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Staples Center - mostly in the suites but I have watched a couple of games from the regular seats
Ponda Center
Excel Energy Center - only at the drink rail
Met Center

I've been to Bell Centre in the summer to walk around

Now if you want a list of places you've watched an NHL game from, I've got a decent list. Honolulu, Oslo, Singapore just to name a few (no hookers were involved).
 

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I had to keep going out and shoveling the driveway during intermissions for that game in AA. I remember it well.
Know I've said it here before but it's the best sporting event I've ever been to and I don't remember jack shit about the game.
 

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Pittsburgh, Igloo only
Tampa*
Buffalo

*Went to 2 different playoff games in different seasons...one Pens game and the other Redwings, both with @postmaster from this board.

/Though I may win as the only one here to see the Jacksonville Lizard Kings before they folded in 2000.
 
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My NHL list is pretty short because most of my travel happens either during off season or playoffs when tickets are too expensive (and being a Sabres fan, well obviously I'm not going to see my team in the POs much).

- Plenty of games in Buffalo obviously, including the first Classic at the Bills stadium and the old arena.
- Multiple in Raleigh, always Sabres games.
- Multiple in DC, never Sabres though - I'm there most years in February for a conference, so I go see a game if they're in town.

Toured a few arenas during off-season/non-game days. Calgary, Boston Garden, ACC off the top of my head.

Non-NHL hockey games are a lot more:
- Hovet (Stockholm) for SHL multiple times
- Globen (Stockholm) for Sweden v Finland
- Warrior Arena (Boston) for a Pride game
- Both Charlotte arenas for Checkers games
- Various college arenas around Boston and Buffalo

Also had tickets for a 2020 World's game in Zurich, but, well, obviously we all know what happened there.
 

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Yes I seen the Thrashers in Pittsburgh and Atlanta. I might be one of a select few that have done that. :D

But for the NHL games I been to:

Pittsburgh,
Philly,
Atlanta,
Raleigh,
Nashville,
Dallas,
Anaheim and
Phoenix

Non NHL been to a few minor league arenas and still the best was Johnstown (when they still had a team).
I should note both time I saw the Thrashers play in Pittsburgh and Atlanta I didn't pay for the tickets. Won the seats in Pittsburgh and in Atlanta a co-worker gave them to me, they were playing the Sharks and if I remember correctly the Thrashers lost.

The cool thing about the Thrashers game in Pittsburgh it was during Crosby's rookie season, we got to see Lemieux and Crosby play together. Also, at the time not realizing it but witnessing two of Lemieux's final NHL goals and his final 5 pt night.

Side NOTE: Patrick Stefan actually scored a goal in that game for the Thrashers.
 

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For NHL:

Pittsburgh
Raleigh
DC
NYC - MSG
Newark
Chicago
Detroit
Anaheim
LA
Vegas

AHL:
Hershey
WBS
San Diego
Norfolk

ECHL:
Norfolk (seen all 3 versions of the Admirals)
 
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NHL
New York - Nassau and MSG
Buffalo - The Aud
Philly - Spectrum and FU Center (I will never call it anything but)
DC - Cap Centre and The Phone Booth
Raleigh - whatever the fuck it's called
Pittsburgh - Igloo and paint can
Boston - Bahston Gahden
Ottawa - the Kanata thingie
Columbus - cannon go boom
Chicago - Old and new
Detroit - Joe Lewis Arena
LA - Great Western
Anaheim - Arrowhead Pond
Trawna - Maple Leaf Gardens


Other
Baltimore Civic Center
Hershey PA - Hersheypark Arena and Giant Eagle center
Some dingy little building in Hampton Roads Va
Charlotte Checkers arena. They might be ECHL. I don't know.
Columbus - Schottenstein (OSU) and OSU Rink (OSU Women's)
Bowling Green - Slater Arena
Penn State Arena
Ohio University - Shit Hole Center
Johnstown Arena
Navy (old and new)
Notre Dame Arena
Kent State Arena

I've also been inside the building at Lake Placid but never saw a game there.

Favorite may have been Ottawa, but a lot of that was the company. I actually liked the old Cap Center. Arrowhead (now Honda Center) and Nationwide are the best overall buildings with the nicest facilities as well as easy in and out. The MCI/Verizon is great but a pain to get to from where I lived at the time.
Somehow I knew you’d have one helluva list.
 

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I should note both time I saw the Thrashers play in Pittsburgh and Atlanta I didn't pay for the tickets. Won the seats in Pittsburgh and in Atlanta a co-worker gave them to me, they were playing the Sharks and if I remember correctly the Thrashers lost.

The cool thing about the Thrashers game in Pittsburgh it was during Crosby's rookie season, we got to see Lemieux and Crosby play together. Also, at the time not realizing it but witnessing two of Lemieux's final NHL goals and his final 5 pt night.

Side NOTE: Patrick Stefan actually scored a goal in that game for the Thrashers.

Speaking of the Thrashers I don’t realize how in the hell I did this but I saw the original Winnipeg Jets too.

It was my first ever hockey game, we decided to go expecting to see a bloodbath since it was the first game in Pittsburgh for Jimmy Mann after he suckered Paul Gardner and broke his jaw.

No fights at all but the Penguins did win 2-1 IIRC
 

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Speaking of the Thrashers I don’t realize how in the hell I did this but I saw the original Winnipeg Jets too.
oh shit, me too!

Christmas gift from an uncle when i was a kid. like 9 or 10
I think they played against Chicago.

my parents always thought it was a good idea to go to Brandon and Winnipeg in the middle of winter.
 

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oh shit, me too!

Christmas gift from an uncle when i was a kid. like 9 or 10
I think they played against Chicago.

my parents always thought it was a good idea to go to Brandon and Winnipeg in the middle of winter.
Isn't that like going to Death Valley in the middle of the summer but the exact opposite temperature.
 

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Only

Vancouver
Ottawa

Ottawa because my dad was posted their at the time, August 1994-August 1997.
 

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My nhl arena watching games list is meagre at best in comparison to some of you guys lists so far lol. Ive been in more whl arenas than nhl ones to watch games.

But the weirdest arena ive been in to watch hockey was in Cortina Italy (quarter of the arena was open air lol). Not a game though ... it was training camp and we kind of stumbled across it touring the dolomites. That team went on to win 1 game that season. Heh
 

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Depends when you were there. They were ECHL for a while. Played first at a building that's had a variety of names but was (I think) Cricket Arena when they moved out to the Bobcats (now the Hornets) arena (now Spectrum Center). While they were there they moved up to AHL and shortly thereafter moved back to the remodeled old arena.

So, long story short, two different arenas, two different league levels at each.
It would have been early 2011 season around the time my sister moved there. I told her I would only come visit if she took me to a game. :)
Somehow I knew you’d have one helluva list.
I was lucky, a guy who lived down the street from us played in the AHL and my mom and his wife were best friends. He took us to a lot of games through the early 80's (up and down the coast). Also, my cousin's boyfriend (now hubby) at the time played for Penn State and I tagged along with them a lot. He had a goal to see a game in every arena. Hasn't met it yet.

Then before me and Mrs 43 were married and had kids, we loved ourselves a road trip over weekends from where she went to college.

Strangely, I have only seen baseball games in 3 MLB stadiums and 2 of them are in Baltimore. The other is Vets in Philly. 2 Football stadiums too. And both of those are also in Baltimore. Seen more concerts in football stadiums than football games.
 

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It would have been early 2011 season around the time my sister moved there. I told her I would only come visit if she took me to a game. :)

I was lucky, a guy who lived down the street from us played in the AHL and my mom and his wife were best friends. He took us to a lot of games through the early 80's (up and down the coast). Also, my cousin's boyfriend (now hubby) at the time played for Penn State and I tagged along with them a lot. He had a goal to see a game in every arena. Hasn't met it yet.

Then before me and Mrs 43 were married and had kids, we loved ourselves a road trip over weekends from where she went to college.

Strangely, I have only seen baseball games in 3 MLB stadiums and 2 of them are in Baltimore. The other is Vets in Philly. 2 Football stadiums too. And both of those are also in Baltimore. Seen more concerts in football stadiums than football games.
nice. Thanks to 30ish years Navy between the wife and/or myself, I been fortunate to live or train all over the country which has allowed me to take in a lot different venues. I've been to a few NFL games: Pittsburgh (both 3 Rivers and Heinz), FedEx in DC, the old Vet in Philly, and Qualcomm in San Diego.

Now baseball, I've been to several. Kinda like your cousin's hubby, a friend and I had a goal of hitting all the MLB stadiums. We made it about 4-5 years in a row, but then I ended up over seas for 3 years and that killed it. But I've been to:

Pittsburgh - 3 Rivers and PNC Park
Boston's Fenway
NYC - both old and new Yankee Stadiums as well as the old Shea and new Citi Field
Chicago's Wrigley
Balt for Camden Yards (my absolute favorite)
Milwaukee's Miller
Philly's Citizen's Bank
Miami's Marlin's Park
DC for both new Nationals Stadium and when at RFK
San Diego's PetCo
Dodger Stadium in LA
Angels Stadium in Anaheim
Arizona for Chase Field
Detroit for Comerica

When I moved from DC to San Diego, the family came out a few months before me because of training. So I had to drive across country by myself. I had a plan where I was going to stop for games at Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago for the White Sox, and Coors in Denver. Except I made the mistake of telling the wifey of my plans and she blew a gasket so I (wisely?) scrapped those plans.
 

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nice. Thanks to 30ish years Navy between the wife and/or myself, I been fortunate to live or train all over the country which has allowed me to take in a lot different venues. I've been to a few NFL games: Pittsburgh (both 3 Rivers and Heinz), FedEx in DC, the old Vet in Philly, and Qualcomm in San Diego.

Now baseball, I've been to several. Kinda like your cousin's hubby, a friend and I had a goal of hitting all the MLB stadiums. We made it about 4-5 years in a row, but then I ended up over seas for 3 years and that killed it. But I've been to:

Pittsburgh - 3 Rivers and PNC Park
Boston's Fenway
NYC - both old and new Yankee Stadiums as well as the old Shea and new Citi Field
Chicago's Wrigley
Balt for Camden Yards (my absolute favorite)
Milwaukee's Miller
Philly's Citizen's Bank
Miami's Marlin's Park
DC for both new Nationals Stadium and when at RFK
San Diego's PetCo
Dodger Stadium in LA
Angels Stadium in Anaheim
Arizona for Chase Field
Detroit for Comerica

When I moved from DC to San Diego, the family came out a few months before me because of training. So I had to drive across country by myself. I had a plan where I was going to stop for games at Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago for the White Sox, and Coors in Denver. Except I made the mistake of telling the wifey of my plans and she blew a gasket so I (wisely?) scrapped those plans.
I am too young, but I really wished to this day to have seen a game at Forbes Field but unfortunately all the memories are in Three Rivers growing up.
On top of that I think it would have been cool to see a game in the Polo Grounds with those weird dimensions.

As of other parks I been to:
Atlanta - SunTrust (now Truist) and Turner.
Fenway
Tropicana
Angels Stadium
Petco
Old Busch in St Louis
New Comiskey or whatever they call it now.
Rogers Centre (at the time the Sky Dome)
Oracle (Pac Bell at the time)
Progressive (Jacobs Field at the time)
Camden Yards (like you was my favorite)

And unfortunately I can't remember all the minor league parks my dad and Uncle (RIP to the both of them) were huge minor league baseball fans. So I went to a lot around the PA, OH, NY, MD, WV area.

To this day I thought Ainsworth Field in Erie was the coolest, too bad they don't use it anymore. It had cement bleachers behind home plate and the "locker rooms" were through a door in the right field wall into the adjacent school. And the most memorable thing about going there was we had to go watch Pete Rose Jr play just in case he "became" as good as his father, so we could have said we saw him play in the low minors.
 

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For MLB, just Safeco (was still called that last time I went), the Kingdome and Oakland Coliseum. The Oakland trip was the year of the earthquake.
 
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