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    NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    When do you think this is going to happen? I was told that the reason they dont have the men's tournament at Wells Fargo is because Des Moines does not have the hotels/reasonable accommodations to host. I wish they would figure it out. I went to 1st/2nd round games at the United Center 10 years ago or so and it was one of the coolest experiences I ever had at a sporting event.



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Wells Fargo arena is too small



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    No it's not. That is what I thought too but its not.

    University of Dayton Arena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - hosting First Four and 1st/2nd round and only holds a little over 13,000

    Wells Fargo holds 16,110 for basketball



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    The hotels in the vicinity of the arena won't allow for it. You need 8 full service hotels within a reasonable distance and the Well doesn't have that.



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The hotels in the vicinity of the arena won't allow for it. You need 8 full service hotels within a reasonable distance and the Well doesn't have that.
    Ok thats what I thought. Hopefully they plan to work that out. The reason I even thought about this was because I was told that they moved up the boys state tournament a week from when it used to be to accommodate the NCAA tournament.



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    this is the reason they are building that Hampton Inn (by el bait shop). I think there is another hotel that is being planned closer to the arena as well.



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The hotels in the vicinity of the arena won't allow for it. You need 8 full service hotels within a reasonable distance and the Well doesn't have that.
    This is the excuse I always hear but there are tons of hotels in the Des Moines area including Ankeny and West Des Moines which are within a 15 minute drive to the arena. That seems pretty reasonable to me.



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Quote Originally Posted by AllInForISU View Post
    No it's not. That is what I thought too but its not.

    University of Dayton Arena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - hosting First Four and 1st/2nd round and only holds a little over 13,000

    Wells Fargo holds 16,110 for basketball
    I thought I read somewhere in the paper (an Ohio paper) that UD got to host it because they worked out a deal to get the 2nd/3rd round games every 10 years or something if they host the 1st round games every year...


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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    If they had sessions at the Well, there's no way I could resist.

    Someone should forward that to JP, and then to the NCAA. There's no way they can resist my amazing buying power.


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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I thought I read somewhere in the paper (an Ohio paper) that UD got to host it because they worked out a deal to get the 2nd/3rd round games every 10 years or something if they host the 1st round games every year...
    If that is the case we should get in on that deal too.



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The hotels in the vicinity of the arena won't allow for it. You need 8 full service hotels within a reasonable distance and the Well doesn't have that.
    What in the hell does "reasonable distance" mean?



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    If Des Moines can host NCAA wrestling and a Regional for the Women's NCAAs, then it can host 2nd/3rd round for Men. Problem is that there are more cities than ever out there now wanting to host.

    I think Des Moines should push for Big 12 women's tourney if they are going to move that thing around.



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Take a look at some future locations. Spokane Veterans Memorial?

    One issue Des Moines faces is stiff competition in the region.

    Preliminary round sites announced for 2014, 2015 NCAA tournaments - NCAA.com



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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    I am personally more mad about Indianapolis getting a Regional this year AND next year AND then gets the Final Four in 2015!


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    Re: NCAA Tournament at the Well.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I am personally more mad about Indianapolis getting a Regional this year AND next year AND then gets the Final Four in 2015!
    I'm sure having the HQ of the NCAA doesn't hurt!



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