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  • #46
    I wonder how much more money it would have cost to add 5,000 more seats. I don't have a problem with the 15,000 especially how much crap the arena is getting in the paper and online.

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    • #47
      We're lucky people in this town voted for it. Usually there is public outrage whenever the city/county spends 184 cents, let alone 184 million bucks. Beggars can't be choosers, guys. 15,000 seats in a new state of the art arena is better than 10,500 at the crappy Coliseum.
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      • #48
        Except that 15k may not get us an NCAA tourny game.
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        • #49
          I remember reading a topic when the downtown arena was first discussed on this board that said that the NCAA was not going to change the minimum until at least 2010. Of course I could be wrong or maybe it was on the old Shockernet.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by kawwsu77
            I remember reading a topic when the downtown arena was first discussed on this board that said that the NCAA was not going to change the minimum until at least 2010. Of course I could be wrong or maybe it was on the old Shockernet.
            Well, the arena wont be finished till late 2008 or 2009, so if it's a 15,000 maximum non-expandable capacity, that might give us only 1 or 2 years to get a regional.
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            • #51
              Not to mention that even if the we are within the official limit, bigger arenas will have an advantage on bidding. More seats=more money for the NCAA.
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              • #52
                Exactly
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by The Mad Hatter
                  Not to mention that even if the we are within the official limit, bigger arenas will have an advantage on bidding. More seats=more money for the NCAA.
                  The NCAA regional selection committee has not discriminated against smaller arenas in the past. If you look at the historically awarded locations there are many "smaller" arenas sprinkled in there. I am fairly confident we will get a regional as long as they don't raise the minimums above 15k. If they'll award a regional at the Cow Palace, they'll award one anywhere...


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