7th Region Tourney : Police Show Up

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    7th Region Tourney : Police Show Up

    Following Jody Demling on Twitter.

    He tweeted very early today that there was a huge line at 3:30 at Knights Hall which I assume is at Bellarmine.

    Word is that there are upto 1,000 people outside who can't get into the second game due to the limit on the number of people they can have inside. However, some/many of them have tickets to get in.

    He says there are six police cars outside trying to calm the crowd.
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    Eastern is playing in the game but their band is stuck in the lobby.

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    Yeah, on Twitter it was put out there that even the Eastern band was having a hard time finding a place to sit.

    Pretty darn ridiculous, especially if people already paid for a ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Eastern is playing in the game but their band is stuck in the lobby.
    Just a wittle bit quicker than me


    As for the game, last update I saw was 42-29 Eastern, late in 3rd quarter.

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    Early game tickets were bought up by Eastern and Ballard fans and they did not go in. There were plenty of seats and they would not let people in because of the number of tickets sold. They were standing in pouring down rain. The 6th/7th region semis should be on separate days or they should do sessions and clear the building. PRP/Butler fans could not get in and their were plenty of seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgs83 View Post
    Early game tickets were bought up by Eastern and Ballard fans and they did not go in. There were plenty of seats and they would not let people in because of the number of tickets sold. They were standing in pouring down rain. The 6th/7th region semis should be on separate days or they should do sessions and clear the building. PRP/Butler fans could not get in and their were plenty of seats.
    Demling said the place was packed to the rafters? You say there were plenty of seats.

    Did they sell more tickets than seats?

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    What a total mess.

    47-36 Eastern end of 3

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    I was at the Butler/PRP and Western/East game and there were seats available and they were not letting people in. As I was walking through the parking lot to the gym there were at least 50 Eastern students together that had already bought tickets in the parking lot. The Ballard Eastern game may be packed but there was room earlier and people were standing in the rain to get in.

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    53-41 Eastern, 5 minutes to go

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    Why don't they hold the regional in Broadbent Arena any longer? Knight's Hall only seats 2600, seems a tad small for the biggest schools in the state to host their tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    Why don't they hold the regional in Broadbent Arena any longer? Knight's Hall only seats 2600, seems a tad small for the biggest schools in the state to host their tournament.
    Heck, the 9th used to hold it at Conner which held 3,000 and they moved to BOK (9,400).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    Why don't they hold the regional in Broadbent Arena any longer? Knight's Hall only seats 2600, seems a tad small for the biggest schools in the state to host their tournament.
    Ive heard due to the expensive cost to rent Broadbent and the availability.

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    Demling's article on the situation:

    http://www.highschoolsports.net/loca...on-Semifinals/

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    They need to find a new location for the regionals in Louisville.Probably smallest capacity gym of all regional sites with largest population.If Saint X and Trinity can play at Freedom Hall and make it work,I would think the Jefferson County Head of Athletics could figure out a way to make it work there,also.The situation last night was ridiculous and inexcusable.

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    And THIS is why you clear the gym between games in the Semi's! But having three games at the same place on the same day and NO ONE thought of this?

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