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Re: Mathew McCononaughey Named Minister of Culture

Postby SMU Pony Mom » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:59 am

Still not a fan of the huge arenas for college basketball. Prefer the 9-11K range.
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Re: Mathew McCononaughey Named Minister of Culture

Postby SoCal_Pony » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 pm

smitty329 wrote:Syracuse went from the 9,500 seat Manley Field house to the 33,000 seat carrier dome in 1980. Record crowd for a basketball game was 35,446. Average attendance in 2015-2016 was 26,253. Not sure they will be going back to a cozy field house anytime soon.


They caught lightning in a bottle with Jim Boeheim.

He was a student athlete there and has been quite content staying in upstate New York.

Prior to his arrival (as a player) Syracuse had only made 1 NCAA tourney appearance.

The Carrier Dome seats 34,616. 2nd largest arena is Rupp at 23,000. Let’s see if the Carrier Dome will be as functional post-Boeheim.
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Re: Mathew McCononaughey Named Minister of Culture

Postby SMU Pom Mom » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:37 pm

Here in Las Vegas we have the Thomas & Mack which is seats 18,000. Back when UNLV was good it would sell out but times have changed and now even if 10,000 show up for a big game it feels empty which is depressing. However, the venue is great for the community. There are so many concerts and other events, the location is great, parking is plentiful. I'm excited for UT.
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