Letter to the Editor: More arena acoustics

Hanging baffles would improve sound quality at a relatively low cost.

Townsman editor Barry Coulter may be on the right track with his suggestion that the City investigate the benefits of hanging absorptive acoustic tiles from the ceiling of Western Financial Place to improve the dreadful acoustics of the otherwise fine building.

Speaking strictly for myself and not representing the views of Cranbrook City Council, I think the suggestion has merit and may be a great way of improving the sound in the Rec Plex at a relatively low cost especially for the increasing number of great concert acts being brought into the venue.

Concerts are an important revenue stream for the City and paying down the mortgage on the Rec Plex is one of the City’s largest annual expenditures. As well, when the Ice score another goal, we will be able to hear the announcer more clearly.

Sounds like a win/win to me.

Councillor Gerry Warner/Cranbrook