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Offline Marcel

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APE 2015 Announcement
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:10:53 PM »
I am very pleased to officially announce the 2015 Florida Arcade & Pinball Exposition.

This is planned to be the biggest APE show ever.

Dates:
February 20th - 22nd, 2015

Venue:
The Arena at the Don Taft University Center
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Taft_University_Center
http://www.nsuarena.com

The Arena:
- 25,500 square feet of vast, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned space.
   - 16,800 sq.ft for the machines.
   - 7,500 sq.ft for vendors and miscellany.
   - 1,200 sq.ft private room available for seminars and gatherings.


Comparisons:
Xtreme Indoor Karting (APE 2013 & 2014) = total space was 7,200 sq.ft
Mardi-Gras Casino "the dogtrack" (APE 2012) = total space was 11,200 sq.ft
Dania Jai Alai (APE 2010 & 2011) = total space was 11,800 sq.ft

The University Center features:
- Food Court
   - On site Chick-n-Grill, Outakes, JuiceBlendz, Greens Etc, Pizza Loft, Subway, and Starbucks.

- Bar and lounge
   - On site Flight Deck Pub with all your favorite draft beers and wines, wings, salads, sandwiches, and burgers.
   - Indoor and Outdoor (covered patio) bars.
   - Very comfortable seating and outdoor cabanas.


Accommodation info, ticketing, and much more event details to come promptly.

Below are some photos of the Don Taft University Center and its surroundings. The Arena itself is not shown as it will be configured specifically for APE when the time comes.











Offline Miracleman

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Re: APE 2015 Announcement
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 03:00:48 PM »
I have spoken to Marcel at great length about APE's location and feel this will be a great place!
Very excited!

Spencer

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Re: APE 2015 Announcement
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 03:43:32 PM »
Awesome facilities. Congrats Marcel.
EM's:
300, 8 Ball, Air Aces, Astro, Batter Up, Big Brave, Bon Voyage, Buccaneer, Captain Kidd, Dragon, Fairway, Flip a Card, Hi Lo Ace, Jack and Jill, King of Diamonds, Lite a Card, Old Chicago, Quick Draw, Rack a Ball, Ramona, Silver, Spooksville, Top Card, Triple Strike, Twenty Grand, Twin Win

Others:
Captain Hook, Caribbean Cruise, Night Moves

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Offline John I

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Re: APE 2015 Announcement
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 03:56:06 PM »
Looks awesome.   Can't wait!

http://www.floridaape.org/


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Re: APE 2015 Announcement
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 06:54:56 PM »
Congratulations, this looks amazing.  Thanks for working hard year round to make APE happen for us.

- Brian

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Re: APE 2015 Announcement
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 08:39:21 PM »
Looking at the pictures and what is intentionally not shown, I am picturing in my mind ways to show announcements and tournament scores on some huge scoreboard.  Not to mention playing music on a sick PA system during late night midnight madness with light shows!  OK, I'll try not to get carried away but this is a huge venue.  The food court looks great too. 
Wanted to buy: 
Gottlieb Dodge City

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Re: APE 2015 Announcement
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 12:16:17 AM »
Getting closer!! Looking forward to playing Wrestlemania and seeing all the Florida players and collectors. I have had a cold for the last week and it put a serious damper on my ability to finish off a game I was getting ready. I will substitute another game or two that are ready to go. I do have an EM that I have prepped for the tournament. Should be fun and fair, but just the right amount of brutal thrown in.
Wanted to buy: 
Gottlieb Dodge City

 

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