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Postby PeteRI » 1 week ago

I've never been to the Ryan Center and I'm going to the Saint Bonnie's game. It's okay, I just moved back here in 2002. 8-)


I will really appreciate any suggestions on the best parking strategy. Also, since it's an 11:00 game what time would you suggest I get to the lot? Thanks!
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 week ago

PeteRI wrote:I've never been to the Ryan Center and I'm going to the Saint Bonnie's game. It's okay, I just moved back here in 2002. 8-)


I will really appreciate any suggestions on the best parking strategy. Also, since it's an 11:00 game what time would you suggest I get to the lot? Thanks!

If you want to get out quicker, get there early and park close to the exit. I'd say 10ish. If you're in the middle of the lot, you're sitting for a while. I like going early anyway, so that's what I do.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 week ago

Billyboy78 wrote:
PeteRI wrote:I've never been to the Ryan Center and I'm going to the Saint Bonnie's game. It's okay, I just moved back here in 2002. 8-)


I will really appreciate any suggestions on the best parking strategy. Also, since it's an 11:00 game what time would you suggest I get to the lot? Thanks!

If you want to get out quicker, get there early and park close to the exit. I'd say 10ish. If you're in the middle of the lot, you're sitting for a while. I like going early anyway, so that's what I do.

BTW, you're going to love the RC.
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Postby URIFIJI » 1 week ago

I would park as close to Keaney Gym as you can. Its a little longer walk - but you will have zero traffic getting out of there. You can park near the new Hockey facility (Boss Arena) - great spot
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Postby ramster » 1 week ago

What I would recommend since this is your first visit to the Ryan Center,

- Arrive at 9:25am to the parking lot.
- They will let you into the Foyer, where it is heated, at 9:30am
- Visit the Store from 9:30 to 10am - they will let you go in the Store from the Foyer.
- Lot's of great stuff to buy in the Store and the crowd will be small at that time.
- Enter the arena at 10am and watch the team warm up from down at the floor level. Nobody will check your tickets at that time and you can see all the players from both teams close up
- Watch the student section get warmed up for the big game - ESPN Cameras will be getting ready
- After the game go down behind the URI bench and just hang out for about 30 to 45 minutes after the game
- Great to hang out and see the players, their families and friends, Coaches, URI Alumni, etc while the people all go to the parking lot
- By the time you leave, the parking lot will be much less congested
- Make a day of it!!!
- GO RHODY!!
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Postby section(105) » 1 week ago

......is the Rhody Pub gonna be open so early....?
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 week ago

URIFIJI wrote:I would park as close to Keaney Gym as you can. Its a little longer walk - but you will have zero traffic getting out of there. You can park near the new Hockey facility (Boss Arena) - great spot


I wouldn't say zero traffic, especially with a near sellout. I live in Westerly and go west on 138. The time I saved leaving the Keaney-Boss was lost by the extra traffic between the parking lot exit and the 110 intersection. Like my father used to say, no matter which way you turn your ass is always behind you.
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Postby URIGONZO » 1 week ago

Rent a helicopter and have it drop you at the 50 yard line of the Meade if you want to avoid traffic.
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Postby urirx » 1 week ago

URIGONZO wrote:Rent a helicopter and have it drop you at the 50 yard line of the Meade if you want to avoid traffic.


Meade is going to be a lake tomorrow if we get as much rain as predicted
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Postby RI_Bred » 1 week ago

If you park in the main lot off of Plains Road, do everything in your power to back into your parking space when you arrive. You'll thank me when you're leaving!
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Postby PeteRI » 1 week ago

I'm here and ready for a big W!!!
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Postby section(105) » 1 week ago

......enjoy the game......try to focus on the game and not our bench......that takes on its own game within the game for the first timers.....go Rhody...
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section(105) wrote:......enjoy the game......try to focus on the game and not our bench......that takes on its own game within the game for the first timers.....go Rhody...


Roger that. Tip-off it's less than an hour away and the arena is about 90% empty. Looks like a lot of people are going to be late!
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 week ago

PeteRI wrote:
section(105) wrote:......enjoy the game......try to focus on the game and not our bench......that takes on its own game within the game for the first timers.....go Rhody...


Roger that. Tip-off it's less than an hour away and the arena is about 90% empty. Looks like a lot of people are going to be late!

Unfortunately we are a late arriving crowd.
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Postby PeteRI » 1 week ago

Just a perfect day for me. Thanks for all the suggestions. I had a blast!!!
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Postby ramster » 1 week ago

Rhody74 wrote:
PeteRI wrote:
section(105) wrote:......enjoy the game......try to focus on the game and not our bench......that takes on its own game within the game for the first timers.....go Rhody...


Roger that. Tip-off it's less than an hour away and the arena is about 90% empty. Looks like a lot of people are going to be late!

Unfortunately we are a late arriving crowd.


Even I was surprised how many people were still just coming to their seats 5 to 10 minutes after the game started.
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Postby ramster » 1 week ago

PeteRI wrote:Just a perfect day for me. Thanks for all the suggestions. I had a blast!!!


Glad you enjoyed it. Nice to hear the suggestions helped.

What were your first impressions of the Ryan Center?
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ramster wrote:
Glad you enjoyed it. Nice to hear the suggestions helped.

What were your first impressions of the Ryan Center?


It feels like a first-class arena. Great sight lines all around. The court is gorgeous, the PA system and videos are crystal clear, and I love the time-out activities like the Bongo Cam, fan interviews and t- shirt guns.

Of course it doesn't hurt that our team kicks some serious butt.

(And I'm not ashamed to say the kids choir singing the National Anthem opened up the waterworks for me.)

8-)
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PeteRI wrote:
ramster wrote:
Glad you enjoyed it. Nice to hear the suggestions helped.

What were your first impressions of the Ryan Center?


It feels like a first-class arena. Great sight lines all around. The court is gorgeous, the PA system and videos are crystal clear, and I love the time-out activities like the Bongo Cam, fan interviews and t- shirt guns.

Of course it doesn't hurt that our team kicks some serious butt.

(And I'm not ashamed to say the kids choir singing the National Anthem opened up the waterworks for me.)

8-)


Good to hear. Agree that choir was off the charts.
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Postby RF1 » 1 week ago

ramster wrote:Good to hear. Agree that choir was off the charts.


They were from Deering Middle School in W Warwick. My Rhody alum nephew, who was with me today, teaches there and spoke with them afterward. The kids were excited and got a knit winter hat (the same hat they gave out at the LaSalle game). This school did the anthem at a game last year as well.
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 week ago

That lead singer had a great voice for a young kid. Kudos to the director for getting those harmonies from them.
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Postby Da_Process_Survivor » 1 week ago

best tip to get out quick after the game...park in the very back of the lot by the exits. Longer walk, but have zipped right out in under 10min every single time over the years. plus head out the back way and pop onto Rt 1 at the 1st light
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Postby section(105) » 1 week ago

......PeteRI.....get hooked up with season tickets for next year......one addition at a time.....glad you enjoyed.....
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Postby PeteRI » 1 week ago

Just got a nice ticket for Duquesne in 2 weeks. We should be #14 in the country by then, right? :mrgreen:
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PeteRI wrote:Just got a nice ticket for Duquesne in 2 weeks. We should be #14 in the country by then, right? :mrgreen:

Should be a good game. They are playing well.
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Postby ramster » 1 week ago

I would strongly advise you get Senior night now too. That is going to be a very special night.
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ramster wrote:I would strongly advise you get Senior night now too. That is going to be a very special night.


Thanks. Which game is that?
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PeteRI wrote:
ramster wrote:I would strongly advise you get Senior night now too. That is going to be a very special night.


Thanks. Which game is that?

Last regular season home game ... Feb. 27th against St. Joe's.
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Rhody74 wrote:
PeteRI wrote:
ramster wrote:I would strongly advise you get Senior night now too. That is going to be a very special night.


Thanks. Which game is that?

Last regular season home game ... Feb. 27th against St. Joe's.


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