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Michigan, UND Hockey Fans Squeeze Into Undersized Tournament Venue


Four of college hockey’s biggest fanbases will be represented in Maryland Heights, Mo.’s 3,000-seat Centene Community Ice Center Friday as the NCAA men’s hockey tournament gets underway amid a new round of debate over the organization’s host selection process.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the Frozen Four?
  2. According to this story, four of college hockey’s biggest fanbases will be represented in the Frozen Four. Who are they?
  3. What is economic impact?
  4. How do local businesses in areas that host events like the Frozen Four benefit from an influx of visitors?
  5. What is a venue?
  6. Why is a venue important to a sporting event?
  7. What is the host venue for this year’s Frozen Four?
  8. Why is there controversy surrounding the selection of a host venue for this year’s Frozen Four?
  9. According to this story, why did the NCAA select this venue?
  10. How might the smaller venue impact ticket prices for the event?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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