There was talk on the Crisler Center thread about the possibility of the hockey team moving out of Yost in the next 10-20 years. I love Yost Ice Arena and wish the team would never have to leave, but I understand that it is old and small, so a new facility is probably necessary.
Does anyone have any information on whether the Athletic Department has had any kind of internal discussions about building a new arena? DB has talked about building a stadium for the lacrosse team as well, so what are the early indications on the projects?
Where would it be built? The athletic campus is already pretty full. Maybe if the Coliseum is torn down and the university bought some more land around there, there could be enough space for a new hockey arena. Or they could build it down State Street where the soccer and tennis centers are, though I would hate having them not within walking distance for students.
What size building does the team need? Yost maxes out around 6,000, but even then is rarely full. Would 10 or 12 thousand be too big, and lose the intimacy of Yost? If DB's previous actions are an indication, it will probably be as big as possible for max $$.
Red Berenson Arena is a no-brainer, right?
Apologies for the speculative nature of this post. Reading the other comments really ignited my imagination with regards to the hockey team.