Home Game - Feb. 25

Discussion in 'Vancouver Stealth Forum' started by New Fan, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. New Fan

    New Fan Member

    Getting ready to pick my teams for this weekends Fantasy pick-em. I want to pick the Steslth to win at home, but am having trouble making up my mind. Oh what the hell, I'll pick them to win. It has to happen sometime and a win keeps them in the race. Go Stealth.
     
  2. mr.crowley

    mr.crowley Active Member

    Since they are playing a pretty poor Rochester team I would like to think they will win at home this weekend
     
  3. BanditsRock11

    BanditsRock11 Active Member

    The crowd there tonight....yikes.
     
  4. WingsNut423566

    WingsNut423566 Active Member

    2,651 according to NLL.com
     
  5. Wings-4-Life

    Wings-4-Life Well-Known Member

    The Stealth tonight.... yikes.
     
  6. New Fan

    New Fan Member

    Thought tonight they would turn it around. Nope, another loss at home and a 1000 less fans than their last home game. This is a doomed franchise and the sooner the owner realizes it the better. Another sold out game in Saskatoon at over 15,000 fans. Time for the Stealth to pack it in and move to a similar market. Will not be missed as the few fans they have don't care.
     
  7. unspoken

    unspoken Member

    I do wonder if moving to another building in the area would help. From what I understand the LEC isn't the easiest place to get to. And it's limited capacity isn't helpful for revenues which could be spent on putting a better team on the floor. And since they're in a division with 3 teams who do reasonable in ticket revenue (Calgary), pretty well (Colorado) and outstanding (Saskatchewan), they will continue to be at a major disadvantage. Might take a gamble from ownership to try it in order to compete.
     
  8. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    Any high schools have an indoor field?
     
  9. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    So, how hard would it be for the Stealth to get dates in Winnipeg with the Jets and the Moose taking up 75+ days a year in the winter?
     
  10. New Fan

    New Fan Member

    Probably not hard at all. Same situation with Calgary Roughnecks as they share the building with the Calgary Flames and Hitman. All owned by the Flames and doing well.
     
  11. mooseantlers

    mooseantlers Guest

    I think they should either give Abbotsford a shot, or if it's affordable, try the Agrodome in Vancouver, I saw a WWE house show there and the atmosphere in that arena is amazing. Really hope they will stick around, I've missed lacrosse since the Ravens.
     
  12. wacklax

    wacklax Member

    Abbotsford would really go over good with the city folk. lol
     
  13. mooseantlers

    mooseantlers Guest

    Better than Langley imho, I drove delivery there and that street grid is migraine inducing. Accessibility issues don't surprise me one bit
     
  14. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

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  15. New Fan

    New Fan Member

    Nobody cares about lacrosse in the Vancouver area. Neither the Agrodome or Rogers place in downtown Vancouver will ever support lacrosse. Thunderbird stadium is located at the University of British Columbia and is a traffic nightmare to get there. Will never work. Just move the franchise.
     
  16. Dave S-C

    Dave S-C Active Member

    PNE Agridome was a dump back when the WLA Vancouver Burrards played there 1900-1993, can't imagine is has changed much. Probably still smells like manure. Our former senior B team thought about it as a venue when we got evicted from Kerrisdale, before moving to Burnaby in 2007. Main obstacle with the Dome was film crews got first dibs using it on short notice - as well as being a dump. If a team is going to consider the Agridome, then just consider Pacific Coliseum next door.

    Only way Rogers would work is if the Canucks owned the team (to help offset the rent) and sunk a lot of cash into promotion. Rent back when the Ravens used it was $46,000 range per game, no clue what it would cost now. The location is good for sports - but costs may not be for an team at the NLL level. But then maybe such a venue is needed for lacrosse fans and local sports fans to take the team seriously. I don't know.

    Thunderbird / UBC is not an option. Terrible location for traffic access, parking, etc. I went to a pre-season CFL game located out at UBC a couple years ago. It was a shitshow to get there and then find parking that wasn't far away.

    Yup. If people aren't willing to go to Langley now, they won't be willing to go out to Abbotsford.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2017
  17. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    I truthfully figured neither would work any better, and, I think you're right that the only way that this gets the 'legitimacy' to draw more than the hardened lacrosse folks is if it is at the big arena downtown.
     
  18. New Fan

    New Fan Member

    That might happen when pigs can fly.:)
     
  19. Dave S-C

    Dave S-C Active Member

    Look at what the Ravens were drawing their first year: 10,212 per game average. Granted there were a lot of freebie tickets handed out that year to snag the attention of the curious, but it's pretty clear from that number that those all weren't WLA fans = lacrosse fans attending.

    Mainland WLA attendance back then was a lot worse than it is now, maybe 2000 to 2100 attending WLA games here per week. Coquitlam used to sell out 1200 seat Poirier Street but New West was drawing maybe 350-400 while Maple Ridge was lucky to get 200 and Burnaby 100-150. North Shore drew maybe 50 (I counted 35 at their last game and they didn't even bother collect $$$ at the door).

    Sorry but if they are going to be taken seriously as a Vancouver team by the casual and curious sports fan here, putting lipstick on a pig named Langley or Abbotsford or anywhere south of the Fraser and selling it as Vancouver is not going to be taken seriously. The ??? is whether even downtown or the Coliseum would work for them now - or did the Ravens leave such a bad taste in everyone's mouths the first time around?
     

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