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ecachawkeyfan
04-13-2019, 11:52 PM
Mike McMahon is reporting (https://twitter.com/MikeMcMahonCHN/status/1117261512920502273)that the regional sites for 2020 will be announced next week.

Which cities do people here think will get them?

EDIT: Ed Trefzger reports 2021 regional sites will be out next week as well. (https://twitter.com/EdTrefzger/status/1117278510102581254)

joecct
04-14-2019, 12:00 AM
Bridgeport & Worcester for the East
Erie and Allentown for the West (just kidding)

ecachawkeyfan
04-14-2019, 12:06 AM
Bridgeport & Worcester for the East
Erie and Allentown for the West (just kidding)

Hope you're right - would be very happy with Bridgeport or Worcester as far as a potential trip goes.

mookie1995
04-14-2019, 12:21 AM
would be very happy with Bridgeport or Worcester as far as a potential trip goes.

said no one, ever!!!


:D

Bronco Hockey Fan
04-14-2019, 02:18 AM
The Ice Breaker is in Toledo. Maybe they'll bookend it with the Midwest.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
04-14-2019, 06:43 AM
West will be Sioux Falls, Fargo, or St Paul. I have a hard time believing anyone else bothered bidding. I guess there was a report that maybe Loveland Colorado bid for their AHL rink, so thatís a possibility.

For the Midwest, Iíll assume Allentown until told otherwise. There are some good ideas for regional hosts that havenít been tried yet (Erie, Milwaukee, Chicago/Rosemont) but I have no reason to suspect that theyíve made a bid.

QUAlum2004
04-14-2019, 06:44 AM
Brad Schlossman says Loveland, Colorado expected to be a site.

dunbar
04-14-2019, 06:57 AM
Portland should be in the mix.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
04-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Ed Trefzger says both 2020 and 2021 will be announced, with one new location in the mix.

Supports the rumor that Loveland has won a bid.

https://twitter.com/edtrefzger/status/1117278510102581254?s=21

davyd83
04-14-2019, 09:11 AM
Portland should be in the mix.

Maine or Oregon?

ExileOnDaytonStreet
04-14-2019, 09:13 AM
My predictions (2020 & 2021):

West: Loveland & Sioux Falls (maybe Fargo instead of SF)
MW: St Paul & Allentown (maybe Grand Rapids instead of Allentown)
East: Bridgeport & Providence
NE: Worcester & Manchester

ticapnews
04-14-2019, 09:37 AM
My predictions (2020 & 2021):

West: Loveland & Sioux Falls (maybe Fargo instead of SF)
MW: St Paul & Allentown (maybe Grand Rapids instead of Allentown)
East: Bridgeport & Providence
NE: Worcester & Manchester
Did Providence put in a bid for 2021? I thought they had a conflict with the men's basketball regionals.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
04-14-2019, 09:44 AM
I have no idea. Iím working on the assumption that theyíll keep cycling Providence/Manchester and Bridgeport/Worcester.

If any of those four are out, Iíd put Albany, Rochester and maybe Allentown on the list of alternative locations (with Albany as the first choice).

Bonin21
04-14-2019, 09:48 AM
My predictions (2020 & 2021):

West: Loveland & Sioux Falls (maybe Fargo instead of SF)
MW: St Paul & Allentown (maybe Grand Rapids instead of Allentown)
East: Bridgeport & Providence
NE: Worcester & Manchester

St Paul won't host anymore. Arena is too big for what college hockey has evolved into.

dunbar
04-14-2019, 09:49 AM
Maine or Oregon?

Maine put in bids for 2020-22.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
04-14-2019, 09:55 AM
St Paul won't host anymore. Arena is too big for what college hockey has evolved into.

Averages for the last regionals at St Paul: 7248, 9915, 9119, 4217.

That last one had SCSU, Denver, Ferris St and BU which isnít a great combo for attendance. Even if you assume thatís not an anomaly, your overall average is still more than any of the other sites currently in some sort of rotation. Every location that has ever hosted more than 1 regional is averaging fewer fans.

So, no, St Paul is not too big for a regional. If anything, it is the highest ceiling for attendance.

Bonin21
04-14-2019, 09:59 AM
Averages for the last regionals at St Paul: 7248, 9915, 9119, 4217.

That last one had SCSU, Denver, Ferris St and BU which isnít a great combo for attendance. Even if you assume thatís not an anomaly, your overall average is still more than any of the other sites currently in some sort of rotation. Every location that has ever hosted more than 1 regional is averaging fewer fans.

So, no, St Paul is not too big for a regional. If anything, it is the highest ceiling for attendance.
Everything I've heard is they are not interested anymore.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
04-14-2019, 10:04 AM
Everything I've heard is they are not interested anymore.

Iím not privy to any of that for any of the sites, Iím just making educated guesses based on previous attendance figures.

If they arenít interested, they arenít interested.

And I could see it. Might be theyíd rather see if they can sell out a few arena concerts instead of getting 23000 or so tickets sold over a 4-5 day window.

This would be the advantage of allowing campus arenas to bid: Mariucci, REA, and to a lesser extent the Kohl Center wonít have that problem.

TheRevengeance
04-14-2019, 10:26 AM
I have no idea. Iím working on the assumption that theyíll keep cycling Providence/Manchester and Bridgeport/Worcester.

If any of those four are out, Iíd put Albany, Rochester and maybe Allentown on the list of alternative locations (with Albany as the first choice).

My interpretation of all the rumors collectively is that they ended up swapping locations for a year. So Providence couldn't do 2021 but Bridgeport couldn't do 2022 and Providence could, or something to similar effect, so it all evened out in the end.

jericho
04-14-2019, 11:42 AM
I have no idea. Iím working on the assumption that theyíll keep cycling Providence/Manchester and Bridgeport/Worcester.

If any of those four are out, Iíd put Albany, Rochester and maybe Allentown on the list of alternative locations (with Albany as the first choice).

Albany canít host until at least 2020. They have the basketball regionals next year, and they are also considering bidding for the NYS state championships which are around the same time as the NCAA regionals in 2021. Iíve long thought that the Glens Falls Civic Center would be an excellent host, but I donít know if they have an adequate press area.