Slickback New Orleans Pelicans Fan Deer Stand Member since Mar 2008 26813 posts
re: With the hiring of Wade, its time the PMac is replaced as wellPosted by Slickback on 3/20/17 at 10:33 pm to geauxtigahs87
quote: I'd like for them to figure out a way to get the seats closer to the court though.
Especially the student section. I know students, as well as other fans, have been disinterested the last few years, but it doesn't take much to re-energize the fan base and get people back in the PMAC. Students need to be close to the court. 03-07 were great years in the student section.
Chaseff LSU Fan Lafayette Member since Dec 2011 794 posts
re: With the hiring of Wade, its time the PMac is replaced as wellPosted by Chaseff on 3/20/17 at 11:08 pm to 3rdRowTailgater
You are missing one important point and that is the River Center is used for a lot of other things besides basketball. Scheduling would be a nightmare and you are also dealing with City/Parish Government. In addition, a new arena would require some stats funds and I don't believe there is an appetite for that now at the state capitol
Slippy The Upside Down Member since Aug 2005 1831 posts
re: With the hiring of Wade, its time the PMac is replaced as wellPosted by Slippy on 3/21/17 at 7:09 am to tigerbait3488
The PMAC is actually regarded by some smart people as an architecturally significant structure. In 1972 it was considered revolutionary. It's also probably the most recognizable arena (from the outside) in the SEC. I want to keep it right where it is.
One of the problems (to me) has been those doors that open and close between the concourse and the arena. They are way outdated and a PITA. But I understand why they put them there..... To keep the arena dark (and a dark seating area is one of the unique elements of the PMAC). I agree a total gut of the interior would be a good idea, but that is something for down the road once we get all this other shite paid for.
RealityTiger LSU Fan Geismar, LA Member since Jan 2010 13746 posts Online
re: With the hiring of Wade, its time the PMac is replaced as wellPosted by RealityTiger on 3/21/17 at 7:27 am to tigerbait3488
How is it a POS? And furthermore, how would anybody know since there's hardly anybody going to the games? Other than the geek section we call student section, who goes to the game consistently enough to complain about the PMAC?
b rod lsu LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Aug 2006 4346 posts
re: With the hiring of Wade, its time the PMac is replaced as wellPosted by b rod lsu on 3/21/17 at 7:40 am to Slippy
I'm an average size person (5'11) and I have no leg room at all in my seats. Not sure if that is common for everyone else or what, but that's gotta be remedied. They also need to have some premium seating options - whether that be suites, courtside or both. The PMAC is in a shitty state right now, but it's not hopeless.