Should Playoff Games be Played at a Neutral Site?

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    Should Playoff Games be Played at a Neutral Site?

    Just as the thread title asks, should playoff games be played at a neutral site? Maybe rounds 1 and 2 at the higher seed but from the quarterfinals on, at a neutral site.
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    Nah! They donít do it in the pros.

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    Nope. Those #1 seeds have earned the right to host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Nah! They don’t do it in the pros.
    Maybe the pros are wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDAWGS19 View Post
    Nope. Those #1 seeds have earned the right to host.
    Not necessarily in Round Three. If two one seeds are playing this weekend, the odd district champion hosts. That isn't really earning a home game.

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    I'm not a fan of neutral site playoff games, although I could go along with playing the state semifinals at neutral locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Not necessarily in Round Three. If two one seeds are playing this weekend, the odd district champion hosts. That isn't really earning a home game.
    which is why they rotate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I'm not a fan of neutral site playoff games, although I could go along with playing the state semifinals at neutral locations.

    with each class playing at the same location? I could go for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDAWGS19 View Post
    which is why they rotate.
    That doesn't correspond with your initial post about one seeds having the right to host. In a rotation system, if one hosts, the other doesn't.

    (By the way, I'm not in favor of neutral sites in round three. I don't mind the rotation. I'm just providing a counter-argument.)

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    Ideally, sure. But practically it makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDAWGS19 View Post
    with each class playing at the same location? I could go for that.
    I'm not sure that is realistic. I'd say semifinalists play at a neutral site roughly halfway between the two schools. I would mandate it must be on turf, although it could be a high school and not have to be a college. The KHSAA should dictate where the game is played and mandate that any school who has turf must make their field available for state semifinal round play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I'm not sure that is realistic. I'd say semifinalists play at a neutral site roughly halfway between the two schools. I would mandate it must be on turf, although it could be a high school and not have to be a college. The KHSAA should dictate where the game is played and mandate that any school who has turf must make their field available for state semifinal round play.
    I like the DH strictly for a financial standpoint...more bang for your buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    That doesn't correspond with your initial post about one seeds having the right to host. In a rotation system, if one hosts, the other doesn't.

    (By the way, I'm not in favor of neutral sites in round three. I don't mind the rotation. I'm just providing a counter-argument.)
    no it doesn't...I worked all night and i'm sleepy. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I'm not sure that is realistic. I'd say semifinalists play at a neutral site roughly halfway between the two schools. I would mandate it must be on turf, although it could be a high school and not have to be a college. The KHSAA should dictate where the game is played and mandate that any school who has turf must make their field available for state semifinal round play.
    I think if you included HS's with turf this would almost be doable. If not a halfway point, at least Neutral sites that were similar travel distances (1.5 hr drive for each.) I do think that even in Round 3 it seems unfair that a 1 seed is traveling to another 1 seed just because of the year it is.

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    Yes, neutral sites on turf fields would be ideal!

    Some of the semi-final travel times are ridiculous.

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