[quote="timauman, post:354, topic:4488"]Just what is the basketball capacity of the Giant Center? In this piece, Jomes says it is "about 12,000" yet in [url=http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/05/penn_state_basketball_giant_ce.html]this article[/url] he wrote in May he says it is 10,500.[/quote]
It's 10,500 for hockey. I can see squeezing more for basketball. But I don't know how many more.
From what I remember, those games are not very packed to begin with. I don't think capacity is something to worry about in the first rounds.
Just did a quick check of some of the arenas used in the first round this year....
Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. .... basketball capacity 12,400 (Ice hockey: 11,075)
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash. ... basketball capacity 12,210 (Hockey: 10,759)
Well they aren't bidding for first round games; they are bidding for preliminary round games, which, to date, have been held in Dayton (capacity 13,435). Attendance this year was 11,728.