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When the lights come down at Rynearson
Old light towers coming down. New pedestals being poured.
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(07-17-2017 05:40 PM)masttg Wrote:  Old light towers coming down. New pedestals being poured.

Excellent.

I knew that Heather wanted an upgrade.

I was able to confirm last fall that EMU rented lights for night games (saw them at the CMU game and Heather confirmed).

Question:

Light standards on both sides? Yes?
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All the current work is on the east side.
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Dear Friends,
Is this part of the overall remodel plan, or something that was already in the works? The original lights were put up by the Detroit Wheels pro football team in 1974. I think it was part or all of the lease deal for the Wheels use of Rynearson Stadium.
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Holy scrap steel.
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(07-17-2017 06:39 PM)Ken Barna Wrote:  Dear Friends,
Is this part of the overall remodel plan, or something that was already in the works? The original lights were put up by the Detroit Wheels pro football team in 1974. I think it was part or all of the lease deal for the Wheels use of Rynearson Stadium.

I think this is independent of the building project that is what I think I remember being told.

IF memory serves me correctly, I had heard from inside the convo say two years ago, that the cost of new lights was, I believe, around 1.5M. Considered part of typical capital maintenance expense.

What I don't know is if the west stand lights also need to be replaced OR if the east stand lights + existing west stand lights will be sufficient.

As I indicated above, EMU had to rent temporary lights for night games. I saw them before last year's CMU game and asked if that was rental lights and told yes (like I was 99% sure).
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Dear steve,
You are correct about the rental, but my question is, were any night games at Eastern televised in the last twenty years? The reason I'm asking is, if the old lights were good enough then, why do we need new lights now? I know todays lights are better quality, and last longer, and it is probably a need to change over to new.
You also ask a good question about both sides being replaced.
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(07-18-2017 12:44 PM)Ken Barna Wrote:  Dear steve,
You are correct about the rental, but my question is, were any night games at Eastern televised in the last twenty years? The reason I'm asking is, if the old lights were good enough then, why do we need new lights now? I know todays lights are better quality, and last longer, and it is probably a need to change over to new.
You also ask a good question about both sides being replaced.

TV. ESPN to be exact.

As the quality of telecasts goes up (e.g., HD), the lighting requirements increase.
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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.
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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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