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    From the league's news release:

    With the health and safety of everyone connected to the conference as the guiding principle in all decisions, the conference consulted with leadership at member institutions, the Orleans Arena and medical personnel in the city of Las Vegas before arriving at this decision.

    "This is certainly a difficult decision, but it is the responsible decision for the WCC,'"West Coast Conference Commissioner Gloria Nevarez said. “The WCC Tournament has been sold out ever since the event was moved to Las Vegas 13 years ago and we value the passionate fan bases and the ability of friends and families of our student-athletes to support their teams each year. Unfortunately, we are in unprecedented times and we must take unprecedented measures.

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    Originally posted by HelenaZAG View Post
    From the league's news release:

    With the health and safety of everyone connected to the conference as the guiding principle in all decisions, the conference consulted with leadership at member institutions, the Orleans Arena and medical personnel in the city of Las Vegas before arriving at this decision.

    "This is certainly a difficult decision, but it is the responsible decision for the WCC,'"West Coast Conference Commissioner Gloria Nevarez said. “The WCC Tournament has been sold out ever since the event was moved to Las Vegas 13 years ago and we value the passionate fan bases and the ability of friends and families of our student-athletes to support their teams each year. Unfortunately, we are in unprecedented times and we must take unprecedented measures.
    They will make up for it with ticket prices next year.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jayray View Post
      They will make up for it with ticket prices next year.
      WCC's been living off the Zags for the past 5 years, to the tune of 5-6 million from the NCAA tournament. Zags alone brought in 8 million for their 5 wins, no extra for NC game. Elite 8 is worth over 6 million (spread over 6 years).

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      • #4
        Now WCC needs to move tourney back, allowing full time for quarantine before NCAAs as a priority over insuring all members complete 14 games.

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        • #5
          Also, since there are now no fans and no ticket revenue, why not relocate the whole thing to a less crowded city/area. A neutral site like Portland or Eugene. They could utilize multiple sites like at the PhilKnight80 Tourney in Portland a few years back.

          Minimize the risk as much as possible.

          Go ZAGS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TacomaZAG View Post
            Also, since there are now no fans and no ticket revenue, why not relocate the whole thing to a less crowded city/area. A neutral site like Portland or Eugene. They could utilize multiple sites like at the PhilKnight80 Tourney in Portland a few years back.

            Minimize the risk as much as possible.

            Go ZAGS
            You'd think so, right?
            I will thank God for the day and the moment I have. - Jimmy V

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TacomaZAG View Post
              Also, since there are now no fans and no ticket revenue, why not relocate the whole thing to a less crowded city/area. A neutral site like Portland or Eugene. They could utilize multiple sites like at the PhilKnight80 Tourney in Portland a few years back.

              Minimize the risk as much as possible.

              Go ZAGS
              I believe there are contractual elements involved, just like having the Zags play.
              Not even a smile? What's your problem!

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