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Re: 2020 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2019, 09:55:28 am »
With only one round of games in the Sweet 16, could there potential be a lot more flights?
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Re: 2020 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2019, 10:16:11 am »
I think it's far easier to find suitable matchups within 500 miles when there's 64 teams compared to when there's just 16 spread out. Lots more flexibility without terrible budgeting issues going 1-2-2-0-1.
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Re: 2020 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2019, 03:32:30 pm »
With only one round of games in the Sweet 16, could there potential be a lot more flights?

You're going to see more flights if they're bringing eight teams to Ft. Wayne.  Typically they bracket with the top seeds able to drive somewhere the second weekend.  Obviously, upsets sometimes mess with that a little (like this past season), but I suspect they'll bracket pretty similarly - especially if it is a 2-1-2.
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Re: 2020 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2019, 05:06:42 pm »
We're obviously only talking about the first three rounds and the first two weekends. Either it's one round the 1st weekend and two rounds the second or vice versa. The Elite 8 is in Fort Wayne and that weekend can't be moved. The final is in Atlanta. Obviously there will be more flights to Fort Wayne because there's eight teams going, not four.

My point is that I'm guessing there will be more flights the 2nd weekend if we are only discussing 16 teams and eight hosts. If we only have one round the first weekend, there are enough teams where it shouldn't be too regionalized. In that case, the 2nd weekend pods would consist of eight teams hosting four-team pods.
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Re: 2020 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2019, 11:29:07 pm »
The NCAA seems to have made a decision to make this happen which also means they have the check book out to make it happen. 

As I recall, there are two venues very close to each other in Atlanta.  D1 will be played in the larger venue.  The other games will be played in the smaller venue between D1 games.  Despite the delay for the non D1 championships, it was a fan, team and Atlanta area success.

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Re: 2020 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 09:04:19 pm »
The NCAA seems to have made a decision to make this happen which also means they have the check book out to make it happen. 

As I recall, there are two venues very close to each other in Atlanta.  D1 will be played in the larger venue.  The other games will be played in the smaller venue between D1 games.  Despite the delay for the non D1 championships, it was a fan, team and Atlanta area success.

Division III and the NCAA put aside money for this very event a year ago. Yes. They are planning accordingly.

And yes, the DII and DIII games will be played at State Farm Arena - home of the NBA and NHL teams that call Atlanta home. Just like the Final Four plans in 2013. You can find all you need to know here: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/04/joint-championships-announced

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