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    Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center

    Is there any other place better for the 15th Region Tournament? This just looks like a bad environment for a high school basketball game. Name:  IMG_0786.JPG
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    Looks fine to me a lot of room.

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    Where do they put the student sections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    Looks fine to me a lot of room.
    That was the problem. Too much room

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksville View Post
    That was the problem. Too much room
    Better than being in a tiny gym with no where to sit.

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    Is this arena similar to the one in Corbin?

    It looks okay to me. Regions should be held at venues with plenty of seats and parking. This one has seats and I assume the parking is good too.

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    Heard ticket sales for last night were over 5,000. No where else in the region could hold such a crowd. From the pictures I seen the place was pretty full. ESP during the first semifinal game.

    Now playing girls finals and boys semis on same night is not fair at all to the girls. They are rushed during celebrations and seem like more of an opening act. If you want to play them both on Saturday play the girls final at 2 and then. Boys semis at 630. But just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflaine2 View Post
    Now playing girls finals and boys semis on same night is not fair at all to the girls. They are rushed during celebrations and seem like more of an opening act. If you want to play them both on Saturday play the girls final at 2 and then. Boys semis at 630. But just my two cents.
    The 11th Region plays at EKU. Boys semifinals on Saturday afternoon (1:30 and 3:15), girls championship at 7:30. Nobody gets short changed or rushed with that schedule. Playing girls, boys, boys like the 15th did seems to be asking too much.

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    Over 6000 in final ticket sales. EXPO was packed to say the least. They actually sold every concession they had and turned people away.

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    So they filled the place up by playing 3 games for one price of admission?

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    Very nice gym. I love it for UPIKE games. Don't love it for high school games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Very nice gym. I love it for UPIKE games. Don't love it for high school games.
    Can you explain, in your opinion, the difference between a college game and a high school game at the facility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Can you explain, in your opinion, the difference between a college game and a high school game at the facility?
    For me, it just isn't a great high school environment. I do like the arena though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    For me, it just isn't a great high school environment. I do like the arena though.
    That was the reason I started this thread.

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    Most regions don't have the luxury of a Marshall County, Henry County, Mason County, Pulaski County, etc. so the next best option is the local university (Murray State, Morehead State, EKU, WKU, NKU) or a community arena (Expo Center, The Arena). Every region is different and "there is more than one way to skin a coon."

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