a short answer: No. I haven't seen those plans, nor does it really make too much sense to take away space from the most expensive seats in the house. It'll never happen and the cost VS doing it would more than likely not work.
Remember that those two rows of seats in the suites are also about 6' higher than the row directly in front of it, maybe even higher. So how would fans access them from the lower bowl? They can't obstruct existing seats to do so and they can't ask the suite to "open up" and let the other fans through their box. So I don't believe this is feasible.
But I was wondering how many seats or suites you could get if you put a double decker system like the press box in, but only across on the other side. Clearly, that would be about 12 suites per level, or 24 in total which at say $50,000 a pop would bring in an extra $1,200,000 per season. (Some would have some obstructed views due to the steel columns that are at floor level that cross over the ice surface.)
But if you could say get 6 rows deep that could be 100 to 120 seats per row. So that would be around 600 to 720 extra seats at about $40 per. That's $960,000 to $1,152,000 per season extra. Which is almost the same as the suites. But suites would cost far less to build than 6 rows of seats. But getting food and liquour service to those 24 suites wouldn't be easy. Seat holders would just shlep their way down to the upper concourse to get theirs. And bathrooms for either would just be the upper concourse ones too.