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RE: New Stadium Thread
http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/admin...tation.pdf

That PDF has some really shocking information in it. This stadium is way more than just 22k seats.
06-09-2016 10:52 AM
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(06-09-2016 10:47 AM)Cr8n Wrote:  If this had been 22k and only like 5k chair backs or something I would have been really really mad. But 100% chair back (minus the end zone for now) and 100% chair back when expanded... that's something no other stadium that I'm aware of can say? All those 50k+ stadiums are all bleacher and just big.

And those schools with the big, bad, no chair back stadiums really have a tough time attracting recruits. 03-hissyfit I am not talking about P5's either. ECU plays a much higher brand of ball then we do and has bleachers. So does Memphis, Boise State, and the list goes on and on.

The stadium will be very nice. No doubt about it. But the players we recruit don't care about how comfortable our game day experience is. They want as many people yelling their name and being seen on TV as much as possible.

This stadium shouts "CAA" all day long.
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(06-09-2016 10:53 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:47 AM)Cr8n Wrote:  If this had been 22k and only like 5k chair backs or something I would have been really really mad. But 100% chair back (minus the end zone for now) and 100% chair back when expanded... that's something no other stadium that I'm aware of can say? All those 50k+ stadiums are all bleacher and just big.

And those schools with the big, bad, no chair back stadiums really have a tough time attracting recruits. 03-hissyfit I am not talking about P5's either. ECU plays a much higher brand of ball then we do and has bleachers. So does Memphis, Boise State, and the list goes on and on.

The stadium will be very nice. No doubt about it. But the players we recruit don't care about how comfortable our game day experience is. They want as many people yelling their name and being seen on TV as much as possible.

This stadium shouts "CAA" all day long.

Our fans care about chairback seats.
06-09-2016 10:55 AM
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RE: New Stadium Thread
(06-09-2016 10:55 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:53 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:47 AM)Cr8n Wrote:  If this had been 22k and only like 5k chair backs or something I would have been really really mad. But 100% chair back (minus the end zone for now) and 100% chair back when expanded... that's something no other stadium that I'm aware of can say? All those 50k+ stadiums are all bleacher and just big.

And those schools with the big, bad, no chair back stadiums really have a tough time attracting recruits. 03-hissyfit I am not talking about P5's either. ECU plays a much higher brand of ball then we do and has bleachers. So does Memphis, Boise State, and the list goes on and on.

The stadium will be very nice. No doubt about it. But the players we recruit don't care about how comfortable our game day experience is. They want as many people yelling their name and being seen on TV as much as possible.

This stadium shouts "CAA" all day long.

Our fans care about chairback seats.

Watching us square off vs FIU and UNT for all eternity. Whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
06-09-2016 10:56 AM
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I posted this on the other thread and I think it bears repeating.
The psychological effect of a 35k stadium would have been huge.
The "message" to potential conference suitors would have been huge.

However the realities are these:

Football attendance is down nationwide.
In some markets (Miami for example), advertising revenue from the local television viewer eclipses what that revenue would be if that same fan went to the stadium.
ODU season ticket demand is down, due to many factors, including the conference move, easy availability of gameday tickets, reseating backlash, and of course television.

The Cox legislation has changed the landscape in Virginia for the foreseeable future; and before blaming Kirk's JMU affiliation, the Dukes were negatively impacted most of all.

Structural costs and housing relocation impact and costs aside (which were by no means trivial); Powhatan may have become a nightmarish, maybe even impossible task due to the pushback from Larchmont homeowners. We already have the grandfathered zoning and use permits for Foreman.

There is no evidence whatsoever that any AAC offer is imminent. Indeed the B12 speculation is just that, especially since the 12 team conference championship game was eliminated. Even IF the AAC chose to expand (they might not even if poached) there are other programs besides ODU that would merit just as much consideration if not more, than ODU.

This stadium addresses our immediate needs, while providing for future expansion needs and at the same time gives us an otherwise first class venue and one that we still can afford.

IMO we should be happy and embrace it.
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My only complaint is that the massive scoreboard isn't in Phase 1. We're stuck with our crappy board.
06-09-2016 10:58 AM
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^ yeah that's kinda lame.
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Thanks for pdf, C8.

Interesting that we are going to be well above average in patio suites (60) and club seats (1000). Both figures are ~double CSU and new collegiate stadiums.

Survey indicated a 27% attendance bump despite and average national attendance bump of 9%.

Goals included flexibilty to expand (HUGE) and maintaining current atmosphere.
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RE: New Stadium Thread
(06-09-2016 10:56 AM)Blue_Trombone Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:55 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:53 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:47 AM)Cr8n Wrote:  If this had been 22k and only like 5k chair backs or something I would have been really really mad. But 100% chair back (minus the end zone for now) and 100% chair back when expanded... that's something no other stadium that I'm aware of can say? All those 50k+ stadiums are all bleacher and just big.

And those schools with the big, bad, no chair back stadiums really have a tough time attracting recruits. 03-hissyfit I am not talking about P5's either. ECU plays a much higher brand of ball then we do and has bleachers. So does Memphis, Boise State, and the list goes on and on.

The stadium will be very nice. No doubt about it. But the players we recruit don't care about how comfortable our game day experience is. They want as many people yelling their name and being seen on TV as much as possible.

This stadium shouts "CAA" all day long.

Our fans care about chairback seats.

Watching us square off vs FIU and UNT for all eternity. Whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


And VT, UVA, NC State, etc.

WHich is better than:

A) Not having football

or

B)Playing Elon.
06-09-2016 11:03 AM
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RE: New Stadium Thread
(06-09-2016 11:03 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:56 AM)Blue_Trombone Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:55 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:53 AM)BigBlue23 Wrote:  
(06-09-2016 10:47 AM)Cr8n Wrote:  If this had been 22k and only like 5k chair backs or something I would have been really really mad. But 100% chair back (minus the end zone for now) and 100% chair back when expanded... that's something no other stadium that I'm aware of can say? All those 50k+ stadiums are all bleacher and just big.

And those schools with the big, bad, no chair back stadiums really have a tough time attracting recruits. 03-hissyfit I am not talking about P5's either. ECU plays a much higher brand of ball then we do and has bleachers. So does Memphis, Boise State, and the list goes on and on.

The stadium will be very nice. No doubt about it. But the players we recruit don't care about how comfortable our game day experience is. They want as many people yelling their name and being seen on TV as much as possible.

This stadium shouts "CAA" all day long.

Our fans care about chairback seats.

Watching us square off vs FIU and UNT for all eternity. Whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


And VT, UVA, NC State, etc.

WHich is better than:

A) Not having football

or

B)Playing Elon.

I'm with you Giles! I'm looking forward to the new stadium, and future expansion to phase 2. Just wish endzone seating and scoreboard were part of phase 1. Better than a sharp stick in the eye.
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