Tuesday, March 20, 2007

WVU Prep Kit

Game preview
N.C. State seeks revenge against WVU

Game is 9pm on ESPN, following the FSU at Mississippi St. game which is at 7.

For those heading to the game from Raleigh, according to Google Maps, it is 454 miles and about 6 hours, 45 minutes. I personally hate driving in West Virginia. Thank god for Sattelite Radio.

Some info about their building

WVU Coliseum

More than 35 years old, yet still impressive in its visual impact, the WVU Coliseum is one of the nation's supreme showcases for athletic events.

Whether it's during the day, when the sun shines down on the massive structure, or at night, when its golden lights make it an evening showcase, the Coliseum stands as one of West Virginia University's most striking facilities and played a significant role in the expansion of the area now known as the Evansdale Campus.

WVU Coliseum Facts and Figures

Milan Puskar StadiumOpened: 1970 with a capacity of 14,000
Original Cost: $10.4 million
Current Capacity: 14,000
Sports: Men's Basketball, women's basketball, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics
Renovations: Men's and women's basketball locker rooms, player's lounge and team video theater, expansion of strength and conditioning center, expansion of equipment and team training room, refurbishment of roof, construction of club seating area in main arena with private concessions, hospitality and rest rooms under lower level (2004)
Usage: Nearly 100 offices, 13 lecture and seminar rooms, a dance studio, safety lab, racquetball and squash courts, Jerry West Mountaineer Room (handling as many as 150 people for meetings) comprise more than 10.5 million cubic feet of space. More than 1,000 individual locker units in various dressing rooms are available for students and staff.
Weight Room: 3,000 square feet
Scoreboard: Daktronics, Inc. (1995)

Some Parking Info HERE.

Tickets were still available yesterday but appear to be sold out today, so we'll just have to deal with scaplers. Face on an upper level ticket was $15.

Here is what I came up with for directions

From Interstate 79 (North and South)
• .Take .the .Star .City/WVU .exit .(155) .and .follow .signs .to .Morgantown
• .Cross .the .Star .City .bridge .and .proceed .up .Monongahela .Boulevard .toward .the .Coliseum.
• .The .WVU .Coliseum, .Hawley .Field, .Dick .Dlesk .Soccer .Stadium, .WVU .Natatorium, ................ ..Mountaineer .Track, .Shell .Building .and .Coliseum .Courts .are .located .on .the .right.
• .The .approximate .distance .from .I-79 .to .the .Coliseum .is .1.5 .miles.
• .To .go .on .to .Milan .Puskar .Stadium, .make .a .left .at .the .Coliseum .light .onto .Patteson .Drive.
• .Go .through .two .lights .on .Patteson .Drive, .which .then .becomes .Van .Voorhis .Road.
• Go through the first light on Van Voorhis Road and then bear right at the second light onto .Chestnut .Ridge .Road.
• .At .the .second .light .after .bearing .right .on .Van .Voorhis, .turn .right .onto .Don .Nehlen .Drive.
• Go through the next traffic light. Milan Puskar Stadium will be on your right. Enter at Rodgers