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    Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    on the NCAA Tournament in the future, centralized location in the United States...



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    To pull off an April Fools Joke correctly, the date on the calender must read April 1st. Try again in 2 weeks.



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Women's is a stretch. Men's there is no way.


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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan1983 View Post
    on the NCAA Tournament in the future, centralized location in the United States...
    Not Big Enough


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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    Not Big Enough
    Lack of direct flights, lack of things to do



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    This is about the FIRST four, not FINAL four......



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    definitely not enough seats. They were told that they didn't have enough seats for a regional or even to be a pod.



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    definitely not enough seats. They were told that they didn't have enough seats for a regional or even to be a pod.
    You know the first four is played in Dayton, OH, right?



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    definitely not enough seats. They were told that they didn't have enough seats for a regional or even to be a pod.
    More seats than Dayton. Dayton 13k vs Wells Fargo 16k.


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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    Not Big Enough
    UD Arena capacity is ~13,500.

    Wells Fargo is 16,110 for basketball.

    The biggest problem is how damn expensive it is to fly in/out of Des Moines.



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    FIRST FOUR...not Final Four.

    The OP has a great point...Des Moines would be perfect for it.



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    To pull off an April Fools Joke correctly, the date on the calender must read April 1st. Try again in 2 weeks.

    Reading Comprehension fail.



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    I have seen Dayton, Ohio host the 1st and 2nd rounds in 2008, Siena beat Ohio State in Dayton that year



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Reading comprehension is showing poorly in this thread.

    First 4... maybe? I thought i remember that we were just below what they wanted in seating for one of the pods, so maybe one level down, the first 4 would be possible on that end.

    Still suck in the 'hotels near the arena', 'things to do' and 'availability of flights' categories. Cant fix the 4th but des moines really screwed up in all other areas on this arena, building it too small, and in a horrible location (surely had something to do with preserving vets, that theyre now pouring even more money into now... when it shouldve just been knocked down). Wouldve been much better near existing entertainment down near court.



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    Re: Des Moines Wells Fargo could be ideal to host First Four

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    UD Arena capacity is ~13,500.

    Wells Fargo is 16,110 for basketball.

    The biggest problem is how damn expensive it is to fly in/out of Des Moines.
    Do most of the teams fly commercial? I thought many of them took chartered flights...and if that's the case, the size of the airport isn't a huge deal.

    Also, check out priceline...flights aren't exactly cheap into Dayton, OH.



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