What better time for a little enhancement to the RBC Center then right when we get a new basketball coach?
Die-hard North Carolina State University basketball fans who never liked the “red” color of the seats at the RBC Center can now rejoice. The Centennial Authority plans to spend $1.6 million to replace the seats in the arena during the off-season.
Longtime followers of the RBC Center will remember that the color of the seats caused quite a brouhaha when the facility first opened. Seems that their dark red – or wine red – color wasn’t exactly what was expected among those who bleed that bright Wolfpack red.
The job of picking the color of the seats this time around primarily will fall to authority member Michael Weeks, who heads up the construction committee, in consultation with NCSU Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director David Horning.
The Centennial Authority is the landlord of the RBC Center, where the Wolfpack basketball team and the Carolina Hurricanes hockey club play their home games
Our younger readers won’t remember some of the unnecessary struggles that came along with the original construction of the arena that was followed by the selection of seats that did not conform to NC State University’s color official color scheme.
Debbie Yow has already begun a program to ‘State-ize’ the RBC Center for NC State home games. Surrounding the court with seats that are the actual school colors will be a huge step in the right direction.
While we are talking about issues surrounding playing at home…you can click here for some work just done by ESPN regarding home field advantage on the football field.
For the record, it says State has the 10th worst home field advantage, based on the metrics they are using in their calculations. Then again, it says Ohio State has the 8th worst home field advantage.
Best home field advantage – Boise State…duh. followed by Baylor, Hawaii, Toledo, and Indiana. I need to look at this guy’s numbers.
Worst home field advantage – Western Kentucky, New Mexico, and Florida International.
Best road advantage – Northwestern, Bowling Green, and Tulane. Seriously?
Worst road advantage – New Mexico State, Iona, and SMU.
Interesting findings. I would like to look at some of the guys numbers to see how he came up with the results.