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07-03-2010, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaToby View Post
And what a nice arena Evansville is building... I believe the Evansville fans will give the club a break about the venue during this coming year with such a nice arena under construction...
Yeah, buddy... that's a beautiful facility they've got going up.

If Evansville can do that for a CHL franchise, why can't Peoria do it for the AHL? The building the Rivermen are in now is woefully inadequate in terms of their "press box" (two rows of seats at tables), their concessions (too few stands, not enough selection), and the fact that they have no revenue-generating luxury boxes.

Peoria could sacrifice up to 2000 of their 9000 seats at Carver Arena to build a first-class press box and luxury boxes, similarly to what was done in Rockford at the MetroCentre, and still have more than enough seats to make money at the AHL level if they could fill them every night. If Bradley basketball needs more than 7000 seats, let 'em build their own on-campus facility.

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