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    Quote Originally Posted by OPHusker View Post
    Is the seating high enough to ever host a NCAA men's first round?

    If the BOB could host it...the Pinn can host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    If the BOB could host it...the Pinn can host.

    I think that is incorrect. The Qwest had to add seats to get up to 17k I think before the Qwest would even be considered if I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPHusker View Post
    Is the seating high enough to ever host a NCAA men's first round?
    I'm unsure of the seating requirement, but the NCAA requires so many hotel rooms in X number of miles of each site to be eligible to host events (and perhaps other logistical requirements). I think that is why the Devaney no longer hosts NCAA Tournament games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Point View Post
    I'm unsure of the seating requirement, but the NCAA requires so many hotel rooms in X number of miles of each site to be eligible to host events (and perhaps other logistical requirements). I think that is why the Devaney no longer hosts NCAA Tournament games.
    I think that's correct. The new arena and the 2 new hotels downtown may be enough to qualify, but without knowing the specifics I am kind of thinking it won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Point View Post
    I'm unsure of the seating requirement, but the NCAA requires so many hotel rooms in X number of miles of each site to be eligible to host events (and perhaps other logistical requirements). I think that is why the Devaney no longer hosts NCAA Tournament games.

    yep. and as Impaler mentioned, we have added more hotel rooms so we might be able to host in the future...and the QWEST does have a few opening round dates coming up in the next few years.

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    besides 17K for opening round requirement is absurd...that's too high of a requirement. IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    I hate painted brick...hate it.
    Not only is it not painted, it's not brick.

    On the four corners of the arena, architects have created vertical shafts, stairwells and utility towers that look like brick in the artists' drawings.But they are 3 foot-by-8 foot panels of anodized aluminum, terra cotta or brick colored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    besides 17K for opening round requirement is absurd...that's too high of a requirement. IMO.
    Yep, I've watched a bunch of 1st round games that probably didn't have 5,000 in attendance.
    I really hate Penn State! (And I'm not that wild about Iowa either.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    I hate painted brick...hate it.
    Quote Originally Posted by bilsker View Post
    I don't think it's painted brick
    Quote Originally Posted by The Impaler View Post
    Not only is it not painted, it's not brick.

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    None of that changes the fact the I hate painted brick...hate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPHusker View Post
    Is the seating high enough to ever host a NCAA men's first round?

    No

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    besides 17K for opening round requirement is absurd...that's too high of a requirement. IMO.

    You talk without any knowledge so often that it's really astonishing. Everything you don't understand is "absurd" or "utterly stupid". Ok, WHY would that be "too high of a requirement"? You think the NCAA is not a money making enterprise? When they have so many options that meet their seating standard why would they accept less?

    As for the reason the NCAA never went back to the bob...as I recall it wasn't necessarily total number of hotels that Lincoln lacked but a certain number of "quality" hotels. They didn't want more than one team in any one hotel. So they wanted 8 hotels of a certain quality. Not sure if Lincoln has hit that threshold yet but it's moot...the arena is too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrolltonsker View Post
    Yep, I've watched a bunch of 1st round games that probably didn't have 5,000 in attendance.

    That doesn't mean the seats weren't sold. Lots of first round games will have empty seats as not everyone with a ticket attends every game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    None of that changes the fact the I hate painted brick...hate it.

    Off topic.

    Before you say there are not enough seat, look at the other arenas that have hosted in recent years, both first round and regional sights.

    AHW (Arena of Haymarket West) is big enough.

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    If there are not enough seat than it just means that the value of those seat will increase as the popularity of events held at the arena increases. This would lead me to believe that it best serves the university to make Basketball very popular in Nebraska.

    (I don't know...are they going to also play volleyball there???)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskerwirejay View Post
    Off topic.

    Before you say there are not enough seat, look at the other arenas that have hosted in recent years, both first round and regional sights.

    AHW (Arena of Haymarket West) is big enough.

    2011

    Pepsi Center: 19,155
    St. Pete Times Forum: 21,500
    McKale Center: 14,545
    Verizon Center: 20,278
    Time Warner Cable Arena: 19,077-20,200
    United Center: 20,916
    Quicken Loans Arena: 20,562
    BOK Center: 17,839

    One exception to the rule in 2011.

    Air travel convenience is likely also a factor.







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