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How The AAC Killed Reunion Arena, Memphis Style

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Great article in yesterday’s New York Times about Memphis’ grandiose pyramid-style arena that promised to be the epicenter of the entertainment universe in Elvis’ stomping grounds. Somehow, I couldn’t get the parallels between Memphis and Dallas out of my head – like Memphis, Dallas has an older arena (named Reunion) within a five-minute drive from a shiny new venue built to attract a pro sports team (in our case, the American Airlines Center and the Mavs/Stars, in Memphis’ case, FedEx Forum and the Grizzlies). Both arenas died quietly when crowds abandoned them. Yet I think the Memphis Pyramid will make for much cooler footage when they finally demolish it. I’m thinking it would be a great fiery backdrop for Diehard V.