Friday, October 31, 2008
New at the Rose Garden tonight
If you haven't been around the Rose Garden in a while, you might be surprised to know that some changes have been made. If you're coming to the game tonight, you'll certainly know what I'm talking about.
First off, we've got a new "Rise With Us" banner (seen above) just installed on the grain silos off Interstate Blvd. Looks pretty sharp if you ask me.
And while we're on the topic of large images on the side of buildings, there will be a giant Blazers video projected onto the side of Rose Garden where the "Fans" jersey hung last year. Be sure to check that out as well.
Two new places to buy stuff as well. The new fan shop is now complete, providing even more apparel and accessories than ever before. The shop is also now open every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so you can get a hold of new Trail Blazers gear even on non-game days.
The Widmer Brothers Fan Haus also opens as well. Designed to replicate the Gasthaus Pub, the Fan Haus will serve an array of Widmer Brothers beer, as well as wine and spirits. Directly adjacent, the Fan Haus II concession will serve pub fare to complement the award-winning craft beers.
And especially since it's only in town for the night, be sure to check out the NBA on ESPN RV near the Essential Forces fountain. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's the RV that they used to shoot those commercials with Jeff Van Gundy. That'll be in the Smithsonian someday.