Hummmmm, I wonder where this is really going. The team has been going down hill ( community involvement/ fan interaction wise ) for a while now. It seems as though the pirates current management doesn't want to be here. I'm sure a better venue would be in their wish list, and I personally would love to have a TD garden like hockey palace here in the great state, but with the amount of excitement ( or rather the lack thereof ) the pirates generate, they would still be playing in an empty barn all the time. How many seats are there in the CCCC, in hockey trim? And when was the last regular season game with all those seats filled? I'm all for cheap and available hockey, but last season I had the misfortune of sitting behind a local TV weather guy, and there of his coworkers, they spent the while time getting drunk and bad mouthing other coworkers. They could a been at a bar and done the same. Go to a Bruins game, what does a cheap seat there run you? I think the higher seat prices keeps those that are just looking to hang out and drink out to other places. If you pony up that kind of cash, you're going to be watching the game and are going to be emotionally involved. Bottom line here, I guess, is it seems Portland Pirates hockey is broken. Can it be repaired? Does anyone even care enough anymore to put forth the effort?