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The 2013 tournament returns to Greenville, SC this May.

Postby benji on Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:32 pm

BB wrote:Please remember that was the coldest it had been there on that date since they started keeping records.


Which is a bad thing.
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Postby James Foote on Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:13 pm

Weather like that once every 70 years is a fluke, not such a bad thing. Even the locals were freaking out... actually quite ashamed.

I don't think the weather will be a huge factor again. I do think that USL is simply looking for a venue that has more of a 'championship-friendly' environment... fields closer together, larger crowds, more vendors, etc. I think that's something that Blaine lacked. Either way, they'll make the best decision.
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Postby Jolly Roger on Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:12 pm

James Foote wrote: I do think that USL is simply looking for a venue that has more of a 'championship-friendly' environment... fields closer together, larger crowds, more vendors, etc. I think that's something that Blaine lacked.


USL controlled the placement of the fields (or at least the splitting of the championship/consolation sides of the MD and WD tourneys). USL also has contracts with and thus controls the number of vendors at the tourney. Having all the championship games in the afternoon was supposed to encourage better attendance, but was offset by the weather conditions.

I'd be interested in seeing if better weather would improve peoples' opinions of the event in Minnesota. Probably not going to happen though.
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Postby James Foote on Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:56 am

USL controlled the placement of the fields (or at least the splitting of the championship/consolation sides of the MD and WD tourneys).


What I meant by that, was a venue with fields that are closer together. I can't remember what they were named in Minnesota, but an entire venue like the areas used in the first 2 days for the men's opening round at Blaine. I think Blaine got a bad wrap because of the weather, but I do think USL is looking for a little more. I think the general preception of Blaine was negative to many people going into the tournament, and things like the ridiculous weather didn't help things when they got there. Either way, I think next year will be a huge advancement from last year, no matter where the tournament is held.
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2006 IA Championship Site

Postby jimh3983 on Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:55 pm

With Thanksgiving approaching... any new news about a possible site decision?
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Re: 2006 IA Championship Site

Postby Sonny on Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:34 am

jimh3983 wrote:With Thanksgiving approaching... any new news about a possible site decision?


Should be soon. I believe some of the USL and MDIA staff made a site visit to Dallas last weekend. I imagine we will hear something by the end of the month, but don't quote me on that. :)
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Postby JW on Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:56 am

I think after this year the USLIA Exec's should set up a rotation between St. Louis, Blaine, and Frisco. These are all pretty centrally located and everyone will have to travel at least once every three years.
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Postby Sonny on Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:54 am

JW wrote:I think after this year the USLIA Exec's should set up a rotation between St. Louis, Blaine, and Frisco. These are all pretty centrally located and everyone will have to travel at least once every three years.


US Lacrosse makes the decision about the site of the IA Championships (which includes the men and the women). And they generally tend to select multi-year sites to the bidders.
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Postby JW on Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:17 pm

Sonny wrote:
JW wrote:I think after this year the USLIA Exec's should set up a rotation between St. Louis, Blaine, and Frisco. These are all pretty centrally located and everyone will have to travel at least once every three years.


US Lacrosse makes the decision about the site of the IA Championships (which includes the men and the women). And they generally tend to select multi-year sites to the bidders.


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Postby Jeff Harlos on Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:21 am

When will MCLA announce site of MCLA tournament in 2008?





I hope MCLA tournament will be in Texas again.



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