Warrior coach gets first look at Crown Coliseum

Mar. 04, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

J.F. Webb coach Leo Brunelli got a look at Fayetteville's Crown Coliseum Monday as representatives from each school in the NCHSAA Eastern Regional partook in an event-opening press conference.

The coaches also toured the coliseum and met with the media.

Crown Coliseum was built in 1997 and seats around 9,500 for basketball.

Some of the coaches seemed concerned about players having to STEP on and off the hardwood. The coliseum is home to the Fayetteville Fire Antz ice hockey team as well as the Cape Fear Heroes indoor football team, making for an unconventional basketball arena layout.

Webb faces Eastern Alamance on Friday. When it comes to playing on big stages, the Warriors have a decided advantage having played in three high profile tournaments (Greensboro Coliseum included as a venue) along with trips to hostile, packed gyms like Person and Chapel Hill.

Star player Isaiah Hicks said the game at Person, a close win for Webb, was the most intense game the team has played this season.