Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Welcome to "The Rock"

Terry Frei of ESPN.com has an article on the New Jersey Devil's new arena and how they might still have problems drawing fans...

"Now, I suppose, we should be bracing for the excuses tied to The Rock's location in downtown Newark. Sitting 2,000 miles away and not having ventured to the new arena yet, I can't speak to that, except that it takes time for evolutions and revitalizations to take root, and for stereotypes and even irrational fears to break down."

...moving their stadium out of the Swamp isn't going to help this team draw fans. If they couldn't sell out Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Anaheim Ducks they'll never be able to draw, even if they played their home games in Bruce Springsteen's backyard.

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