Idoit40fans wrote:What? You live in Atlanta right? You should be well aware of how little anyone there cared about them. You could literally sit anywhere in the upper bowl any time you went to a game and pretty much in any section in the lower bowl as well. I guess that was only for weekend games against top tier opponents though. THey probably drew better on weeknights against the Panthers.
they drew better than they got credit for and no, the upper bowl was usually pretty full. less than Consol, more than Nassau Mausoleum with a few exceptions. one side of the lower bowl always looked like crap because it was nothing but corporate seats. hell, pre-Sid years ATL was drawing better than Pittsburgh and by a lot. the last few years were by far the worst but the crappy owners had already ruined the franchise by then. the ATL Spirit never wanted to own a hockey team but had to take it in order to buy the NBA team that they wanted. those bastards ran the team into the ground and made it virtually impossible to build a fan base because they put next to nothing back into the community.