The Fieldhouse...

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  1. Transient

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    A new All Iowa Attack facility (basketball/volleyball) on Dickinson in West Ames. I watched it being built and thought it was initially going to be a swimming facility, but it is a 4 court multi-use building built to resemble something from Duke or Butler. The chairs have metal from Yankee Stadium...

    http://amestrib.com/news/new-sports-facility-opens-west-ames
     
  2. Jordanj6502

    Jordanj6502 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was meant to look like State Gym.
     
  3. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    As did I.
     
  4. TheCaptain

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    I thought this thread was about that old dump of a bar in Iowa City.

    Carry on......
     
  5. aforstate

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    I heard it was supposed to resemble Allen Fieldhouse. Why? I don't know. It does in shape, but not much else.
     
  6. TOFB4ISU

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    A monument to what is wrong with youth athletics. Any more, especially at the 3A/4A level, if you and your kid aren't fully committed to these never-ending and expensive programs, they will never see the field in high school sports. Poor families from the central cities cannot participate; so the Catholic Schools and suburban schools will continue to dominate. Follow the money.
     
  7. bigdaddykane

    bigdaddykane Active Member

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    The build or fieldhouse looks out of place and ugly
     
  8. bostrem00

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  9. canker2323

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    The problem with today's youth sports is, in my opinion, kids get too specialized and don't play other sports. Used to be you (from a male perspective) played baseball in the summer, football or golf in the fall, bball, swimming, or wrestle in the winter and soccer or track in the spring. That was in addition to any band or other activities.

    Back to the Fieldhouse and who cares? Looks like a waste of money and this Jensen guy appears to have a lot to waste.
     
  10. wxman1

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    I agree specialization is bad and in most sports you have to be in a club to get noticed which is not all that great.

    The facility though is great and a big addition to the area. A lot of money coming into Ames just this weekend thanks to that place.
     
  11. cyclone87

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    I believe Harrison Barnes has stated multiple times that Jensen's basketball facilities (West Towne Courts and the ISU facility) were a huge help to him and he was grateful to have access to such facilities. Also I think this new facility looks nice with the classic look to it.
     
  12. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thought. My memory from Iowa City bars is hazy. Was that the one that had a dance floor that was like one step down so it eventually became like a kiddy pool of spilled beer?
     
  13. Frak

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    Yeah, I thought that it looked quite a bit like State Gym. One thing's for sure, with Sukup right next door, they should be able to host some monster AAU tourneys.
     
  14. mkcrawford

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    Totally agree. Notice the increase in ACL/knee injuries to youth? IMO, it's because too many are only playing one sport and playing it year round. Playing different sports strengthens/develops muscles/tendons/ligaments differently - all for the greater health of the body.
     
  15. mj4cy

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    Unless you're going to make money playing a sport, no reason to alienate all others at a young age. I loved participating in tennis, golf, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track ect.
     
  16. 4theCYcle

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    As did I. And yes, because my buddy launched an entire pitcher of beer down onto that floor from above. I think he had his shirt off. This is why we can't have nice things. He didn't last long in that bar.
     
  17. BringBackJohnny

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    Dumbest thing I have ever seen. Discourages kids from playing sports. Guys like this should be using his money to encourage more kids to play sports not just picking a couple to play in his gym palace.

    Sorry kid your mom didn't pay me $2,500 you can't play in this gym.
     
  18. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    No, what's dumb is you telling someone else what to do with their money.

    Jensen is the reason we have the basketball practice facility and the golf training facility. So yeah, continue to criticize him.
     
  19. ianoconnor

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    How dare that man do what he wants with his money.
     

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