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    Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    U.S. Census Bureau Population of Dayton, Ohio. 142,148 - Jul 2011
    seating capacity at UD arena in Dayton, Ohio. 13,409

    U.S. Census Bureau Population of Des Moines, IA. 580,255 - Jul 2011

    seating capacity at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA. 17,000



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    I could be wrong, but I'm thinking it has something to do with hotels in the area.


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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Isnt there a thread or 50 that address this?


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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Really?



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    The big difference between Dayton and Des Moines is that Dayton has hosted a lot more tournament games and has hosted the most of any arena. Also, wrestling was going on this week so that wouldn't have worked.



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psyclone Brian View Post
    U.S. Census Bureau Population of Dayton, Ohio. 142,148 - Jul 2011
    seating capacity at UD arena in Dayton, Ohio. 13,409

    U.S. Census Bureau Population of Des Moines, IA. 580,255 - Jul 2011

    seating capacity at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA. 17,000
    It's not this simple. Dayton is only an 1h10m away from Columbus (~1.5M) and 1h hour from Cincinnatti (another 1.5M) which means those two cities account for a population larger than the entire state of Iowa.

    Yeah, the hotels are an issue, but Dayton doesn't get to host because of its local population, but rather it's central location. It isn't all that far from Detroit, Toledo, Indianapolis etc.



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Look... You can only put so many people in an arena. (just saying) so it's a location thing you're saying?



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Brian made it on Soundoff tonight! Loved your email!

    Population doesn't matter. Just as many people would attend an NCAA game in Des Moines as they would in Dayton.


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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psyclone Brian View Post
    Look... You can only put so many people in an arena. (just saying) so it's a location thing you're saying?
    If you draw a 4-5 hour-drive circle around dayton you'll get the following D-I schools (off the top of my head):

    Ohio State
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    Indiana
    Notre Dame
    Purdue
    IUPUI
    Toledo
    Miami (OH)
    Cincinnatti
    Butler
    Akron
    Bowling Green
    Ohio
    Louisville
    Illinois
    West Virginia
    Pittsburgh

    Does this mean Des Moines can't or won't host? No. Just saying Dayton isn't the location you should be going after, because Dayton is a really good site.


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    Brian made it on Soundoff tonight! Loved your email!

    Population doesn't matter. Just as many people would attend an NCAA game in Des Moines as they would in Dayton.
    True. I think the committee likes the flexibility of Dayton, since they have so many teams that could play there as a "home site."



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Its the hotels thing.

    And to be honest having had to stay in hotels in Des Moines for longer than I have wanted due to relocating to the area as well as breaking up with/getting thrown out by an ex I can confirm for a nice midsized city they aren't that many decent ones and most are overpriced. I think you need 8 within a certain radius that meet a certain criteria to host (1 for each team.)



    That said Kansas City had tons of empty seats at the games there today Des Moines probably would have done much better than that since people in Iowa are good sports fans and I think hosting 2nd and 3rd rounds would be popular and lots of people would go as neutrals not just if ISU or Iowa were playing.



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Not that this is relavant, but Ames has hosted WBB NCAA games.



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    I think part of the issue is that we need to get some of our local teams to be competitive on a consistent basis before they agree to a first and second round hosting here. They won't want to risk having no local interest in any of the teams coming here if there isn't at least a possibility that Creighton/ISU/Iowa will be involved, and these things are planned years in advance.



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    This was covered in another thread. It's not the hotels. It's the fact that we have never hosted and there are so many other cities in the Midwest that compete to host the second and third round games. We might get a shot soon now that we have hosted wrestling and track and field.



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Could also be our proximity to MSP, KC and Omaha, which have all hosted.



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    Re: Is there some reason "we" can't be a host city for the men's NCAA Tournament?

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    If you draw a 4-5 hour-drive circle around dayton you'll get the following D-I schools (off the top of my head):

    Ohio State
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    Indiana
    Notre Dame
    Purdue
    IUPUI
    Toledo
    Miami (OH)
    Cincinnatti
    Butler
    Akron
    Bowling Green
    Ohio
    Louisville
    Illinois
    West Virginia
    Pittsburgh

    Does this mean Des Moines can't or won't host? No. Just saying Dayton isn't the location you should be going after, because Dayton is a really good site.


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    True. I think the committee likes the flexibility of Dayton, since they have so many teams that could play there as a "home site."
    It's nice you did all that work, but Boise has hosted before so I'm sure something like that isn't required in the slightest.



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