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Will Vegas get to host the NCAA's now?

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Las Vegas has been approved to host NCAA Championships in several sports.  I didn't even know it was banned.  That could be a fun place to have it, and would surely give the West Coast Teams a boost.

 

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seems like this should be in another part of the bbs...

either way, vegas is a dirty, nasty city that smells horrible... in the sunlight. it shows what a deplorable place it really is... i never enjoy going there...

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From Red Rocks State Park to Lake Mead to Boulder Dam to Mt. Charleston to the quiet desert - Vegas has a lot more to offer than just The Strip and Casino gambling.

A lot of places are Family friendly and push a clean atmosphere that is friendly to visitors.

Food and gambling and good venues for sports.

Las Vegas, Nevada would be a good location for an NCAA Wrestling tournament.

Considering the International section this is in - maybe more Wrestle Offs for the US Team and World Championships? A Vegas location might see a lot more Foreign teams wanting World's held in the US.

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1 hour ago, WillieBoy said:

From Red Rocks State Park to Lake Mead to Boulder Dam to Mt. Charleston to the quiet desert - Vegas has a lot more to offer than just The Strip and Casino gambling.

A lot of places are Family friendly and push a clean atmosphere that is friendly to visitors.

Food and gambling and good venues for sports.

Las Vegas, Nevada would be a good location for an NCAA Wrestling tournament.

Considering the International section this is in - maybe more Wrestle Offs for the US Team and World Championships? A Vegas location might see a lot more Foreign teams wanting World's held in the US.

yes, like every other major metropolitan city in this country, vegas has nice spots and attractions within a few hours either way...

but, that is not where the tourneys are...

southpoint... at the end of the strip, so, you get all the negatives of the strip and none of the positives...

vegas is a nasty town...

but, it is cheap for these types of things by design... 

 

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When LV bids for NCAA events, it will be utilizing T-Mobile (NHL Golden Knights) or Allegiant Stadium (the Raiders new home, scheduled to be complete by July, 2020).


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10 minutes ago, steamboat_charlie v2 said:

And St. Louis is an absolute dump, and has zero of the attractions that Vegas does, yet we somehow go there two times per cycle. 

i have not been to st louis in close to 20 years, but...

when i was hanging out there it was a great town full of industrial history... real ethnic diversity... not just a poor side and not so poor side... great greek, italian, polish neighborhoods... real food... not BS chain restaurants that cater to the lowest common denominator... i loved st louis...

and east st louis... shenanigans that could rival any found in vegas...

times may have changed, but, i suspect they have not...

 

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5 minutes ago, LJB said:

i have not been to st louis in close to 20 years, but...

when i was hanging out there it was a great town full of industrial history... real ethnic diversity... not just a poor side and not so poor side... great greek, italian, polish neighborhoods... real food... not BS chain restaurants that cater to the lowest common denominator... i loved st louis...

and east st louis... shenanigans that could rival any found in vegas...

times may have changed, but, i suspect they have not...

 

You haven't been to St. Louis in 20 years but for some reason suspect things haven't changed there?  Well... I've got some bad news for you.

I don't really want to keep ragging on the city.  There are a few decent spots around town (like virtually every other city in the country), it's just a horrible location to host an event like NCAA's.  The only redeeming quality it has is that they actually want the event to be held there.  Wonder why that is...

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st louis is not for the applebee's crowd... never has been... probably never will be...

and let's be honest, wrestling "fans" lean way more towards applebee's than rigazzi's...

but, whatever...

the point is, vegas is a **** hole... it smells... it is full of the worst examples of human behavior... but, it has pretty lights, cheap booze, and an applebee's in every casino...

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6 hours ago, LJB said:

st louis is not for the applebee's crowd... never has been... probably never will be...

and let's be honest, wrestling "fans" lean way more towards applebee's than rigazzi's...

but, whatever...

the point is, vegas is a **** hole... it smells... it is full of the worst examples of human behavior... but, it has pretty lights, cheap booze, and an applebee's in every casino...

The point is that St. Louis is a ****hole.  It smells, it's full of the worst examples of human behavior, no lights, worse weather, worse casinos, worse hotels, worse cuisine (Rigazzi's is decent, I'll give you that), really, worse everything.  Downtown St. Louis is a goddamn ghost town.  You haven't even been there in 20 years.  I've probably been there 30 times in the last 10.  Never have I come away with something positive to say about the place, other than seeing some great wrestling, and going on a crazy run at the craps table one time.  

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3 minutes ago, steamboat_charlie v2 said:

The point is that St. Louis is a ****hole.  It smells, it's full of the worst examples of human behavior, no lights, worse weather, worse casinos, worse hotels, worse cuisine (Rigazzi's is decent, I'll give you that), really, worse everything.  Downtown St. Louis is a goddamn ghost town.  You haven't even been there in 20 years.  I've probably been there 30 times in the last 10.  Never have I come away with something positive to say about the place, other than seeing some great wrestling, and going on a crazy run at the craps table one time.  

worse cuisine?

come on... you just outed yourself... 

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Cheap flights and hotels are a pretty big deal to a lot of people.  When they have it where you guys out east can walk to it, the flight and rooms are a big deal to a certain percentage of us.  Think about our brothers and sisters from the West Coast.  We know it's going to sell out, but imagine if all you East Coast folks had to fly to say San Diego every year for this thing. 

When St Louis had the Union Station really hopping, I thought St Louis was a good place, but it's gone way down hill.  Last time I went there we got in trouble on a walk.  An indigent/homeless/street guy got loud and threatening when we wouldn't give him money for whatever he was ranting about when we walked by him.  That was our fault, for getting one block too far east on our walking tour.

I was watching a movie on prime about the Vegas shooting.  I was surprised how casually a few people said they thought it was just the local criminals shooting it out...  I've gone a few times, ending the year the big Indian Ocean Tsunami killed too many, I believe 2004.  I can only imagine how much Vegas has changed since then, but I don't need danger in my life if that's an issue.  I can see making a Bronco/Raiders game there in the near future.   

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18 minutes ago, Peso said:

Cheap flights and hotels are a pretty big deal to a lot of people.  When they have it where you guys out east can walk to it, the flight and rooms are a big deal to a certain percentage of us.  Think about our brothers and sisters from the West Coast.  We know it's going to sell out, but imagine if all you East Coast folks had to fly to say San Diego every year for this thing. 

When St Louis had the Union Station really hopping, I thought St Louis was a good place, but it's gone way down hill.  Last time I went there we got in trouble on a walk.  An indigent/homeless/street guy got loud and threatening when we wouldn't give him money for whatever he was ranting about when we walked by him.  That was our fault, for getting one block too far east on our walking tour.

I was watching a movie on prime about the Vegas shooting.  I was surprised how casually a few people said they thought it was just the local criminals shooting it out...  I've gone a few times, ending the year the big Indian Ocean Tsunami killed too many, I believe 2004.  I can only imagine how much Vegas has changed since then, but I don't need danger in my life if that's an issue.  I can see making a Bronco/Raiders game there in the near future.   

Well how about 3 out of 4 years it's in a place where people actually want to go or where there is some population density to attend (New York, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Ohio) and then every fourth year it's held in a football stadium in Minneapolis (ticket prices will be dirt cheap March 2020). This way  everybody is happy.  

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I guess I'll have to wait to see how the football stadium experience works out.  I haven't gone now since OKC, but I had made 18 straight before that.  Personally, I'd like to see different parts of this great country.  West Coast, Vegas, Florida, New York, but mix it up would be fun.  When St Louis good, there was talk of making it permanent because of the central location.  I think they lost their impetus for that when the area lost the Union Station.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Peso said:

I guess I'll have to wait to see how the football stadium experience works out.  I haven't gone now since OKC, but I had made 18 straight before that.  Personally, I'd like to see different parts of this great country.  West Coast, Vegas, Florida, New York, but mix it up would be fun.  When St Louis good, there was talk of making it permanent because of the central location.  I think they lost their impetus for that when the area lost the Union Station.

 

 

What do you mean lost Union Station? Admittedly, it's not as good as a few years ago since some of the restaurants closed but it's still there as far as I know.

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