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    Hockey in the Armory

    I was in the Armory today and decided to go up the steps into the stands. Once I got up there I imagined what it would be like for a basketball game there, but then came up with the idea to play ISU hockey in the Armory once the design studios are off of the playing surface. The building is dark, its dingy, it kinda smells, and it just seems like a perfect setting for hockey at Iowa State, whether it is ISU Club Hockey, or if we ever make the step up to the NCAA D1 level. Thoughts?






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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Don't we already have an ice arena?


    I removed it.

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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Great idea, and I agree- it would be a neat setting. Unfortunately, there are WAY too many administrators at Iowa State who want the Armory or the land it sits on. That is about as prime of real estate as it gets on campus without having a solid plan for the future, and I can tell you seven different plans that I know about for that site. ISU club hockey isn't one of them, and Pollard has already made it clear that he never intends to make us move up to NCAA hockey.


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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    I'd rather use it for volleyball/wrestling, if anything. But I doubt they will get in there anytime soon.


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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Doesn't ISU have ROTC anymore? Don't they need the Armory?



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Great idea, and I agree- it would be a neat setting. Unfortunately, there are WAY too many administrators at Iowa State who want the Armory or the land it sits on. That is about as prime of real estate as it gets on campus without having a solid plan for the future, and I can tell you seven different plans that I know about for that site. ISU club hockey isn't one of them, and Pollard has already made it clear that he never intends to make us move up to NCAA hockey.
    What are those 7 different plans?



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    I miss my days in/on/around the Armory for architecture studio...I believe I won the contest, if there really ever was one with the DPS parking division!!! haha



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Quote Originally Posted by william View Post
    Doesn't ISU have ROTC anymore? Don't they need the Armory?
    They only use the building for offices and classrooms.



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I'd rather use it for volleyball/wrestling, if anything. But I doubt they will get in there anytime soon.
    Agreed. Fixed up, it would be an awesome venue for v-ball and wrestling.



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    I got to go to some bball games in the armory and from what I can remember it was louder than Hilton ever has been. The students would pound their feet on the metal bleachers and it was deafening. Probably the building itself kept the noise in as well.


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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Master Plan Summary: Iowa State University

    This may help. Its a little old but it gets the idea across where things are heading.



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Quote Originally Posted by cybirdie View Post
    I miss my days in/on/around the Armory for architecture studio...I believe I won the contest, if there really ever was one with the DPS parking division!!! haha
    me too cybirdie - the armory rocked....

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    It was a blast....



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Don't we already have an ice arena?
    We rent the ice arena from the city of Ames. Kind of a joint venture... more or less...



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    We rent the ice arena from the city of Ames. Kind of a joint venture... more or less...
    I remember hockey in Hilton.....................that was really fun!!!



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    Re: Hockey in the Armory

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I'd rather use it for volleyball/wrestling, if anything. But I doubt they will get in there anytime soon.
    JP stated on the coaches call in show that this ISN'T going to happen.



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