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Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by Marty Peretz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:35 pm

Saw a thread like this on another forum. Kind of a fun topic (perhaps one worthy of a sticky). Basically, people tell where they have seen UMass play and discuss the quality (or lack thereof) of those arenas, their fan bases, and the experiences they've had there.

Fordham--Rose Hill
St. Louis' old arena (just opened a new one last season; haven't been)
Seton Hall in Newark
The building formerly known as the Centrum
The Bill
The Fleet
The Cage

Not sure I can think of any others, but I feel like there has been.

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Post by bmc24 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:42 pm

Hartford Civic center (won some money with a viggiano three at the buzzer to cover the spread!!!)
Conte Forum
Mullins Center
FED EX Forum in Memphis at midnight (great venue...awful game)
Gola Arena

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Post by shovelhd » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:44 pm

The Bill
TDNorth Garden
MassMutual Center
Hartford Civic Center
Madison Square Garden

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Post by LS71 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:47 pm

The Cage
The Bill
Springfield Civic Center
Hartford Civic Center
Keany Gym - URIne's old gym
puke-on's old field house
TD Garden
Worcester Centrum
Providence Civic Center
Butova Gym
Springfield College Field House
Mohegan Sun Arena
Hart Center
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Post by MikeUMA » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:50 pm

Good thread.

- The Cage
- Mullins Center
- Springfield Civic Center / MassMutual Center
- Worcester Centrum / DCU Center
- Fleet Center (BC game 1995)
- Conte Forum
- Hartford Civic Center
- Gampel Pavilion (conU)
- Mohegan Sun Arena
- Quinnipiac's TD Bank Sports Center
- at Central CT State
- Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport (Fairfield alt court)
- Keaney Gym on Rhody's campus, the predecessor to the current Ryan Center
- Rose Hill Gym (Fordham)
- Iona's campus gym
- Madison Square Garden (multiple years/games)
- Knickerbocker Arena in Albany (the name at the time) for Siena in 1992
- Reilly Center on Bona's campus (easily the worst destination in general)
- Brendan Byrne Arena at the Meadowlands, the name at the time (Kentucky game in 1994)
- Walsh Gym on Seton Hall's campus
- Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (A-10 tourney)
- The Palestra (for A-10 tourney)
- The Spectrum (for A-10 tourney)
- The Smith Center (GW)
- NC State's current arena (was named the RBC Center at the time)
- Lahaina Civic Center on Maui
- D.W. Davis Middle School in Nassau (exhibition games in 8/2006)
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Post by Crank » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:53 pm

The Cage
Springfield CC
Providence CC
The Knick
Mohegan Sun
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Post by OutlawPete » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:53 pm

Mullins Center :lol:

I did however see the hockey team at Northeastern and Lowell

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Post by Steve81 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:59 pm

Fordham--Rose Hill
St. Bonaventure - it was sold out, Swampy helped out thanks!
Boardwalk AC
Pepsi Siena Albany
Orange Crush Carrier Dome
Boston College

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Post by Plano Minuteman » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:02 pm

Great thread-let's see if I can remember them all:

The Cage - numerous times before 1992
Mullins - every game in 92-93 season, 93-94 seasons
Springfield CC - various

89/90 - Temple - A-10 final
90/91 - Smith Center vs. GW, Fordham - NIT, Siena - NIT
92/93? - Providence CC vs. URI , Worcester CC vs. DePaul
93/94 - Madison Square Garden vs. Kansas - preseason NIT final
94/95 - Louisiana Lafayette
95/96 - Georgia Dome - vs. Arkansas, Georgetown
96/7 - Hartford CC - vs. UConn
97/8 - Erwin Center in Austin, TX vs. Texas
00/01 - Spectrum A-10 tourney, vs. Bonnies, St Joes, Temple
02/03? - Smith Center - vs. GW
08/09 - Sprint Center in Kansas City vs. Kansas

The Cage or Mullins Center are by far the best places I've seen UMass play. Most of the places I've seen UMass are fairly sterile, big arenas. There's no comparison to a gym on campus.

The Smith Center is probably my fave after The Cage and Mullins.

For non-UMass games: University of Arkansas or University of Wyoming are my faves. Really want to check out The Pit in Albuquerque sometime.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:13 pm

XL Center
Mass Mutual Center
TD Bank Garden
Boardwalk Hall
Richmond's home arena
Temple's home arena
DCU Center
Madison Square Garden
URI's home arena
Conte Forum
Pitt's home arena
Curry Hicks Cage (exhibition game)
Mohegan Sun Arena

A few more too, I'm blanking on names, though.
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Post by Marty Peretz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:28 pm

Add the Mass Mutual Center..also saw UMass vs. a Joe Smith-led Maryland team there in what was still at the time teh Abdow's Big Boy Classic. Keith Booth played for Maryland and his cousin Donta Bright was one of ours.

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Post by Umass90 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:46 pm

The Cage

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Post by Roadtrip » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:50 pm

Cage, Springfield CC, Mullins, UCF.

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Post by BBallBri » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:57 pm

The Cage
The Bill
The Palace at Auburn Hills

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Post by throwdown » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:14 pm

St Joes
Ryan Center
In Memphis
TD Garden

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