There’s been some criticism in the community lately, that they’re not putting enough stuff in the arena. It’s the most expensive minor-league hockey arena in the world, and the key to the redevelopment of downtown Allentown (well, that and the tax scheme, but I digress). And, most nights it sits empty. Whatever will we do?
Well, around here we’re not about going negative if we can help it, so let’s put our heads together and try to think of the best events to fill the arena. Remember, it doesn’t do any good to have events there with no people, so we have to think of which things we want–and which things our community will support, as well.
Before we get to the poll–the excuses. I do buy that it was difficult to book events before the arena was done and before the schedules were set for the first season of hockey. It was also necessary to do a remodel on the concourse floor this past year (which looks great, I might add) that could have kept events away. Finally, I’ve heard [editor’s note: what follows is pure speculation] that the loading dock area is very difficult to use and is discouraging acts from booking–and possibly the reason the Rascal Flats had to cancel.
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See you at the arena,