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COMPLAINTS AT GUND ARENA MAY LEAD TO CHANGES AT STADIUM
Published December 12, 1994
The Cavaliers have received "so many complaints about poor sightlines at the new Gund Arena that the team is investigating ways to change the building, including raising the playing floor." Cavs President & CEO Tom Chestnut said the architects have been called back to the $140M arena to find a solution. Gund Arena is the newest facility in the league, opening in mid- October. The main problem is "that the rows of seats don't rise sharply enough" and many fans "can't see over the heads of the people in front of them." Complaints have come mostly from those in the lower bowl, "including those sitting in the most expensive seats." Chestnut said no timetable has been set on improvements, although team officials told the Akron BEACON-JOURNAL that the target date for implementing a plan is the second week of January. Chestnut declined to say who would pay for improvements (Bob Dyer, Akron BEACON-JOURNAL, 12/8).