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Username Post: 2018 Ivy Tournament Back At The Palestra        (Topic#20262)
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Age: 60
Reg: 12-24-11
Re: 2018 Ivy Tournament Back At The Palestra
01-06-18 06:04 AM - Post#242245    
    In response to TigerFan

You raise some very good points. Selfishly Id like to see the tournament at the Palestra every year but agree it was (would be ) unfair to a strong Ivy champ from HYP to have to play PENN at home.

I don't see why Jadwin couldnt be improved as a tournament venue with better and more sideline and end line seating. Princeton could certainly afford the capital outlay (or could get if funded via donations as Nova just did to improve their airplane hanger) and im sure temp seating could be brought in , although the likelihood of frequent hosting ought to be enough to just buy it. I hate going to Princeton but its an hour drive for many of the PENN fans and close to the huge alumni bases of all schools in NYC. I've been to many football games with great tailgating/tents on campus and the weather is certainly more conducive to this in NJ in March than in New England.

Okoro Dude 
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Loc: Glen Mills, PA
Reg: 11-24-04
01-08-18 11:49 AM - Post#242697    
    In response to palestra38

Totally agree. The price for the tickets is silly and they did a horrible job promoting the tournament last year. You actually had to seek the tickets out and they weren't even available until February (and only on their own stupid, poorly functioning website instead of ticketmaster where it could be marketed and people would find it). If they were willing to sell tickets for 1/2 the price they are asking and promoted the tournament better among the season ticket bases and the local area, they could get 6,000 - 8,000 for both days and the atmosphere would be great. But, keeping it clubby and high-priced means empty seats even in Philly where there is the largest audience for Ivy basketball. Moving it anywhere else and it will be a much smaller event. I'm okay with that - I'll go wherever it is and enjoy it. But no point looking for arenas with more than 3,000 seats anywhere else under the current pricing and marketing strategy.

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Reg: 11-23-04
01-10-18 05:32 AM - Post#242830    
    In response to Okoro Dude

The tickets are about half as expensive this year ... for mid court section 214/215 they are $75 for all six games of the tournament ... and those seat have been selling, with five rows already gone for people who want to see the tournament regardless of who makes it.

Even the $125 chairbacks are more reasonably priced this year ... those you really have to wait until the school allotment goes on sale.

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