NBL venues and how they look on TV
NBL arenas across the league all have their own unqiue feel to them. Apart from the NSEC, and the poorly attended WEC, I quite like watching games from all the other venues. I prefer the big game feel - big arena with a good size crowd. Excellent to watch and the product looks good. Brisbane has a small venue, but it looks good on TV (for me anyway)
One gripe I have though is Adelaide Arena. Im finding it harder to watch games from Adelaide (never used to until recently). What I dont like about it is the lighting. They've made it way too dark. Can hardly see the crowd at all! I get that they've done this to look more slick and professional (perhaps a Madison Square Garden vibe) - and they have - but its just too dark and it takes away from the atmosphere a bit.
Plus the dark lighting also makes the LED signage too bright in contrast. The LED lighting gets blended in with the rims and it makes it a bit hard to see shots go in.
Anyone else have a similar gripe or is it just me?