Great news for Eagles and their fans - not necessarily good for everyone else if it means Eagles can fill it regularly and benefit from the income! Don't wish to be churlish though - genuinely good news for basketball.
I don't understand this comment from a Riders fan who have their own venue currently - so its ok for Riders but not anyone else? Churlish very much springs to mind! This a Community Venue and as such much needed in the area of the city it is located. Hopefully it will help to further grow grassroots participation in basketball, which can only be good for the sport. Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation is very successful and the massive community programme has been at the heart of the Newcastle Eagles business model for many many years. It underpins the successful basketball club that is Esh Group Newcastle Eagles. I am so excited for Eagles Community Foundation and Esh Group Newcastle Eagles and have no doubt that this will be a successful venture - In the Newcastle Eagles Family I place my trust.
And let’s not forget, this won’t necessarily be a money tree for Eagles either. Yes, they’ll now get to keep all the income from the tickets but they’ll also have a lot of overheads for the new venue that they previously wouldn’t have had to worry about. But someone somewhere will have done the maths to conclude this is the right decision for them.
...and your point is ? ... What you choose do for charidee is your business and not relevant to this thread.
...as I said, despite the recent bad weather our Arena is coming along well. Have a nicey day
It's a David Brent quote
C - Kosta Koufos CF - Al Jefferson - Dirk Nowitzki F - Jayson Tatum - Michael Beasley - Trey Lyles GF - Kyle Anderson - Jaylen Brown G - Kyrie Irving - Ish Smith - TJ McConnell - Eric Gordon Clydebank Quacks
It's looking good and is certainly going up fast now. Having hugely enjoyed my visit to Leicester's arena last year, which is the nearest comparator.. There's much to look forward to with the move to the new location - also plenty of challenges too in terms of "getting it right". Location is good with a decent amount of on-site parking just off a main road and close to public transport.
Can't wait! Although I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't quite ready for the start of the season - but I may be wrong.
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Nov 14, 2017 16:04:38 GMT
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Jan 7, 2018 23:32:15 GMT
gonk: March madness bracket competition - see sticky for details
Mar 8, 2018 21:23:43 GMT
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Jul 8, 2018 7:36:46 GMT
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Oct 15, 2018 14:54:19 GMT