Maybe it’s just me looking at the glass half empty but while trying to decide what to write about today the Rupp upgrade was the only thing that came to mind. Sorry. I am sure by now you are sick of hearing about it.
While I was excited like many of you to hear of the upgrades, part of me was disappointed.
It seems like just yesterday we were excited at the possibility for a complete overhaul of the arena. It was beautiful, remember? The fan experience and overall appearance of the arena would rival any new arena in the country (or state), but the plan was shot down moderately quickly due to poor decisions by its advocates.
Let me say I am excited for the new renovations (RIP Big Bertha), especially the painting (and cleaning) of those ducts. However, it seems like a small victory compared to last year’s expectations. Since I am not a resident of the commonwealth, I can’t help but to wonder if these upgrades are going to be a waste anyways.
If the Rupp renovation was brought up last year it is soon to be brought up again soon for the 30+ year old building, hopefully with a better proposal, once the dust settles. What if it is approved before these upgrades become obsolete? Will millions of dollars of perfectly good electronics be thrown out in five years to make way for a full Rupp renovation?
In my mind the renovation will happen within the next decade. Is it a waste to make these upgrades now with a full revamp on its way? Who knows. I think I will just try to void these thoughts and enjoy being able to tweet from the game. After all, you have to take what you can get when it is offered, right?