Marlies Bobblehead Blast

hockeyFor the second time in two weeks, James and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking in a Toronto Marlies game at the Ricoh Coliseum. The more I visit the Ricoh Coliseum, the more I love it.

Firstly, there isn't a bad seat in the building. I've sat close to the top, in a box and now three rows behind the goaltender, and the sight lines are awesome. I could practically whisper in Scott Clemmensen's ear today.

Secondly, the vibe is always really fun. Those in attendance are genuine hockey fans who really get into the game. I was part of a franchise record crowd today, as we all got Tomas Kaberle bobblehead dolls. Tomas freakin' Kaberle. That's awesome.

Thirdly, the calibre of hockey is very good. The Marlies are having a fantastic season and have a legitimate chance of winning the Calder Cup. We didn't get the win today, but it was a one goal game with less than a minute to play and another great game.

And finally, I can actually enjoy a Marlies game with my son. Getting tickets to Leafs games is a near impossibility and when you do get a ticket, you usually end up going with another adult. It's different with the Marlies. A 4pm start is prefect for a six year old, Duke the Dog covers every inch of the arena and tickets are affordable and aplenty.

Go Marlies Go!

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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

sounds like a ball and its affordable. Ill have to check one out sometime. How are the seats at Ricoh? any truly bad seats?

February 24, 2008 @ 9:54 PM

Toronto Mike

There are truly no bad seats. Capacity is less than 9000, so you can imagine how close we all are...

February 25, 2008 @ 8:58 AM


does anyone have a spare Duke bobblehead for a fan in Arizona ?

January 15, 2011 @ 9:57 AM

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