WMU Broncos

Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Gabel to Close
Author Message
SilentStryk09 Online
All American
*

Posts: 4,673
Joined: Dec 2011
Reputation: 35
I Root For: WMU
Location: Waterford, MI
Post: #1
Gabel to Close
WMU is shutting down Gabel citing revenue far outpacing operating costs and expensive repairs being needed.

WMU's Gabel Natatorium to close, athletics to take over operation of Lawson Ice Arena
09-22-2020 07:47 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


RunningGame Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 2,174
Joined: Mar 2017
Reputation: 19
I Root For: WMU
Location: Michigan
Post: #2
RE: Gabel to Close
How can an institution with a $400+ million budget not afford a swimming pool?

The college bubble bursting is going to be painful. Universities—like Detroit—are building out so much infrastructure that's going to end up empty that they can't sustain themselves long-term. It's going to be the basics that get cut the first to try to maintain the pointless selling points that aren't going to bring in lots of students.

Maybe if they actually marketed the pool better, it would have gotten used. I didn't know anything about it when I was on campus. But I had to walk by ugly, soul-sucking post-modern art every day...
(This post was last modified: 09-22-2020 04:10 PM by RunningGame.)
09-22-2020 04:08 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Bronco'14 Online
WMU
*

Posts: 6,525
Joined: Aug 2012
Reputation: 60
I Root For: WMU Broncos
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Post: #3
RE: Gabel to Close
Me & a buddy swam laps there periodically thru-out our time at WMU. They'd have swim-meets there too, as well as open swim.

It's sad seeing it go.

It was old.

Maybe that room can be used for the hockey team?

Also, my local high school had up for vote a bond to turn the pools into education space. The vote failed, but the pool has exceeded it's lifespan. So who knows what they're going to do, but point is, when pools are old, courses of action have to be decided.

The Rec center has a couple pools, not like for laps, but for water aerobics & other basic water activities.

The marketing for it was ok. Problem is I believe they're times were always super-early or right in the middle of the day, so they only had narrow times to work with for students. I was always surprised they didn't market it more at hockey games considering they s hare buildings. "We have a pool right next door, people! Use it!"
(This post was last modified: 09-22-2020 04:25 PM by Bronco'14.)
09-22-2020 04:17 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Doo Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,351
Joined: Jun 2014
Reputation: 22
I Root For: WMU
Location:
Post: #4
RE: Gabel to Close
The budget being what it is now and will be for a few years we won't see much change.......but this does open the door for a bigger renovation project for Lawson in the future with less logistical concerns.
09-23-2020 08:10 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BaldingBroncoFan Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 985
Joined: Apr 2007
Reputation: 10
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #5
RE: Gabel to Close
Is there enough room to put in a basketball court..?
09-24-2020 11:37 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2020 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2020 MyBB Group.