BC Lions 2011

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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby CFP! » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:44 pm

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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:54 pm

CFP! wrote:Time lapse for the new roof.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 2ctjyeJH8k


Cool vid. Notice how it's cloudy pretty much every day? Fucking Vancouver.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:39 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:As far as I know, about 42,000 tickets have been sold, not bad, but the capacity is 54,000 and change. I'd love to see a sell out crowd, but I'm not thinking that's happening.


I'd be surprised if it wasn't a sell out by tomorrow night.

The Beatles bought their own records to create a a major buzz. David Braley will follow suit and buy any remaining tickets just before kick off. :wink:
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby ukcanuck » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:45 pm

BIG night for the lions, and BC place.

I read a post from the peanut gallery on TSN's page saying 50,000 tickets sold, dont know how true that is but it would be 50,001 if I was home tonight...if you are going have a 9 dollar beer for me :D
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby Corb » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:26 pm

This half time show is so tremendously bad, it is almost good in a campy way.... but falls short :oops:
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby dhabums » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:35 pm

On my phone at the game, but a quick review

A waste of 500m dollars, I don't understand where it went.

25 minutes to get a beer, totally understaffed stupidity.

No tv in the bathrooms for $500M.

Half time show was high school garbage at best.

Apparently my seat is wider, but I am not fat. I assume anyone who comes here will be disappointed considered the massive cost.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby CFP! » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:43 pm

dhabums wrote:A waste of 500m dollars, I don't understand where it went.

Didn't you see the domw from the outside? :eh:


dhabums wrote:25 minutes to get a beer, totally understaffed stupidity.

duh, did they sort of strike tonight? They (they staff) said they would not affect tonights games.

dhabums wrote:No tv in the bathrooms for $500M.

What is this, Dallas...I mean NFL?

dhabums wrote:Half time show was high school garbage at best.


Indeed, even worse than the BEP at the West final a few years back. Eeeek.

dhabums wrote:Apparently my seat is wider, but I am not fat. I assume anyone who comes here will be disappointed considered the massive cost.


Shhhh, dont worry. The taxpayers wont notice.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby Corb » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:47 pm

dhabums wrote:On my phone at the game, but a quick review

A waste of 500m dollars, I don't understand where it went.

25 minutes to get a beer, totally understaffed stupidity.

No tv in the bathrooms for $500M.

Half time show was high school garbage at best.

Apparently my seat is wider, but I am not fat. I assume anyone who comes here will be disappointed considered the massive cost.

Did you look up?

How would you know if you're fat? Get a second opinion.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby ukcanuck » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:31 pm

dhabums wrote:On my phone at the game, but a quick review

A waste of 500m dollars, I don't understand where it went.

25 minutes to get a beer, totally understaffed stupidity.

No tv in the bathrooms for $500M.

Half time show was high school garbage at best.

Apparently my seat is wider, but I am not fat. I assume anyone who comes here will be disappointed considered the massive cost.


Hey Suess Murphy, Dhabums, is it that your socks are too tight? :lol:
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby Jovorock » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:58 pm

dhabums wrote:
Half time show was high school garbage at best.

I thought the half time show was good, especially the guy on clarinet .
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby dhabums » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:30 am

CFP! wrote:
dhabums wrote:A waste of 500m dollars, I don't understand where it went.

Didn't you see the domw from the outside? :eh:


It most definitely looks nicer but it really couldn't be any worse than it was. Maybe my expectations were too high. The roof from the inside seems like a lot of work to have a small hole looking at the night sky.

On a good note, the horrible line ups and incompetent staff limited my in game beers to 2 from the usual too many. $10.50 for a "premium" 20 oz beer. No idea what that would have been, there was only Bud and Bud Lite. $8.50 for a 14oz Bud. Oh, and no lids.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:57 am

Renovating BC Place was a waste of Money. We just put half a billion dollars of lipstick on a pig. The Lower bowl seats are too shallow, you still need binoculars to watch the game itself cause your miles from the action. The players look like minions on the field.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby BCReefer » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:33 am

Yawn - most people have nothing better to do but complain.

The Lions won again, tied for first place. I hate the fact that they are in first place because I am tired of Wally but damn they are in first place.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby dhabums » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:01 am

BCReefer wrote:Yawn - most people have nothing better to do but complain.

The Lions won again, tied for first place. I hate the fact that they are in first place because I am tired of Wally but damn they are in first place.


I admit, complaining about last night was better than being there thus my in game complaint. I could have stood in line again, but complaining was also better than that. I realize some people want to wear blinders, but it was over half a billion dollars to make the building prettier. Not pretty, just prettier. And now we are stuck with the place for another 20 years.

On a night when winning should have been the story, almost everyone I spoke to was astounded at just how bad it was in there. Want a beer? Miss a quarter.

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Does anyone know why the screens facing the endzones are so much smaller than the sideline big screens? I hope there is a good reason rather than "we ran out of million dollar bills" reason.
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Re: BC Lions 2011

Postby ukcanuck » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:30 am

dhabums wrote:
BCReefer wrote:Yawn - most people have nothing better to do but complain.

The Lions won again, tied for first place. I hate the fact that they are in first place because I am tired of Wally but damn they are in first place.


I admit, complaining about last night was better than being there thus my in game complaint. I could have stood in line again, but complaining was also better than that. I realize some people want to wear blinders, but it was over half a billion dollars to make the building prettier. Not pretty, just prettier. And now we are stuck with the place for another 20 years.

On a night when winning should have been the story, almost everyone I spoke to was astounded at just how bad it was in there. Want a beer? Miss a quarter.

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Does anyone know why the screens facing the endzones are so much smaller than the sideline big screens? I hope there is a good reason rather than "we ran out of million dollar bills" reason.


To be fair I can understand your complaints about the service, the post game radio show was stacked with callers complaining abut the massive lines, the question I have is that the BC Lions fault? If i remember correctly the concessions were always run by BC Place Staff. and ultimately isn't that who is still responsible? I am surprised after years of experience running events there like the Olympics and other high profile events that they wouldnt be able to get it right the first time.
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