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  • C0|dB|00ded
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    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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  • SubGod22
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    Exactly

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  • The Mad Hatter
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    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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  • rjl
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    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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  • kawwsu77
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    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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  • SubGod22
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    Except that 15k may not get us an NCAA tourny game.

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  • shocker07
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    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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  • kawwsu77
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    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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  • vbird53
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    If it's 15k for basketball then it's a joke and a waste of money
    That's what I've been saying ever since I found out it was going to be 15,000 seats about four months ago.

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  • SubGod22
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    If it's 15k for basketball then it's a joke and a waste of money

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  • NCAABound
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    Yes - when the vote yea campaign was around it was stating 15k fixed seats. But after the vote was finished - the county came in and said it wasn't 15k "fixed" seats - but 15k for basketball (including some floor seats because the court is smaller than the bottom of the arena seating.) So it was going to be more like 13,500-14,000 fixed plus floor seating during basketball. If that has changed I apologize. When the county came out with the 13-14,000 number I got pi$$ed and haven't followed it much since then.

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  • shocker07
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    Originally posted by NCAABound
    It's 15k for basketball. They sold it to us on the premise that it was 15k fixed seat arena - but conveniently changed it once it was passed. Believe me - I was involved with the initial campaign. It was a total tug job by the county.
    That's interesting. I was involved with the vote yea campaign from day one and it was always "15,000 fixed seats for basketball." The capacity for concerts would be around 17,000. I don't believe this has ever changed.

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  • NCAABound
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    It's 15k for basketball. They sold it to us on the premise that it was 15k fixed seat arena - but conveniently changed it once it was passed. Believe me - I was involved with the initial campaign. It was a total tug job by the county.

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  • The Mad Hatter
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    In any case vbird's point still holds. You know that whatever the capacity is, the official capacity to host a regional will be bumped above that. Murphy's Law always wins.

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  • SubGod22
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    I thought it was 15k fixed seat which would mean 17-18k for basketball?

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