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Final Fours back to arenas?


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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:30 AM

ESPN NCAA discussed Final Four move back to arenas

http://espn.go.com/m...ve-domes-arenas

I don't see this happening, if anything I think the recent move to require stadiums to hold 70k seats made it less likely. To go to arenas that have about the quarter of the size in some cases, require the loss of a lot inventory. Of the otherhand, the demand would be great thus they could likely charge higher prices.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

College Basketball Talk: NCAA announces eight finalists for 2017-20 Final Fours

 

http://collegebasket...20-final-fours/

 

The eight finalists announced by the NCAA are Atlanta, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, North Texas, Phoenix/Glendale, San Antonio and St. Louis.

 

If you’re wondering what it takes for a city to host a Final Four, according to the NCAA, men’s Final Four venues, “must hold a minimum of 60,000 fans, and host cities or regions must be able to provide at least 10,000 full-service hotel rooms within reasonable proximity to the competition venue.”

It was 70k, I read that San Antonio couldn't bid because of this previously, maybe StL as well? I'm not sure if this number was also necessary for Minnesota? Very few cities can host Final Fours, only cities that didn't bid that could it looks like is Detroit and Houston I think.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

The Final Four venues suck nowadays.  With the generic floor painting (same could be said for the generic Super Bowl logos currently) and the elevated floor -- it's about as aesthetically bad as you can get.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

The Final Four venues suck nowadays.  With the generic floor painting (same could be said for the generic Super Bowl logos currently) and the elevated floor -- it's about as aesthetically bad as you can get.

I absolutely hate the generic floors. I like knowing where the game is and having a home court flavor instead of looking like it was taking place on some soundstage in LA. Hate the generic SB logos as well.

 

What I hate about the Tourney is how sterile the environment is. I wouldn't mind if it was set-up like the Women's Tournament atleast for the first few rounds. Not that it will ever happen, but I think it would enhance the regular season if teams were playing for home court. 


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

I dont think players like the huge stadiums either. I wanna say I've heard some say it messes with their depth perception when it comes to shooting.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

I absolutely hate the generic floors. I like knowing where the game is and having a home court flavor instead of looking like it was taking place on some soundstage in LA. Hate the generic SB logos as well.

 

What I hate about the Tourney is how sterile the environment is. I wouldn't mind if it was set-up like the Women's Tournament atleast for the first few rounds. Not that it will ever happen, but I think it would enhance the regular season if teams were playing for home court. 

 

Has anyone given a reason as to why the NCAA/NFL do this?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:35 PM

Has anyone given a reason as to why the NCAA/NFL do this?

If I had to guess, the NCAA likes the fact that all the games outside of the Final Four look the same. The court isn't a distraction at all?

 

From the NFL's perspective -- again a guess -- similarly, they like that it's about the event not the venue.


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