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SBD/March 27, 2014/Events and Attractions
Ticket Prices For NCAA Tourney East Regional At MSG Could Break Record
Published March 27, 2014
NEWER IS BETTER: In Milwaukee, Rich Kirchen reported the leaders of BMO Harris Bradley Center "barely finished basking in the glow of a successful March Madness event in downtown Milwaukee when they started fretting about whether the 26-year-old facility will qualify to host future NCAA men’s basketball tourneys." Bradley Center BOD Chair Marc Marotta said, "I thought it was fantastic -- the atmosphere was as good as it gets." Still, Marotta said that Bradley Center "fails to meet several of the criteria for a modern basketball venue" and added that the NCAA "tends to award March Madness games to newer facilities or those that have undergone major renovations" like MSG. Marotta: "I worry that this is the last time we’re going to be able to host this unless we get a more modern facility." At least one NCAA official said that the organization "was happy with how the co-hosts, BMO Harris Bradley Center and Marquette University, handled the Milwaukee event this year." He "didn’t list any concerns" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 3/26).