Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Old School Lighting Or The Current Lighting?

  1. #1
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,012
    Rep Power
    16

    Default Old School Lighting Or The Current Lighting?

    The Garden used to be bright all around the arena. Now the lightning has a cozy feeling around the arena. Don't know when it started. I don't think it just looks that way because of the court. In the '99 Finals the lighting looks like it does now.

    When did it change? I prefer the lighting now, but wouldn't mind the full arena being lighted up for the Playoffs and/or Finals.

  2. #2
    Veteran la2ny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Compton,Ca
    Posts
    1,777
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    I have no idea, but I always loved the all around lighting. I hate it being like im in an opera. The Lakers started lights out at Staples back in 07 and I hated it because it takes the crowd out of the game and thats whats different about basketball than any other sport, how the rowd can affect play on the court.

    Give me lights!!!!

  3. #3
    Superstar nuckles2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,172
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Nahhhhh I prefer the current lighting. It highlights the court better and it's gotta be a little hectic for the opposing team to hear 19 thousand+ people yelling at them from the dark.

    To be honest, I never even thought about it until now and I've only missed about 4 home games this year. I think it seems darker on tv and it probably looks slightly darker from on the court since the majority of the lights are directly above them, but from the stands it's still relatively well lit, I don't think it takes the fans outta the game all that much.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    195
    Rep Power
    5

    Default

    Originally Posted by nuckles2k2
    Nahhhhh I prefer the current lighting. It highlights the court better and it's gotta be a little hectic for the opposing team to hear 19 thousand+ people yelling at them from the dark.

    To be honest, I never even thought about it until now and I've only missed about 4 home games this year. I think it seems darker on tv and it probably looks slightly darker from on the court since the majority of the lights are directly above them, but from the stands it's still relatively well lit, I don't think it takes the fans outta the game all that much.
    Agreed. It never seems dark when you're actually IN the garden. I've been courtside and in the 400s, and while it's brighter courtside, you can still see everything up above easily.

    I feel like it's darker at Staples, but never been there in person.

  5. #5

    Default

    Before the Lakers started doing this at the Staples Center they had the 'dark' stands thing going on in the Western Forum as well.

    I prefer having the dark stands. It does add a cozy, more tight-knit feel to it.

Similar Threads

  1. Jeremy Tyler drops out of school
    By TunerAddict in forum NBA
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Apr 23, 2009, 16:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •