Sunday, February 18, 2007
HSBC Arena concourses get a fresh new look
About a year ago in Artvoice we did a column called "Making Over HSBC Arena", where we outlined a number of ideas for improving and upgrading our hockey venue.
"Concession signage: The food items are pretty good, but those concession canopies are really hideous. New marquees, designed with bright colors, perhaps neon, would brighten up the food stands and add much to the concourses."
"The “Adelphia” kiosk: Fess up! Were you one of the morons who stood in line to swipe your Adelphia Advantage Card to earn points for free merchandise? Yep, thought so. Time to pack up the screens, the monitors, dismantle the equipment and come up with a creative new use for this space."
So weren't we surprised to see all the new marquees and canopies on the concession stands...not the snazziest things you've ever laid your eyes on, but a marked improvement nonetheless. And a deli sandwich station has supplanted the old Adelphia kiosk space.
Hey Sabres front office - feel free to use any more of our suggestions as you see fit.