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    UL 1984, 1999 . . . . Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    Lafayette opted to give Opelousas a great cash cow, E Downs, and no to gambling boats. Maybe it's a good decision, but there's costs either way you go.


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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    Did 5 sold out nights of Garth Brooks and $17 beers not help the bottom line??


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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    Did 5 sold out nights of Garth Brooks and $17 beers not help the bottom line??
    That just barely made end of the 2017 fiscal year and saved that budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Lafayette opted to give Opelousas a great cash cow, E Downs, and no to gambling boats. Maybe it's a good decision, but there's costs either way you go.
    But Lafayette Parish kept that EVIL gambling out of its neighborhoods!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    But Lafayette Parish kept that EVIL gambling out of its neighborhoods!!!
    That was a genius move by Lafayette Parish years ago!!!!! The Parish gave up all of the money they had an opportunity to make from Evangeline Downs and instead gave it all to St. Landry Parish. Those that went to the Old Evangeline Downs and now go to the new Evangeline Downs only have to drive an extra few minutes to get to the new location.

    A brilliant move by our Parish, just brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    Another blow to the Cajundome...LAGCOE is moving to New Orleans...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    In the article he tried to make himself out to be a martyr and blamed everyone else for the lack of acts...
    A small bump here but I notice Baton Rouge has a Luke Combs concert that is sold out and resale tickets are $400 each on stubhub and the likes. Baton Rouge also has James taylor and Bonnie Rait which is basically a sellout.

    Stapleton played in Shreveport less than a year ago to a sold out show. They also have Kane Brown which is basically sold out along with Bob Seager, Pink, and Kiss.

    Seems like alot of shows out there that never sniff the Lafayette area.... but they did book the Harlem Globetrotters, Raw and Monster Trucks...

    Just looking at the calendar.. there is NOTHING in January. Raw in February. Monster Trucks in March. Nothing in April, May or June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
    A small bump here but I notice Baton Rouge has a Luke Combs concert that is sold out and resale tickets are $400 each on stubhub and the likes. Baton Rouge also has James taylor and Bonnie Rait which is basically a sellout.

    Stapleton played in Shreveport less than a year ago to a sold out show. They also have Kane Brown which is basically sold out along with Bob Seager, Pink, and Kiss.

    Seems like alot of shows out there that never sniff the Lafayette area.... but they did book the Harlem Globetrotters, Raw and Monster Trucks...

    Just looking at the calendar.. there is NOTHING in January. Raw in February. Monster Trucks in March. Nothing in April, May or June.
    I'm not excusing our guys, but the Dome doubles as a basketball arena for about a third of the year. That's not the case with Baton Rouge, or Shreveport.

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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    I've been told by a few people that the Dome doesn't work with many promoters. This is why you don't get very many artist down here.

    That is a huge problem in my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch0364 View Post
    I've been told by a few people that the Dome doesn't work with many promoters. This is why you don't get very many artist down here.

    That is a huge problem in my opinion.
    And they promoted from within so it will continue... All sports need to separate from Cajundome box office its awful and stuck in the 80s and cost double the ticket price in fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I'm not excusing our guys, but the Dome doubles as a basketball arena for about a third of the year. That's not the case with Baton Rouge, or Shreveport.
    Quick look at the calendar..
    Combs is in BR on Saturday Feb 9th.. Cajundome is free 10th through 14th.
    James Taylor is in BR on Monday Feb 11th. His only shot would be Feb 12th but still open.
    Kane Brown is in Shreveport March 2nd. Dome is open Friday the 1st, Sunday the 3rd and 4th but that is the week of Mardi Gras.
    Bob Seager would be open anytime before and after his Sherveport show...

    But according to those above.. they just don't want which seems more likely.

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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    Dome (under Davis) would not allow an event unless concessions were open.

    Shortsighted for the Dome, shortsighted for Acadiana restaurants and hotels.


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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Dome (under Davis) would not allow an event unless concessions were open.

    Shortsighted for the Dome, shortsighted for Acadiana restaurants and hotels.
    Out of curiosity, how does this hurt/help dome utilization? I'm honestly unaware of how they've been able to market the dome for events. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    Out of curiosity, how does this hurt/help dome utilization? I'm honestly unaware of how they've been able to market the dome for events. Thanks
    Many corporate and religious events prefer to brown bag it during the event and go out to eat afterwards.

    Some events are 3 and 4 night stays with 3,4,5 thousand in attendance.

    Since tax dollars are chipping in at least a half mil to keep the Dome open, events that lend themselves to hotel bookings, and restaurant outings, should be Priority One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
    Quick look at the calendar..
    Combs is in BR on Saturday Feb 9th.. Cajundome is free 10th through 14th.
    James Taylor is in BR on Monday Feb 11th. His only shot would be Feb 12th but still open.
    Kane Brown is in Shreveport March 2nd. Dome is open Friday the 1st, Sunday the 3rd and 4th but that is the week of Mardi Gras.
    Bob Seager would be open anytime before and after his Sherveport show...

    But according to those above.. they just don't want which seems more likely.
    I don't think it is normal for acts to play back to back shows at arenas that are that close to each other.

    Shreveport probably has it a little easier because there are no arenas within 3 hours of it.

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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRebel View Post
    I don't think it is normal for acts to play back to back shows at arenas that are that close to each other.

    Shreveport probably has it a little easier because there are no arenas within 3 hours of it.
    My takeaway was, at one point they were available (and the dome was idle) for those dates. Give or take a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisianaB View Post
    hockey put the Cajun dome in the green. Interest died and Greg pumped up rent. Never been a fan of him as the director or as an "activist." I'm sure he's a great man otherwise. Good riddance.
    yep.. he is kind of a _____. Good riddance, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRebel View Post
    I don't think it is normal for acts to play back to back shows at arenas that are that close to each other.

    Shreveport probably has it a little easier because there are no arenas within 3 hours of it.
    Dallas is three hours from S'port

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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    I believe one of the issues is that many arena's (most in Louisiana) are handled by the same third party management agency. It allows them to put together package deals with artist etc. One stop shop type of thing.

    No doubt we can do better however.


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    Default Re: Cajundome director Greg Davis retiring after 33 years of service

    I would love something other than country music or rap every now and then. Is that asking too much?


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