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Future of the CAA Tournament
Just found this over at the W&M board: http://pilotonline.com/news/government/l...e0fc8.html

Looks like a new arena is a "go" in Virginia Beach, and though it's pure speculation at this time, it could conceivably be a contender to host the CAA Tournament down the road.

I thought North Charleston was a perfect location for this 3-year run, but we know there's a chance it gets moved by the time 2020 comes around. Knowing this, if it does NOT go back to North Charleston beyond 2019....is Virginia Beach viable? What other cities do you think seem likely to submit bids?
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03-15-2017 03:23 PM
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(03-15-2017 03:23 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Just found this over at the W&M board: http://pilotonline.com/news/government/l...e0fc8.html

Looks like a new arena is a "go" in Virginia Beach, and though it's pure speculation at this time, it could conceivably be a contender to host the CAA Tournament down the road.

I thought North Charleston was a perfect location for this 3-year run, but we know there's a chance it gets moved by the time 2020 comes around. Knowing this, if it does NOT go back to North Charleston beyond 2019....is Virginia Beach viable? What other cities do you think seem likely to submit bids?

I know that would make CG happy! Same type drive for me, VB is a decent location.
03-15-2017 03:26 PM
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Given the choices, I like it. Moving it to Baltimore to placate northern schools who have no interest in their basketball programs was a mistake. VB is close enough for the Tribe to bring a very good crowd and close enough for UNCW and Elon to travel as well. Still a bit of a stretch for CofC though.
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VB and Charleston are about the same trip. One is north and the other is south. Rotating between the two would be fine with me
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Given the choices, I like it. Moving it to Baltimore to placate northern schools who have no interest in their basketball programs was a mistake. VB is close enough for the Tribe to bring a very good crowd and close enough for UNCW and Elon to travel as well. Still a bit of a stretch for CofC though.
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COC gets to host for several years they can suck it up and drive a bit. :)
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Shorter drive to VB from Raleigh, so that would be nice. Charleston is one of my favorite cities though.
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The CAA (and others) may need to rethink the whole tournament format.

Can you imagine what the crowd would have been like had, say, Northeastern and Towson been the championship game teams? Crickets.
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Va Beach!!!!! Make it happen CAA!

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03-15-2017 07:49 PM
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(03-15-2017 07:28 PM)70shawk Wrote:  The CAA (and others) may need to rethink the whole tournament format.

Can you imagine what the crowd would have been like had, say, Northeastern and Towson been the championship game teams? Crickets.


How in the world do you fix crappy fan bases? We could have the tournament AT Northeastern and they wouldn't get 1,000 of their own fans to the game.
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(03-15-2017 07:28 PM)70shawk Wrote:  The CAA (and others) may need to rethink the whole tournament format.

Can you imagine what the crowd would have been like had, say, Northeastern and Towson been the championship game teams? Crickets.

Towson might have brought 200 fans. That game had maybe 1000 or so. And that was in the first half.

CofC hasn't traveled well to outside conference tourneys in the past few years. The 3 years the tourney was in Baltimore, we didn't bring more than a couple hundred. Same in Asheville when they first had it in the SoCon. Chattanooga was even worse.

The year we beat Davidson and Steph Curry in the SoCon semifinals, we had to play Chattanooga in basically a road game in the finals, playing our 4th game in 4 days because they went by division.

Chattanooga won their division at 11-9 and 15-16 overall, while CofC finished 15-5 and 23-7; we had to play an extra game because we were 3rd in our division; while Chattanooga had the tourney on their home court. They had it one year in Charlotte, thinking Curry was gonna come back, and it backfired on them.
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