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TD Garden Seats
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:59:21 PM »

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Haven't been to the newly renovated garden yet but I am dreading what they have done based on the feedback online.
Has anybody been yet?

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/10/07/td-garden-new-seats-twitter-complaints-fans-leg-room/

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 03:19:04 PM »

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Just what you want....the knee of the guy sitting in back in of you, touching your cranium


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I'm not small(6' 240). My buddy I go to games with that has some great balcony seats for season tickets isn't either(6'3" 260). The seating is already ridiculously small when the two of us sit next to each other. At times it feels like we are sitting on top of each other, especially when this rather large couple sits next to us. Trying to get out to the bathrooms when no one feels like standing up to give you walking space to get by is almost impossible. It really seems like the seats and the space for legs and walking past others were made for people 5'6" and 150 pounds or smaller. I can not imagine just how bad the new seating will be like if they made everything tighter.

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They're taking a leaf out of the airline playbook and squeezing everyone in like sardines to make more $$$ it looks like  :-\
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 05:15:44 PM »

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I went to the open Practice and sat in the loge and I definitely noticed it seemed a bit more cramped. I'm 6' 180 lbs and my knees were in the seat in front of me. And I'm used to my seats in the balcony...
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 05:21:57 PM »

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For 500 more seats, they’re negatively impacting several thousand fans?

Previously the balcony was a pretty reasonable place to sit. Looks like greed is going to hurt that.
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That's gotta be more of a "Blame Bruins" thing though, right?

Quite the response from the Garden spokesperson.

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"For the first time in nearly 25 years, we updated the seating inside TD Garden. We’ve received feedback from fans and can appreciate that, as with any change, it takes some time to get used to such major changes," the statement read.


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I feel like this will be the straw on the camels back that leads me to cancel my season tickets after this season. The price increase after the debacle last season nearly made it happen.

The Statement released from the garden doesn't offer much hope. I think it is what it is this season regardless.
https://sports.yahoo.com/td-garden-releases-statement-regarding-231440982.html
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I feel like this will be the straw on the camels back that leads me to cancel my season tickets after this season. The price increase after the debacle last season was nearly made it happen.

The Statement released from the garden doesn't offer much hope. I think it is what it is this season regardless.
https://sports.yahoo.com/td-garden-releases-statement-regarding-231440982.html

They have standards on seat size?  Gotta love the Jacobs family.  Always in touch with the fans.  ::)

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"I'm sure we're going to hear some more about it," Jacobs said last week, according to WEEI's Matt Kalman. "Listen, those are the standards that are across the league. It's not like we sort of made it up arbitrarily and this is the size of the seat. Those are across the National Hockey League and NBA. But yeah, I've heard some of the feedback, I personally got some email about it already, it's early days, so I'm sure there's a lot more coming once the season ticket holders – those that may have skipped our preseason games – show up."


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I feel like this will be the straw on the camels back that leads me to cancel my season tickets after this season. The price increase after the debacle last season was nearly made it happen.

The Statement released from the garden doesn't offer much hope. I think it is what it is this season regardless.
https://sports.yahoo.com/td-garden-releases-statement-regarding-231440982.html

They have standards on seat size?  Gotta love the Jacobs family.  Always in touch with the fans.  ::)

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"I'm sure we're going to hear some more about it," Jacobs said last week, according to WEEI's Matt Kalman. "Listen, those are the standards that are across the league. It's not like we sort of made it up arbitrarily and this is the size of the seat. Those are across the National Hockey League and NBA. But yeah, I've heard some of the feedback, I personally got some email about it already, it's early days, so I'm sure there's a lot more coming once the season ticket holders – those that may have skipped our preseason games – show up."

The league may have a minimum acceptable size, but nothing mandated this. Clubs can surely make their guests as comfortable as possible if they’d like.
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 10:29:07 AM »

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Sure wish the Celtics would have their own building, and not lease from the Bruins.  Probably not in my lifetime.

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I feel like this will be the straw on the camels back that leads me to cancel my season tickets after this season. The price increase after the debacle last season was nearly made it happen.

The Statement released from the garden doesn't offer much hope. I think it is what it is this season regardless.
https://sports.yahoo.com/td-garden-releases-statement-regarding-231440982.html

They have standards on seat size?  Gotta love the Jacobs family.  Always in touch with the fans.  ::)

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"I'm sure we're going to hear some more about it," Jacobs said last week, according to WEEI's Matt Kalman. "Listen, those are the standards that are across the league. It's not like we sort of made it up arbitrarily and this is the size of the seat. Those are across the National Hockey League and NBA. But yeah, I've heard some of the feedback, I personally got some email about it already, it's early days, so I'm sure there's a lot more coming once the season ticket holders – those that may have skipped our preseason games – show up."

The league may have a minimum acceptable size, but nothing mandated this. Clubs can surely make their guests as comfortable as possible if they’d like.

Yeah, it seems like a BS excuse.    Just sounds better than "we want more money".


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Instead of spending all that money to add some seats they should have gone halfsies on a brand, new state of art building with the Celtics. Not sure where in Boston to put it but the current Garden was obsolete and awful just five years after they finished building it because the Jacobs are so cheap.

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I feel like this will be the straw on the camels back that leads me to cancel my season tickets after this season. The price increase after the debacle last season was nearly made it happen.

The Statement released from the garden doesn't offer much hope. I think it is what it is this season regardless.
https://sports.yahoo.com/td-garden-releases-statement-regarding-231440982.html

They have standards on seat size?  Gotta love the Jacobs family.  Always in touch with the fans.  ::)

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"I'm sure we're going to hear some more about it," Jacobs said last week, according to WEEI's Matt Kalman. "Listen, those are the standards that are across the league. It's not like we sort of made it up arbitrarily and this is the size of the seat. Those are across the National Hockey League and NBA. But yeah, I've heard some of the feedback, I personally got some email about it already, it's early days, so I'm sure there's a lot more coming once the season ticket holders – those that may have skipped our preseason games – show up."

The league may have a minimum acceptable size, but nothing mandated this. Clubs can surely make their guests as comfortable as possible if they’d like.

Yeah, it seems like a BS excuse.    Just sounds better than "we want more money".

Yep. Ultimately fans will adjust, but in the short term I hope it costs money in concessions. I know that when I’m happy and comfortable, I spend a hell of a lot more money.
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Re: TD Garden Seats
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 12:31:36 PM »

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Pure speculation on my end but I think a lot of the increase in ticket prices past 15 years has been a higher demand driven by "casual fans" -- aka fans not interested in the game but just there for entertainment.  I wonder if this will affect their demand.
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