Am I the only one who thinks that Scottrade Center is worn out and becoming a depressing venue for the MVC Tournament. This was my tenth year attending Arch Madness and I can say that the facility is tired, food quality was poor, and the commitment to the MVC didn't seem to be there. I'm wondering if they actually want the tournament to remain in STL. Honestly for the Championship game to draw the following attendance is really surprising. I threw in the Summit League and sure SDSU has a "home game"in Sioux Falls its surprising that the MVC doesn't draw more. This is no dig on any school in the MVC but really disappointing...
St. Louis, Missouri
Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Found this on Wikipedia
[i][i]The Valley is well known for having some of the most dedicated fanbases in all of college basketball, with several members regularly selling out their large arenas on a nightly basis throughout the year. One member (Wichita State) sold out every single game for the 2006–07 season and in 2012–13 averaged 10,312 attendees in their 10,506 seat arena. Former member (Creighton) had the sixth highest attendance for Division I in 2012–13 while Wichita State, Bradley, Illinois State, Missouri State, and Indiana State were all among the NCAA's top 100 teams in home attendance.
In 2010–11, 2011–12, and 2012–13, the Valley maintained its position as the eighth ranked conference in average attendance.
The Valley made history in March 2007 with record attendance for four days at St. Louis' Scottrade Center as 85,074 fans turned out to watch the five sessions of the tournament. The two sellout crowds of 22,612 for the semifinals and final of the 2007 State Farm Tournament set an all-time attendance record for basketball at the arena and also gave The Valley the distinction of having the largest championship crowd for any of the 30 NCAA conference tournaments in 2007.