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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
Alls I know is I have a facebook friend who had a kid in the USA band and is always posting pics of their show (in what appears to be an empty stadium).
12-08-2012 03:30 PM
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If we'd field a .500 ballclub, we have a solid 17k right now, and it grows from there. With a winning season or two and a little excitement in the air, 25k and up is very easily doable. As much as I distrust the BoT, I think a couple seasons like that would go a long way toward getting the OCS.

That and a couple of them having massive coronaries anyway.
12-08-2012 03:34 PM
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(12-08-2012 02:33 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  IMHO, the only real & effective alternative to Legion Field is an OCS seating at least 40,000 in a double level stadium that builds most seats where they are most valuable, along the sidelines on each side. Many of the other school's stadiums we have been shown are built on this plan. End zone seating, like the majority at Legion Field, are fine for school bands and student seating since they are free or of minimal cost. They are the "cheap seats" in almost every stadium. Build what UAB needs from the first because adding on later probably isn't going to happen unless a "sugar daddy / mommy" comes forth to pay for it. UAB won't be allowed by the BOT to incur that additional debt when they finally allow it to be built in the first place.

I have seen the horseshoe design that has been posted, but my inquiry as to the disposition of seats along the sideline vs those behind the end zone has never been answered. For reference, I recall the Park Board letter which I copied and gave to several BTs at a coach's radio show on Valley Ave., which said there are only 26,000 seats between the goal lines at Legion Field - TOTAL for BOTH east and west stands. All the rest of the 70,000 are in the wrap around end zone seats behind the two goal lines. NOTE: The letter said there were 32,000 before the upper deck was demolished.

The horseshoe is the perfect layout to get something built that has a sufficient number of seats (while actually being small enough to create some sellouts & ticket demand) and comes at minimum cost per aesthetic gain. As an example of that last point consider that a ground-level parking lot on UAB's campus cost around $300 per space to build just under 10 years ago while a parking deck was around $1,000 per space. A seat built in an elevated deck is going to cost 5 to 10 times more than a seat built on the main, "foundational" level. Definitely not worth it when our #1 goal is cost efficiency.
12-08-2012 03:35 PM
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Build something decent for now that is designed to be expanded upon. I just want the damn thing built.
12-08-2012 03:40 PM
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Yeah, bring my football team home. Everything else is arguing over the seat cushions.
12-08-2012 03:44 PM
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(12-08-2012 03:40 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Build something decent for now that is designed to be expanded upon. I just want the damn thing built.

Amen!
12-08-2012 04:47 PM
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For some reason the last page of answers seem better then what I felt like I was getting the page or two. I accept those answers and withdraw any further questions about the Met.

Now that I got my, "let's stir up the crowd" question out of the way, I will return to normal interwebs banter.

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12-08-2012 05:41 PM
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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
(12-08-2012 05:41 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  For some reason the last page of answers seem better then what I felt like I was getting the page or two. I accept those answers and withdraw any further questions about the Met.

Now that I got my, "let's stir up the crowd" question out of the way, I will return to normal interwebs banter.

GO BLAZERS!!!

This is normal message board banter......you idiot
12-08-2012 05:48 PM
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I love you guys!!!
12-08-2012 05:57 PM
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....except MB right?
12-08-2012 06:14 PM
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