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Agree. It would be sweet to have an NCAA regional here.
Why would we want to have an NCAA there, instead of at the CLA, though?
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Probably be a better idea to shield the students in there and leave the state officials out on the lawn. Oops...did I say that out loud?
This post was edited by ooa27t 18 months ago
Kentucky's 22,000 is intimate? Are you confused with intimidating, maybe?
You realize you're an idiot, right?
I addtition to tonight's game, men's and women's teams practice and shoot around frequently when one or the other or volleyball team is using practice facility court. Summer camps use it too.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by 81 Alumnus 18 months ago
You said there was no basketball court in the Coliseum. I showed you there was.
What went wrong with your toilet training to make you act so stupid when someone makes a factual correction to you?
No your last post was to change the subject, since you got your dumbass handed to you on the facts.
Wow. You must have not gotten laid in a long, long time.
Hard to believe too, with such a winning personality.
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I would be stunned if the average attendance was 15K. I would guess 10-11K.
The ship is sailed, and nothing can be done about it, but the decision to abandon the Frank and build the CLA was a terrible one. For far less than the nearly $70 million spent on the new arena, and the millions more to buy the land, the Coliseum could have been beautifully renovated. As it stands right now, with some paint, new scoreboards, seats re-up holstered and repaired, and some more ladies restrooms, it would be better than Georgia, Florida, Vandy, LSU, Alabama, the Mississippi schools, and clemson's current arenas.
Go to the CLA website. There aren't a dozen events, other than USC hoops on the events schedule through August. It's my understanding that only four of the CLA's 40 suites are leased for a full year. The university has to chip in a half million dollars every year to pay the bills out of general funds, as revenues aren't enough to cover expenses and debt service. Plus those of you who live in Richland and Lexington County see your tax dollars go to debt service every year. Meanwhile, the University has to pay the upkeep on the Frank, without the events that used to be there to cover those expenses
The CLA is a money pit, and an albatross around our basketball program. That's not the fault of the people currently running our athletic program, but it's hard to understand why we can't play a non-conference men's game or two their annually, like NC State does at Reynolds Coliseum.
Every USC fan I know, is aware that John Roche scored the winning basket in the first game ever at the Coliseum in front of a sellout crowd against Auburn. Is their anyone who remembers or even cares what happened at the first game at the CLA. I was there, along with seven or eight thousand other people, and I think we were playing East Tennessee State, but I'm not sure. And I don't really care.
This post was edited by 81 Alumnus 18 months ago
Then you havent been to KY eh?
You are being a little dramatic about this. It's really not THAT bad.
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The CLA last time I looked is marginally profitable. This without any attendance for basketball.
USC didn't pay for it all either.
It gets a bad rap because bad fan support doesn't watch bad teams. As if 1000 people in a 12000 arena looks a whole lot better.
I have nOatalgia for watching good teams in fma, too, but it is nostalgia for watching good teams with fans present. People didn't go to that building because they loved it. They wouldn't show any more IMO.
old hardees site - thats part of innovista, and there is a building master planned to be there. obviously innovista hasn't done crap so it will probably be vacant for a very long time. alot of people would line up to fork over some big cash for that site but the uinversity is not in the business of selling any of their land. I wish they'd at least take the construction fence, silt fence, debris away and grass it more effectively. thats pretty bad that they let that contractor go prior to cleaning all of that up.
by the way, nice post from all you mature guys out there. thanks for bringing this over from GCC.
Agreed, it's the largest arena in the state and a great asset to the midlands.
Had no clue Rupp was bigger, looks small on TV. Though I honestly only never really watch their games unless we are playing them.
I am not suggesting that we don't fill out the CLA, just that people who want to move back to FMA because it has more of a college feel don't get it IMO. We have the best arena in the state, we should use it. I love the CLA.
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Agreed, I had put this point in a long response I wrote that didn't get posted due to some sort of an error.
Not a bad idea, though the logistics of this would be unreasonable. Having all the bathrooms cleaned and working, concessions etc. A lot of work would have to go into getting the facility ready, and for just one game it's just not reasonable. But I do love the idea.
I have a strong intuition that Taco boy is about 5'1" with little hair, save for his back and really bad skin. No other explanation for a guy being that bitter and angry over a message board post. Life and genetics are kicking him in the nuts daily so he's prone to lashing out a lot.
That's my whole point, actually. CLA is a multi-purpose venue. But does it work for college basketball? specifically college ball, where the excitement extends from the crowd. To me it doesn't provide the setting most college arenas give you. And why don't we "deserve" an arena small enough to make our fanbase intimidating?
I just don't think we are the kind of national program that deserves it. I love Frank Martin and the way he has the team playing. But we have an incredible venue. We should use it. And FMA wasn't the best venue either. I personally have enjoyed the CLA better.
I am not trying to be contradictory, just offering my opinion.
What arena is intimidating and has atmosphere when they are 1,000 disinterested fans watching a bad basketball team?
Looked it up yesterday and believe Rupp was the 4th largest arena in college. Syracuse was 1st, UT 2nd, UNC 3rd. Arkansas was top 10-15 I think. We were top 25.
Pretty sure the list was a few years old, so there could be some new arenas that have passed those above.
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