The Tradition-Rich NHL Could Teach NBA Arena’s About Presentation

June 4th, 2010 by Kristian Siuta Leave a reply »
As a die-hard sports fan, my eyes have been glued to the television for the entire playoffs—not just for basketball, but both the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League, and every second has been exciting.

That was until a feeling of letdown or disappointment came across my mind. Sitting back to take in the pregame festivities prior to Game One of the NBA Finals, I was left wanting more. In regards to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, no such idea raced through my head.

Tuning in to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, even from afar, a sense of community, camaraderie, and intensifying excitement electrified the arena. The emotion began to rise from ground level all the way to the rafters, and the excitement of the pregame festivities ultimately spilled over into living rooms across the states watching this spectacle.

Granted, the excitement that was experienced was due to hype and pending start to the game; however, there were certain historical traits and ideals that the NHL focused on and the NBA disregarded ten fold.

The National Hockey League is a very traditio ...

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