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    Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

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    Re: Des Moines bids to host NCAA tourney games

    Would be awesome



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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    I really hope they finally get it. Des Moines has been told several times now to keep trying because a good application is put in everytime but hosting the Men's tournament is an extremely tough barrier to break. Once you host it and it is successful you are much more likely to host again in the future.


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    Re: Des Moines bids to host NCAA tourney games

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones12321 View Post
    Would be awesome
    Could you imagine getting a high seed, and actually getting to play in our backyard in the tourney for once? Place would be nuts!


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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    The only problem I would see would be hotel rooms. We've hosted sold out events at Wells Fargo before and have had great attendance for other NCAA events. Plus, the skywalk system works great if there's bad weather, and means that parking doesn't need to be right next to the stadium.



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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    Im not concerned about hotels. there are plenty of options not only in des moines but in the surrounding areas (less than 30 miles away) that can very well handle the amount of people. What I am worried about is that this has to go to the NCAA and they don't really care to cater to ISU.



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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    If I am not mistaken:

    Second, a partnership with Iowa State University as co-host, given the strong partnership and performance of the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling National Championships.
    Does that mean that Iowa State would be ineligible to play there?

    EDIT: The answer to this is apparently "yes," contrary to what twocoach argues later, so this is not good for ISU.


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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    DSM will have added 2-3 additional hotels by then.


    Possible schools that could get a #1/#2 seed in the next five years: KU, Mizzou, ISU, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, OU, OSU, Wichita State, Creighton, ect


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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    As long as there isn't a hotel attached to the IEC, Des Moines will never host this event. That is the main barrier at this point. Sadly, while there are plans in the works for a 400-450 room hotel in the area, the city has been dragging their feet and you probably won't see it finished until 2018.



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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
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    Doesn't that mean that Iowa State would be ineligible to play there?
    I believe so. Surprised they don't have UNI "host" it.

    I'd love to know how Des Moines tries to pitch itself above Kansas City or Omaha which both have better amenities and significantly better facilities.



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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
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    Doesn't that mean that Iowa State would be ineligible to play there?
    I don't think so if ISU co-hosts. Plus I don't think JP would be dumb enough to agree to co-hosting if that meant we weren't eligible to play in Des Moines.


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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
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    Doesn't that mean that Iowa State would be ineligible to play there?

    How? Kansas played in St Louis, Florida played in Orlando, Wisconsin played in Milwaukee. If the cyclones get a 1 or 2 seed they would probably play in Des Moines.



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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone1138 View Post
    As long as there isn't a hotel attached to the IEC, Des Moines will never host this event. That is the main barrier at this point. Sadly, while there are plans in the works for a 400-450 room hotel in the area, the city has been dragging their feet and you probably won't see it finished until 2018.
    Hotels are NOT the issue. This has been confirmed a while back in a interview with the group that bids for this every year. The issue is that the Men's tournament is an extremely tough barrier to break. It was discussed in a thread on here a while back and I'll link it when I find it.


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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone1138 View Post
    As long as there isn't a hotel attached to the IEC, Des Moines will never host this event. That is the main barrier at this point. Sadly, while there are plans in the works for a 400-450 room hotel in the area, the city has been dragging their feet and you probably won't see it finished until 2018.
    Please explain why because, no offense, this sounds stupid.



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    Re: Des Moines bids to host Mens NCAA tourney games

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone1138 View Post
    As long as there isn't a hotel attached to the IEC, Des Moines will never host this event. That is the main barrier at this point. Sadly, while there are plans in the works for a 400-450 room hotel in the area, the city has been dragging their feet and you probably won't see it finished until 2018.
    So the hotel directly North of Wells Fargo Arena isnt close enough? I know it isnt attached but I could throw a baseball and hit the arena from it, hell my 6 year old could


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