Hopefully something better than that.Whoa!!! I never knew the new arena got approved. And now its under construction!! I just Googled some renderings and it looks sweet!!!!!!!!!!!! Great news for Louisville. I can see this place hosting a lot of future NCAA events.
here is the official descripI wasn't aware that they were building an arena in Louisville. Who's going to play there? I know that Louisville has tried to land expansion NBA teams or extising teams, but the NBA seems to have settled back down for the time being.
The "second rate college" is home to the most profitably basketball program in the NCAA who consistently is in the top 5 in attendance. So, if there is any program worthy of such an arena, it is UofL. Louisville may or may not have gotten the Hornets without UofL involved, but the bottom line is the state of Louisiana guaranteed ticket sales up to 15,000 or so in order to land the team. I do not want professional athlete welfare to say we have a pro team. Plus, OKC has an NBA team for one reason only: their local money bought one and relocated it. It had nothing to do with it being a viable city to host the NBA (because everyone knows the NBA stood to make more money in Seattle).Louisville will never land anything better than that as long as they let the UofL athletic department run the town. I never understood why a place that size would let a second rate college run things, the AD and Pitino literally have the town by the balls and were very key in blocking the Hornets deal when they were leaving Charlotte. OKC should thank Louisville for its ineptness.