Slammer:Again, great competition but high school gym is not
visionary. You might notice that Jordan, Alta etc. played some high school
football games in big-time facilities. This is a big-time event that needs a
Do the math on the venue:Orem High Field House: Revenue approx
$115,000 (12 games x 1,200 tix/game average or about 1/3 capacity on average x
$8) - Cost: FREE. Orem High Sports pockets over $100k!UVU:
Revenue up by at most $16,000 (2,000 more seats at final game x $8 at most)Cost: who knows, but probably makes this a break even deal for OremBesides, at their facility they get home court advantage for three games. It's a no brainer on $$ alone - Orem does it this way every time!
SJHBroncos:I actually do help run some big high school event but not
a basketball guy. But Neil "The Zuke" Warner might be the guy to call.
When he did The Great Zuke challenge he was able to ascertain the UVU UCCU Event
Center which I think would be a great venue for this event. The schools might
have to pony up some money but I think it would bring gravitas to the event and
in the end make it bigger and better. It is great competition so it's too
bad that many people were turned away from the contest...
JD Books - Yes, your "imagination" (2/3 SS wins over WJ) is running away
from all reality. Did you actually see the game? SS would be lucky to win 1/10.
Last week you were willing to bet the farm that SS could beat any team (in and
out of Utah) with their front line and ace Race. I noticed you've backed
off your claim when you saw what Orem and LP are doing to in state and out of
state teams. SS is a good team with good players and are well coached but you
need a good dose of reality about what the rest of the sate, particularly at the
AAAA and AAAAA levels, are capable of. This is no diss on SS...just reality.
JD. Still delusional. SS went 0 fer 3 dude! No way they EVER beat W. Jordan or
any other mid-level or better 4A or 5A Utah school. EVER!
I would imagine South Sevier and Race Parsons could beat West Jordan 2 out of 3
To Unbelievable and Eagle.Maybe you guys should put it together
since you guys know so much and obviously can plan better than Orem's
Administration. Why the negativity?
Maybe the organizers of this event will take the lead from wrestling who have
great venues for their showcase events such as the all-star dual and The Rumble.
And is the Lone Peak basketball team the best ever?
I attempted to attend this game with my son. Lines were long and the gym
packed. It was cold and hundreds turned away. My son and I estimated 30 to 40
thousand in revenue lost because of horrid planning by the organizers. Why not
play this game/tourny/ in the spacious/comfortable McKay Center on the UVU
campus. Afterall, Orem does have a connection there with Hunsaker. With the
boatload of BYU talent on display, all from Happy Valley, they stood to amke
everyone happy. Organizers will nevre have a better product to
promote than this year and need to apologize to the many Utah High Scholl sports
fans that got stiffed, at the gate.Seriously!
Where is that guy from down south that said South Sevier could beat any team in
the State?? Come on man, West Jordan is a good team but they are no Orem or Lp.
You can't compare oranges to apples.