Now that I’ve had some more time to reflect on the MACE Award presentation that I attended last night at Monmouth University’s new MAC Center, I thought that I would offer some additional comments.
- Parking. Although the attendance for last night’s event was only around 200 people, I thought that the parking situation wasn’t a problem at all. In fact, in the pass card protected lot where I park there were an abundance of open spaces. I would imagine that if the pass card protected lots are opened up for major sporting events, concerts, and the like that there will be very minor parking issues.
- Acoustics. The acoustics in the MAC Center are wonderful. Through the combination of the brand new public announcement system and the design of the building itself, every word was heard clearly and crisply during the entire discussion. I’m sure that basketball games and other sporting events will only benefit from this setup.
- Guest Space/Flow. I’m not sure if “guest space/flow” is the right title for this observation, but I did want to comment on how easily it was to get to the MACE Award presentation once I was at the MAC Center. First, there is a large staircase that leads into the Leon Hess Hall of Champions, which is the area outside of the actual arena itself (I think that’s what they call it). Then, the track area inside of the arena is wide and spacious and allows for large groups of people to move around the lower bowl of the facility with no problem at all. The same goes for the area outside of the large staircase.
It’s clear that I like the MAC Center given the recent posts on my blog and my constant references to the building. Next Friday afternoon I head over to the university for seat selection for my season tickets – which should be pretty exciting.