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RE: Mini-Dome
(07-12-2015 04:13 PM)Buccaneerlover Wrote:  As long as it's not used for actual games, I'm good.

Can't use it for football games due to the reconfiguration after football. Took away some bathroom facilities and now insufficient fire exits. No worries there.

Torbush wanted to have the first spring game in there due snow/cold. They wouldn't allow it for the same reasons.
07-13-2015 02:23 PM
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(07-13-2015 02:23 PM)BigBobbyBuoy Wrote:  
(07-12-2015 04:13 PM)Buccaneerlover Wrote:  As long as it's not used for actual games, I'm good.

Can't use it for football games due to the reconfiguration after football. Took away some bathroom facilities and now insufficient fire exits. No worries there.

Torbush wanted to have the first spring game in there due snow/cold. They wouldn't allow it for the same reasons.

Fire marshall must hate that place, must have recurring nightmares about it.
07-13-2015 04:27 PM
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Fire exits have been insufficient for 12,000 seats for several years. Basketball only had 6,000 approved by fire marshall.
07-14-2015 11:59 PM
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(07-14-2015 11:59 PM)buc73 Wrote:  Fire exits have been insufficient for 12,000 seats for several years. Basketball only had 6,000 approved by fire marshall.

Never understood why fire exits issue was not fixed. Bet "This Old House" crew could have that solved in a week.
07-15-2015 07:04 AM
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I don't understand why people want the Dome fixed at all. It will never work for athletic games. It was an albatross on the 70s and remains an icon of poor judgement.

The leadership thought it would be a groovy multipurpose facility. It's not. Phil Collins came and had to stop his concert half way through because of the acoustics.

No leader with any savvy in athletics will consider the Dome beyond training.

The Dome mentality is a perfect example of the 1982, small-minded, small-town thinking that has mired ETSU in irrelevancy for decades. It is on par with the laughable comments on here about Pitts and Mister.
07-15-2015 07:29 AM
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(07-15-2015 07:29 AM)CaptainJackAubrey Wrote:  I don't understand why people want the Dome fixed at all. It will never work for athletic games. It was an albatross on the 70s and remains an icon of poor judgement.

The leadership thought it would be a groovy multipurpose facility. It's not. Phil Collins came and had to stop his concert half way through because of the acoustics.

No leader with any savvy in athletics will consider the Dome beyond training.

The Dome mentality is a perfect example of the 1982, small-minded, small-town thinking that has mired ETSU in irrelevancy for decades. It is on par with the laughable comments on here about Pitts and Mister.

Can't argue with that. It is what it is. However, back in 1978 when it opened, it did get attention, was somewhat of a unique college venue -- and the early football games there were well attended. It really was not that bad on a cold, rainy November day. Blame it on "global warming" -- those cold, rainy/snowy days of old not as numerous. But, now, put in some fire exits and, at least, have ONE graduation ceremony at a time in the place.
07-15-2015 08:15 AM
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RE: Mini-Dome
(07-15-2015 08:15 AM)Buc66 Wrote:  
(07-15-2015 07:29 AM)CaptainJackAubrey Wrote:  I don't understand why people want the Dome fixed at all. It will never work for athletic games. It was an albatross on the 70s and remains an icon of poor judgement.

The leadership thought it would be a groovy multipurpose facility. It's not. Phil Collins came and had to stop his concert half way through because of the acoustics.

No leader with any savvy in athletics will consider the Dome beyond training.

The Dome mentality is a perfect example of the 1982, small-minded, small-town thinking that has mired ETSU in irrelevancy for decades. It is on par with the laughable comments on here about Pitts and Mister.

Can't argue with that. It is what it is. However, back in 1978 when it opened, it did get attention, was somewhat of a unique college venue -- and the early football games there were well attended. It really was not that bad on a cold, rainy November day. Blame it on "global warming" -- those cold, rainy/snowy days of old not as numerous. But, now, put in some fire exits and, at least, have ONE graduation ceremony at a time in the place.

And if the budget had not been cut late in the process then the grandstands would have been made ideal for viewing. They cut the budget, shortened the entire building and therefore pulled the stands up out of position ruining the side line viewing. Now the idea of playing indoors in September and October during beautiful weather was a major detraction for the Dome. As it is now it is a wonderful practice facility for many of our sports and has to be one of the best FCS indoor football practice facilities anywhere.
07-15-2015 08:46 AM
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(07-15-2015 08:15 AM)Buc66 Wrote:  But, now, put in some fire exits and, at least, have ONE graduation ceremony at a time in the place.
Oh dear - NO! While that sounds nice, do you realize how horribly long and drawn out that would be?

I sat through this year's afternoon ceremony for 5 of our international students and my attention span was done before we got halfway through.
07-15-2015 09:20 AM
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Its not a question of just putting in fire exit doors. There are only two main exits on each side of the the main arena and two very small exits on each end of each side of the arena.

Construction of two more main exits on each side would tear up class rooms and offices on both sides of arena. Dressing rooms and bathrooms would have to be built and all teams would lose valuable practice facilities. Why would anyone spend a ton of money on the dome when a new football stadium is being built and FH will be getting renovations. It makes no sense to waste money to try to make the dome a true basketball arena/football stadium. It never was and never will be.

It is a fine all sports practice facility, is home to indoor track and will be used for special events.

Lets just forget about the Dome and get on with projects that move ETSU to a higher competitive level.
07-16-2015 06:49 PM
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I just personally would love to see a Spring game next year in the Dome. Perhaps the new stadium could be under construction, they could do an on-campus event ending with the Spring game in the Dome. If they marketed it as a transition from the old to the new I think it could be a nice event. But if the fire marshall won't allow it then i guess it doesn't matter.
07-16-2015 07:45 PM
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