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Facility Madness 2014: At-Large Region

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At-Large Region: Whether it’s unique design, incredible size or storied college basketball tradition, these venues have earned their place among college basketball’s best.

(1) Syracuse's Carrier Dome vs. (8) North Carolina's Dean Smith Center

Syracuse routinely draw more than 30,000 fans to the Carrier Dome for basketball games, including a record 35,446 for its February game against Duke.Syracuse routinely draw more than 30,000 fans to the Carrier Dome for basketball games, including a record 35,446 for its February game against Duke.

Carrier Dome
Opened: 1980
Construction Costs: $26.85 million
Capacity: 33,000
Special Features: The Carrier Dome is all about size. It is college basketball's largest venue.

The Dean Smith Center opened in 1986 but has received several updates since then.The Dean Smith Center opened in 1986 but has received several updates since then.

Dean Smith Center
Opened: 1986
Construction Costs: $33.8 million
Capacity: 21,750
Special Features: In recent years the "Dean Dome" has stayed up to date adding new seats, renovated offices, locker rooms and weight training areas, a new lighting and sound system and ribbon boards.

{module At-Large Region 1 vs 8 matchup}

(4) Ohio State's Value City Arena vs. (5) Wisconsin's Kohl Center

Ohio State's Value City Arena was last year's Facility Madness runner-up.Ohio State's Value City Arena was last year's Facility Madness runner-up.

Value City Arena
Opened: 1998
Construction Costs: $110 million
Capacity: 19,500
Special Features: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center is the largest arena in the Big Ten and also home to Ohio State's men's and women's hockey programs. The venue features luxury suites and a club level.

The Wisconsin Badgers advanced to the Final Four. Will the Kohl Center garner enough votes to do the same?The Wisconsin Badgers advanced to the Final Four. Will the Kohl Center garner enough votes to do the same?

Kohl Center
Opened: 1998
Construction Costs: $76.4 million
Capacity: 17,230
Special Features: Opened the same year as Ohio State's arena, the Kohl Center features a basketball-specific training facility, luxury suites, three decks of seating and is also home to Badger hockey.

{module At-Large Region 4 vs 5 matchup}

(3) St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena vs. (6) Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena

Chaifetz Arena may not be the biggest arena in our bracket, but it offers many of the same amenitites.Chaifetz Arena may not be the biggest arena in our bracket, but it offers many of the same amenitites.

Chaifetz Arena
Opened: 2008
Construction Costs: $80.5 million
Capacity: 10,600
Special Features: Chaifetz Arena has a two-court practice facility, 14 luxury suites, ribbon boards, athletic department offices, strength and conditioning and sports medicine facilities and a separate 800-seat venue for volleyball.

Bud Walton Arena is known as one of the loudest venues in college basketball.Bud Walton Arena is known as one of the loudest venues in college basketball.

Bud Walton Arena
Opened: 1993
Construction Costs: $30 million
Capacity: 19,368
Special Features: The arena is home to an Arkansas athletics museum, has 47 luxury suites, ribbon boards and an HD video scoreboard.

{module At-Large Region 3 vs 6 matchup}

(2) Maryland's Comcast Center vs. (7) Pittsburgh's Petersen Events Center

Maryland's Comcast Center is home to several Terrapin athletic teams.Maryland's Comcast Center is home to several Terrapin athletic teams.

Comcast Center
Opened: 2002
Construction Costs: $125 million
Capacity: 17,950
Special Features: In addition to the basketball arena, Comcast Center also houses a 1,500-seat facility for volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling; an academic support center, a 400-seat banquet hall, the Terrapin Walk of Fame and the offices of the athletics department.

Almost as distinctive as its striking exterior are the five courtside suites inside the Petersen Events Center.Almost as distinctive as its striking exterior are the five courtside suites inside the Petersen Events Center.

Petersen Events Center
Opened: 2002
Construction Costs: $119 million
Capacity: 12,508
Special Features: The Petersen Events Center offers five courtside suites, six club suites, loge seating, an auxiliary basketball practice facility and athletic training facilities.

{module At-Large Region 2 vs 7 matchup}

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