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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Doyle View Post
    Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY on line one.......Bellarmine on line one please.

    Facility + Location...name one better?! There isn't.
    I think Knights Hall would be a great location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksville View Post
    The Civic Center and most of Frankfort is outdated.
    I agree. I don't know where Frankfort rates in the category of "most beautiful state capital city" in the USA but I would have to think its toward the bottom.

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    No question Frankfort is outdated on the whole (or maybe it is a hole). The area around the convention center has been virtually unchanged forever. They've had AAU state tournaments in the civic center, the Ky.-Indiana series used it for awhile, and now the A. In all that time, I don't remember ever seeing a new thing pop up in the area.

    That said, the timing seems to stink for the All A folks. Not sure where they turn for this year. Eight months out and no home for a tournament that has to house 32 teams and use a building for five straight days. Few options. Maybe EKU can adjust their conference schedule to be on the road during this span.

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    Freedom Hall

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    Quote Originally Posted by silo11 View Post
    I think Knights Hall would be a great location.
    I do too. I miss the 7th region tourney being there plus it's a shorter drive for me and I could attend more than just the final. Just over the (non- toll) bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana Patrick View Post
    I do too. I miss the 7th region tourney being there plus it's a shorter drive for me and I could attend more than just the final. Just over the (non- toll) bridge.
    What does it seat?
    How many locker rooms?
    How would parking be with school in session and games played all day?
    How would this affect the Bellermine teams?

    I played in that building once, it's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    What does it seat?
    How many locker rooms?
    How would parking be with school in session and games played all day?
    How would this affect the Bellermine teams?

    I played in that building once, it's okay.
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    Here's an image off the gym while empty. They list the capacity at 2,196, which is probably good for most All "A" games but there might be some issues with some matchups. I have no clue about locker rooms; they hosted the LIT for years and eight teams played per day, but those teams may have dressed at school before coming over. Parking would probably be an issue. I'd imagine Bellarmine could finagle their basketball schedules to make it work if they really wanted to host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
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    Here's an image off the gym while empty. They list the capacity at 2,196, which is probably good for most All "A" games but there might be some issues with some matchups. I have no clue about locker rooms; they hosted the LIT for years and eight teams played per day, but those teams may have dressed at school before coming over. Parking would probably be an issue. I'd imagine Bellarmine could finagle their basketball schedules to make it work if they really wanted to host.
    I agree, and there is also an endzone section to the right of that picture that can't be seen...I think it would be the absolute perfect venue (if they wanted it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    We got plenty of gyms to practice in and it would only effect one game two at most. We can play in the Maysville gym if needed.
    Or just play a couple of road games during those dates. Problem solved HA

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    WKU and Bellarmine... Rotate it.

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    Met today with a few powers that be about our event in November. Lets just say this is a big mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Met today with a few powers that be about our event in November. Lets just say this is a big mess.
    Middle school football or an All A function?

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    Hey, on the good side, I've been told longtime All A stalwart Bardstown is eligible again to compete in the tournament. The Tigers have had some great runs in the All A over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Middle school football or an All A function?
    My meetings were for football but we had a lengthy discussion about the all A. I will give credit to those in Frankfort who are doing everything they can to make sure all the events that were schedule to take place there can still take place at other venues. Kentucky State is steping up big time to help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Hey, on the good side, I've been told longtime All A stalwart Bardstown is eligible again to compete in the tournament. The Tigers have had some great runs in the All A over the years.
    Sounds like that is not good new for the school? Enrollment went up and now back down?

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