Two years ago
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?