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Old 01-24-2008, 03:28 PM
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Yes a multi level structure would work great!
With a nice enclosed entrance to the mall so people in the winter don't have to trudge through the snow and slush, and maybe have it so people walk THROUGh the mall to get to the rink before the game (then just close it off after so it goes straight to the lot).

I wish we had an artist in the forums who could draw up conceptual visions of all our dream arenas
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I think there's room - here's 2 possible locations :

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good pic... but i still dont think that there is enough space...maybe in area 1...i guess it depends on the size etc....
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Yah, and either of the possible arena sites could be used as a parking garage site too.

Would be nice if we could get the outside dimensions of a current 5000-6000 seat rink and see what kind of space they take up, then compare it to the size of those lots.
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look at the labatt center
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look at the labatt center
What about it?

It looks nice from the outside (I'm not a big fan of the inside of it from the photos I've seen. Looks plain compared to Kitchener).
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how much space it takes up on a sat pic
or any other bigger arena... than compare it....
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how much space it takes up on a sat pic
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Hmm, impossible to compare unless you can get the -exact- size-to-scale ratio for both pictures.

And hey, if need be we could always build ^UP^ a little more than out. I like the arenas where the seatings goes up better anyway - the big spread out bowl type remind me too much of baskeball. Remember the old Buffalo Aud?? The air was actually lighter at the top, hehe.

Each parking spot is probably around 8' wide, so you can judge a bit that way how much room you have for at least once side... so SPOT 1 looks around 400' long by maybe 300' wide. So that's 2X the ice surface length and 3X more wide.

Lots more if you get rid of that stupid Winners building or whatever it is there Then you could even expand the arena building all the way down and attach it to Boston Pizza (have to move the hwy exit ramp a bit closer to the highway as it looks like there's about 50+ ' of unused space between the two right now - and that's sitting on LAND not on a man-made ramp, so that could be put in WHILE the current exit ramp remains open to traffic)

You move that exit ramp over and knock down Winners, and you're pretty much DOUBLING the size of Site 1 on that image.
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Excellent Ideas AlphaDog.
I have similar dreams about a new arena.
I really love to think about what it would be like to have a new arena.
It's a great feeling that the dreams gives me.
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Default Brampton Missisauga & Pen Centre Comparison

See attached photos of Missisauga, Brampton, Pen Centre, and my site (all the same resolution)

Brampton seats 6 000 with three pads. Missisauga seats 6 000 with one ice pad (I think).

Brampton


Missisauga


Pen Centre


I think you can see that a rink just won't fit at the Pen. Besides that I am sure that you can't build a 6 story parking tower there for one reason or another.


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Here's my dream site. North down the 406 from the Pen Centre you get off at 4th ave. A block down from the mall there is where they are building the new hospital. Across the street is a sweet spot for a rink!




Problem is of course, who's payin'? Nobody will give away land near a highway so the land won't be cheap and then you have to build the actual rink.

Who is going to stick their neck out and pay for this?
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