Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

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Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby mvfcfan » August 17th, 2017, 9:10 pm

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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby MissouriValleyUnite » August 17th, 2017, 9:24 pm

Good day to be a Valley fan. Few things pump my blood more than seeing an Arch Madness billboard on my Friday drive to St. Louis every March.

Hopefully the city of St. Louis held a gun to Elgin's head that if he extends the contract, Murray St must be added. :Cheers:
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby Red » August 18th, 2017, 11:12 am

Should say:

Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade until Elgin gone
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby unipanther99 » August 18th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Are there links to the renovation of the arena anywhere?
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby musiccitybulldog » August 19th, 2017, 7:01 am

I hope they at least pressure wash the place sometime.
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby mvfcfan » August 19th, 2017, 8:43 am

Hopefully they turn the heat up a little bit too. It was really cold in there for the semifinals this year. The championship game was better, but it was still cold. But maybe I'm just used to watching games in the Hulman Center where they always crank up the heat.
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby mvcfan » August 22nd, 2017, 10:59 pm

The tournament should be very exciting and competitive this year and will be interesting to watch. Attendance should good for Friday for sure and probably Saturday too. The test may come on Sunday for the Championship. Without a Creighton or WSU, will attendance maintain on Sunday? SIU may be close enough to bring a Sunday crowd. I'm not sure past that. Maybe crowds will improve at all of the schools this year.
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby Ali » August 23rd, 2017, 5:19 am

No idea how many valpo fans make the trip, but it seems like a safe assumption to say overall attendance will drop this year.
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby BEARZ77 » August 23rd, 2017, 7:37 am

Ali wrote:No idea how many valpo fans make the trip, but it seems like a safe assumption to say overall attendance will drop this year.


Probably, but as things clarify themselves over this and the next year or so, a couple other fan bases will become more prominent. WSU wasn't populating the tournament in the 90's and early 2000's , SIU and Creighton were the bell cows, UNI has been solid, and MSU had good attendance a number of years when they made the finals. Like SIU , we can have a good walkup crowd on the weekend if in contention. Bradley and ISUr have great potential to become more visible regularly and it will be interesting to see how Valpo settles in. But the point is regardless of which Universities, there will be a gradual movement that will correlate to which programs are the most competitive. Always has been and I doubt will change.
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby Jsnhbe1Birds » August 23rd, 2017, 8:04 am

The average attendance last season was 9339 with 12,500 being the most for a single game last season. I imagine that will be more like 8,000 and 10500 for the near future. Nothing like promoting the league in a half empty stadium on CBS.
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby uniguy » August 23rd, 2017, 5:28 pm

I may be the minority here but I am surprised at how excited everyone here is about this. I have been going to Arch Madness for 14 years, and I think the tournament has gotten a little blah, as has the town. I wouldn't mind seeing a new area get a shot at hosting this thing.
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Re: Arch Madness to stay at Scottrade through 2020

Postby AndShock » August 23rd, 2017, 8:35 pm

uniguy wrote:I may be the minority here but I am surprised at how excited everyone here is about this. I have been going to Arch Madness for 14 years, and I think the tournament has gotten a little blah, as has the town. I wouldn't mind seeing a new area get a shot at hosting this thing.

I hated St. Louis. Still do. I don't even know why I kept going year after year just to watch my team lose. Indy for the NCAA tournament was great. Absolutely loved that trip and that city. If Wichita State was still in the conference, I would push for that city hard over the Lou, even with the increase in distance. Everyone knows Elgin isn't ever changing it so it's all a moot point.
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