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Not much said here, to be honest, but I appreciate our AD not running and hiding from yesterday's news.

Anton Goff‏
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#sjubb I hear all of you guys. Understand, nobody is more frustrated than me and the staff. We live this 24/7. I can feel your disappointment and your passion. It is much appreciated. Hang in there. Also, not sure where the CA renovation rumor came from. Nothing planned yet.
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Anton Goff in response to a question re a new on campus arena on Twitter;

"A dream of mine, but probably will not happen. We would have to raise about $250M+. Nobody wants to wait that long. Reno of CA is our best bet." #sjubb

"...probably will not happen." so there is a chance. :D :)
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Nice to see Goff interact further w/ fan base later in day with more responses to questions.

Gives some hope...
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Just too steep an expense to expect SJu to do anything, but renovate. No big donors in sight to make a new arena happen seems common view. Can't blame anyone if $$ is not there.
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Just too steep an expense to expect SJu to do anything, but renovate. No big donors in sight to make a new arena happen seems common view. Can't blame anyone if $$ is not there.


There absolutely no reason why the entire arena should not have seat backs and the backcourt ends should have been opened up for free student bench seats adding about 500 seats on either end of the arena. The arena would still be in the 6,000+ capacity range but as you said the $$ are not there but mostly because the product has not been worth selling name rights to any major sponsor. Had this program been an NCAA Tourney team brand every year like Villanova that would not have been a problem. The new Islanders arena 15 minutes down the parkway offers big time arena opportunities for the many Long Island fans and short shuttle buses for students. It would be very similar to the DePaul arrangement in Chicago. You are all welcome to copy and paste this to A.D. I won't even accuse anyone of plagiarism.:p
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Just too steep an expense to expect SJu to do anything, but renovate. No big donors in sight to make a new arena happen seems common view. Can't blame anyone if $$ is not there.


There absolutely no reason why the entire arena should not have seat backs and the backcourt ends should have been opened up for free student bench seats adding about 500 seats on either end of the arena. The arena would still be in the 6,000+ capacity range but as you said the $$ are not there but mostly because the product has not been worth selling name rights to any major sponsor. Had this program been an NCAA Tourney team brand every year like Villanova that would not have been a problem. The new Islanders arena 15 minutes down the parkway offers big time arena opportunities for the many Long Island fans and short shuttle buses for students. It would be very similar to the DePaul arrangement in Chicago. You are all welcome to copy and paste this to A.D. I won't even accuse anyone of plagiarism.:p

We can't get students to walk 15 feet across campus to go to the games they are not going to take shuttle buses 15 miles to the games.
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