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RE: 2017 Football Schedule Game Times
(05-26-2017 11:28 AM)ShadyP Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 11:15 AM)jmu-fan-1981 Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 11:14 AM)Bill Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 09:46 AM)Jay M. Youix Wrote:  
(05-25-2017 04:04 PM)jmu-fan-1981 Wrote:  Will be at home opener... please be a night game. Would love to not have to deal w/ early Sept. heat!

I can't remember the last time the home opener wasn't a night game, I think you can rest easy there.

2014 vs St Francis, 4pm kick

I also can't remember the last time we had a decent team for our home opener :-)

I think given last season's results I will choose to stick with the current scheduling formula.

ditto. I have an absolute blast at the home opener, it's sad for fans that can't enjoy it. they're entitled to their opinion, it just sucks for them. It's a great day.
05-26-2017 12:38 PM
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RE: 2017 Football Schedule Game Times
(05-26-2017 12:38 PM)Jay M. Youix Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 11:28 AM)ShadyP Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 11:15 AM)jmu-fan-1981 Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 11:14 AM)Bill Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 09:46 AM)Jay M. Youix Wrote:  I can't remember the last time the home opener wasn't a night game, I think you can rest easy there.

2014 vs St Francis, 4pm kick

I also can't remember the last time we had a decent team for our home opener :-)

I think given last season's results I will choose to stick with the current scheduling formula.

ditto. I have an absolute blast at the home opener, it's sad for fans that can't enjoy it. they're entitled to their opinion, it just sucks for them. It's a great day to tailgate.

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A lot of our fans are older and travel 2-4 hours to see a game. The 6 pm start means they get home after midnight if they stay for the entire game and fireworks. A number of people I spoke with on Godwin Field a few years ago complained about the 6 pm start to me. I am assuming these same people complained in their surveys too. A 4 pm start allows these folks to drive home Saturday and not have the hotel expense.
05-26-2017 01:11 PM
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RE: 2017 Football Schedule Game Times
(05-26-2017 01:11 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  A lot of our fans are older and travel 2-4 hours to see a game. The 6 pm start means they get home after midnight if they stay for the entire game and fireworks. A number of people I spoke with on Godwin Field a few years ago complained about the 6 pm start to me. I am assuming these same people complained in their surveys too. A 4 pm start allows these folks to drive home Saturday and not have the hotel expense.

There is a lesson here. Dont get old, plus 6pm = longer for tailgate.
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(05-26-2017 01:11 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  A lot of our fans are older and travel 2-4 hours to see a game. The 6 pm start means they get home after midnight if they stay for the entire game and fireworks. A number of people I spoke with on Godwin Field a few years ago complained about the 6 pm start to me. I am assuming these same people complained in their surveys too. A 4 pm start allows these folks to drive home Saturday and not have the hotel expense.

I just naturally get the hotels now to save having to drive back to DC after a game, but I totally can understand why the 4 PM is easier for many. Will say though by November unless it's a 1 or 2 PM start it feels like Midnight getting home at 8 or 9 PM 03-zzz
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(05-26-2017 01:11 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  A lot of our fans are older and travel 2-4 hours to see a game. The 6 pm start means they get home after midnight if they stay for the entire game and fireworks. A number of people I spoke with on Godwin Field a few years ago complained about the 6 pm start to me. I am assuming these same people complained in their surveys too. A 4 pm start allows these folks to drive home Saturday and not have the hotel expense.
It's been many years since they've done post game fireworks. Wish they'd bring them back. My kids always enjoyed them.
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(05-26-2017 01:17 PM)Knit35 Wrote:  
(05-26-2017 01:11 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  A lot of our fans are older and travel 2-4 hours to see a game. The 6 pm start means they get home after midnight if they stay for the entire game and fireworks. A number of people I spoke with on Godwin Field a few years ago complained about the 6 pm start to me. I am assuming these same people complained in their surveys too. A 4 pm start allows these folks to drive home Saturday and not have the hotel expense.

There is a lesson here. Dont get old, plus 6pm = longer for tailgate.

Hey, I'm old, I travel about as far as anyone, Charlotte. I love games in the dark and under the lights. However, I never travel all the way back, I try to get a couple hours down the road. To be honest, rarely do I get a hotel room as my folks are still alive and live right on the border of VA/NC.
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RE: 2017 Football Schedule Game Times
Latest sunsets year for Harrisonburg are June 22nd-July 2nd, with 8:43 sunsets.

9/9 ETSU Harrisonburg sunset 7:32, civil twilight, 7:59, nautical twilight 8:30. I'm no fireworks expert, but from briefly perusing the web it seems large scale fireworks displays work best if you wait until nautical twilight (course are other variables like cloud cover, types of fireworks, etc). Last year Morehead game with 13 TDs was 3:10 hrs. CCSU game with 11 TDs was 2:56 hrs. So lets stipulate a non televised game vs a cupcake is around 3 hrs. That would mean with if doing fireworks wouldn't want to start the game before 5:30, so a 6 PM start time makes the most sense.

9/16 Norfolk State sunset 7:32, civil twilight, 7:48, nautical twilight 8:19. If doing fireworks that game could maybe get away with a 5 PM start.
https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/usa/harr...&year=2017
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If JMU does do fireworks (have no idea if will or not) the better game to do them would be the 2nd home game vs NSU. The home opener the week before there already is an incentive to come- its the home opener. Need an extra incentive for people to come to that 2nd home OOC cupcake game..
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(05-27-2017 12:58 PM)BDKJMU Wrote:  If JMU does do fireworks (have no idea if will of not) the better game to do them would be the 2nd home game vs NSU. The home opener the week before there already is an incentive to come- its the home opener. Need an extra incentive for people to come to that 2nd home OOC cupcake game..

Trouble is unless they can produce the world's lowest fireworks display you'll be able to see the show from most of campus. Maybe they should have a drawing of people present and let the winner light the match (as well as get a gift card to Pedro's of course).
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