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Posted on 2/27/24 at 7:49 am
Posted by Jax Teller
Member since Aug 2018
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 7:49 am
I think it’s safe to say this is happening at some point.

However, I’m genuinely curious. I go to the PMAC and I don’t ever think when walking out that I’ve just been inside a complete and utter disaster of a building.

It’s not “modern” I guess, but it’s just a place to watch sports with bad concessions and shitty bathrooms. But the latter is not specific to the PMAC . LSU is best in the country at not caring about the fan.

My point is I’m excited for what’s coming, but it really feels like the “PMAC is a dump” narrative is just an example of group think.
This post was edited on 2/27/24 at 7:52 am
Posted by Mickey Goldmill
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2010
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:00 am to
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but it really feels like the “PMAC is a dump” narrative is just an example of group think.


When just about every coach who uses the building says it is a dump, that is more than just "group think."

The PMAC just has a sorta depressing vibe to it. Building something new that is more accessible with more natural light coming in will drastically change the feel of going to events.
Posted by Willie Stroker
Member since Sep 2008
12801 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:09 am to
Maybe OP should have led with a question rather than make a provocative statement.

What are some new features we should expect in a new arena to improve the fan experience and team experience?

I’m sure media improvements could also be added, but I doubt that moves the needle much for revenue…unless the goal is to influence the psychology of sports writers.
Posted by rattlebucket
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:10 am to
The bathrooms were made for a small stature population of people. Any arena should be made for speed in bathrooms and concessions. It should not take you 20 mins to get a coke and take a leak at full capacity
Posted by GeauxHouston
Houston,TX
Member since Nov 2013
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:13 am to
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with more natural light coming in

What basketball arena has natural light coming in?
Posted by Chad504boy
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Member since Feb 2005
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:15 am to
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What basketball arena has natural light coming in?




University of Alabama
Posted by tarzana
TX Hwy 6--Brazos River Backwater
Member since Sep 2015
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:18 am to
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PMAC is a dump

For those of us who watched Pistol Pete do his magic act in the old Parker Cow Palace, the PMAC looked like a heavenly abode-- for the first 10 years, at least. It has outlived its allure, however, and needs an upgrade
Posted by rattlebucket
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:20 am to
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It has outlived its allure, however, and needs a complete demo and ground up rebuild
Posted by tarzana
TX Hwy 6--Brazos River Backwater
Member since Sep 2015
26017 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:20 am to
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basketball arena has natural light coming in

The Cow Palace. Totally natural-- also pigeons flapping in and vacating their cloacae
Posted by KingofthePoint
Member since Feb 2009
10124 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:22 am to
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Any arena should be made for speed in bathrooms and concessions. It should not take you 20 mins to get a coke and take a leak at full

I’m definitely in favor of a new arena, or at least a renovated one, but the PMAC design has nothing to do with concession speed.
Posted by ChatGPT of LA
Member since Mar 2023
216 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:44 am to
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Excited


Exactly what a broke town needs. A new tax for a new arena that will be half full and triple concession prices.

The dumb get dumber in that shithole. When did this world think spending necessarily will be good?
Posted by Chad504boy
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Member since Feb 2005
165945 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:45 am to
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Exactly what a broke town needs. A new tax for a new arena that will be half full and triple concession prices.

The dumb get dumber in that shithole. When did this world think spending necessarily will be good?



can't have nice things without nice things.
Posted by S
RIP Wayde
Member since Jan 2007
155195 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:46 am to
Generally the pmac is fine

The layout and organization is just kinda weird for basketball especially the student section
Posted by ChEgrad
Member since Nov 2012
3252 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:50 am to
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Building something new that is more accessible with more natural light coming in will drastically change the feel of going to events.


90% of the men’s games are at night and natural light is not going to enhance the experience.
Posted by Alt26
Member since Mar 2010
28164 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:54 am to
It's not a dump and there's not really a bad view in the arena. It is outdated though and there are some inconsistencies in the space between the rows. If LSU had been as good as programs like Kansas, Duke, Arizona, Purdue, over the last 30-40 years the fans would considered it a "historic" venue (Tiger Stadium is 100 years old). But they haven't. So it's just "outdated".

With Tad Pad gone, Texas with a new arena, and Alabama scheduled to build a new arena, it was probably time for LSU to consider a new arena as well. But the PMAC isn't, nor has ever been what's holding LSU back. Inconsistent coaching hires is the reason for that.
Posted by dukeg7213
Louisiana
Member since Apr 2023
2899 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:57 am to
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Building something new that is more accessible with more natural light coming in


Holy shite

I must’ve forgot the likes of Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas have an exorbitant amount of sun rays shining through their arenas
Posted by lowhound
Effie
Member since Aug 2014
7482 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:59 am to
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with more natural light coming in will drastically change the feel of going to events.


You dipshit. Most of the events are at night.
Posted by Slippy
Across the rivah
Member since Aug 2005
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Posted on 2/27/24 at 8:59 am to
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ChatGPT of TD


I bet you kill puppies in front of your children.
Posted by mdomingue
Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2010
29731 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 9:00 am to
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quote:

but it really feels like the “PMAC is a dump” narrative is just an example of group think.



When just about every coach who uses the building says it is a dump, that is more than just "group think."



From a fan perspective it probably still is a little groupthink. It is serviceable but not really a dump, IMO.

Compared to the LSUAC (before it was renamed to the PMAC) back in 1980-1981 when I was a student, seating seems more comfortable now but that may be my shoddy memory.

Concessions are slow but that won't change with a new venue alone.

Bathrooms are tons better than Tiger Stadium but still seem antiquated.

A new facility is warranted and the areas the public does not see are probably the biggest reason based on what coaches say. But I still think calling it a dump is at least a little bit of hyperbole.
Posted by lowhound
Effie
Member since Aug 2014
7482 posts
Posted on 2/27/24 at 9:01 am to
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The layout and organization is just kinda weird for basketball especially the student section


This. Put the student section right on the court like it used to be. Then the environment will get better.
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