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Old 05-08-17, 02:26 PM
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Old 05-08-17, 08:59 PM
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I'm sorry I meant to title this Middletown Middies New Arena. What do you think of the rendering
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Old 05-08-17, 09:15 PM
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That is terrible. Wade E. Miller is in a class by itself. I have seen so many great games, teams, players there. When the place is packed, the pep band is blaring, and two great teams are fighting it out, it does not get any better than that. The "Middie Magic" may be hard to find in this new space.
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Old 05-08-17, 09:43 PM
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Old 05-08-17, 11:06 PM
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Did they just take a picture of the Hamilton gym and change the colors to purple?
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Old 05-09-17, 06:49 AM
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Did they just take a picture of the Hamilton gym and change the colors to purple?
When I saw this picture I thought the same thing. However, to be fair, this is the basic model for HS gyms that was an arena type setting. I have seen the "bowl" type setting but in smaller forms. Zanesville is this way, Hamilton, but I have also seen a few gyms in Indiana that are the same exact setup. I think it is probably the best, most cost-effective way to give a "big time" gym type feel. If they wanted something that was more unique I think they may have had to break the bank.
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Old 05-09-17, 06:55 AM
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That is terrible. Wade E. Miller is in a class by itself. I have seen so many great games, teams, players there. When the place is packed, the pep band is blaring, and two great teams are fighting it out, it does not get any better than that. The "Middie Magic" may be hard to find in this new space.
While I have not been the M-town game in a long time. I will chime in and say this. I believed the same thing with St. John Arena. I think OSU would have been better (specifically for basketball) to have gutted and revamped St. John Arena. It would have created a better atmosphere. I know that the Schott is home to other events such as concerts etc. and that creates revenue for OSU, but it hurt the basketball program in my opinion. Look at Duke. One of the smaller arenas in the country but an extremely tough place to play. Sometimes the lure of new, and good looking is more important than a great atmosphere.
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Old 05-09-17, 07:18 AM
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Out of the newer GMC gymnasiums I thought Hamilton did great with the field house look. Princeton's gym is great just needed more in-zone seating and better lighting. We still have to wait to fully judge Middletown's gym
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Old 05-09-17, 11:57 AM
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That is terrible. Wade E. Miller is in a class by itself. I have seen so many great games, teams, players there. When the place is packed, the pep band is blaring, and two great teams are fighting it out, it does not get any better than that. The "Middie Magic" may be hard to find in this new space.
The Miller was a great place to watch basketball, but there was plenty of Middie Magic when they played games at the Paul Walker Gym and that gym is not even close to being as nice as the new arena will be. It has more to do with the players and fans then the gym itself. I am still wondering how much parking will be available with the new Middle School being there. I haven' t seen a whole rendering showing all the parking. Maybe they are adding more in the back of the school. As another poster said the cost to build a newer version of the Miller would have broke the budget and it was hard enough to get the levy passed.
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Old 05-09-17, 01:44 PM
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Out of the newer GMC gymnasiums I thought Hamilton did great with the field house look. Princeton's gym is great just needed more in-zone seating and better lighting. We still have to wait to fully judge Middletown's gym
I'm glad you pointed that out about Princeton. I like everything about that gym, except the lighting seems slightly off. Feels dark or with a grey overtone. Messes with my eyes lol
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Old 05-09-17, 02:30 PM
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When I saw this picture I thought the same thing. However, to be fair, this is the basic model for HS gyms that was an arena type setting. I have seen the "bowl" type setting but in smaller forms. Zanesville is this way, Hamilton, but I have also seen a few gyms in Indiana that are the same exact setup. I think it is probably the best, most cost-effective way to give a "big time" gym type feel. If they wanted something that was more unique I think they may have had to break the bank.
Or renovated " The Wade E. Miller "
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Old 05-09-17, 02:32 PM
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while i have not been the m-town game in a long time. I will chime in and say this. I believed the same thing with st. John arena. I think osu would have been better (specifically for basketball) to have gutted and revamped st. John arena. It would have created a better atmosphere. I know that the schott is home to other events such as concerts etc. And that creates revenue for osu, but it hurt the basketball program in my opinion. Look at duke. One of the smaller arenas in the country but an extremely tough place to play. Sometimes the lure of new, and good looking is more important than a great atmosphere.
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Old 05-09-17, 07:06 PM
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Or renovated " The Wade E. Miller "
Why would the school district throw money into renovating the gym where the building was falling apart? It made more sense to help pay for the new gym and renovated high school with the millions the state was kicking in which they were not going to get on renovating the old gym.
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I'm glad you pointed that out about Princeton. I like everything about that gym, except the lighting seems slightly off. Feels dark or with a grey overtone. Messes with my eyes lol

Its weird because I went to the Colerain game and it was real dark and grey. I also went to the Oak Hills game and it was bright for all the cameras. Bigger the game the brighter the lights I guess
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Old 05-10-17, 07:19 AM
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Its weird because I went to the Colerain game and it was real dark and grey. I also went to the Oak Hills game and it was bright for all the cameras. Bigger the game the brighter the lights I guess
Funny you mention that because OH replaced all lighting in the gym last summer. There was such a huge difference when we walked in there and the motion sensors kicked on. Almost needed my sunglasses
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Old 05-10-17, 08:13 PM
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Good point

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Why would the school district throw money into renovating the gym where the building was falling apart? It made more sense to help pay for the new gym and renovated high school with the millions the state was kicking in which they were not going to get on renovating the old gym.
Have to agree with you.
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