This arena is also very loud by nature, and it’s easy to see why. Most of the seating is metal bleachers, the walls are largely exposed, and the ceiling is all corrugated sheet metal. There’s hardly anything to soak up the sound generated by the game and the fans, as was first exhibited during a pregame moment of silence in honor of prisoners of war. While everyone in the arena was absolutely silent, the BEE-DOOP of electronic ticket scanners was clearly heard by everyone in the building. While it may not make for the best social experience at a hockey game, loud venues like this are great for generating atmosphere and getting a good sense of what’s truly happening on the ice.
Intermission brought an opportunity to explore the concourses, which are lined with jerseys from Bowling Green Falcons who made it to the NHL. The walls are also adorned with the hockey entrants into the Bowling Green Hall of Fame, and plaques honoring BGSU hockey players who earned special places in school history, either during or after their days on campus.