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Dane96

OT: What a waste of $85 Million dollars at UMBC

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Well, yes...it's a new arena...but my god is this thing ugly. If our athletic department had even HALF this money...we'd have a much better looking pad. It has zero sky boxes...and a terribly open end. Seats less than 6000 for hoops...i've heard just around 5,000.

 

Congrats are in order for new digs...but this is a supreme case of bad design for the dollars.

 

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why the heck do you leave it so open on one end? I don't get it.

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The write ups on the arena specify that it’s a multi purpose facility. I don’t think a 5,000 seat arena is at all undersized for the AE. Granted, the Wall is ugly, but perhaps that gives them the most flexibility.

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The write ups on the arena specify that its a multi purpose facility. I dont think a 5,000 seat arena is at all undersized for the AE. Granted, the Wall is ugly, but perhaps that gives them the most flexibility.

Flexibility for their dodgeball team to use the facility perhaps ... . Three-fourths of the arena is gorgeous.

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2 big garage doors for utility, good spot for "courtside corner", I can see it, but the wall could use some color and graphics. They need a scoreboard like our new one. Seating looks nice.

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I think they need more color, very black and gray...no scoreboard unless it's still coming, that price and not even 4 luxury boxes...no electronic ribbons around the second level...maybe the rest of it is gorgeous.

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The write ups on the arena specify that it’s a multi purpose facility. I don’t think a 5,000 seat arena is at all undersized for the AE. Granted, the Wall is ugly, but perhaps that gives them the most flexibility.

Looks like it might have a portable floor system, which would seem appropriate if you're trying to make it a multi-purpose facility and not a true basketball arena.

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If it doesn't have those high-speed Dyson AB14-G Airblade PolycarbonateHand Dryers in the restrooms then they way overpaid.

 

At least it has chairbacks.

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If it doesn't have those high-speed Dyson AB14-G Airblade PolycarbonateHand Dryers in the restrooms then they way overpaid.

 

At least it has chairbacks.

And probably better bathroom lighting. I havent been since Hooleys shot - do we still have the darkest mens room in the America East?

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Considering it's multi-level with a ton of office space, practice gym, etc. that's a baller facility. $85M is probably not that bad.

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Considering it's multi-level with a ton of office space, practice gym, etc. that's a baller facility. $85M is probably not that bad.

 

I mean it's all relative lol...I mean if it's this or nothing...give me this...lol

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The abrupt wall on the end reminds me a little bit of Assembly Hall (Indiana). Almost like a mini-Assembly Hall. Almost ... .

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You mean, expect for the stands at both ends of the court at Assembly Hall?

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