Completely agree colleges were sending B teams, no name semi pros, dropped sticks galore in 4x4, filled smaller races. I remember hearing back on the 100th anniversary that it may have been the last one. The Armory has kept it alive. It's a fact that Madison Square Garden has been trying to get rid of it for awhile now.
USATF says they won't support it if it moves to the Armory but what does that say about USATF??? If USATF has really been trying to help Millrose, I don't know how I've always heard "this may be the last one." It's still Millrose. if USATF doesn't support it, that is the bigger failure, and the fact they said it at all strikes me as extremely odd and disloyal.
The Armory consistently puts up live streams and video archives of meets like no one else. The meets aren't lost somewhere in ESPN never to be seen again (even though ESPN misses most of the meet. Especially missing races that are tradition and give Millrose its identity). The meet can still easily be promoted, faster track (Lagat set the US indoor 2 mile record, which the Armory promoted!) and hey it's up close and personal for spectators!
The arena spectacle is something I will definitely miss. The CHSAA 4x8's are experiences I will never forget from HS, we regularly had 400+ people from my school come and MSG as one writer put it, sounded like a playoff game.
It's definitely sad but we have to move forward and play to the advantages now at the Armory, maybe it can move back one day but it is what it is.