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The Hall, AKA "Kaplan Arena"
I know it was part of the 20 year plan with regard to athletics, in addition to a practice facility, but realistically, how long would we expect to have to wait for any major changes. Anyone with any inside information on the inner circle at the AD's office? Our neighbors in Richmond and ODU have markedly better facilities and I hope there is a shorter term goal than 20 years for this. The Kaplans have the naming rights...are they on a similar path that Zable was for a larger gift in the future??

Here is ODU putting in a new scoreboard in their 10 year old arena already. http://hamptonroads.com/2015/09/new-scor...1409798078
09-22-2015 05:59 PM
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The Kaplan Arena is like a potential money tree. It should be growing money. All they need is a inviting environment, read beer/ wine, Mexican food outlets and the likes, and some competitive teams. Some banners hanging in the stands, post game concerts, bringing back the great players etc wouldn't hurt.
09-22-2015 10:23 PM
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(09-22-2015 10:23 PM)SoCal Frank Wrote:  The Kaplan Arena is like a potential money tree. It should be growing money. All they need is a inviting environment, read beer/ wine, Mexican food outlets and the likes, and some competitive teams. Some banners hanging in the stands, post game concerts, bringing back the great players etc wouldn't hurt.

I don't know about Mexican food, they just upgraded the bathrooms.
09-24-2015 06:35 AM
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That may come in handy with the ' comida mexicana autentica'!
09-24-2015 09:58 AM
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Since the game was reportedly a guaranteed win last night, I was hoping more of you would comment on Kaplan's court design...but nothing. Must have been underwhelming in person?
11-20-2015 05:10 PM
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I mean it looks nice but it's not radically different
11-20-2015 06:03 PM
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Do not forget W&M tried to put up a BIG super scoreboard but the 45 year old roof was not designed to hold the weight.
There is more than just basketball and volleyball teams using the facility. The track team uses it in the winter for things like practicing pole vaulting and high jump Build a facility that will be able to handle these types of activities then,mThe Hall aka Kaplan Arena can be reconfigured in some manner add suites, food patios, bars, dancing girls, seating, or the month old popcorn vendor in the open end .

Let's get The Z renovated the tackle The Kap.
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11-20-2015 06:24 PM
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"Tribe Concessions"!!! No one else noticed?
11-20-2015 09:30 PM
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I don't think it's anything new to note that there are simply too many hard surfaces in Kaplan. Having played music there, I can tell you, the building is an acoustic nightmare. The best sound system in the world is still going to sound lousy in there until they mitigate the acoustic problems.
11-20-2015 09:32 PM
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(11-20-2015 06:24 PM)Tribe Fan Wrote:  Do not forget W&M tried to put up a BIG super scoreboard but the 45 year old roof was not designed to hold the weight.

This, by the way, is myth, though it was believed by even the AD at one time. The issue was the strength of the cable holding the scoreboard, and somehow, by the time the problem was communicated through channels, the powers that be thought the issue was the roof.
11-20-2015 09:59 PM
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