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Smalls
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Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
Great location, history, and would truly be "The Maravich Center." Probably hold around 8,000 fans and they would be close to the action. If not, tear it down and build the new one in that same location.


mylsuhat
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
It's still used for Agriculture stuff


ipodking
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
Basketball doesn't need a new arena.


LaBR4
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
Gymnastics needs 17,000+ seats


Giantkiller
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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Basketball doesn't need a new arena.


I know you want to believe this, but it does.

Every new arena built by big schools is betting hard on suite revenue. Right now, I don't see anyway possible to get that into a PMAC refurb.

If you want bball to truly be back, they need to demo the whole thing, play a season at the River Center and build the crown jewel of college basketball.


Bjorn Cyborg
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
There is nothing wrong with the structure or location of the PMAC.

Any issues with it can be fixed through remodeling.

LSU will not be building a new basketball arena. They just spent a lot of money on the practice facility that is attached.


terriblegreen
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
I’d say possible but highly unlikely. Have you ever been inside? It is extremely outdated. Probably cost more to renovate than year down and start over.


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Giantkiller
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
BTW I recently walked a lot of the PMAC for some work a customer is bidding on. The guts of the building (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, comms) are complete shite.

It's 46 years old and mostly reached the end of it's upgradable life. The new seats and scoreboard look awesome, but would look much better if they were pulled out and put into a new structure.


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Smalls
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Southern California
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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It's still used for Agriculture stuff


Obviously it wouldn't be going forward.


LMfan
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
Would be cool, and the perfect footprint for a more intimate setting.

Another alternative is to build new in the PMAC site and play at the River Center in the interim.


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nicholastiger
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
That thing is older than the PMAC
Both probably need to be torn down and start over rather than trying to renovate
Although they just finished renovating old Pat Taylor into new Pat Taylor on campus


atltiger6487
Member since May 2011
7358 posts

re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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Basketball doesn't need a new arena.
correct.

We just need a winning product on the floor. That, and that alone, will fill the PMAC and get it loud and energized.

We don't need a shiny new arena with all the bells and whistles.


mylsuhat
Chicago Cubs Fan
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Member since Mar 2008
43839 posts

re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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Obviously it wouldn't be going forward.

so just kick out the school of agriculture for the basketball team


TeddyPadillac
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2010
11056 posts

re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
TAF has so much money they've got to spend it somewhere. Might as well build a new arena.


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PsychTiger
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Member since Jul 2004
54836 posts

re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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Gymnastics needs 17,000+ seats


We really should build a gymnastics arena that can also be used for basketball. We'll need to keep the Parker Coliseum for the women's equestrian team.


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HammerheadLincoln
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BR
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
I went inside Parker for that garden show thing this weekend and it is in really bad shape.

While the idea is cool, it would make more sense to either just renovate the PMAC or just make a whole new arena.


Smalls
LSU Fan
Southern California
Member since Jul 2009
8003 posts

re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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so just kick out the school of agriculture for the basketball team


Yes. I'm sure there's plenty of room for a barn somewhere.


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ipodking
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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crown jewel of college basketball


LSU basketball doesn't have the support to justify building "the crown jewel" of basketball arenas.


BeauCephus307
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Washington, LA
Member since Jan 2007
2539 posts

re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
You're killing me smalls


TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Is it possible to completely revamp Parker Colosseum as the new basketball arena?
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LSU basketball doesn't have the support to justify building "the crown jewel" of basketball arenas.


If you build it, they will come.


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