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    Thanks Omaha

    Thanks Omaha. Thanks for the friendly people, the clean neiborhood, the police presence, the hotels that had shuttles on demand for free. The great restaurants. Thanks for making an arena with with a good skating pitch with comfortable seats and a real esspresso stand. The sound system where I sat was good which I like but the Jumbotron, which is scheduled to be replaced in six months, was shot.....you couldnt even read the scores. The only thing really bad I can say is that someone in the Omaha Sports commision, who promoted this event, needs to be tarred, feathered, keel hauled, drawn and quartered, bamboo shoots stuck under their finger nails, and then torchured. The "daily" program newspaper suppliment ($2.00) was a disaster. I and every other fan have made sure it will NOT happen at Boston. I think on the first day, there were 27 complains written down at the USFSA booth note pad. Hey, USFSA, just put a real program as part of the bid package, OK? Its not rocket science. Other than that, the Sports commision did a great job for Novice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    Thanks Omaha. Thanks for the friendly people, the clean neiborhood, the police presence, the hotels that had shuttles on demand for free. The great restaurants. Thanks for making an arena with with a good skating pitch with comfortable seats and a real esspresso stand. The sound system where I sat was good which I like but the Jumbotron, which is scheduled to be replaced in six months, was shot.....you couldnt even read the scores. The only thing really bad I can say is that someone in the Omaha Sports commision, who promoted this event, needs to be tarred, feathered, keel hauled, drawn and quartered, bamboo shoots stuck under their finger nails, and then torchured. The "daily" program newspaper suppliment ($2.00) was a disaster. I and every other fan have made sure it will NOT happen at Boston. I think on the first day, there were 27 complains written down at the USFSA booth note pad. Hey, USFSA, just put a real program as part of the bid package, OK? Its not rocket science. Other than that, the Sports commision did a great job for Novice.
    I also hated the $2 newspaper supplement. But I guess that it was to be expected when the newspaper supplement was published by one of the local sponsors for the event, Omaha World Herald.

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    Found this recap article from the Omaha paper: http://www.omaha.com/article/2013012...te-empty-seats
    Omaha is thinking about bidding on Worlds!

    This was my first trip to Nationals. I had a great time. I was disappointed in the "fan fest" area. I expected to see an icenetwork booth and to see Championship shirts etc. for sale but that was all in the arena where an event ticket was required. My friends live in Omaha and they said compared to the Swim trials the pre-event publicity was sorely lacking. But they also said that if it were held in Omaha a second time they think ticket sales would be better because everyone who went loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semosk8tfan View Post
    Found this recap article from the Omaha paper: http://www.omaha.com/article/2013012...te-empty-seats
    Omaha is thinking about bidding on Worlds!

    This was my first trip to Nationals. I had a great time. I was disappointed in the "fan fest" area. I expected to see an icenetwork booth and to see Championship shirts etc. for sale but that was all in the arena where an event ticket was required. My friends live in Omaha and they said compared to the Swim trials the pre-event publicity was sorely lacking. But they also said that if it were held in Omaha a second time they think ticket sales would be better because everyone who went loved it.
    I agree that tickets may sell better on a second time. A lot of my friends were under the impression that no good seats were available simply because events like the (annual) College World Series or Swim Trials or NCAA volleyball tourneys are typically sold out or only the bad faraway seats are left after the event begins. They would have bought those seats had they not been under the false impression that they weren't available and made no attempt.

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    Chris, your title reminds me too much of this old song by Roger Miller:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBeXnzjvMrk

    I'm the king of Kansas City, no thanks, Omaha, thanks a lot

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    Fanfest in Spokane was much better.....less commercialism and more skaters and TV interviews.....
    Quote Originally Posted by semosk8tfan View Post
    Found this recap article from the Omaha paper: http://www.omaha.com/article/2013012...te-empty-seats
    Omaha is thinking about bidding on Worlds!

    This was my first trip to Nationals. I had a great time. I was disappointed in the "fan fest" area. I expected to see an icenetwork booth and to see Championship shirts etc. for sale but that was all in the arena where an event ticket was required. My friends live in Omaha and they said compared to the Swim trials the pre-event publicity was sorely lacking. But they also said that if it were held in Omaha a second time they think ticket sales would be better because everyone who went loved it.

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    Thanks for that article! I would love it if worlds were there.....I think they could do a great job. And there is a whole herd of restaurants and brewpubs I had no time to try.....

    Quote Originally Posted by semosk8tfan View Post
    Found this recap article from the Omaha paper: http://www.omaha.com/article/2013012...te-empty-seats
    Omaha is thinking about bidding on Worlds!

    This was my first trip to Nationals. I had a great time. I was disappointed in the "fan fest" area. I expected to see an icenetwork booth and to see Championship shirts etc. for sale but that was all in the arena where an event ticket was required. My friends live in Omaha and they said compared to the Swim trials the pre-event publicity was sorely lacking. But they also said that if it were held in Omaha a second time they think ticket sales would be better because everyone who went loved it.

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    I used to sing that song as I drove my two way radio service van around east central ILLinois listening to the radio oh so many decades ago....
    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Chris, your title reminds me too much of this old song by Roger Miller:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBeXnzjvMrk

    I'm the king of Kansas City, no thanks, Omaha, thanks a lot

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