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Level 3

Since: Jul 12

New Britain, CT

#21 Sep 1, 2013
Comments wrote:
MVHockey - a quick look at the AHL.com website shows that ticket prices for single games for ALL AHL teams runs mostly in the $20.00-$30.00 range for single game prices. The Comet single game prices will be $13.50-$20.00. Most of the expensive seats are already purchased by season ticket holders so what is left are the $13.50-$15.00 tickets which is very reasonable. Binghmanton's prices are $18.00 and $19.00 and Syracuse is $19.00 -$22.00 so give me a break.
UC is a great value of course to fill people's needs. The AHL is obviously a much more talented level of hockey. I have season tickets for both teams and will enjoy going to cheer on each team.
As for the Aud upgrades I 100% agree they are needed and necessary. How many more years can that outdated facility have survived ? Quality of life not only is taking care of those who need assistance as we always do with great compassion in this are but it also means having venues and attractions to go to for those of us who already pay for everything else.
Selling out the Aud for each Comet game would mean 150,000 people showing up. Since they have sold over 1500 season tickets to date 57,000 of the 150,000 are already accounted for so within just a two county area we have nearly 300,000 people so if 1 in 3 just went to 1 game per year that would take care of every game.
People who bitch and moan about everything locally should just move or keep quiet. There is plenty to do locally and we are in range of many major metro areas if you need a taste of that for a weekend. You drive to work with no delays,you eat like pigs because we have great food and housing is dirt cheap.
Individuals such as Robert Esche should be commended for their vision and dreams and trying to make our area a much better place for all of us. These type of people make things happen and spur interest in the community while others hide behind computer screens and make tasteless comments about the area.
Best of luck to both UC and the Comets this year.
excellent post!!!!! it cant be all about the needy... if it was the people on welfare will be making more money than the average worker. and uc and the comets should both be successful..
Halbritter KCS

United States

#22 Sep 1, 2013
sticks35 wrote:
<quoted text> i hate politics and don't really care ... they are all crooks....
Then you basically disqualified from the conversation and made your opinion irrelevant in the point.
sticks35 wrote:
<quoted text>i liked spitzer as governor though ........
That would say it all about how you claim to care about your community, and the kind of man you are now wouldn't it?
Beef fan

Cortland, NY

#23 Sep 1, 2013
Halbritter KCS wrote:
<quoted text>You're ok but you have a real narrow view of the larger picture. You say the state welfare games hockey money would have gone somewhere but how about if these pandering corrupt do nothing pol scumbags just shut the fuck up with "all they do" and didn't raise that money by Taxed Earth policy you'd have jobs and legitimate profits to pay for the curtain wall shit in the first place moron. The whole state politician welfare check vaudville show is your biggest industry and capital flux. Congratulations.
What gives with the UC/ Canada cuntventing about peanut money? It's not like any kind of debt or scandal as big as Wiener or having a corrupt sex pervert douche like Eliot Spitzer influencing NY again scale so someone is stabbing backs again and you distracted goons are oblivious to it. Maybe someone should tell Griffo Picente or Brindisi to make a few calls to Albany and have King Andrew Decree that Canada and the fucking AHL had better SHUT THE FUCK UP an Let the UC people play the game too. This smells just like the same door-slamming the Albany Crew and "bosses" are always pulling in NY.
Now can you translate this for the rest of us to comprehend? lol
Level 3

Since: Jul 12

Rocky Hill, CT

#24 Sep 1, 2013
Halbritter KCS wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you basically disqualified from the conversation and made your opinion irrelevant in the point.
<quoted text>That would say it all about how you claim to care about your community, and the kind of man you are now wouldn't it?
i don't think you have the authority to disqualify anyone in this forum,i think your off your medication.....
Halbritter KCS

United States

#25 Sep 1, 2013
Beef fan wrote:
<quoted text>Now can you translate this for the rest of us to comprehend? lol
Have the "Sticx" neanderthal try to translate. He sounds like he has it all solved with the first line of the typical upstater defense, the "you're off your meds joke".

I'll explain after we hear his wonderful dissertation if we can just get him away from yelling "DUURRR DUUUUR DUUUUR HAWKEEE! HAWKEEEE!!! DUUUUR!!!" and flapping his arms uncontrollably for effect on Topix.

And as if anybody gives a fuck what he thinks after admitting he's a shallow one dimensional "sports escape" retard who thinks the only reason they haven't needed to widen the Thruway to handle the major inrush of tourists flocking to sit and watch absolutely ridiculous team sports in Utica N.Y. 2014.

The State has that population so pefectly unproductive and dumbed down it's a wonder some of them can remember to eat and shit every day. Yay progress!
Halbritter KCS

United States

#26 Sep 1, 2013
sticks35 wrote:
<quoted text> i don't think you have the authority to disqualify anyone in this forum,i think your off your medication.....
And it's clear you don't posses the intellectual RAM to realize that "what you think" matters to anyone or thing in the universe outsize the 3 cubic cm inside your pointy fucking head.

DUUURRR!!! DDDDUUUUUURRRR!!!!! Ok "Sticx"! Now let the smart people talk and go resume your obsession with using your hawkee puck for a mangina diaphragm. And don't forget to eat today.
huh

Danielson, CT

#27 Sep 1, 2013
At least he has a "conception" MV Hockey. But better yet he has optimism and drive. What do you have other than a permeating negativity? What have you done lately?
Halbritter KCS

United States

#28 Sep 1, 2013
huh wrote:
At least he has a "conception" MV Hockey. But better yet he has optimism and drive. What do you have other than a permeating negativity? What have you done lately?
A LOT more than that. Positive thought is a kind of double negative in his case. He's pleased with perverts criminals and people like Spitzer influencing the state and when confronted with the laughable grasp of the reasons he's gotten hawwwwwkeee presents he shrugs and says he doesn't care how or why he actually thinks cultural welfare from the Taxed Earth state is really harming his "beloved" area and idiot muse. He can't think. Therefore he hawkeeees while kids are starving in that same city's streets.

And you're gonna defend thaaaaaaat are you?

You rosey glasses clueless retards had better wake up and smell the Death Spiral and start making serious changes. Not getting "Utican Event Orgasmic" gaga over babyshit they feed you to placate you for selling you out your children's futures.

While the Destito family of Rome is selling Ray Halbritter and half the state OGS purchasing line booze, office interiors and anything else they can source, your whole region just passed the PONR mark about 8 months ago. This is better than the Indians selling Manhattan for 24 dollars worth of cloth, trading beads and hatchets. They sold it back for billions and Cuomo and Brindisi and the Chipmonks gave you a hawwwkeeee beads! Brilliant!

well

New York, NY

#30 Sep 1, 2013
Halbritter KCS wrote:
<quoted text>A LOT more than that. Positive thought is a kind of double negative in his case. He's pleased with perverts criminals and people like Spitzer influencing the state and when confronted with the laughable grasp of the reasons he's gotten hawwwwwkeee presents he shrugs and says he doesn't care how or why he actually thinks cultural welfare from the Taxed Earth state is really harming his "beloved" area and idiot muse. He can't think. Therefore he hawkeeees while kids are starving in that same city's streets.
And you're gonna defend thaaaaaaat are you?
You rosey glasses clueless retards had better wake up and smell the Death Spiral and start making serious changes. Not getting "Utican Event Orgasmic" gaga over babyshit they feed you to placate you for selling you out your children's futures.
While the Destito family of Rome is selling Ray Halbritter and half the state OGS purchasing line booze, office interiors and anything else they can source, your whole region just passed the PONR mark about 8 months ago. This is better than the Indians selling Manhattan for 24 dollars worth of cloth, trading beads and hatchets. They sold it back for billions and Cuomo and Brindisi and the Chipmonks gave you a hawwwkeeee beads! Brilliant!I can see where someone might think you have gone off your meds.
I can see where someone might think you have gone off your meds.
Beef fan

Cortland, NY

#31 Sep 1, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>I can see where someone might think you have gone off your meds.
Yea for sure! All over the place and making NO SENSE AT ALL!!
Kansas City Shuffle

United States

#32 Sep 1, 2013
Yeeeaaah nobody expects the haawwwwkeee mentalities to follow things that took more thinking than watching a plop of rubber go back and forth like a cat chasing a laser pointer.
Resume your chicken squawking guys this will have to wait for less needy readers who get it.
Level 3

Since: Jul 12

Brighton, MA

#33 Sep 1, 2013
Halbritter KCS wrote:
<quoted text>A LOT more than that. Positive thought is a kind of double negative in his case. He's pleased with perverts criminals and people like Spitzer influencing the state and when confronted with the laughable grasp of the reasons he's gotten hawwwwwkeee presents he shrugs and says he doesn't care how or why he actually thinks cultural welfare from the Taxed Earth state is really harming his "beloved" area and idiot muse. He can't think. Therefore he hawkeeees while kids are starving in that same city's streets.
And you're gonna defend thaaaaaaat are you?
You rosey glasses clueless retards had better wake up and smell the Death Spiral and start making serious changes. Not getting "Utican Event Orgasmic" gaga over babyshit they feed you to placate you for selling you out your children's futures.
While the Destito family of Rome is selling Ray Halbritter and half the state OGS purchasing line booze, office interiors and anything else they can source, your whole region just passed the PONR mark about 8 months ago. This is better than the Indians selling Manhattan for 24 dollars worth of cloth, trading beads and hatchets. They sold it back for billions and Cuomo and Brindisi and the Chipmonks gave you a hawwwkeeee beads! Brilliant!
wtf are you even talking about?????? is there anything you like, or are you one of these people who just trash everyone and everything cause your life is an absolute train wreck??? sound like your parents should have exercised some type of birth control... you may want to consult a doctor for your mental state....
huh

Bronx, NY

#34 Sep 2, 2013
Halbritter KCS wrote:
<quoted text>A LOT more than that. Positive thought is a kind of double negative in his case. He's pleased with perverts criminals and people like Spitzer influencing the state and when confronted with the laughable grasp of the reasons he's gotten hawwwwwkeee presents he shrugs and says he doesn't care how or why he actually thinks cultural welfare from the Taxed Earth state is really harming his "beloved" area and idiot muse. He can't think. Therefore he hawkeeees while kids are starving in that same city's streets.
And you're gonna defend thaaaaaaat are you?
You rosey glasses clueless retards had better wake up and smell the Death Spiral and start making serious changes. Not getting "Utican Event Orgasmic" gaga over babyshit they feed you to placate you for selling you out your children's futures.
While the Destito family of Rome is selling Ray Halbritter and half the state OGS purchasing line booze, office interiors and anything else they can source, your whole region just passed the PONR mark about 8 months ago. This is better than the Indians selling Manhattan for 24 dollars worth of cloth, trading beads and hatchets. They sold it back for billions and Cuomo and Brindisi and the Chipmonks gave you a hawwwkeeee beads! Brilliant!
whack-o
KCS

United States

#35 Sep 2, 2013
huh wrote:
<quoted text>
whack-o
Truth hurt and can't get over it can you ZER - O?
KCS

United States

#36 Sep 2, 2013
sticks35 wrote:
<quoted text>wtf are you even talking about?????? is there anything you like, or are you one of these people who just trash everyone and everything cause your life is an absolute train wreck???
Emphatically wrong: I like lots of things. Unfortunately for you clowns I don't see anything likeable or productive when you losers start squawking and waving the stubby Utican Dodo arms around while proudly professing you don't care about anything or anyone but an arguably retarded follower's team sport that's not that much more of a distraction than a cat consumed with swatting at a laser dot. Meow!

Guys like you cause butch lesbians. Now enjoy your Garden State Brikface job and all that glorious hawkeeee sellout money from the magical sky. And don't molest any of the boys either... your crowd seems female repellant and I'm guessing Scott Tissue isn't the only masculine named thing that ever touched your assholes.
Truth

Utica, NY

#37 Sep 2, 2013
sticks35 wrote:
<quoted text> part of it was used for ahl hockey, they needed locker rooms(don't know what happened to the old ones) a chiller up grade(was needed even if the comets did not come) and a zamboni as the ahl requires 2 of them. everything else(facade/suites/sound system/video boards/upgrade of food stands) will benefit any event at the aud. this building has been mis managed, underused, and just plain neglected. why weren't you on here last year when the aud replaced all of the lower seats?? what about all the money for lighting upgrades in the main arena??? they had two choices, upgrade the building and do something with it, or continue to misuse it and loose money doing it.the comets allow the aud to be used for 40 extra nights a year instead of sitting there empty. bottom line is with out the comets coming, theres no way utica gets these upgrades, that money woulda gone to syracuse or binghamton, or albanys rink. the whole world cant stop because herkimer got flooded, thats what fema is for.
The proof in what I say can be shown by asking if the current upgrades(tailored for AHL requirements) and renovations paid for with taxpayer money would have been undertaken if not for this scheme that will enrich only the well connected few.

The fact that the Aud, in your opinion, has been mismanaged and the rest is not relevant in this. The problem with the Aud is very similar to the problem with the Stanley (also partially financed with taxpayer money by the way). There is apparently no money to be made by private promoters and investors so they don't view the Aud or the Stanley as viable venues.

I was on here last year when the seating was replaced. The seta were 1960's vintage and the replacement is part of normal maintenance and not AHL required upgrades. How long should the prevailing attitude be that "if we don't get it someone else will". That's the same attitude that Detroit had for generations if you take a close look. It's the same attitude that will also lead to more of the same decline that lead Detroit to bankruptcy.

I'm not talking about just Herkimer. Herkimer wasn't the only area flooded. I guess you were too busy salivating over the thought of AHL hockey to realize that. Why don't you ask the victims of the flooding throughout Oneida County whetehr they would rather have the Comets or their home.

Level 2

Since: Sep 13

Location hidden

#38 Sep 2, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
The proof in what I say can be shown by asking if the current upgrades(tailored for AHL requirements) and renovations paid for with taxpayer money would have been undertaken if not for this scheme that will enrich only the well connected few.
The fact that the Aud, in your opinion, has been mismanaged and the rest is not relevant in this. The problem with the Aud is very similar to the problem with the Stanley (also partially financed with taxpayer money by the way). There is apparently no money to be made by private promoters and investors so they don't view the Aud or the Stanley as viable venues.
I was on here last year when the seating was replaced. The seta were 1960's vintage and the replacement is part of normal maintenance and not AHL required upgrades. How long should the prevailing attitude be that "if we don't get it someone else will". That's the same attitude that Detroit had for generations if you take a close look. It's the same attitude that will also lead to more of the same decline that lead Detroit to bankruptcy.
I'm not talking about just Herkimer. Herkimer wasn't the only area flooded. I guess you were too busy salivating over the thought of AHL hockey to realize that. Why don't you ask the victims of the flooding throughout Oneida County whetehr they would rather have the Comets or their home.
the lower seats were replaced when the devils came in 1987. and the original poster has already said in his post that the only way the aud gets these updates is because the comets are coming. i've been to some uc games, but the building is old and just plain dirty.... do the even clean that place? the floors need to be painted, and the outside if you look closely is not in good shape. i would agree that is has been mismanaged just by walking around the aud. no different then walking in a dirty store or restaurant. it was readily apparent two my 2 kids... i guess if i had to choose between fixing it up our building new i would say fix what you got and keep it going for another 10-20 years. but its getting close to the end of its lifespan.
Sticks35

Red Hook, NY

#39 Sep 2, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
The proof in what I say can be shown by asking if the current upgrades(tailored for AHL requirements) and renovations paid for with taxpayer money would have been undertaken if not for this scheme that will enrich only the well connected few.
The fact that the Aud, in your opinion, has been mismanaged and the rest is not relevant in this. The problem with the Aud is very similar to the problem with the Stanley (also partially financed with taxpayer money by the way). There is apparently no money to be made by private promoters and investors so they don't view the Aud or the Stanley as viable venues.
I was on here last year when the seating was replaced. The seta were 1960's vintage and the replacement is part of normal maintenance and not AHL required upgrades. How long should the prevailing attitude be that "if we don't get it someone else will". That's the same attitude that Detroit had for generations if you take a close look. It's the same attitude that will also lead to more of the same decline that lead Detroit to bankruptcy.
I'm not talking about just Herkimer. Herkimer wasn't the only area flooded. I guess you were too busy salivating over the thought of AHL hockey to realize that. Why don't you ask the victims of the flooding throughout Oneida County whetehr they would rather have the Comets or their home.
thats exactly what I mean by mismanaged. The the building is not a viable option for promoters then fix the damn problem. They need the updates to make it viable and they are long overdue. Now maybe esch can get more acts in here. And also remember the lower seats being replaced when the devils came. The originals were still in there when the mv stars were here. But they were ripped and filty then.and theres no way utica can build new, work wiyh what we got.....

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