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Poll: Should WVU Downsize Coliseum with Recent Arena Trend?



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Recently, college basketball venues are reducing seating capacity to increase prices and create more hostile environments. In the Big 12, Baylor built the Foster Pavilion, which holds just 7,500 people. Houston and Cincinnati are other examples of cutting down their capacity to modernize their venues.

CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander created a list of schools that could consider downsizing, which West Virginia made the list. Norlander’s list suggests that if those schools could start over and build a smaller arena, that they would benefit financially.

Obviously, it seems way out there for WVU to get rid of the coliseum right now. But if they wanted to cut some seats and charge more, there’s opportunity to do so. Last season, West Virginia men’s basketball averaged 12,004 fans per game. WVU also finished 27th in total attendance in college basketball.

Should WVU downsize the coliseum with recent arena trend?

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