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I agree, corportate support and getting on the cable systems in Fairfield County is more important than securing ticket holders from down there. I believe we have enough fans to fill the seats here.

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The Casinos were asked to help back in 97 but they didnt, I still can imagine that they thought how is a sporting business over an hour away fromt the Casino going to help us. Thats the same way I think Fairfield would view it too. If those Cities and Casinos were closer I would agree. I just dont see help coming from those areas. Or I should say much help.

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The casino industry in New England, especially with the approval of casinos in M*****achusetts, is quite a bit different than it was 14 years ago. Right now, if the casinos are smart, they'd leave no stone unturned in their efforts to get people to come visit them...and if that means s****ing out some coin to be a major sponsor for a Connecticut based NHL franchise, then I would think they will do it. Remember...Mohegan Sun is only about 40 minutes from downtown Hartford...

 

Also...if Foxwoods can advertise on the jerseys of the WNBA's New York Liberty...then they can help out a big league sports team in Hartford.

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Foxwoods has a deal with the Rangers. They have viewing parties on game days with former Rangers players. Also, both casinos have ads with MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL teams in the area.

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Foxwoods has a deal with Madison Square Garden, I believe. And let's be honest, it's much more likely they get more business (as well as Mohegan's) from Hartford instead of NYC.

 

If Hartford lands the NHL, the casinos need to be big sponsors. Simple as that. To overlook them would be super stupid.

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Mark if you can get us from Trumbull St. to the parking lot in Ledyard in 40 minutes, I will pay for the gas to and back. :)

 

I think its a bit more than 40 minutes.

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Mohegan has had their ad behind home plate during the bottom of the 7th at Yankee Stadium since the late 90s.

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Dude they are like 5 miles apart and I still say you can't do it in less than an hour. I'll have to race you down one day.

 

Just mapquested it from 225 Trumbull St. 56 minutes to Foxwoods and 49 minutes to Mohegan. Time of day is the variable here, but your not too far off Mark I thought you were off by 20 minutes at first.

 

Cyber handshake agreement on these time frames? :lol:

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49 minutes can be lowered to 40 on route 2.

 

Wanna split the diff and say 45? :D :D

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To be honest I still would like to witness a 45 minute ride that puts you in the casino parking lot but I admit you were closer than I thought, according to Mapquest. LOl!

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From what I hear Foxwoods is doing really poorly. I can't imagine a huge complex like that going under, but stranger things have happened. I don't know about Mohegan Sun but it seems like they are in a somewhat better position than Foxwoods right now.

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Tackla wrote :

> From what I hear Foxwoods is doing really poorly. I can't imagine a huge

> complex like that going under, but stranger things have happened. I don't

> know about Mohegan Sun but it seems like they are in a somewhat better

> position than Foxwoods right now.

 

don't know much about casinos but mohegan has better resturants and their concerts are more affordable and get more people in whereas foxwoods is expensive concert wise and doesn't have a large seating venue to cash in on big arena tours like mohegan does.

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Monizzle145 wrote :

> Tackla wrote :

> > From what I hear Foxwoods is doing really poorly. I can't imagine a huge

> > complex like that going under, but stranger things have happened. I don't

> > know about Mohegan Sun but it seems like they are in a somewhat better

> > position than Foxwoods right now.

>

> don't know much about casinos but mohegan has better resturants and their concerts

> are more affordable and get more people in whereas foxwoods is expensive concert wise

> and doesn't have a large seating venue to cash in on big arena tours like mohegan

> does.

 

They both **** really in my opinion and I never go to either. But one is doing better than the other.

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I have been to both of them and, in my opinion, Mohegan is set-up a lot better than Foxwoods. You have two casinos, Earth and Sky, and right in the middle is the hotel and the arena. At Foxwoods is to spread out, and you have to walk for ever to go from one casino to the other.

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As someone that has spent plenty of money at each, I can tell you that (a), they are both doing fine, regardless of what you might read or hear and (b), they both have their pros and cons.

 

That said, I have to agree that I like Mohegan better for the reasons already suggested. However, if you wanted to splurge and spend a night down there, Foxwoods is much, much cheaper. Mohegan's rooms, even on a random weeknight, are usually a good 2 to 3 times more than Foxwoods.

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Biggie1083 wrote :

> Then, from you're example, Bridgeport deserves a team. They had a preseason

> game with the Islanders and the Bruins. It was almost sold out, just missed

> it by 12 people.

 

This statement is not that far off. I personally think an NHL team located in-between the two current Connecticut AHL cities (i.e. New Haven) would have many advantages. Especially if the re-located team was the Islanders. Drawing from Fairfield and New Haven counties as the third NY metro team.

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"This statement is not that far off. I personally think an NHL team located in-between the two current Connecticut AHL cities (i.e. New Haven) would have many advantages. Especially if the re-located team was the Islanders. Drawing from Fairfield and New Haven counties as the third NY metro team."

 

Considering who the current mayor of New Haven is...I would have to say that you will have a better chance of hitting the Powerball than to see pro hockey back in New Haven.

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