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Monizzle145

Why Uconn Shouldn't Build a new Campus Arena

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http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=400988058

 

 

So tonight the Uconn Men's Basketball team only got 5,000 people to show up on the on campus arena. Those numbers are pathetic to be a game played on campus. A few photos also were on the emptyseats twitter page showing practically nbody being there. Imagine if uconn hockey went back to storrs and this would be the same fate. The same game tonight being moved to hartford easily have gotten 5,000 people and maybe a 2 to 3K more just because of the families that have easier access to get downtown versus having to drive all the way out to Storrs. Sure it's UCF and wouldn't be a sellout but more people would have showed up.

It appears the fair weather college campus fans are a much more inconsistent base than the fair weather adult/family base that would travel to xl games downtown. This is why uconn needs to investing in improving the XL center and not consider building a new on campus arena. 

 

 

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When there are comparisons about attendance, why do people always show photos during pre game or half time warm ups, when everyone is out getting brews and pretzels??!?!?!

I don't get it!!

Also, Uconn men's basketball hasn't been as good in the past few years either, they haven't finished in the top 25 since they won the national championship. Their product is not as good as the women's right now!!!!

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7 hours ago, WhalerCentral said:

The University of Connecticut will be purchasing the XL Center later this year.

NO THEY WON"T Frenchy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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13 hours ago, radcon said:

When there are comparisons about attendance, why do people always show photos during pre game or half time warm ups, when everyone is out getting brews and pretzels??!?!?!

I don't get it!!

Also, Uconn men's basketball hasn't been as good in the past few years either, they haven't finished in the top 25 since they won the national championship. Their product is not as good as the women's right now!!!!

The attendance was 5,000 for the entire game. Even during the game the upper ends behind the basket were empty. The team has not been good for years. However the students were still walking a quarter mile from dorms to fill up gampel at higher rates than this past year. While the XL has fairly empty upper decks the scrub games are still getting larger crowds in Hartford than the XL. I saw the men play stony brook this year which was worse than UCF and it was midweek like the UCF game. But more people were at that game than this in conference UCF game.

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