A big chunk of the money will help create a huge luxury bar called Club Red -- a lot of cement will be
blown out once hockey season is over -- that will encompass a large number of center ice seats in Sections 102, 101 and 134.
As you can see by the above illustration, there will still be center ice seats. They just won't belong to the season ticket holders who currently hold them now -- unless they decide to pony up and join (use deep voice here) CLUB RED. Some will, sure. Many probably won't.
And, yes, the area will likely look pretty bad on television. Think about all the empty seats you see behind the Maple Leafs bench at the start of periods (while everyone is still 'visiting' in the luxury bar). Same with the Heat.
Of course, both of those entities are making a ton of cash on those bars. The Panthers think they can do the same thing. Will Broward patrons go for it? We'll see.
It does look like a cool place to be seen, kind of South Beach meets the burbs.
Channel 10's Bob Norman tried to get some answers from Panthers president Michael Yormark following the meeting but it seems Yormark wasn't very interested in speaking with Channel 10.
Yormark did send out a Thank You tweet to the Broward commission. It was a sweet tweet.
Again, we'll see.