Wow. What a piece of work the new Multipurpose Activity Center at Monmouth University turned out to be. I had the opportunity to really take a good walk through it at some point early yesterday evening and it is remarkable. If any of you reading this are Monmouth University alumni like I am, then trust me – you would not expect to find such a high quality facility nestled on to the campus. The basketball court is absolutely amazing. I’m not sure if I was supposed to do it or not, but I took a little stroll on the sidelines of the court and it was really a great spot.
I’ve been in the building before in the Fitness Center when I signed up for a membership, so that area wasn’t new. However, I did find the elevator and take it up to the third floor where I was able to look at (though not get in) the 10 box suites that the MAC has to offer. They looked great from the outside. And looking down on the second floor track was pretty cool, too. The entire arena looked great from the third floor, as did looking out over the football field from inside of the MAC. They really did a great job designing a little balcony that you can watch football games off of while you’re inside of the MAC. Of course, you’re still looking at a football field that is trumped by many of the high school stadiums in New Jersey, but that’s another story!
In fact, I like the building so much that I’m probably going to buy season tickets for the upcoming men’s basketball season. It’s not that I’m any big fan of basketball (though I used to watch the Chicago Bulls in the 1990’s) or any big supporter of Monmouth University (hard to support an institution that ruined your graduation ceremony and which assisted in causing you to owe six figures in student loan debt). However, like I said in an earlier post on this blog, I did feel a sense of pride in seeing that building go up; a sense of pride which was only elevated after I walked around the MAC.
So why not get season tickets? I’m sure that the first season of basketball in the MAC is going to be great!