I know that this was a bit of a perfect storm (Darrun Hilliard from Bethlehem in his senior year + a new local but still off campus arena opening) but I applaud LU for getting this done. Any time you can get a big school to play you in a place that isn’t their home court, it’s a coup. Hopefully some locals come out and Lehigh plays well to generate some interest in the program and maybe get some new folks to Stabler.
Would love to see a game at the PPL Center every year. So many D1 schools in PA that might be more willing to play at PPL than Stabler, especially getting creative with doubleheaders and things.
All that said, Villanova being the “home” team seems strange. Wonder how they are breaking down gate revenue.