Posted by Fan on February 23, 2019 at 10:54:31:
In Reply to: Re: Should CIF Go Back to Hosting all the Girls Finals at One Facility?? posted by Fan on February 23, 2019 at 06:32:13:
: : : Now that there are ten divisions/finals as opposed to eleven, it would be great if CIF could go back and play all the girls finals at one site, like they used to do at the Pyramid. Play three of the games on Friday (at 4 PM, 6 PM and 8 PM) then the other seven throughout the day on Saturday. Use one central location for all the girls finals, even if playing at multiple sites fits fine for the boys' divisions.
: : : I think the Galen Center at USC would be an ideal location for the CIF Girls Basketball Finals. It is centrally located and a great facility. Though the 10,000 capacity could be too small for a "Chino Hills of 2016"-like boys final, it would be ideal for the girls games. It's bigger and more arena-like than the Pyramid, without being too big like the Honda Center.
: : : I know that CIF is trying to increase attendance and that there are good reasons to spread out the games to different locations. I just think that it would be a good idea to centralize the girls games to one site and maybe spread the boys games out to 2 or 3 places. I don't know if its a good idea to alternate girls and boys games as is occurring this year at all the sites. This makes it difficult for girls fans to watch multiple girls games at a site and boys fans to do the same.
: : Stupid misguided title-9 rules are now forcing them to be played at same venues
: Title 9 says they must have equal access and opportunity not identical venues. Please explain to me why Title 9 would prevent girls from being able to play games at one site.
The current set up of games at four different venues may be cheaper in the long run than just renting out a facility like the Honda Center or Anaheim Convention Center, but it just stinks. No way to see all of the girls finals, or all of the boys finals now. Really awful.
CIF should absolutely go back to a finals schedule that lets the fans of girls basketball AND boys basketball see all of the teams they want in a single venue over a period of two days. What we have now just sucks.
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