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Exclamation New Stadium Thread
Link to ODU's News
http://odu.edu/news/2016/6/odu_bov_appro...1mCp7srLRa

Study
http://odu.edu/content/dam/odu/admin/uni...tation.pdf

Virginia Pilot Announcement
http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/ol...c94cc.html

Selected Renderings from the ODU site (In order of phases. The ODU news link has before/after arrangement)


Current Stadium
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Phase 1
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Phase 2
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West Side
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East Side
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06-09-2016 10:25 AM
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Like everyone I really wanted bigger... but what we're looking at is really really nice and all chair back. Count me as content and looking forward to the day when demand is there and we pull the trigger on the expansion.
06-09-2016 10:30 AM
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If the final build was phase 1 I'd be jumping through the roof. But right now I've got this terrible taste in my mouth. It's a very nice rendering and I know it'll be light years better than what we have now. But looking at the long term, I'm very worried. My biggest is that there is a lack of vision, or a lack of confidence from our administration. I think ODU can go to big places, but this plan screams small time to me right now.
06-09-2016 10:32 AM
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Renderings for the plan that SB Ballard put forward months ago.

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06-09-2016 10:36 AM
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(06-09-2016 10:32 AM)Blue_Trombone Wrote:  If the final build was phase 1 I'd be jumping through the roof. But right now I've got this terrible taste in my mouth. It's a very nice rendering and I know it'll be light years better than what we have now. But looking at the long term, I'm very worried. My biggest is that there is a lack of vision, or a lack of confidence from our administration. I think ODU can go to big places, but this plan screams small time to me right now.

30k attendance would put us in the top 10 out of all G5 college football schools. Behind ECU, Central Florida, Fresno, Memphis, Boise, SD State, and South Florida.

22k attendance would put us in the top 25 out of all G5 schools.

It is not small time if you think of us as a program realistically (G5 school). It is small time if you have the illusion that we are a BCS school.
06-09-2016 10:42 AM
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Disappointed for now as I was with most of you in the 30k range being the starting point, not the end game. I do love the renderings and think the stadium will be top notch once complete; however, it would be great if we could meet in the middle of Phase 1 and Phase 2. I think the North Endzone needs to get taken to Phase 2 immediatley. I also think that awesome looking video board needs to get in place during Phase 1. Doing both of those will really make the difference, and only leave the upper deck on the East side for Phase 2 (and some other changes to the West Side which I can quite pin point). Hopefully if Ballard gets the bid he can merge some of these ideas and provide the financing like he previously mentioned to keep the price in-line and student fees the same.
06-09-2016 10:44 AM
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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.
06-09-2016 10:47 AM
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The new renderings look a heck of a lost better than the Ballard ones, in my opinion.
06-09-2016 10:48 AM
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(06-09-2016 10:48 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  The new renderings look a heck of a lost better than the Ballard ones, in my opinion.

100% agree. this isn't all the renderings either. If you look at the full presentation here you will be really happy.

Full Presentation
06-09-2016 10:51 AM
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A LOT more research went into those renderings. The Ballard one was done in short order.
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