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RE: WKU: 2 consecutive sellouts
(01-27-2018 10:09 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 09:29 AM)wkuhilltopperfan Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 04:41 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 01:33 AM)CyrusJS Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 12:30 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  Nashville would be great. I think southwest flies to almost every place we have a member. Four of the bigger fan bases within a 4 hour drive. If we aren't going to do it at the number one teams place I'd rather have it close to the top teams.

Exactly this. Nashville would be great. Yes I know OVC and SEC are there, but there are plenty of places in Nashville that would work for what we need. I think if we are playing in a football practice facility in Frisco, TX, we will be just fine finding somewhere in Nashville to play our games. East coast schools have done so much to keep this conference afloat the last few years, but we can't even get a tournament near us or any decent bowl games close by. Sad.

Uh, the conference tournament has been in Birmingham the last couple years which is a relatively painless drive from both WKU and MT.

ODU and Marshall night have something to complain about.

What about Louisville as a conference tourney location? Fairly easy drive from a bunch of members. (WKU, MT, Marshall) and some decent off the court activities.

Louisville has nothing for the fans compared to Nashville..... not even close

I agree it’s not quite as good but you can see Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger, do the Bourbon Trail if your team gets knocked out early, etc.

IMO (and I’ve said this in past threads), the tourney should be in ATL at McCamish. Even Rice, the smallest school in the conference by a wide margin, has a significant alumni presence there.
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Thanks Excited Owl, I have lived in the Louisville metro area for nearly 30 years now and there is quite a bit to do up here. Not as cosmopolitan as Nashville but the downtown area has evolved into a very nice setting with tons of nice restaurants and plenty of hotels. It has the charm of a southern city to some degree. The Yum center is a very nice facility, it does not belong to UofL so I'm sure it can be used.
01-27-2018 10:17 AM
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RE: WKU: 2 consecutive sellouts
I think that there is a year or two coming up where the SEC takes a break from Nashville (2022 maybe?) I'm really hoping that CUSA fills that hole in Bridgestone. Fantastic city, fantastic facility.
01-27-2018 10:31 AM
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My username shows my bias, but Louisville would be a pretty decent option. The Exposution center has the two arena setup (Freedom Hall and Broadbent) that the conference prefers, its drivable for at least 4 members (WKU, MTSU, UAB, Marshall), there’s direct flights for just about every other school except for maybe UTEP, and the tourist options have greatly increased lately with almost all of downtown becoming a bourbon Mecca.
01-27-2018 10:47 AM
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RE: WKU: 2 consecutive sellouts
In Nashville I think the OVC plays their tournament the week before ours. Why couldn't we hold it at the Municipal Auditorium instead of bridgestone arena. We would play second fiddle to the SEC but it would be kind of cool having two conference tournaments going on at the same time downtown.
01-27-2018 10:57 AM
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RE: WKU: 2 consecutive sellouts
(01-27-2018 10:17 AM)Franko Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 10:09 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 09:29 AM)wkuhilltopperfan Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 04:41 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 01:33 AM)CyrusJS Wrote:  Exactly this. Nashville would be great. Yes I know OVC and SEC are there, but there are plenty of places in Nashville that would work for what we need. I think if we are playing in a football practice facility in Frisco, TX, we will be just fine finding somewhere in Nashville to play our games. East coast schools have done so much to keep this conference afloat the last few years, but we can't even get a tournament near us or any decent bowl games close by. Sad.

Uh, the conference tournament has been in Birmingham the last couple years which is a relatively painless drive from both WKU and MT.

ODU and Marshall night have something to complain about.

What about Louisville as a conference tourney location? Fairly easy drive from a bunch of members. (WKU, MT, Marshall) and some decent off the court activities.

Louisville has nothing for the fans compared to Nashville..... not even close

I agree it’s not quite as good but you can see Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger, do the Bourbon Trail if your team gets knocked out early, etc.

IMO (and I’ve said this in past threads), the tourney should be in ATL at McCamish. Even Rice, the smallest school in the conference by a wide margin, has a significant alumni presence there.
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Thanks Excited Owl, I have lived in the Louisville metro area for nearly 30 years now and there is quite a bit to do up here. Not as cosmopolitan as Nashville but the downtown area has evolved into a very nice setting with tons of nice restaurants and plenty of hotels. It has the charm of a southern city to some degree. The Yum center is a very nice facility, it does not belong to UofL so I'm sure it can be used.

The last thing this conference needs to do is play the tourney in a 22,090 arena. This conference needs to look at mid size arenas to play in.

But what most fans are not looking at.....

those cities mention, don't see the value in hosting the CUSA tourney. If they did they would bid on it.
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01-27-2018 11:05 AM
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Use http://www.geomidpoint.com/ to find the geographical center between any number of points.

Enter in Huntington, Bowling Green, Murfreesboro, Norfolk, and Charlotte.

The geographic center is right near to Bristol. I'd bet those five school could co-own Bristol for a weekend...
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01-27-2018 11:07 AM
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RE: WKU: 2 consecutive sellouts
(01-27-2018 07:44 AM)AdoptedMonarch Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 04:41 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 01:33 AM)CyrusJS Wrote:  
(01-27-2018 12:30 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(01-26-2018 11:52 PM)Niner National Wrote:  Good for wku and the league.

It's a shame that our basketball tournament will probably have 200 people there instead of somewhere sensible in the east where the highest concentration of support exists with odu, Marshall, mt, and wku.

Nashville would be great. I think southwest flies to almost every place we have a member. Four of the bigger fan bases within a 4 hour drive. If we aren't going to do it at the number one teams place I'd rather have it close to the top teams.

Exactly this. Nashville would be great. Yes I know OVC and SEC are there, but there are plenty of places in Nashville that would work for what we need. I think if we are playing in a football practice facility in Frisco, TX, we will be just fine finding somewhere in Nashville to play our games. East coast schools have done so much to keep this conference afloat the last few years, but we can't even get a tournament near us or any decent bowl games close by. Sad.

Uh, the conference tournament has been in Birmingham the last couple years which is a relatively painless drive from both WKU and MT.

ODU and Marshall night have something to complain about.

What about Louisville as a conference tourney location? Fairly easy drive from a bunch of members. (WKU, MT, Marshall) and some decent off the court activities.

I'd almost definitely travel to Nashville. I'd think about Loiusville. But for me (and probably at least two or three hundred other ODU fans), Charlotte is where the tournament needs to be.

+1 I would like Norfolk but we all know it ain’t happening with the two Arena requirement but Charlotte is where this should be for a good traveling balance for the conference.
01-27-2018 11:11 AM
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Centrally located... tourist destination... large arenas... the conference's biggest fanbases... Nashville.
01-27-2018 11:28 AM
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RE: WKU: 2 consecutive sellouts
(01-27-2018 12:30 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(01-26-2018 11:52 PM)Niner National Wrote:  Good for wku and the league.

It's a shame that our basketball tournament will probably have 200 people there instead of somewhere sensible in the east where the highest concentration of support exists with odu, Marshall, mt, and wku.

Nashville would be great. I think southwest flies to almost every place we have a member. Four of the bigger fan bases within a 4 hour drive. If we aren't going to do it at the number one teams place I'd rather have it close to the top teams.

And $EC (St. Louey) and OVC (Evansville) both NOT having their tourneys in Nashville this year. What gives, Judy ?
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KAjunRaider wrote "...What gives,Judy?" answer--Ignorance,passiveness,lack of planning,etc..
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