Sounds exactly like the American Tournament in Fort Worth, only completely different. I will say that the people at Dickie’s Arena could not have been any nicer or more helpful. They did everything they could to make it a first class event. The only thing lacking were the fans. Very disappointing turn out.
Group of Five fans do not travel well.
Could be one of the reasons the schools are G5.
No, the biggest factor is Fort Worth has zero ties to the AAC and the “local” school is SMU and they have no base of support. Tournaments work well with a huge buy-in from the host communities. People who attend all sessions because it’s an event. That’s why KC and MSG work so well.
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
K.C. should continue to host this Tournament.
With the exception of they kept asking me to take off my cap to make sure I was not trying to smuggle a terrorist into the arena . . . . .