This place is perfect for the Mid-American Conference.
I was just talking to Toledo Blade beat writer John Wagner, and he said one of the few complaints about the Stroh Center in its first year has been the size. Actually it’s been more of a question, along the lines of “if you are building brand new arena, why make it so small?”
But to me this is the perfect size. It’s a very intimate setting. They would probably only need more seats for one game (Toledo), but for the rest the 4,700 seats is perfect for a program that doesn’t threaten to sell out. Smaller crowds will look larger in this place. If KSU were to build a new place or renovate, something between 5,000-and-6,000 would probably be ideal. Who knows, a little smaller may create enough demand for the Akron game that KSU may end up selling a few more season tickets.
So, will a renovation or a new construction ever happen in Kent?
The pressure is on with Akron starting to move forward on a new arena.
Someone just pointed out to me that Kent State is giving its donors a tour of the Stroh Center, presumably to show just how much of a have-not KSU is.
On to more important topics … blog-unsanctioned black uniforms tonight.
- KSU vs. Bowling Green, live blog from M.A.C. Center…
- Kent State vs. Bowling Green … live blog …
- Savage – a model for changes to M.A.C. Center?
- Bowling Green, Miami, Gates and Harrison’s return…
- KSU at Toledo … live blog
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