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Friday, June 06, 2014

UIL Moving State Thump-Thump Tourney?

In recent years, the UIL has moved some state championships out of Austin.  Baseball now plays up in Round Rock, while foosball has been contested in Jerry's Death Star in Arlington.

If they were to relocate the basketball tournament, the UIL has listed four (4) possible sites:

a) American Airlines Center in Dallas,
b) Toyota Center in Houston,
c) Alamodome in San Antonio, and
d) AT&T Center in San Antonio.

More here.

(via TSC)

For those who'd like the UIL to consider moving the state swimming championships, what venues would you suggest that could handle the event?

Besides being a "fast" pool:

Facility must handle swimming/diving simultaneously.

Warm-up/Warm-down during meet is a must for swimmers.

Would need ample deck seating for athletes.

Fan seating in the bazillions would be needed for the crowds.

Cheap (free?) and plentiful parking sure would be nice.

Competition course would need to be regulation length.

Finally, the coaches/officials hospitality room would have to be top-notch...



  • At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Texas A&M
    Conroe ISD Nat.

  • At 1:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ^Yeah, A&M and Conroe are the only two that come to mind. Maaaaybe Rockwall. Unless you want to host it outdoors, then San Antonio would be an option, but in March... I don't think so.

    Let's just keep it in Austin.

  • At 6:23 AM, Blogger Button said…

    conroe has lots of parking, but bleacher seating wouldn't cut it.

    if the trend was to move foosball indoors, doubt they'd move swimming outdoors (in feb.).

  • At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Lion King said…

    What, Bait Camp isn't up to par?

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Button said…

    'What, Bait Camp isn't up to par?'

    we only have seating for 8,000

  • At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For diving any venue would beat the 500 yard view at texas. CISD is nice, college station works.... It will never happen, UIL is UT so we have to put up with a cra$y site and high prices. Would love to see a huge grassroots movement to change venue.


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