2013 AB Facility Madness: The Winner Is...
UPDATE: Congratulations to the University of Michigan's Crisler Center, the winner of the 2013 AB Facility Madness competition. While the Wolverines may have fallen short in Monday's NCAA Championship, their home arena was a clear winner in our bracket, edging out Ohio State's Value City Arena by nearly 20 votes.
The Crisler Center has been the home of Michigan basketball since its completion in 1967. However, in recent years, the facility underwent major renovations at a cost of more than $50 million. Michigan's home venue now includes a state-of-the-art player development center, expanded concourses, premium seating areas, and high-definition video boards. The arena has a capacity of 12,693.
Thank you to everyone who voted and made Facility Madness a success.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Rather
than pick the winner on the court, we’re asking you to pick which team
left in the NCAA Tournament has the best home arena. An outstanding home
facility can make all the difference in college hoops. Take Missouri,
my alma mater, for example: A perfect 17-0 at home this season; a
painfully disappointing 2-8 on the road. And these days, facilities are
more impressive than ever as they become a major weapon in the
recruiting arms race.
Facility of the Week
Ithaca College Athletics and Events Center