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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby clenz » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:09 pm

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clenz wrote:I like Weber State's, but why in the heck does it have the seating so far back on the sides? I wondered that last year during the Big Sky Tourney, or whatever it was, that was on ESPN.


Normally during the games they bring in extra seats, I dont know if thats what they intended to do when they built it, but thats what they do now, so its not so far away when the games start.

Are they folding seats or are the raised at all? I mean it is a unique venue, no doubt, but it just seems odd to me to have that big of a curve for the seating. Maybe the picture is making look bigger than it really is?

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby ∞∞∞ » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:53 pm

Tomorrow (today actually), I'm heading to historic McDonough Arena in Washington D.C. I'll take pics, but in short, it's Georgetown's on-campus arena that they scarcely use (they play at the Verizon Center).

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby CatMom » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:48 pm

Texas State - Strahan Coliseum. Used for VB and Graduation too. Larger crowds at graduations (which are done by college of study) than BB. Our BB sucks big time. Both programs were run into the ground by previous coaches and neither of the new ones have done much to turn anything around. Don't ask about the wall. There's a reason for it but I don't know it. Never been to a BB game there. Apparently neither has most of the free world.

Here's a link with pic. I didn't feel like posting a pic

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It's really a nice facility and sits on/next to Sewell Park, where the SM River runs through. The U owns the park and I have gone there several times to swim with my daughter before an event (rush week, babeball game, etc.)

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby ∞∞∞ » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:22 pm

Catmom...that wall is the most obnoxious feature I've ever seen in a stadium (no offense). You know what would be great though, a huge mirror in its place. How crazy would that look? It'd probably give you guys some sort of advantage too...maybe confuse the opponent, since they'd see some of their own players in that mirror and maybe pass to them lol? It'd also be a very annoying visual distraction too. Your guys would be used to it though...

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby danefan » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:26 pm

looks like a temporary wall actually. Almost like they ran out of money to finish the seating or something? Or perhaps a placeholder for a stage of some sort? Very odd.

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby CatMom » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:56 pm

It is where they put the "stage" for graduations, etc. Other (practice) courts are beyond it. Like I said, I've never delved into why it is there, exactly. I have walked around the outer halls and that's what's behind it. (those auxilary gyms they mention on the page link)

it is kinda fugly

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby Franks Tanks » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:22 pm

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Lafayette's Kirby Sports Center.

Its pretty bad and only sits 3,500.

We have had some nice games there over the years with teams like Notre Dame, Temple, and Princeton (when they were good) playing at Kirby.


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The outside is here. The basketball court is on the left side of the big L shaped building. The right side contains all the intramural facilities. Weight room, 3 basketball courts, floor hockey rink, and an indoor running track etc.

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby BirdGrad » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:48 pm

Illinois State University - Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena

Redbird Arena at Night:

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Redbird Arena from the catwalk on campus.

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Inside during a game showing the scoreboard. Seating I believe is 10,000+ All chairback seating.

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Statue outside Redbird Area dedicated to Doug Collins and Will Robinson

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby dbackjon » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:52 pm

Nice looking arena - how old is it?
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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby BirdGrad » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:39 pm

We just had our 300th game. The first game was in January 1988. It was supposed to be finished in time for the first game of the '87/'88 season, but they missed it by a few games. :oops:

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby dbackjon » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:03 pm

BirdGrad wrote:We just had our 300th game. The first game was in January 1988. It was supposed to be finished in time for the first game of the '87/'88 season, but they missed it by a few games. :oops:

My High school played in the supersectionals back in 1980. Different arena obviously :)
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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby OSBF » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:29 pm

dbackjon wrote:
BirdGrad wrote:We just had our 300th game. The first game was in January 1988. It was supposed to be finished in time for the first game of the '87/'88 season, but they missed it by a few games. :oops:

My High school played in the supersectionals back in 1980. Different arena obviously :)


damn steve mueller, tore us apart in the sectional championship

he went off for like 30 pts against the gibson city greyhounds

that would have been in the old gym, horton fieldhouse, across the street from rba
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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby OSBF » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:42 pm

BirdGrad wrote:Illinois State University - Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena

Redbird Arena at Night:

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Redbird Arena from the catwalk on campus.

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Inside during a game showing the scoreboard. Seating I believe is 10,000+ All chairback seating.

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Statue outside Redbird Area dedicated to Doug Collins and Will Robinson

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rba has an outter skin made of teflon coated fabric, one of the first facilities of that construction

all 10K+ seats are chairbacks, no bleachers

the scoreboard is a 4 sided high def lcd display

Doug Collins was ISU's first scholarship athlete after we moved up from the "college" division to the "university" division(what is now DI. He was a member of the '72 munich olympic team and the #1 overall pick in the 72 nba draft by the 76'ers.

Will Robinson, ISU's head coach at the time, was the first black head coach of a DI program in NCAA history.
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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby JayJ79 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:09 pm

OSBF wrote:rba has an outter skin made of teflon coated fabric, one of the first facilities of that construction


I'm pretty sure that the UNI-Dome's old roof was teflon-coated fabric (as are the roofs of other air-supported domes).

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby weberwildcat » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:13 pm

clenz wrote:
Wildcat Ryan wrote:The Dee Events Center is a very nice arena, all seats more than half of them padded, with a very good parking lot surrounding the building, and easy access inside. The Perfect arena for Weber State. All it needs now is a brand new jumbotron

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I like Weber State's, but why in the heck does it have the seating so far back on the sides? I wondered that last year during the Big Sky Tourney, or whatever it was, that was on ESPN.



these pics show that area with floor seating. I don't know either why it was built this way. At the U of Utah its the same stadium but a little bigger. WSU is 12k and Utah is 15k. Weber has 3 rows of floor seating while Utah leaves it empty. It looks kinda weird though like that.

Weber State's Dee Events Center opened in 1977.

Weber State's overall record is 859-499 (63%) and 535-114 (83%) in Ogden.

In 1962 Weber Junior College became the first junior college in the country to move from the juco ranks straight into NCAA Division I basketball.

WSU has won 18 Big Sky Conference basketball titles and have made 14 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Both of these numbers are conference records. Of the 14 appearances, the 'Cats have advanced to the second round 6 times.

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby tampajag » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:15 am

Southern's F.G. Clark Center seats 7,500

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Not a great pic of the inside but you can kind of see the empty seats as usual.
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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby clenz » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:37 am

Weber's looks much nicer with the three rows of seats

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby SDHornet » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:13 pm

DJH wrote:Yeah those Sac St, and Port St gyms are pretty weak. EWU's is pretty ugly too.

Pretty much. There is a new "events center" on the books, the problem is finding the funding for it. The new proposed arena is supposed to seat between 6-8k.

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby appmaj » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:11 am

ASUMountaineer wrote:
Varsity Gym: Where ASU played before the opening season in the HCC (2000), my freshman year of 1999-2000 when we last made the NCAA tourney



Good Pics of Varsity Gym...I was a freshman that year also...walked across the street from Justice Hall for every home game.

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Re: Post your basketball arena

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby jlcharles » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:56 am

wideright82 wrote:VIllanova @ Wachovia Center
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On Campus Pavillion
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Before the Wachovia Center, we played at the Spectrum, which is right next door. In fact, we played the last college basketball game there against Pitt last year. I remember going when I was in middle school or a freshman in high school to see us beat Syracuse in triple OT.

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The Pavilion is a piece of shit.

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby Fact » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:24 am

I hate the pavillion.. I wish we had about 4,000 more seats there

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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby GannonFan » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:35 am

Fact wrote:I hate the pavillion.. I wish we had about 4,000 more seats there


Eh - bright side of the place is that there's not really a bad seat in the house.
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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby ATL » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:08 pm

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The Vines Center at Liberty University they will be upgrading it in the coming year to this:
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Re: Post your basketball arena

Postby free7694 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:47 pm

Here's UNC's Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, only seats about 3,000 but is formidable when full. The second photo is from before a renovation a few years ago.

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