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Had to make it bigger than JPJ, which they did. JPJ loses several thousand

seats by the design that make one end flat---the bleacher end---which wiped out the ability to add a lot more seats. I'm not complaining about it at all---it's a beautiful building & I understand what the architect was doing. But it did limit JPJ's capacity. And whatever JPJ's capacity was going to be, Henrico would've made its new one a little bit bigger, to be a more profitable venue for concerts, shows, NCAA & ACC basketball games. Add to that the Richmond area's far greater number of hotel rooms, & it's clear which arena will be attracting the bigger events if there's a choice to be made.

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Posted: 10/13/2021 at 3:50PM


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Henrico approves new 17k seat arena. ACC tournament in VA? (link) -- AmericanHero247 10/13/2021 08:16AM
  The Innsbrook area could use a refresh -- andLeftyToo 10/14/2021 08:23AM
  JPJ concert game just took a big hit. ** -- SoCalWahoo 10/13/2021 12:07PM
  Well past time to move the ACC HQ to the RVA ** -- confuzionrains 10/13/2021 11:18AM
  Is it big enough for an ice-hockey team? -- LeadingEdge 10/13/2021 11:09AM
  Do we want it to compete with JPJ? -- Birddog 10/13/2021 10:41AM
  17,000 seats and proximity to Richmond, it will already -- Oregon Hoo 10/13/2021 10:56AM
  Richmond market is ACCT issue. -- Hoosenberg 10/14/2021 09:12AM
  Exactly. Crap. ** -- HoosForward 10/13/2021 11:06AM
  Worst of both worlds. ** -- hoos30 10/13/2021 10:56AM
  Highly. Freaking. Annoying. ** -- HTrain90 10/13/2021 10:32AM
  Yep! ** -- Birddog 10/13/2021 09:42AM
  Will get the NCAA first weekend back in VA. -- hoos Mike 10/13/2021 10:03AM
  Has VA hosted first weekend games before? -- AmericanHero247 10/13/2021 10:54AM
  Richmond Coliseum hosted 1st round in 1996. -- powerhouse 10/13/2021 3:52PM
  94 I believe -- hoos Mike 10/13/2021 10:56AM
  Edit: I guess that was Fairfax? -- hoos Mike 10/13/2021 11:17AM
  Yep- I was there for Darvin Ham in 96. ** -- 06 Hoo 10/13/2021 11:50AM
  Too small for ACC in all likelihood * ** -- T Room Cav 10/13/2021 09:29AM
  Isn't it too small for that? -- LeadingEdge 10/13/2021 09:28AM
  WFC to Maryland. Very sad. Imagine a UVA VPI -- HOOGATORB 10/13/2021 08:34AM
  Would love a VA first round location, too -- Haney 10/13/2021 08:32AM
  Looks cool, but what will they do with an arena? -- WamplerR 10/13/2021 08:31AM
  G League? ** -- Molina 10/13/2021 10:39AM
  Or the Squires ** -- ARKHOO 10/13/2021 10:24AM
  ... Squires were fo realz ** -- Trigon 10/13/2021 11:05AM
  RIP Hampton Roads Rhinos. Never existing but never forgotten ** -- AmericanHero247 10/13/2021 09:43AM
  Really??? 👻 ** -- Mg234 10/13/2021 09:05AM
  Yes. Capt. Obvious reporting for duty! ** -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 10/13/2021 09:31AM
  I imagine it will primarily be concerts/minor league sports -- AmericanHero247 10/13/2021 08:42AM
  Interesting.** -- Birddog 10/13/2021 08:20AM

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