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Allen and McKinney are building new conference centers. (DMN) A quote from one of the developers "Having the city's participation is a major component."

If you look at the IPF at Boise it has a grind floor plan for conventions to be able to be used for conventions by the city. If we are going to build an IPF and eventually a new basketball facility on the hill why can we not get the city to participate, and build a nice hotel? One of the big advantages we have unlike Allen and McKinney is UNT can be involved! It would greatly increase the usage of a fixed asset, therefore increasing revenue, and cost could be spread over the different entities! Imagine the additional events at the stadium and the club level. Denton would see additional revenue and increase exposure, with an awesome location.

Is it still the Denton attitude of 1970?

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50 minutes ago, Cerebus said:

The Denton Convention Center is already under construction.

Mildly amusing that the Maps & Directions page shows the Embassy Suites located on the hill next to Apogee - where it was originally planned.

 

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1 hour ago, Stix said:

Mildly amusing that the Maps & Directions page shows the Embassy Suites located on the hill next to Apogee - where it was originally planned.

 

I wish!! Hard to understand.

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4 hours ago, Stix said:

Mildly amusing that the Maps & Directions page shows the Embassy Suites located on the hill next to Apogee - where it was originally planned.

 

That is indeed funny.

5 hours ago, Cerebus said:

The Denton Convention Center is already under construction.

What's further bemusing are those mock-ups for the convention rooms themselves. They look eerily the same as the newer ballrooms in the Union.

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The problem with the site adjacent to Apogee, it was said, was, that was nothing to do besides Apigee for the visitor to Denton.  The new site, roughly at the corner of I-35 @ University Drive has lots of shopping and food service within walking distance.  The hotel/Con Center is well under way.  It's 11 stories high and expects to open in November.  The complex is run by the O'Rilley Hospitality, the son of O'Rillley Auto Parts fame.  

 

If if you're coming to a game from out of town, you'll probably stay there.

 

GO MEAN GREEN

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