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mickjagger
db11 wrote:
Gotta put this out there...if you're gonna host a sectional game, you have to realize the crowd's will be a bit bigger than your typical regular season game.

For whatever reason, Oak Creek had only one door open (there are at least 16 leading to various parts of the gym) and just one table taking admission tonight. One side was only half-full at tip-off and the line was still out the door and down the hall. That is inexcusable.

Absolutely. I think some of these host schools have a false or innacurate belief that they can handle a tournament crowd based on the attendance and procedures employed when hosting regular-season home games. However, the tournament games are a different animal in many ways compared to regular-season home games. I don't know, but I would hope the WIAA sends out some guidelines & suggestions to tournament host schools pertaining to the anticipated increase in attendance, concession sales and the use of amenities, particularily restrooms. Long-time tournament hosts which frequently patronize, i.e. Appleton North, Marshfield, Wausau East & Oshkosh West, have the hosting gig down to a science. They know what they're in for, they're prepared ahead of time, and they are very good & efficient at what they do.
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mickjagger
udblu2 wrote:
blade12 wrote:
Radio announcers mentioned that it was a good thing Kimberly brought their band because the crowd at Manitowoc for the Kimberly vs Bayport game was sparse.


I'm sure this was brought up already, and this is after the fact, but it made no sense to have those 2 teams play in Manitowoc and Roncalli/Valders play at Depere. Living in Manitowoc I would have attended that game as well as a lot of local basketball fans that live here. I have no rooting interest in either but they were local teams. I saved my $5.00 and watched Bay/Kim on channel 32. Not sure why they made that trip either(channel 32). My guess is that game would have drawn more than the Bay/Kim game, but sometimes things don't make sense sometimes. I guess my point is, a switch could have been possibly made, but I'm sure there are other factors.

Keep in mind that the objective is to place teams at neutral sites for the sectional semi-finals and finals, not to appease the local fans who don't want to travel.

I see no logstical problems with Manitowoc Roncalli & Valders playing at DePere or Kimberly & Bay Port playing in Manitowoc. I live in the area and can accurately state that 2 of those teams traveled approx 30 miles/30 minutes, the other 2 teams traveled, at most, 45 miles/45 minutes. Those times & distances are not so extreme as to be prohibitive for the fans of any of those schools to make the trip.
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udblu2
traviswilson wrote:
mickjagger wrote:
udblu2 wrote:
blade12 wrote:
Radio announcers mentioned that it was a good thing Kimberly brought their band because the crowd at Manitowoc for the Kimberly vs Bayport game was sparse.


I'm sure this was brought up already, and this is after the fact, but it made no sense to have those 2 teams play in Manitowoc and Roncalli/Valders play at Depere. Living in Manitowoc I would have attended that game as well as a lot of local basketball fans that live here. I have no rooting interest in either but they were local teams. I saved my $5.00 and watched Bay/Kim on channel 32. Not sure why they made that trip either(channel 32). My guess is that game would have drawn more than the Bay/Kim game, but sometimes things don't make sense sometimes. I guess my point is, a switch could have been possibly made, but I'm sure there are other factors.

Keep in mind that the objective is to place teams at neutral sites for the sectional semi-finals and finals, not to appease the local fans who don't want to travel.

I see no logstical problems with Manitowoc Roncalli & Valders playing at DePere or Kimberly & Bay Port playing in Manitowoc. I live in the area and can accurately state that 2 of those teams traveled approx 30 miles/30 minutes, the other 2 teams traveled, at most, 45 miles/45 minutes. Those times & distances are not so extreme as to be prohibitive for the fans of any of those schools to make the trip.

Many fans in the state would love that for a normal regular season game, let alone a sectional semi-final. Under an hour for a sectional game of any kind is a luxury.


I fully understand this, I'm not an idiot, but if that game would have been in Manitowoc , there would have been more people than Bayport vs Kimberly. That's all I'm saying.
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db11
"@What_the_heck22 Why would you have such a small gym for a sectional final?? #wisbb west Allis central."

WAC is the largest HS gym around. SMH.[]
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mickjagger wrote:
udblu2 wrote:
blade12 wrote:
Radio announcers mentioned that it was a good thing Kimberly brought their band because the crowd at Manitowoc for the Kimberly vs Bayport game was sparse.


I'm sure this was brought up already, and this is after the fact, but it made no sense to have those 2 teams play in Manitowoc and Roncalli/Valders play at Depere. Living in Manitowoc I would have attended that game as well as a lot of local basketball fans that live here. I have no rooting interest in either but they were local teams. I saved my $5.00 and watched Bay/Kim on channel 32. Not sure why they made that trip either(channel 32). My guess is that game would have drawn more than the Bay/Kim game, but sometimes things don't make sense sometimes. I guess my point is, a switch could have been possibly made, but I'm sure there are other factors.

Keep in mind that the objective is to place teams at neutral sites for the sectional semi-finals and finals, not to appease the local fans who don't want to travel.

I see no logstical problems with Manitowoc Roncalli & Valders playing at DePere or Kimberly & Bay Port playing in Manitowoc. I live in the area and can accurately state that 2 of those teams traveled approx 30 miles/30 minutes, the other 2 teams traveled, at most, 45 miles/45 minutes. Those times & distances are not so extreme as to be prohibitive for the fans of any of those schools to make the trip.

Many fans in the state would love that for a normal regular season game, let alone a sectional semi-final. Under an hour for a sectional game of any kind is a luxury.
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miltownhoopsfan
db11 wrote:
"@What_the_heck22 Why would you have such a small gym for a sectional final?? #wisbb west Allis central."

WAC is the largest HS gym around. SMH.[]


The largest HS gym in the state according to the WIAAs list of capacities.
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