IS IT TRUE March 9, 2014-EVENING

 

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IS IT TRUE attached is the attendance box score of the GLVC MEN’S Basketball Tournament held at the Ford Center during the last couple of days?

IS IT TRUE the total attendance figures from the box scores of the GLVC Tournament held at the Ford Center is far short of what officials projected that would attend?  …we wonder if this sporting event broke even?  …if the city didn’t  make a profit on this worthy sporting event the area restaurants, hotels and retail store did? …that USI handily defeated Bellarmine University by the score of 86 to 73?  …this victory gives USI an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament?  …we are very proud of USI winning this prestigious tournament?  The answer is a resounding  “yes”!
FRIDAY
USI vs. Lewis (NOON)
1,100

Drury vs. Illinois Springfield
406

Wisconsin Parkside vs. University of Missouri-St. Louis
275

Bellarmine vs. Indianapolis
406

SATURDAY
USI vs. Drury (defending national champions)
1,743

Bellarmine vs. Wisconsin-Parkside
407

SUNDAY
USI vs. Bellarmine
3,425

10 Responses to IS IT TRUE March 9, 2014-EVENING

  1. Armstrongres Reply

    March 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    As I mention on the other GLVC article, the 2012 event in Springfield, Illinois had about the same figures for attendance. Several was listed at -0- which I pitch out.

    Was there not a corporate name attached to this event?
    Were they required to pony up some cash for that, or was it done for free with the agreement that any medical needs were sent to that place?

  2. bballfan Reply

    March 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Being a basketball fan I was tempted to go. However, I have attended other events at the John and was overcome by the loudness of the sound system. It was annoying and uncomfortable. So, I decided not to attend.

  3. AroundTheWorld Reply

    March 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    You forgot the women’s games. I’ll be glad when they open the Perry Heights gym over there on the westside. We’re going to need it for future GLVC tournaments.

  4. disaffected Reply

    March 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Of the 7700+ attendees, it is safe to assume fully half were USI backers. I seriously doubt there was much economic impact on the community, especially with 3 of the Friday losers’ campuses being less than 3 hours from Evansville.

    The event could have easily been held at USI with very little loss to the Evansville taxpayers. There probably would have been a better attendance.

  5. lime Reply

    March 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Would anyone have access to the attendance which UE saw in its Division II days for this event ? As I recall, it was big time attendance–even when UE wasn’t playing ?

    This had to be disappointing to the USI players–even in the Championship game an Arena only 1/3 of capacity.

    • tommyromo Reply

      March 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

      a very good article on the aces back in the 1960s when the aces were one of the best teams in the country regardless of divisions……SI did a great job of describing the city at that time also…..with some attendance figures for the aces…http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1076904/1/index.htm

      • lime Reply

        March 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

        tommy,

        Thanks, appreciate the article/which states that 31,000 plus went to the ‘finals’ (I believe they meant for the entire finals tournament), which is about 4X as many as were here this past week. Also liked the note that UE was sixth in the Country (regardless of size) in attendance in 1965.

        You are right, great article. I have never heard of Evansville referred to as the ‘Crescent City’.

  6. JPL Reply

    March 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I’m sure that the fact that no alcohol was being served was purely a division II rule but that was certainly a factor in at least a small group of my friends not attending.

    • disaffected Reply

      March 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Is alcohol allowed at NCAA indoor games?

  7. givemeabreak Reply

    March 11, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Now, that explains why all the parking garages downtown were full on friday, and everyone parking on the streets received parking tickets

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