George Rogers Clark's new arena

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    George Rogers Clark's new arena

    Our new arena opens tomorrow Feb 11th Double header of girls and boys game.It is state of the art.

    Pictures from GRC newspaper.






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    Looks nice - out of curiosity, why do you think they didn’t go with a college length court?

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    Not being a smart butt, but what makes it state of the art? What does it have? Video board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    Looks nice - out of curiosity, why do you think they didn’t go with a college length court?
    My best guess is because it's a high school court and I don't believe any colleges will be using it.

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    Looks nice. Three questions how many does it hold. Also Iím surprised being a new gym it doesnít have any chair back seats. Will it go into the rotation for hosting the 10th region tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    My best guess is because it's a high school court and I don't believe any colleges will be using it.
    Maybe it's just a local thing, but it's a bit in vogue around here to have college length courts at some of the new gyms due to our region tournament being played at that length, in addition to the Sweet 16. We view it as an advantage for those reasons as well as a conditioning advantage against other teams not used to running as much. I guess that slants my view - I just assume teams will make their court that length when building an entirely new gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16thBBall Fan View Post
    Looks nice. Three questions how many does it hold. Also I’m surprised being a new gym it doesn’t have any chair back seats. Will it go into the rotation for hosting the 10th region tournament?
    I'm pretty sure it's in the rotation. It looks at first glance to be somewhat similar to the gym that Montgomery County built not long ago.

    Looking forward, believe it or not, to a road trip with Parker to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's in the rotation. It looks at first glance to be somewhat similar to the gym that Montgomery County built not long ago.

    Looking forward, believe it or not, to a road trip with Parker to check it out.
    You need to keep better company papi. If can'tcoach comes along, don't let the brat tie him to the roof rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Not being a smart butt, but what makes it state of the art? What does it have? Video board?
    I was wondering the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Not being a smart butt, but what makes it state of the art? What does it have? Video board?


    It has 6 scoreboards not a bad seat anywhere. A elevator to upper level. You can enter on both upper or lower levels. Concession stands on both levels with tables to stand and eat while watching the game. I really like this feature. Student section at ends of court. Just pointing out a few things.

    When you see it in a few weeks you will understand. I had the honor of getting a special tour last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    I hope to help break in Press Row in a few weeks.
    I will buy you a Ale-8. Really look forward to seeing you. Look forward to see what you think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    Maybe it's just a local thing, but it's a bit in vogue around here to have college length courts at some of the new gyms due to our region tournament being played at that length, in addition to the Sweet 16. We view it as an advantage for those reasons as well as a conditioning advantage against other teams not used to running as much. I guess that slants my view - I just assume teams will make their court that length when building an entirely new gym.
    I get it. Seems like most schools that want the college length courts do so to host regional tournaments. In my area (16th region) there isn't alternate tournament sites, it's at Morehead State every year.

    But I do see your point. It makes sense to have a college length court if you have the opportunity to host a regional tournament or even like you said for practice for a regional tournament or the sweet 16. I'd imagine there is a bit more cost as well though unless they sacrifice space along the baselines.

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    Man that is beautiful. GRC's football field is pretty awesome too.

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    It is top shelf Goldie and I'm hoping you get to see many, many games there.

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