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Oh My... Kentucky building a palace.

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's so far out of our ballpark that it's on another planet.

    Amazing.

    We could be one of the 20 best places to play college hoops and still be nowhere near that place.
     
  3. cubuffs85

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    Bigger isn't always better I can assure you in college sports. Can't speak specifically to Kentucky but having been to Comcast Center at UMD, it's not what Cole was. It feels more like an NBA arena on a college campus with suites and grand entrance.
     
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    Coors could be much better than it is now, for a fraction of that $310 million dollar price tag. Once we fix football, I hope we seriously look at making a long term investment in the Arena. There is no reason that the upper plaza, the surrounding sidewalk around the perimeter of the building and even down to the street, and the access ramp on the north west side could not be incorporated into the facility.
     
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    While I agree, with facilities like KFC Yum center and Comcast Center, Kentucky is doing it differently. They are not tearing out the seating, merely adding to it. They have also done what those some of those facilities have not. Students have stayed and will likely stay on the lower level, near the court if not on it.
     
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    This is what you get when college basketball is your identity. They don't see any reason to accept second best when it comes to UK BB.

    Crazy thing is that they will have no problem paying for it.
     
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    At MD, they have them with the closest non-floor seats surrounding the court and the "Wall," where the opposing team shoots in the 2nd half. I just think these mega arenas lose the intimacy and charm of some more traditional college arenas, but I really can't speak to UK specifically. It's religion in Kentucky without any pro teams, so they should do fine.
     
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    pretty cool. All this money in sports is so ridiculous. It feels like these arenas are our modern day cathedrals.
     
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    Nah. Cathedrals were a dark age thru Renaissance era fad. We're back to the older days when Rome down to any middling metro area had a gladiator coliseum that was the main gathering area for the town.
     
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    Yeah, but will they have Lady Gaga.
     
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    If the state of Colorado approved 65m in taxpayer dollars for a reno of the Keg, I'd probably drop dead.
     
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    Too bad it's still going to be named after a racist prick...
     
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    We used to play in Balch Fieldhouse. Did we lose intimacy and charm when we moved to the keg?
     
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    Palace in Kentucky is still a palace in Kentucky.
     
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    And the line between college and pro sports just got a little more blurred.
     
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    UK has been pro for a long time.
     
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    Intimacy sure, that was more intimate than the KEG, although I never saw a basketball game there.
     
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    That's called balking at change for no reason other than a distaste of change.
     
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    fify
     
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    They can do as they please at UK, just saying I wouldn't want to see this kind of thing here. Not that, that is happening anytime in the near future.
     
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