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    The infamous curtain

    Rather than hijacking the other thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    Jamie recently claimed it was Cael's. I'm not convinced.

    However, it's water under the bridge. If there's a curtain this year, we'll know.
    The first year they did it I was told by somebody in the athletic department that it was Cael's idea. He supposedly thought it made a better atmosphere and I agree. I suppose the whole thing could be an evil Jaime plot to mislead people but if so, it isn't recent.

    Until we sellout the reduced Hilton we absolutely need to keep it. The exception is for Beauty and the Beast where obviously you can't have it.

    In my mind the Iowa meet is the only regular meet that you could even make an argument for not having it. Personally I hope they keep it, but if they decide to remove it to make a few extra bucks I hope they keep the mat down on the end. If they don't, some season ticket holders will end up with worse seats for that meet even if you reseat them.



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Keep it until we can sell out the place or at least fill it up most of the way


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    Re: The infamous curtain

    It was Cael's idea. There even was talk at one point about having meets over at CY.


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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    Jamie recently claimed it was Cael's. I'm not convinced.

    However, it's water under the bridge. If there's a curtain this year, we'll know.
    Even if the curtain is still around next season, it doesn't mean it wasn't Cael's idea.




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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    It was Cael's idea. There even was talk at one point about having meets over at CY.
    What the hell would you do that for!?



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Whoa meets at CY Stephens, very interesting. I think I like that



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Keep the curtain; it provides a better atmosphere in Hilton, but remove it during the Iowa meet.



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    It was Cael's idea. There even was talk at one point about having meets over at CY.
    Whoa - isn't the reason the athletic department took over Hilton was so ISU wouldn't have to PAY RENT for sports events???
    They'd have to pay $$$ for C.Y. Stephens...



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    I don't understand the reason to remove the curtain. Were there any ISU donors or Athletic Association members turned away? Any ISU fan can get tickets to this meet early enough that it isn't any big deal. The whole controversy started in IC just because the Iowa fans couldn't get in. If it gets to the point that we have enough season ticket holders or donors wanting tickets that we can't fill all orders then I can see expanding the area. Until that day, keep it.



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    It was Cael's idea. There even was talk at one point about having meets over at CY.
    That would be pretty interesting actually. Could a basketball court fit on stage at CY too? I cant say that the atmosphere would be quite right in CY Stephens for ANY athletic event...



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Wells Fargo uses a curtain for events that aren't going to sell out as do many other similar facilities. I think it's a good thing no matter who initiated the idea.



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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    That would be pretty interesting actually. Could a basketball court fit on stage at CY too? I cant say that the atmosphere would be quite right in CY Stephens for ANY athletic event...
    No, CY's stage is 80' wide at its widest point. A basketball court is 94'.


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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Moving meets to CY would **** off too many people. That would be the worst idea ever. Also, the Daily ran an article before the Iowa meet last time it was in Ames where it announced it was Cael's idea.


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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Moving meets to CY would **** off too many people. That would be the worst idea ever. Also, the Daily ran an article before the Iowa meet last time it was in Ames where it announced it was Cael's idea.
    I'm guessing that's why they didn't do it. They just played around with the idea.


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    Re: The infamous curtain

    Keep the curtain. I liked it. It would be cool to have a meet at CY, that would be interesting. I'm not saying it would be better. It would be different and interesting.



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