From announcers Kevin Barnett & Paul Sunderland:
(Added on to discussing Buckeye sports moving to the Covelli Center upon it’s completion)
I’ll tell you what, I love this arena. St. John Arena. The feel in here. The upper balcony. The wooden seats. This is a beautiful place. I would, I would want to keep it. Look, I normally don’t like old buildings, right. It has a great feel. Reminds me of the old, the old Chicago Stadium. The seats were deceivingly tight. That place was a dump. This place looks much nicer that that. Built in 1956. Home to Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek and oh so many others on the basketball side.