If you are watching an NHL game through a television screen, you are missing a lot.
Watching hockey live at the arena is a huge thing, taking in the atmosphere and noise associated with any sport, really. It has an exciting vibe and electricity going through the entire match that can leave goosebumps even when you exit the arena. However, not every arena can maintain the same energy. There are many different venues with different rituals before the games. Let’s take a look at our coverage on various NHL arenas.
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit
The home for the Red Wings team might not have the most expensive seats or luxurious leisure activities but when you visit the arena, it feels like you are being treated as a top sports fan and you can feel an amazing atmosphere all around. The spectators make such an appealing contribution to the game that it almost feels like they are an extra player on the ice. Additionally, they get amazingly cheerful and noisy when there is an octopus hurled on the ice. It is Detroit’s tradition. The arena goes even wilder when it is playoffs time and the team is trying to score a point. It does not matter if it is the first whistle to start a game or a last, they are giving it all. In hockey, there is a saying that the team with most fans will win. Taking that in consideration, Red Wings are always thanking their supporters for their commitment.
Xcel Energy Centre in Minnesota
Minnesota Wild fans are as crazy as Canadians, they show maximum appreciation and love to the sport of hockey. Hockey fans support and adore their sport in schools, colleges and universities; and with this knowledge and dedication, Xcel Energy Center arena goes wild at the big special events. Minnesota’s team had troubles hiring players to create a team in 1993 but then they came back to the world of hockey under the name Wild. They have suffered a lot to hold their spot, but with an amazing fanbase and true fans, they created a top-notch team to compete at a higher level.
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
Toronto Maple Leafs team who have conquered a Stanley Cup only once in 1967 is still a top-tier team in the NHL and holds thirteen seasonal championships. It is a no-brainer that if you ask a sports person what country they associate with hockey, the answer will most likely be ‘Canada’. The sport is in their genes and is favored by almost every individual in Canada. Maple Leafs have the biggest and most exciting hockey arena in the world. The ACC (Air Canada Centre) features a new updated video board that helps the fans to see and follow every moment of the game if they accidentally missed it on the ice. Fans in Toronto strive for their success and want to see Leafs coming back to the top. To remember all the greats past members and special moments that made history, the arena has a separate lounge to enjoy all that in a visual matter.