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RE: CUSA Basketball Tournament to Dallas, well, Frisco, Texas
(05-16-2017 07:28 AM)ODU Hoops Wrote:  @ODU2k1
I just question how hard they are trying. Have they reached out to NSU or VWC? Either of those arenas could host the women's tournament. Maybe they have tried, I just wonder why no one has asked the question.

The bid for both is probably a bit problematic financially. They could probably gain access to another arena, but would they see a return due to having to outbid other cities? Given recent tournament attendance, I would wager that they would not. Split the tournaments and those odds increase as the bids decrease.
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05-16-2017 07:32 AM
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I understand the moaning about two games in the same court, but I do not understand the hate towards Frisco. This is an upgrade compared to having it in UAB's backyard 3 years in a row, and a massive upgrade compared to El Paso. At least if you go you have something else to do besides watching basketball.
05-16-2017 09:15 AM
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RE: CUSA Basketball Tournament to Dallas, well, Frisco, Texas
The other thing we are missing with a "Norfolk" bid is they are going to want to use Scope for the bulk of things. There is a decidedly diminished financial gain for the City of Norfolk as an entity to host the CUSA Tournament and have it played at ODU, NSU, or VWC (where the Batten Center is probably over the line in Virginia Beach anyway). As it stands now from a scheduling perspective Norfolk is out of the picture since the MEAC has the week of the CUSA Tournament locked down for quite a while.
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RE: CUSA Basketball Tournament to Dallas, well, Frisco, Texas
I not only don't think this is bad like most of y'all, but i actually really like the arrangement. This is a football stadium that we are playing in. It is not some rinky dink high school gym like the Stu.
http://www.thestarinfrisco.com/ford-center

The days of being in Richmond are long gone. A direct flight will take you to Dallas and there is a ton to do there. Way to think outside the box CUSA
05-16-2017 10:06 AM
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(05-16-2017 10:06 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  I not only don't think this is bad like most of y'all, but i actually really like the arrangement. This is a football stadium that we are playing in. It is not some rinky dink high school gym like the Stu.
http://www.thestarinfrisco.com/ford-center

The days of being in Richmond are long gone. A direct flight will take you to Dallas and there is a ton to do there. Way to think outside the box CUSA

You like the idea of playing AAU style with multiple games going on simultaneously... in a football practice facility?
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RE: CUSA Basketball Tournament to Dallas, well, Frisco, Texas
(05-16-2017 10:12 AM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(05-16-2017 10:06 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  I not only don't think this is bad like most of y'all, but i actually really like the arrangement. This is a football stadium that we are playing in. It is not some rinky dink high school gym like the Stu.
http://www.thestarinfrisco.com/ford-center

The days of being in Richmond are long gone. A direct flight will take you to Dallas and there is a ton to do there. Way to think outside the box CUSA

You like the idea of playing AAU style with multiple games going on simultaneously... in a football practice facility?

Yea...kind of.

I have a feeling it is going to be slightly more professional than the Boo joint. Syracuse plays in a dome, albeit much larger, and they partition off a portion of the gym. The NCAA played finals for years in domes and sectioned off portions of the court. It never looked unprofessional. I have a feeling that this will be two totally independent venues that happen to be housed under one roof.

And I believe/assume the games are being played at the Ford Center which is a 13,000 seat indoor football stadium which is separate from the actual practice facility.

I am quite the pessimist and I actually am thinking good things about this. I would take this over Birmingham any day of the week.
05-16-2017 10:18 AM
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RE: CUSA Basketball Tournament to Dallas, well, Frisco, Texas
(05-16-2017 10:18 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  
(05-16-2017 10:12 AM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(05-16-2017 10:06 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  I not only don't think this is bad like most of y'all, but i actually really like the arrangement. This is a football stadium that we are playing in. It is not some rinky dink high school gym like the Stu.
http://www.thestarinfrisco.com/ford-center

The days of being in Richmond are long gone. A direct flight will take you to Dallas and there is a ton to do there. Way to think outside the box CUSA

You like the idea of playing AAU style with multiple games going on simultaneously... in a football practice facility?

Yea...kind of.

I have a feeling it is going to be slightly more professional than the Boo joint. Syracuse plays in a dome, albeit much larger, and they partition off a portion of the gym. The NCAA played finals for years in domes and sectioned off portions of the court. It never looked unprofessional. I have a feeling that this will be two totally independent venues that happen to be housed under one roof.

And I believe/assume the games are being played at the Ford Center which is a 13,000 seat indoor football stadium which is separate from the actual practice facility.

I am quite the pessimist and I actually am thinking good things about this. I would take this over Birmingham any day of the week.

Ditto
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This is pretty innovative and the conference really has to try something. Time to wait and see how it plays out. Don't see how it can be worse than Birmingham, Alabama though.
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(05-16-2017 10:58 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  This is pretty innovative and the conference really has to try something. Time to wait and see how it plays out. Don't see how it can be worse than Birmingham, Alabama though.

Here is an idea of something they can "try". Splitting the men's and women's tournaments so that the women's tournament no longer holds the conference back. They could also "try" letting the higher seed host until the semifinals, that would generate some fans at games, and would be slightly less bush league than playing BooPlex style in a football practice facility, in a town that doesn't have a home team.

There are a number of things they can "try" that would be less embarrassing, and present a much better chance for success, they just have to give up on this whole two tournaments, one town nonsense.
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I don't know, playing two games at the same location at the same time might be one of the only things worse than Birmingham, Alabama. But I'm actually not going to complain. I have already come to acceptance that I am not going to like whatever CUSA decides. Norfolk doesn't have the money to bid on a loser. Frisco, Texas does.
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