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    UL Basketball Cajundome Renovations 2016

    Sorry if this has been discussed. Searched but did not find anything. Cajundome will undergo major renovations starting May 2016 and not reopen until early December 2016.

    "The Cajundome will close May 28, 2016, after a Janet Jackson concert that evening, and probably re-open in early December 2016"

    Does that mean UL Basketball will be played in the Blackham Coliseum until the reopening in 2016?

    http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/n...-got/75303216/


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    Throwing the court down on Cajun field


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    Yes, the first couple of games next year will be in Blackham.


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    I also states in that article that they will start to re-do the roof early next year...around March. Can't come soon enough for that...I live nearby so that have to see that ugly roof on a weekly basis.

    But then again, what will little Germdawg do, since he will have one less pic to take of our campus, LOL.


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    Here's a KATC link to the new renovations. I spoke to Greg Davis last night and he said the renovations will completely change the look of the arena inside.

    http://www.katc.com/story/28163424/o...-the-cajundome


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    Here's a KATC link to the new renovations. I spoke to Greg Davis last night and he said the renovations will completely change the look of the arena inside.

    http://www.katc.com/story/28163424/o...-the-cajundome
    Here is a picture of what it will look like for basketball. Pretty impressive. Looks like a big time arena now.
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    Happy Birthday to the DOME. 30 years old today!!


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    This is huge and just another facility upgrade that adds to the Cajun Field, T&F, APF and IPF, just add CajunDome to that list. Great Job, guys.


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    Attached is a more complete video with some renderings.


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    I noticed last night that they've already started some of the foundation work for the seating.


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    I just wish they would place a tarp over the upper level seating for basketball. It would bring the crowd closer to the floor and make for a better atmosphere


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux View Post
    I just wish they would place a tarp over the upper level seating for basketball. It would bring the crowd closer to the floor and make for a better atmosphere
    make it blue and call us La Tech......

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginDave View Post
    make it blue and call us ltur......
    FIFY. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux View Post
    I just wish they would place a tarp over the upper level seating for basketball. It would bring the crowd closer to the floor and make for a better atmosphere
    I was talking about this the other day. Even something as simple as moving the lights off the roof and onto trusses lower and closer to the floor (about even with the hockey nets) would go a really long way to helping improve the atmosphere. It would darken the 300 level seats and would help focus the eye toward the court. With all the money they're spending on new lighting, just spending a few bucks more on trusses would make a huge difference.

    Something like this:

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    Exactly, we are a SBC basketball team not an ACC or Big East. We do not need 15k seats, we only need about 5k seats available to make a great basketball atmosphere in the SBC.

    It also allows more opportunities to capitalize on prime seating options.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux View Post
    Exactly, we are a SBC basketball team not an ACC or Big East. We do not need 15k seats, we only need about 5k seats available to make a great basketball atmosphere in the SBC.

    It also allows more opportunities to capitalize on prime seating options.
    I agree they should promote the lower seating but I'm not a fan of closing off the upper sideline seating to season ticket holders.

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    Default Re: Cajundome Renovations 2016

    Curtains around section 300 seats would work and if we got a prime opponent in like we had in the early 90s (UCONN or Maryland I think?) they could still sell the 300 section tickets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajuns_fan View Post
    I also states in that article that they will start to re-do the roof early next year...around March. Can't come soon enough for that...I live nearby so that have to see that ugly roof on a weekly basis.

    But then again, what will little Germdawg do, since he will have one less pic to take of our campus, LOL.
    I think it's punishment enough for Germdawg that he's forced to work in Lafayette instead of metropolitan Ruston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawfish View Post
    Curtains around section 300 seats would work and if we got a prime opponent in like we had in the early 90s (UCONN or Mayland I think?) they could still sell the 300 section tickets.
    Disagree. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux View Post
    Exactly, we are a SBC basketball team not an ACC or Big East. We do not need 15k seats, we only need about 5k seats available to make a great basketball atmosphere in the SBC.

    It also allows more opportunities to capitalize on prime seating options.
    Cameron Indoor Stadium seating capacity = 9,314

    I agree 100%, we need to find a way to maximize the fan experience for basketball. That would carry over to Ice Gators hockey and any other sport that is brought into the dome.

    Currently extra capacity is only used for very select events (concerts).

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