Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by MCskid, Oct 10, 2012.
It's a lot like CEC, you walk in at the top like CEC but they added a club level suite above that. It seems more vertical than Coors, so even in the top row you don't seem that far pushed back away from the court. The lighting in there is awesome, the seating area is pretty dark but it makes the court seem very illuminated and the focus of the entire place, hard to describe but cool.
You can get an idea of the lighting in this pic.
Probably its uniqueness because the place was essentially built as a big hole in the ground, hence the nickname "The Pit". The small upper deck was added later. And of course the great UNM crowd support has always given it a good reputation and it hosted the Final Four in 1983.
It is by far the loudest arena I have ever been in, College or Pro.
This. I thought I was going to have permanent hearing loss.
Architectually, it's not very different from the CEC. It's bigger, and has a larger concourse and more seating. The tunnel is in the corner of the areana as opposed to at one end. Otherwise, it's pretty much the same.
Yep. 2500 Buffs fans in The Pit was louder than any sellout in The Keg.
Another cool feature is that there are no visible rafters, the ceiling is flat and black. I think thats one of the reasons the noise is so amplified.
That is simply not true.
Should have been more clear. Not sustained, but when AD hit the 3 to put us up 21 or 22 on UNLV it was one of the loudest crowd eruptions I have ever heard in any sport.
you were also in the middle of it :lol:. Crowd noise gets a bit distorted if you are in the loudest part of the stadium.
True, but I'm usually in the middle of it. My ears were ringing the whole night, that doesn't happen at The Keg. I think one thing that made a big difference was that we were surrounded by all true fans. In the student section at the keg not all the most passionate fans are right next to each other so the real noise gets spread out a bit.
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