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Forde article on College BBall Venues
I love vandy's floor. I wish more arenas had the step up court. It could be pretty dangerous I guess when players are diving for loose balls but it looks pretty sweet regardless.
Interesting article to poke through. Lots of places I'd like to make it to at some point...
The Pit (29). Who plays there: New Mexico. Opened: 1966. Capacity: 18,018. The place literally is a pit, with the floor 37 feet below ground level. The roof was built first, then they excavated beneath it to put in the seats.
That sounds like the most inefficient way to build an arena ever. How do you shovel the dirt out of the ground when there's a building in the way?
I've played pick-up games there before. Effing old school. Wish I could have caught a game there.
Basketball is funny in that you can be in a stadium one tenth the size of the Big House, but the Big House seems more intimate.
My wifes' company has season tickets to the Louisville Cardinals and we are going to go to the game this weekend. It is a really nice place to watch a game. A lot of history on the walls and in the rafters. I have gotten to see a lot of good games played on her companys' dime. It is also nice that they still sell alcohol as well! It's not like Chrysler where the students are right on top of the court but it gets ridiculously loud for a venue as open and big as it is. The people here are nuts over basketball.
A Michigan fan should know how to spell our basketball arena's name.
You are correct sir. I was thinking of the car company and just typed. My apologies.
The Carrier Dome was an excellent place to watch a game, despite our terrible (third deck behind a basket) seats. They put the court down in the endzone of the football field, and put up tons of rows of bleachers behind it. Walking around, you can see the astroturf and 30 yards and the endzone of the football field. That place is huge, and the orange is quite vivid.