PennStateHoops.com Discussion Forum

Best venue ever for a CBB game?


#1

I just read this on ESPN…

Carrier prepared to host Spartans, UNC

SAN DIEGO -- It's all but certain that the Michigan State-North Carolina men's basketball game on Veterans Day will be played aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that carried Osama bin Laden's body to a burial at sea, organizers say.

Can you imagine the memories created for everyone involved in this game; the players, the coaches, the sailors, etc.

I HAVE TO watch this game. I would even think about getting tickets and flying out to see it.

One of the most unique venues I have ever heard of for a hoops game.


#2

The Washington Generals have done it from time to time. I have a memory of watching one on TV during the holidays a few years back. Not sure if it is a correct memory, but i know that they have played a few on carriers.


#3

They’ve been working on this for a while. I thought I read, though, that there will be few, if any, tix for the public.


#4

The article says that if it rains (in San Diego :stuck_out_tongue: ), that it will be in the hanger deck.

I don’t know which would be more fun to watch, a game on the flight deck, or a game in the hanger deck.


#5

I hope they bring in a heavily reinforced and resilient hardwood floor. I’ve played basketball on the steel deck of the flight deck of my ship and it damn near ruined my knees and ankles.


#6

Will the players be wearing tailhooks for quicker substitutions?