I received a nice brochure from the Villanova Athletic Fund yesterday. Page 17 leads off with a quote from Athletic Director, Vince Nicastro, which says:
"We are long overdue for a state-of-the-art [basketball] facility. I think our alumni, students and supporters will be very pleased with the innovative and creative way that the Pavilion will be redesigned."
Not a seat will be added.
Price tag: $50 million.
So far, $2 million has been raised ($12 million was raised for the renovations of The Higgins Soccer Complex and Villanova Stadium West End Zone Project).
On the heels of Tuesday's game between 'Nova and NJIT, the Philadelphia Inquirer had this quote from NJIT Coach Jim Engles:
"We don't play in a 7,000-seat arena. We're going to build a new $100 million facility over the next few years. . . ."
Newark Technical School, Newark College of Engineering, The New Jersey Institute of Technology, a school without a conference, is looking to spend ONE HUNDRED MILLION U.S. DOLLARS on their basketball facilities.
What do you think NovaNation?