What are the most visiting fan friendly rinks?

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    What are the most visiting fan friendly rinks?

    I would imagine that you don't get harassed in California or the southern teams, and I would guess everyone is comatose in Toronto from watching the Leafs.


    How is NYC?  And I would guess Philly to be the worst with Montreal right behind.


    Maybe some day I can convince my wife to catch a game during a vacation one winter.  Uphill battle tho.


     


     
     
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    Philly not great.  If you want atmosphere Montreal is second to no one.  Annoying yes.  But unreal building.   Philly for visiting fans are brutal.  Pitt was awesome.  Great building but i was in a luxury box there.  Ottawa is sleepy....meaning boring.  And of course Boston is another gem.  Love that city. 

     
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    Ottawa is sleepy....meaning boring.  




    This is true....a city and fan base of bureaucrats. What could be more of a yawnfest?

     

     

     
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    Tampa is fun.  They're pretty docile overall.  I have been there many times.  Last playoffs I was there for a Habs game with my Habs buddy head to toe in gear.

    The fat girl sitting next to us (second level, second row center ice!) didn't really notice because she spent the majority of the game playing candy crush.  And she wasn't a child.  She was probably mid 20's.  Pathetic, really.

    Anyway, Ottawa IS boring.  Toronto is fun.  NYI is sad.  DC is fun.  Montreal is the nuts.  Minnesota is fun.  And Sunrise, well, it's not expensive and the Redline Lady Panthers are absurdly hot.

     

     
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    The Nauseous Coliseum is always too visitor friendly. I don't know how the Isles fans can stand it. When we went there I saw at least 2 B's fans act like the most belligerent idiots towards the host fans. It was shameful...but it's a home away from home and cheaper than going to the Garden. A good friend was a Whaler's Season holder and he would always offer me (or anyone) the seats for a B's game. I believe the term he used was "living hell".


    Never had an issue with the Rags fans the 2 times I've been to MSG. It was surprising and fun. Great atmosphere.


     
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    "I would imagine that you don't get harassed in California or the southern teams"


    In Dallas hockey fans are crazy, they think they are watching Longhorn or a Cowboy game and want to call out plays. They still boo offsides and icing. They will ride an opposing team fan if they are obnoxious, especially division rivals. I would say fan friendly as long as you don't wear the wrong SEC football jersey.


    San Jose has a bunch of Silicon Valley, White Whine sipping HP or Oracle nerds for fans. Knowledgeable but they still try to throw the Jumbo trade in Bruins fan faces. Not so much anymore when I wore my 2011 SCF hat last time I was there. Yes to fan friendly.


    Anaheim fans hate how the Honda Center gets taken over by opposing team(s) fan bases. Happens when the Kings come down or an original 6 team is in town. There are a freakin ton of Canadian transplants in Orange County, Edmonton and Calgary games draw well. Duck fans don't anything about "the Pond" being taken over because they are too busy being plastic. Yes to fan friendly. And every female Duck fan is an 11, Kelv would be in "Cans Heaven"!!!


    The King season ticket holder, who have been around awhile, will leave you alone as long as you don't act like Ranger or Flyer fans. However you have a ton of Faker and Dodger fans, who are complete idiots, now at the games and they hate Boston fans. Great arena but a big fat NO to fan friendly.

     
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    Nas, is there any sort of Tampa Florida rivalry down there?

     
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    I don't have 1st hand experience but I'm told that Carolina is an awesome rink to see a game.


    "wow,check out all of the losers in here......"

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    Hmmm, here are some of the arenas I've been too.

    Philly was the worst, by far.  But I'm also talking Spectrum here, not Wachovia.  Seriously belligerent fans.  I wore a Bruins hat to a game vs. Boston and actually did not feel very safe.  I went with some hockey teammates at the time who were Flyers fans and literally insisted on escorting me to the concessions/restrooms.  Saw a guy in the next section get jumped by two guys.  Yep, he was wearing a Bruins jersey.  This is why I enjoy the annual failure from that team.

    Denver is real nice.  Good arena and spirited fans (most of the time), and nobody harasses visiting fans.  Downtown arena.  Tons of transplants out here so there are a LOT of visiting fans (about 50/50 for Detroit, Chicago, Boston, etc.)

    Isles games are kind of underrated I think.  Dumpy arena, but because it's small, you feel close to the ice.  Tickets are easy to get, and travel isn't bad.   Didn't have any problems with fans, but you never know with New Yorkers.

    Went to Tampa and Florida for Bruins games this year.  Tampa was cool.  The arena is right downtown and the area outside was pretty fun.  Great hockey themed sports bar nearby with lots of Boston stuff and waitresses that your wife would not like.  Friendly fans too.

    You won't believe how far the Panthers arena is from Miami, but I liked the cheap tickets and tropical atmosphere.  Parking was brutal and I was sweating like a wh*re in church for the 1st period from the walk.  Fans were fine, but like Tampa you see some rookie behavior (fans' actual names on their jerseys, lots of cell phone checking).  Ice girls are hotter than in Boston.  You can't find NAS anywhere.

    I wonder what people say about Boston.  Bet it's not great. 

     
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    In response to bostonfan191646's comment:

    Nas, is there any sort of Tampa Florida rivalry down there?



    They're trying to create one.  Last year they announced "The Governor's Cup".  I don't remember who won it.  It's hard to have a rivalry when neither team has been good at the same time.  Florida is such a pathetic history.  I think the Panthers biggest rivalry is management.

    Some Tampa fans come over to the games and talk trash.  Panthers fans seem to just ignore them.  What can be said?  "Oh yeah, well, you guys drafted Gratton!  Bunch of dopes!"  "Hey, nice job trading away all those awesome guys who help you win the Cup!"  

     
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    I've been to many games in Sweden and to Montreal just as much. Outside the stale beer, rats in the rafters and the lack of good looking women, the old garden was great for conversation. In Montreal the fans were always polite, even in the 70s. Montreal is awesome despite the separatist angry souls. I will undoubtedly see more games in NC in the future. Cheap seats and less knowledgeable fans will be interesting. 

    "Don't judge me monkey" 

     
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    You won't believe how far the Panthers arena is from Miami, but I liked the cheap tickets and tropical atmosphere.  Parking was brutal and I was sweating like a wh*re in church for the 1st period from the walk.  Fans were fine, but like Tampa you see some rookie behavior (fans' actual names on their jerseys, lots of cell phone checking).  Ice girls are hotter than in Boston.  You can't find NAS anywhere.



    Oh my word.  Parking is next to the arena.  Fruit Striped Gum doesn't even lose it's flavor from car to metal detector.  As for sweating, were you wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt or jersey...in South Florida?  If not, maybe it's time to get to the gym, Lumpy.

    And you can find me at almost any game!  I'm not the one who was seated behind a full wall of ice girls!

     
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    Sure won't find Detroit on that list.  Now that the Wings and Bruins play in the same division I'll be taking the trip over there a few times this year.

    Went three times last season, exhibition and two reg. season games, and each one was an experience in itself.  When the Bruins played one of their worst games of the season there the Wings fans were sure to let me know.  Non stop barbs throughout and after the game.

    Ranked as the most dangerous city in the U.S.A. need I say more.

     
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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
    I was thinking the same thing...parking is as close as it can get...really, really hot ice girls and they will talk to you...I saw someone I thought was NAS wearing skinny-jeans drinking a micro brew at the rookie tournament last summer...:-)

    BTW, Denver and Tampa are very fan-friendly.

    Just moved to DFW, I am sure I'll get to some games to watch Seguin, Peverly (if healthy) and Benn this season.

    Cheers everyone!

    In response to Fletcher1's comment:

    You won't believe how far the Panthers arena is from Miami, but I liked the cheap tickets and tropical atmosphere.  Parking was brutal and I was sweating like a wh*re in church for the 1st period from the walk.  Fans were fine, but like Tampa you see some rookie behavior (fans' actual names on their jerseys, lots of cell phone checking).  Ice girls are hotter than in Boston.  You can't find NAS anywhere.



    Oh my word.  Parking is next to the arena.  Fruit Striped Gum doesn't even lose it's flavor from car to metal detector.  As for sweating, were you wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt or jersey...in South Florida?  If not, maybe it's time to get to the gym, Lumpy.

    And you can find me at almost any game!  I'm not the one who was seated behind a full wall of ice girls!




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    Oh my word.  Parking is next to the arena.  Fruit Striped Gum doesn't even lose it's flavor from car to metal detector.  As for sweating, were you wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt or jersey...in South Florida?  If not, maybe it's time to get to the gym, Lumpy.

    And you can find me at almost any game!  I'm not the one who was seated behind a full wall of ice girls!



    Heh heh...lumpy...

    Here's what happened (and I was wearing shorts GDI).  We pull into the arena parking lot 2 hours before the game.  Tumble weed, crickets, and so forth.  Quieter than marco's birthday party.  

    So we drive to a bar using some bar finder app on the phone, since I didn't see any nearby.  Takes us about a mile away.  Everyone in the bar is smoking.  Awful place.  We drive back closer to game time and, wow, a sea of cars.  All lots are full.  We park at the Target nearby, literally.  As I cough out my smoke filled lungs I complete the Sunrise half marathon through the parking lots.  I must've borrowed Kent Hitchcock's boxers I was so sweaty.  Missed puck drop.

    There was a wall of ice girls right behind us...I can't dispute that part.

    The nice thing about the Target afterwards was that you could buy some cold Guinness there (not in CO).  Stayed in the Target parking lot post-game killing those.

    Guy seated in front of us had a Panthers jersey on with the name "DJ Slice" on the back.  Scratch it, scratch it.

    I could live without the cat snarl sounds during the game too.

    The pros: hot tarts everywhere.  Good lord.  Distracting. 

     

     
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