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The Freds
01-15-2011, 08:30 PM
I like the idea. It's a fun town for sure and the arena is surrounded by establishments that would cater to those fans who fully enjoy tournament mode.

kingdobbs
01-15-2011, 08:32 PM
The Frozen Four is now a contractual sellout (16,000+) no matter where you host it - it doesn't matter if the locals come out or not since most tickets are pre-sold to die hard travelling fans from around the country.

And all those traveling fans make for a very happy host city because it means thousands of hotel rooms, thousands of meals, thousands of drinks, rented cars, museum and entertainment tickets sold, and so on.

Local interest helps, but the real benefit to the host city is in the traveling fandom.

Onion Man
01-16-2011, 07:28 AM
Hick? Have you ever been to Nashville?

Yes, I have. I would rather not go back.

Dirty
01-16-2011, 07:34 AM
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Larch
01-16-2011, 03:03 PM
I'm for it, just because one person has been there and doesn't like, doesn't make a it a bad city. It's not Cleveland.:D

MikeAnderson
01-16-2011, 04:05 PM
I'm not against spreading the game to untapped markets, I just think you should have a Division 1 college hockey team within 500 miles of you as a prerequisite for hosting such a prestigious event.

Huntsville is about 120 miles away.

MikeAnderson
01-16-2011, 04:06 PM
I think it'd be a great location. There's a lot to do there, Memphis would be a short drive(except for Northeasterners) for the off day, new location, and easy to get to. I'm still waiting for the Fargodome Frozen Four!

Memphis is four hours from Nashville and is only nominally in the same state.

davyd83
01-16-2011, 07:37 PM
I'm not against spreading the game to untapped markets, I just think you should have a Division 1 college hockey team within 500 miles of you as a prerequisite for hosting such a prestigious event.

So I'm guessing that you failed geography...I count at least five NCAA D-I teams (Ohio State, Miami, Notre Dame, Bowling Green and Alabama-Huntsville within that radius.

thebrain
01-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Memphis is four hours from Nashville and is only nominally in the same state.

Not bad at all...Head out Friday morning, head back Saturday morning....May not be enough time for the New Englanders though...They'd have to spend the night halfway.

bigblue_dl
01-16-2011, 10:42 PM
Not bad at all...Head out Friday morning, head back Saturday morning....May not be enough time for the New Englanders though...They'd have to spend the night halfway.
I'd rather take Friday and drive north to Kentucky and do the Bourbon Trail.

manurespreader
01-17-2011, 07:13 AM
There is nothing to do in Memphis even if you go there, which is a bad idea.
Nashville is pretty far away from hockey country really. They do have a nice arena, and if you like country music there is lot's to do, (if you can keep all the blue hairs from getting in the way).
I don't think it would expand the fan base for college hockey, but it might be a nice respite from the cold for northern fans since it can be quite warm by then. Cleveland is better imho though, and I hate ohio.

UML
01-17-2011, 01:13 PM
I don't like country music but I like BBQ and beer.

bigmrg74
01-17-2011, 01:20 PM
Keep the FF in towns like Denver, Boston, St. Paul, Washington, etc with the occasional trip to Philadelphia or St. Louis. No reason for hick towns like Nashville or Tampa to host a Frozen Four.I'll spot ya Nashville, though its only marginally hick. Tampa?? Hell, Tampa ain't hick.


I'd rather take Friday and drive north to Kentucky and do the Bourbon Trail.Or better yet, renting something like a limo or party bus for all of the USCHO posters to go on to partake in the festivities of the Bourbon Trail, or head south to Lynchburg.

RaceBoarder
01-17-2011, 04:17 PM
I'll spot ya Nashville, though its only marginally hick. Tampa?? Hell, Tampa ain't hick.

Or better yet, renting something like a limo or party bus for all of the USCHO posters to go on to partake in the festivities of the Bourbon Trail, or head south to Lynchburg.

Lynchberg wouldn't be a hit with this group... It's in a DRY COUNTY :eek: :mad: :( Kentucky would be a good idea...

And if you want to go somewhere different, I would recommend going 3 hours East to Knoxville... Way more tourist stuff out that way with Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville... Knox is also got it's share of stuff to do for a day trip... Hotels are also a ton cheaper than here in the Midwest for whatever reason...

davyd83
01-17-2011, 10:29 PM
Lynchberg wouldn't be a hit with this group... It's in a DRY COUNTY :eek: :mad: :( Kentucky would be a good idea...

And if you want to go somewhere different, I would recommend going 3 hours East to Knoxville... Way more tourist stuff out that way with Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville... Knox is also got it's share of stuff to do for a day trip... Hotels are also a ton cheaper than here in the Midwest for whatever reason...

Knoxville's rink is hardly of the calibre to host a good high school game.

bigblue_dl
01-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Knoxville's rink is hardly of the calibre to host a good high school game.
I don't think anyone is suggesting watching hockey in Knoxville, just mentioning it as somewhere to visit during the friday off-day.

Hopkinja
01-18-2011, 07:09 AM
I've said it before, I'll say it again...With the exception of Colorado, hockey does not belong south of the Potomac.

And apologies to my friends in Huntsville.

Slasher7
01-18-2011, 08:32 AM
Nashville? Meh.

RaceBoarder
01-18-2011, 09:09 AM
Knoxville's rink is hardly of the calibre to host a good high school game.

I was just mentioning Knoxville as an off day tourist trip... The Knoxville Civic Center, although a cool,older arena is nowhere near D-I Caliber... The balcony overhangs the glass on one end, so you can't see anything below the faceoff circle if you are in the 2nd row or further back... Knoxville also wouldn't care about the event at all... That town is so centered on Tennessee Sports, it's insane... The local ESPN Affiliate was trying to talk about the Superbowl in 2009 and callers kept calling in wanting to talk about something that Bruce Pearl did... This went on to the point that the host had to "Remind" callers that there was a pro-football game of relevance that weekend....

davyd83
01-19-2011, 12:54 PM
I was just mentioning Knoxville as an off day tourist trip... The Knoxville Civic Center, although a cool,older arena is nowhere near D-I Caliber... The balcony overhangs the glass on one end, so you can't see anything below the faceoff circle if you are in the 2nd row or further back... Knoxville also wouldn't care about the event at all... That town is so centered on Tennessee Sports, it's insane... The local ESPN Affiliate was trying to talk about the Superbowl in 2009 and callers kept calling in wanting to talk about something that Bruce Pearl did... This went on to the point that the host had to "Remind" callers that there was a pro-football game of relevance that weekend....

It's arena not withstanding, Knoxville is a great town!