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« on: May 24, 2021, 11:18:32 AM »

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Red Claws are now officially the Maine Celtics

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Re: Maine Celtics
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 11:23:42 AM »

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I have mixed feelings about this.  I really liked the Red Claws name.  I do like that they incorporated the lobster into the new logo, though.



And lets face it, I'll be buying the merch.


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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 11:32:47 AM »

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I realise it wouldn't have worked with the colour scheme, but it would have been brilliant if the logo had just been the old red lobster license plates.
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Re: Maine Celtics
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 11:41:13 AM »

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym. 

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.

Pretty much every game sold out last season.

Portland is one of the nicest cities in America. Great place to bring up young players IMO.

Not happy with the name change, some of the character of the team is being lost here.

And there should be no ambiguity if I ask someone "do you want to go watch the Celtics," or "I have Celtics tickets."

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 11:52:43 AM »

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Good news with this name change is that there will be some watchable Celtics basketball next year.

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 02:55:20 PM »

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Yeah, I'm with kraidstar in that this could cause some confusion. That said, seeing "Maine" and "Celtics" together does my Maine-native heart good.

And who knew that there are Irish lobsters? ;D
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2021, 02:57:14 PM »

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.

No Pawtucket? We're getting a new soccer stadium.

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2021, 03:04:05 PM »

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.

No Pawtucket? We're getting a new soccer stadium.

I’d be a regular attendee of the PawCelts.

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.

No Pawtucket? We're getting a new soccer stadium.

New soccer stadium? I didn't know that. Not related to New England Revolution I would assume.
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Re: Maine Celtics
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2021, 03:30:30 PM »

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.

They should bring a handful of games to Bangor. If we are good enough to host the state basketball tournament, we can host the G league.


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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2021, 03:47:04 PM »

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.

No Pawtucket? We're getting a new soccer stadium.

New soccer stadium? I didn't know that. Not related to New England Revolution I would assume.

Here's the info:

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/04/ri-poised-approve-50-m-incentives-pawtucket-soccer-stadium/4388620001/

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.
No Pawtucket? We're getting a new soccer stadium.

Do they have a good size arena in Pawtucket? If so, then yes. All these locations are less than 2hrs from Boston and it would allow more fans to see the team. Less than an hour drive and I would definitely go to a few games.

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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2021, 04:02:21 PM »

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Meh, not bad. I wish the team would rotate playing between the cities of Portland, Worcester, Springfield, and Providence. Do people actually go to the games in Maine? I saw a couple of the games on TV and it looks like they play in a high school gym.
No Pawtucket? We're getting a new soccer stadium.

Do they have a good size arena in Pawtucket? If so, then yes. All these locations are less than 2hrs from Boston and it would allow more fans to see the team. Less than an hour drive and I would definitely go to a few games.

I think it may be an uncovered stadium so no good. I'm not sure exactly they keep changing the plan. Breaking ground now in September but they've already cleared out all the trees etc.