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fancylad 10-23-2013 09:51 PM

ACC to get a new banner
 
It's raptors related in the sense that it's in our arena.

here goes (link):
MLSE to raise Bon Jovi banner at ACC - Sportsnet.ca

Tim Liewike is officially a goof.

and yes this makes it harder for me support my favorite basketball and hockey teams - however small a factor this is.

just4_raps 10-23-2013 09:58 PM

at least Drake was Canadian...more over a Torontonian

Carlos Danger 10-23-2013 10:25 PM

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Bon Jovi has sold more than 600,000 tickets in 17 appearances at the Air Canada Centre.
There's why. That's a lot of appearances, must be near the top for ACC.

Still kind of dumb.

jeffb 10-23-2013 10:31 PM

Wow!!! That's unbelievably stupid!

Acie 10-23-2013 10:37 PM

But he's seen a million faces and he's rocked them all!

th3answ3r 10-23-2013 10:38 PM


its a dope song

LX 10-23-2013 10:48 PM

Tie together the entertainment business with the business of sport. Celebrity is celebrity. Business is business. The love of music and the love of the game are not required so much anymore. This is not new. This is just Toronto buying into the whole synergy shit. I find it very sad, but probably necessary for the right perceptions among the right people.

rapsmannn 10-23-2013 11:03 PM

this is why mlse will never win there more concerned about the dollars

Metallikid 10-24-2013 12:00 AM

This doesn't even have anything to do with money. It's just weird to be honest.

jeffb 10-24-2013 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by rapsmannn (Post 823589)
this is why mlse will never win there more concerned about the dollars

What does hanging a stupid banner have to do with $$$?

XiaominWu 10-24-2013 12:14 AM

this is not being done by the raptors. it is being done by MLSE, who own the ACC. the ACC is not just a basketball stadium. it is a multi-purpose entertainment venue. i see absolutely nothing wrong with this.

Luckedout 10-24-2013 01:27 AM

who cares? i dont understand how this makes anyone a goof or makes it harder or easier for you to support the raptors. it seems like a pretty trivial thing thats happening. its only a discussion because its still the offseason. people love to overreact.

rapsmannn 10-24-2013 03:02 AM

they want to honor a guy who has made them a lot of money and keep him coming for years, get it cha ching, less dates to worry about filling around leafs and raptor games, building pretty much packed all year,

it makes great business sense but when comes to banners around sporting hall of famers who lived in the city for years and a guy in bon jovi who comes once every couple of years

fancylad 10-24-2013 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Luckedout (Post 823615)
who cares? i dont understand how this makes anyone a goof or makes it harder or easier for you to support the raptors. it seems like a pretty trivial thing thats happening. its only a discussion because its still the offseason. people love to overreact.

Who cares? It's called conducting yourself with a level class and representing yourself with class. The rafters of an arena is traditionally a place where you celebrate your team's history through achievements and honoring individual players. Putting a singer up there because he's played some concerts here totally inappropriate. Nevermind that it's a total wanker like Bon jovi - it doesn't even matter although it adds to the horror of the whole thing. It totally cheapens the whole raptors and maple leafs experience.

DanH 10-24-2013 08:38 AM

If we had any banners to put up there, I might be bothered. Until this team has something meaningful to put up there, they can do whatever they like with the rafters.

Shadowfax 10-24-2013 09:05 AM

everybody sing along...

M I C...K E Y...M O U S E

JoeyJoJo Shabbadu 10-24-2013 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Acie (Post 823574)
But he's seen a million faces and he's rocked them all!

:yeah:

Acie 10-24-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 823634)
Who cares? It's called conducting yourself with a level class and representing yourself with class. The rafters of an arena is traditionally a place where you celebrate your team's history through achievements and honoring individual players. Putting a singer up there because he's played some concerts here totally inappropriate. Nevermind that it's a total wanker like Bon jovi - it doesn't even matter although it adds to the horror of the whole thing. It totally cheapens the whole raptors and maple leafs experience.

Sometimes being so hip hurts, eh?

I agree with Wu.

Also, this is more common than we think.

Here are a few other examples I found in about 2 minutes.

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In 2008, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the arena, it was announced that The Palace would be raising banners to the ceiling for musical acts that have had multiple sold-out shows at venues owned by Palace Sports & Entertainment. Bon Jovi was the first to get a banner, in February, followed by Neil Diamond, in July. In addition, these artists received banners outside the building on lightpoles along with other members of Palace Sports & Entertainment's most attended acts, including Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Dave Matthews Band, Barenaked Ladies, Van Halen, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Tim McGraw, Jimmy Buffett and Britney Spears.
MSG:

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In addition, the number 12 hangs to celebrate Billy Joel’s record breaking 12 sold out nights in the Arena (Feb-April, 2006) and the number 60 in honor of Elton John’s 60th performance at The Garden on his 60th birthday (March 25, 2007).

jeffb 10-24-2013 10:26 AM

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Bon Jovi has sold more than 600,000 tickets in 17 appearances at the Air Canada Centre.
Impossible. That averages out to 35k per show.....I saw a sold out show at the Rogers Centre that didn't even have 35k. Obviously it depends on the configuration of the stage. The biggest crowd I've seen at the ACC was 15k and that was sold out. I guess you can sqeeze 20k in there if all seats/sightlines are made available.

I think it's stupid but really when you think about it this is not just a sports facility.

LOG 10-24-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Luckedout (Post 823615)
who cares? i dont understand how this makes anyone a goof or makes it harder or easier for you to support the raptors. it seems like a pretty trivial thing thats happening. its only a discussion because its still the offseason. people love to overreact.

This


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