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Exclamation Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
OK, I know this has been discussed to death and back but I have a question to see how everyone else feels.

If the Hoover Met were to be reconfigured for football/soccer and hold 25k-30k people, would you be interested in moving there until we get our OCS???

I know this is not what we want, but would it be better then Legion Field???

And this would only be until we can get our OCS built, not a permanent solution, but a bandaid to fix the current problem.

I don't think if this were to happen it would hurt our efforts to get our OCS.
12-07-2012 10:45 PM
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My personal opinion is that it would be better than what we have, could possibly even attract more fans, but no where near the solution to our problems.
12-07-2012 10:52 PM
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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
Hoover Met currently holds 10k if they made it a permanent wraparound that'd really only get it to like 20k not 30 like you're suggesting.

[Image: met3.jpg]

as you can see 50% of the seats are currently in the endzone... and there is no way that it would be cost effective for Hoover or UAB to put in permanent seats for our games. portable bleachers add a few hundred seats each. So obviously there is no way to move in bleachers for 5 games to magically double the # of seats in the game.

I don't understand how this is even a better venue than Legion Field... Location is only better for the White Flight Crowd and really doesn't make sense for UAB
(This post was last modified: 12-07-2012 11:15 PM by Dracorex.)
12-07-2012 11:07 PM
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12-07-2012 11:26 PM
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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
No. we played there.. its not enough seats, the seats it does have offer terrible site lines, and it moves us farther from campus.
12-07-2012 11:38 PM
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And neither Hoover nor UAB is about to fork over the money necessary to upgrade it as a temporary solution...
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12-07-2012 11:42 PM
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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
We have this exact same thread at least once a month.

I lost my roster. Whose turn is it to start this thread in January
12-08-2012 12:40 AM
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(12-08-2012 12:40 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  We have this exact same thread at least once a month.

I lost my roster. Whose turn is it to start this thread in January

I think it's mine, but in the form of a rant.

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12-08-2012 12:45 AM
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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
Every time this discussion comes up I'm compelled to present the deal-breaking issue. At first I was hoping it would kill the suggestion for good...now I'm down to hoping that just one person reads and remembers:

Forget seats. Forget location. Forget Hoover vs. Northwest Bham. Here is why it can NEVER happen:

As a member of CUSA - and whatever conference we are in at any point in the future - we have specific requirements related to our media deals that our home stadium MUST meet. In this sense, we have actually been very fortunate in having Legion Field, because there is no other venue in the Birmingham area that meets those requirements. If you're tempted to think a place like the Met could be retrofitted to meet those standards, just consider all of the features, camera angles, graphics, replay capabilities, and the instant/constant connectivity required for everyone from a broadcast team (for TV broadcasts) to radio broadcast personnel to the Sports Editor of the Kaleidoscope. The Met is not an option...and Regions Field is not likely to be one either.
12-08-2012 06:05 AM
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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
(12-08-2012 12:40 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  We have this exact same thread at least once a month.

I lost my roster. Whose turn is it to start this thread in January

not true two or three months ago i asked if the NEW ball park could be expanded for football if we had to move and a month or so after that someone else asked about the new park as well asking about the new park is not the same as asking about hoover
12-08-2012 07:41 AM
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