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RE: Top G5 Football Stadiums to Visit
(06-29-2017 06:08 PM)ericsaid Wrote:  
(06-28-2017 09:16 AM)DeanoAPP Wrote:  Interesting Stadium's Ive been too:

Arizona State = Most beautiful girls I've ever seen.
Texas State = Was still renovating but nice facilities.
Baylor = Beautiful Stadium on the river.
Furman = Nice small stadium on a very pretty campus.
UTEP = Can't get closer to the Border Wall than this.
Duke = Nice smaller stadium for a P5 school (40K capacity), beautiful stadium and campus.

Stadiums I want to go to:

Army
Georgia Southern
Any Mountain School

And Obviously my all time favorite Stadium in atmosphere and beauty is App State.

Furman....03-puke

Going there for a game reminded me of traveling to away games during high school. Was not impressed in the least bit by Greenville, the campus, or the stadium.

Dude, did you even go downtown? I'm from Greenville, SC, so I'm biased, but Greenville is awesome downtown. And I'm certainly not alone in thinking so. They've been praised by dozens of publications. Also, Furman's stadium is dull, but the campus is gorgeous! The lake with Paris Mountain in the background is pretty by any standard. It's not App, but it is pretty.
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RE: Top G5 Football Stadiums to Visit
Off the top of my head:
Army
Navy
ECU (just to see what the hype is all about)
Wyoming
Colorado State
Air Force
Marshall
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(06-28-2017 11:19 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  1. Arkansas State
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Lists aside, by the 2018 season Arkansas State will have football facilities that rival pretty much anyone in the G5. The change in the last few years is amazing.
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RE: Top G5 Football Stadiums to Visit
(06-27-2017 10:25 PM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  
(06-27-2017 06:40 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  I've been to 25 G5 stadiums. Of those remaining at the top of my list would be Wyoming, Colorado State, SMU, UTEP & New Mexico

What's the top 10 of the ones you've been to?
Obviously I'll exclude the #1 KBS.

I'm really into history and tradition, so some of the ones l've been to a lot - Paulson at GA So, Dowdy-Ficklen at ECU and Edwards Stadium at Marshall - are all nice, but hard for me to get excited about. IMO it's hard to beat the Armed Forces group. Michie Stadium at West Point, Falcon Stadium at Air Force and Marine Corps Stadium at The Naval Academy. Nippert Stadium at Cincinnati is way cool and even though the upper deck is gone there is something special about that statue of Bear Bryant and the history of Legion Field in Birmingham. I'd have to put those at the top of my list. The rest are kind of a toss up.

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Completely, albeit respectfully, disagree about Legion Field AppMan. That place is decrepit, falling apart and in desperate need of being torn down. No one associated with UAB wants to play there. 99 percent of visiting teams/fans don't want to go there. It's a in a rough part of town and is no shape to hosting FBS football.
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RE: Top G5 Football Stadiums to Visit
(06-29-2017 08:02 PM)Michael in Raleigh Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 06:08 PM)ericsaid Wrote:  
(06-28-2017 09:16 AM)DeanoAPP Wrote:  Interesting Stadium's Ive been too:

Arizona State = Most beautiful girls I've ever seen.
Texas State = Was still renovating but nice facilities.
Baylor = Beautiful Stadium on the river.
Furman = Nice small stadium on a very pretty campus.
UTEP = Can't get closer to the Border Wall than this.
Duke = Nice smaller stadium for a P5 school (40K capacity), beautiful stadium and campus.

Stadiums I want to go to:

Army
Georgia Southern
Any Mountain School

And Obviously my all time favorite Stadium in atmosphere and beauty is App State.

Furman....03-puke

Going there for a game reminded me of traveling to away games during high school. Was not impressed in the least bit by Greenville, the campus, or the stadium.

Dude, did you even go downtown? I'm from Greenville, SC, so I'm biased, but Greenville is awesome downtown. And I'm certainly not alone in thinking so. They've been praised by dozens of publications. Also, Furman's stadium is dull, but the campus is gorgeous! The lake with Paris Mountain in the background is pretty by any standard. It's not App, but it is pretty.

Furman's stadium is meh. They do have a new press box that is on par with some of the SBC press box. Greenville is one of the nicest cities in the country and a really good time. Idk what high schools (besides Texas) have a stadium that sits 16,000 fans.
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RE: Top G5 Football Stadiums to Visit
(06-30-2017 07:19 PM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 08:02 PM)Michael in Raleigh Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 06:08 PM)ericsaid Wrote:  
(06-28-2017 09:16 AM)DeanoAPP Wrote:  Interesting Stadium's Ive been too:

Arizona State = Most beautiful girls I've ever seen.
Texas State = Was still renovating but nice facilities.
Baylor = Beautiful Stadium on the river.
Furman = Nice small stadium on a very pretty campus.
UTEP = Can't get closer to the Border Wall than this.
Duke = Nice smaller stadium for a P5 school (40K capacity), beautiful stadium and campus.

Stadiums I want to go to:

Army
Georgia Southern
Any Mountain School

And Obviously my all time favorite Stadium in atmosphere and beauty is App State.

Furman....03-puke

Going there for a game reminded me of traveling to away games during high school. Was not impressed in the least bit by Greenville, the campus, or the stadium.

Dude, did you even go downtown? I'm from Greenville, SC, so I'm biased, but Greenville is awesome downtown. And I'm certainly not alone in thinking so. They've been praised by dozens of publications. Also, Furman's stadium is dull, but the campus is gorgeous! The lake with Paris Mountain in the background is pretty by any standard. It's not App, but it is pretty.

Furman's stadium is meh. They do have a new press box that is on par with some of the SBC press box. Greenville is one of the nicest cities in the country and a really good time. Idk what high schools (besides Texas) have a stadium that sits 16,000 fans.

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Nope. I can't think of a luxury box in the SBC this is on par with.
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RE: Top G5 Football Stadiums to Visit
(06-30-2017 08:00 PM)AppinVA Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 07:19 PM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 08:02 PM)Michael in Raleigh Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 06:08 PM)ericsaid Wrote:  
(06-28-2017 09:16 AM)DeanoAPP Wrote:  Interesting Stadium's Ive been too:

Arizona State = Most beautiful girls I've ever seen.
Texas State = Was still renovating but nice facilities.
Baylor = Beautiful Stadium on the river.
Furman = Nice small stadium on a very pretty campus.
UTEP = Can't get closer to the Border Wall than this.
Duke = Nice smaller stadium for a P5 school (40K capacity), beautiful stadium and campus.

Stadiums I want to go to:

Army
Georgia Southern
Any Mountain School

And Obviously my all time favorite Stadium in atmosphere and beauty is App State.

Furman....03-puke

Going there for a game reminded me of traveling to away games during high school. Was not impressed in the least bit by Greenville, the campus, or the stadium.

Dude, did you even go downtown? I'm from Greenville, SC, so I'm biased, but Greenville is awesome downtown. And I'm certainly not alone in thinking so. They've been praised by dozens of publications. Also, Furman's stadium is dull, but the campus is gorgeous! The lake with Paris Mountain in the background is pretty by any standard. It's not App, but it is pretty.

Furman's stadium is meh. They do have a new press box that is on par with some of the SBC press box. Greenville is one of the nicest cities in the country and a really good time. Idk what high schools (besides Texas) have a stadium that sits 16,000 fans.

[Image: C7F0DAB8-DF52-40F2-B197-166875B1FFAD_zpsxcw0rcq0.jpg]

Nope. I can't think of a luxury box in the SBC this is on par with.

http://www.furmanpaladins.com/sports/m-f...0002/index
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(07-01-2017 01:31 PM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 08:00 PM)AppinVA Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 07:19 PM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 08:02 PM)Michael in Raleigh Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 06:08 PM)ericsaid Wrote:  Furman....03-puke

Going there for a game reminded me of traveling to away games during high school. Was not impressed in the least bit by Greenville, the campus, or the stadium.

Dude, did you even go downtown? I'm from Greenville, SC, so I'm biased, but Greenville is awesome downtown. And I'm certainly not alone in thinking so. They've been praised by dozens of publications. Also, Furman's stadium is dull, but the campus is gorgeous! The lake with Paris Mountain in the background is pretty by any standard. It's not App, but it is pretty.

Furman's stadium is meh. They do have a new press box that is on par with some of the SBC press box. Greenville is one of the nicest cities in the country and a really good time. Idk what high schools (besides Texas) have a stadium that sits 16,000 fans.

[Image: C7F0DAB8-DF52-40F2-B197-166875B1FFAD_zpsxcw0rcq0.jpg]

Nope. I can't think of a luxury box in the SBC this is on par with.

http://www.furmanpaladins.com/sports/m-f...0002/index

Maybe South Alabama.
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The question is are we listing stadiums that would be neat or campuses that are neat. Looks like some of yall have done some of each...

I've been to Army and the stadium itself is just OK but the campus is really cool and get a guided tour it's worth it. Lots of history, tradition and the setting is really neat.

If we are talking stadiums only here's my list (only ones I've not been to...and in no particular order and I chose on-campus stadiums only)
1. North Texas...I've not seen the new stadium in person
2. Texas State...saw it under construction but not finished
3. East Carolina...looks cool in pics
4. Colorado State...new stadiums always interest me.
5. Akron...it's all new too and looks cool on TV
6. Marshall
7. BYU...although I kind of consider them a P5 school
8. Houston...another new stadium
9. Navy...but kind of for nostalgia more than the stadium itself.
10. Never been to App St, Ga So, Ga St, Coastal, NMSU or Idaho so I'd like to see those places to see how we stack up with our conference mates.

Now for Locale...Hawaii

FCS - I'd like to see some of the Ivy League stadiums...Harvard and Yale in particular.

Here's a list of Some stadiums I've seen or been to a game with some commentary:
1. Utah...really neat stadium with cool views.
2. Utah St...ho hum stadium but cool views.
3. FIU...lower bowl is just nothing special...if they ever double deck it, it could be cool but not right now.
4. Army...as I said before cool setting and stadium is nice just nothing special.
5. ULM...west side is super tall and lots of potential but needs some refurbishment, east side kind of high school.
6. ULL...went before endzone was completed...it has a big time stadium feel as it could be enlarged into a monster but it needed some refurbishment at the time.
7. USA...Ladd Peebles is functional but not by much...bad neighborhood and NOT on campus.
8. La Tech...big high school stadium.
9. USM...I like how this stadium is on top of the field...tight and probably really loud with a packed house.
10. Liberty Bowl...big but kind of boring.
11. MTSU...not bad but nothing special
12. Troy...I like this stadium a lot. It'll be intimidating once they finish their end zone project.
13. NIU...much like La Tech...big high school stadium....and COLD!
14. Ole Miss...pretty impressive but it is the SEC...it should be.
15. Arkansas...see Ole Miss
16. Oklahoma...big and loud...just a big time feel but the stadium was built to pack fans in...not overly unique.
17. Kansas...metal horseshoe with a track...Yuck.
18. Ohio State...saw it years ago before some of the end zone expansion and updates but even then this is an ICONIC stadium...lots of seats and lots of character. The Greco-Roman columns outside the stadium are really cool.
19. Cincinnati very unique stadium in how it was squeezed into campus but not overly impressive otherwise.
20. Texas A&M...the old stadium was gargantuan and intimidating, I can only imagine what the new one is like.
21. Texas Tech...I like the overall design of the stadium but it was smaller than I expected.
22. Virginia Tech...I went before the end zone updates....very impressive stadium, crowd and beautiful setting. I can imagine now it is even more impressive.
23. LSU...saw it on a non-game day...once again before some more recent updates...It was a very imposing stadium....kind of spooky up on the top row!!!
24. Tulsa...it was kind of disappointing when I saw it and then they decrease the size!
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