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Future of JSBA Depends On Citizens

December 22, 2013

The Jamestown Savings Bank Arena has indeed been the catalyst for the long and steady climb of Jamestown’s west end....

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Dec-30-13 10:05 AM

And........ Sammie is in the house! Oh great defender of Emelye, are you not one and the same? Here's a tip: You can get around the censor-nanny by using carefully placed punctuation, you A.S.S.

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Dec-28-13 12:34 PM

What a donkey you are hacks

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Dec-27-13 4:32 PM

OK, So let me see if I got this right Emelye, You want bigger seats in the arena and more jobs that pay decent in an improved economy. Yeah, thanks for your insightful commentary once again.

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Dec-26-13 5:48 PM

Back when I had some discretionary income I attended a few events at the ice arena. It was, indeed, a nice venue. My one criticism was that the seats were far too narrow to be comfortable. I'm not a particularly large person either. If the seats haven't been improved, I can see one reason why people might want to avoid going there. Bigger seats mean less seats, and less potential revenue, of course, but the existing setup isn't earning enough.

Marketing and publicity are keys to improving attendance and attracting events that people will be willing to pay money to attend. An improving local economy and more decent jobs (not part time, min wage jobs that don't pay enough to live on) would go a long way too.

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Dec-22-13 5:37 PM

Seems clear that making a commercial success of a small venue in an isolated locale requires some real creative, out-of-the-box thinking and professional management. An earlier post in reference to the figure skating/gymnastics event (go figure who put that one together) suggested that there was little or no promotion regionally--assuming, of course, that you could get Buffalo or Cleveland fans to consider the trip.

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Dec-22-13 9:51 AM

Well said mrinbetween. The arena is a nice facility, however. Jamestown can't compete against Erie, Buffalo, Rochester and Cleveland. All larger, wealthier, nearby cities that will continue to dominate the entertainment and sports scene. Even the Salamanca casino has better entertainment. The editorial suggests that the citizens of this area should feel obligated to attend arena events. Say what? You can't guilt people into spending their time and money on events such as a D-list reality singing show contestant or a semi-professional hockey team without a following. I guess that hoard of "young professionals" that have flocked to the downtown apartments just don't support these things.....

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Dec-22-13 9:15 AM

It's all about supply and demand. None of this "if you build it they will come."

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