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For fans in the 400 level, the reviews were mixed.
“I actually think the fact that the netting was the same color as the ice made the edges of the netting less noticeable as play transitioned out of the corner and up the half boards,” said Shawn Brown, 28, of Fredericksburg, watching from 430. “I can, however, understand that the experience could be completely different for someone seated behind the goal who has to view more of the game through the netting.”
That was the case for some in Section 412.
“I have pretty good eyesight, and even from the upper deck, can usually read the names on the backs of the sweaters, at least those down on our end of the ice,” said Thomas Mowbray, 34, of Alexandria. “But I found the netting made even reading the numbers on the backs of jerseys difficult as players battled around the goal on our end.”
Several season-ticket holders praised arena employees for listening to their concerns and taking note. As a result, a return to the black netting could be in order.
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