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(07-18-2017 03:24 PM)TheWoodenNickle Wrote:  Does this mean EMU will have more night games? It always seems like night games have better attendance. Maybe it's because more of the night games are early in the season before the wheels fall off but 6 or 7 p.m. starts are ideal to me.

Yes.

We have at least 3 games under the lights this season out of 5 home games.

Charlotte is a Friday night game and we have two mid-week November games.
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East side lights coming down.
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I think the cost of new lights would be about 2.5-3 million. So where is this money coming from again?
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(07-20-2017 04:04 AM)emu79 Wrote:  I think the cost of new lights would be about 2.5-3 million. So where is this money coming from again?

Too high.

Think I was told 1.5 - 2M by someone in EMU athletics.

Before the building project, I think a new scoreboard would have been 1.5M (also).
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(07-20-2017 04:44 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 04:04 AM)emu79 Wrote:  I think the cost of new lights would be about 2.5-3 million. So where is this money coming from again?

Too high.

Think I was told 1.5 - 2M by someone in EMU athletics.

Before the building project, I think a new scoreboard would have been 1.5M (also).

And lights aren't coming from private donations correct? But out of a budgeted capital improvement fund?
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(07-20-2017 07:37 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 04:44 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 04:04 AM)emu79 Wrote:  I think the cost of new lights would be about 2.5-3 million. So where is this money coming from again?

Too high.

Think I was told 1.5 - 2M by someone in EMU athletics.

Before the building project, I think a new scoreboard would have been 1.5M (also).

And lights aren't coming from private donations correct? But out of a budgeted capital improvement fund?

I believe that is what I was told. It is considered a maintenance item just like repaving parking lots, HVAC or any other asset which needs maintenance or replacement.
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(07-20-2017 07:54 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 07:37 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 04:44 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 04:04 AM)emu79 Wrote:  I think the cost of new lights would be about 2.5-3 million. So where is this money coming from again?

Too high.

Think I was told 1.5 - 2M by someone in EMU athletics.

Before the building project, I think a new scoreboard would have been 1.5M (also).

And lights aren't coming from private donations correct? But out of a budgeted capital improvement fund?

I believe that is what I was told. It is considered a maintenance item just like repaving parking lots, HVAC or any other asset which needs maintenance or replacement.

So we get around to doing this year and it was never done since the Wheels put in the lights in 1974? That's one hell of a depreciation schedule.
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(07-20-2017 07:55 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 07:54 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 07:37 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 04:44 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 04:04 AM)emu79 Wrote:  I think the cost of new lights would be about 2.5-3 million. So where is this money coming from again?

Too high.

Think I was told 1.5 - 2M by someone in EMU athletics.

Before the building project, I think a new scoreboard would have been 1.5M (also).

And lights aren't coming from private donations correct? But out of a budgeted capital improvement fund?

I believe that is what I was told. It is considered a maintenance item just like repaving parking lots, HVAC or any other asset which needs maintenance or replacement.

So we get around to doing this year and it was never done since the Wheels put in the lights in 1974? That's one hell of a depreciation schedule.

Yep, I remember the 90s when EMU athletics had a hard time paying the bills.

I do agree that this should have been done say 10 years ago when TV became more of a consideration.
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When the lights come down at Rynearson
I liked the old structures from a view point as it gave the stadium and old timely feel but I understand it is time for new.

Might not be the best timing if in just a few years they will tear out the new for the renovations.
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(07-30-2017 11:57 AM)vannzee Wrote:  I liked the old structures from a view point as it gave the stadium and old timely feel but I understand it is time for new.

Might not be the best timing if in just a few years they will tear out the new for the renovations.

??? Why???

The East side lighting has nothing to do with the new football building, etc.

BTW, what is the status of those lights? New poles up? Lights?
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