Back to the Air Canada Center

Page 1 of the pics

 

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Pictures of the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Page 2

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The inside of one of the VIP-suites on the straight of the Air Canada Center. In this case this suit is the one owned by Scott Niedermayer´s best friend, Tie Domi, one of the least talented players ever to exhibit it´s arts in front of thousands of hockey-fans.

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At each end of the rink there are also VIP-suites located in the upper level and basically hanging inside the arena..

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A view that only 120 dollars can get you, at least at the box-office (scalpers would probably ask for your house). Nothing against a hockey-mad city, but in Toronto management has a very direct way to turn the status of the team into big and fat profits at the bottom line.

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The Maple Leaf Hall of Fame, part of the Air Canada Center and a place where every fan can see all kind of stuff from the long history of the team.

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One of the very first machines used for the recreation of the ice-surface between periods (used at Maple Leaf Garden and photographed at the Maple Leaf Hall of Fame).

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The rather comfortable looking entrance to the Maple Leafs dressing room.

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A view of the media gondola where Canada´s sports-writers try to make out the single players approximatly half a mile below.

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The Nike Flight Deck; even though this doesn´t have a lot to do with the Maple Leafs I found it rather interesting that the Toronto Raptors are one of the few teams with an on-site training facility about 30 seconds away from center-ice (or center-field in the Raptor´s case). And the floor shines very nice, too....

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I met this travel-group from Cologne, Germany at Wayne Gretzky´s restaurant just a couple of minutes away from the Air Canada Center and only a short distance from King Street where most of downtown Toronto´s nightlife takes place when I traveled to Toronto for a game vs the Boston Bruins (1:4) in 1998.