Tonight's Independence-Butler playoff game is big. But it's not big enough to play at Bank of America Stadium. If the game were held there, it would get lost.
How many fans would show up? Dreamers will invent a number. But if you've been to a Game of the Year at Memorial Stadium, you know how many fans are willing to buy tickets.
Let's say the game attracts 20,000. One of the stories we'd write, and one of the images fans would take away, is the empty seats.
I like the idea of holding it at Providence High. Fans will show up early. Tickets will be at a premium. There will be more interest than there is room. All of those factors enhance the atmosphere and make a game feel big.
Bank of America Stadium is so vast the game would feel small.