I have been to a lot of hockey games in my life time and have been to a couple of NHL stadiums. I have been to the following stadiums: Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, and the Detroit Red Wings. All of these stadiums are really nice, but a few stand out.
Number Three: Chicago Blackhawks
-The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls play in the United Center. This arena is the biggest arena I have been too. This stadium is massive. They have really good food and have a sports bar built into the stadium. The stadium has a lot of historical pieces on display so it makes it a cool place to go to. Outside they have statues of Michael Jordan and they have a statue for the old time hawks. This stadium has a great atmosphere and the fans are absolutely crazy about their team.
Number Two: Colorado Avalanche
-The Pepsi Center is located in downtown Denver. The stadium is set up in a cool location. You can see the mountains in the background, which is really cool. The architecture of the building is cool too. The building has a good portion of the building made up of glass. Inside, the stadium is just as cool. They have a lot of different food choices. They have the biggest variety of food I have ever seen in any other venue. It is somewhat a small stadium, but it is really cool. I would recommend to any hockey fan to go to at least one Avalanche game in their life time.
Number Three: Nashville Predators
-I just recently went to a Nashville Predators game and let me tell you it was awesome. I am not a Nashville Predators fan, but I love the city of Nashville and the stadium is sweet. The entrance of the building is made up of glass and is located in the heart of the city. The stadium is pretty big and is well kept. The stadium is located next to all of the bars. They have large variety of different types of food and they have a Dunkin Donuts in there. Are you kidding me, a Dunkin Donuts! The “Fan Zone” is pretty cool too. Sometimes they give out free food and beverages to the fan zone. The only down side to this stadium is the fan base is not strong. After games, the city shuts down the streets next to the stadium and all of the fans crowd the bars. It is truly something.