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Live game experience, Prudential vs WFC


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I live in NJ in central jersey so I usually catch 2-3 games each year at both venues.

 

In terms of  arena experience Prudential blows WFC out of the water...

 

Yes, they do have corny cheerleaders, t-shirt tosses, and its like being a concert.

 

The fans are very rowdy. They chant KILL, KILL on the penalty kill, scream hey you suck in the goal song, and just in general more emotional. Even a good mix of music, good introduction ect.

 

For any non-diehard hockey fan it is amazing entertainment. I can't say that at the WFC.

 

The only thing I can say at WFC is a good atmosphere in the playoffs, chant Peco Powerplay, and chant asshole for a bad call. Our goal horn is overwhelming, or goal song has ALWAYS stunk.

 

Not to mention Prudential is probably the nicest arena in hockey.

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so whats up with the rangers suck, flyers swallow chant i heard. nice to explain that to your 8 year old kid

What with chanting asshole at WFC? 

 

I am not opposed to either btw. If you can lie to your son about Santa I am sure you can skirt around what swallows and blows means.

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Yes, it looked like all of the empty green seats were really enjoying themselves last night. The prudential center is one of those rare rinks were you can have a whole row or entire section to yourself.

Think you are referring to grey seats, (neutral zone seating)... Yea those are always empty there. They are corporate seats, my company has given them to me. Let me tell you those seats are the realllllll deal.... Its restricted area, top of concourse is the exclusive fire/ice bar... All you can eat buffet from several eateries, dessert spread, huge bar.

 

Too bad no one ever takes the tickets. The goal line seats, and upperdecks are always packed there. Never said they draw better than the Flyers, we know that just isn't possible.

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Better get my TV adjusted, they looked green on my set :). Interesting that those prime seats are all corporate, interesting business model.

I am sure you can buy season tickets there if you gross 5 million a year. Most of them are corporate seats, sponsors ect.

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I have been to "The Rock" 4 times and I can't say that I have ever been overly impressed with the place.  Don't get me wrong, it is a nice arena, but I have never found Devs fans to provide a great atmosphere.  Their "you suck" thing after goals doesn't really get my all that excited and I don't recall the Kill Kill thing during penalty kills.  Any time I have gone, the Flyers have never even made it a competitive game, so that could be detracting from my appreciation of the place.  I never found the fans to be very inimidating though.  Considering I have had to make the walk of shame all 4 times I have been there, I have had to deal with the usual trash talk upon getting up with 5 minutes to go in the game and I was never impressed.  One time the guy behind me goes "All aboard the amtrack...choo choo" and another time a guy started singing "Wheels on the Bus go round and round".  The fact that they have cheerleaders and a stupid mascot really ruins any chance of a good atmosphere for me.  I witnessed a Flyers fan getting razzed by the mascot, so he stood up and playfully pretended to get into a fight with the dumb devil. I guess there are strict rules about touching the devil because before I knew it, the Flyers fan was being escorted out. 

 

I just think the Devs are a weak organization with weak fans...and when I say weak, I'm not referring to the success and talent the team fields, just the way they try to appeal to and entertain their little fan base.

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Wow - this thread really suprised me because I couldn't think any more the opposite.  The North Jersey Devils and Giants fanbase is pathetic.  Fair weathered wine and cheese crowd to the T!

 

The WFC has a similar element in the good seats, but the upper levels of the WFC blow away the Prudential center in terms of fan noise, passion, participation and people actually showing up in the first place.

 

The only thing I like better about the Prudential Center is that they play the organ more.

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