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USL is under negotations to use UABs BBVA field
The field would be expanded if agreement reached. (per BBJ)

This would be great for UAB

USL recommend a minimum seating capacity. Does anyone remember what that number is,
11-14-2017 11:32 AM
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RE: USL is under negotations to use UABs BBVA field
From a previous thread:

(11-03-2017 11:47 AM)hooverblazer Wrote:  The BOT approved the two UAB athletics items. BBVA Compass Field is getting a $7.8M expansion to increase seating capacity to 5k by adding grandstands on the opposite side of the field from the current bleachers. Planning to add restrooms, concessions, and a new scoreboard too.

Allen Bolton said UAB is finalizing a lease agreement with Birmingham's new USL team to play their home games there. The USL team would pick up $2.3M of the project cost.

Good news!
11-14-2017 11:49 AM
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RE: USL is under negotations to use UABs BBVA field
So I'm guessing 5000 minimum seating capacity.
11-14-2017 11:53 AM
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RE: USL is under negotations to use UABs BBVA field
That's cool. Good move.
11-14-2017 02:18 PM
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RE: USL is under negotations to use UABs BBVA field
But this also goes against the narrative that a USL team would influence the building of the stadium at the BJCC.
Now considering USL teams usually only average a few thousand fans per game, I'm not sure why that narrative ever existed.
11-14-2017 02:23 PM
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RE: USL is under negotations to use UABs BBVA field
(11-14-2017 11:49 AM)blazerjay Wrote:  From a previous thread:

(11-03-2017 11:47 AM)hooverblazer Wrote:  The BOT approved the two UAB athletics items. BBVA Compass Field is getting a $7.8M expansion to increase seating capacity to 5k by adding grandstands on the opposite side of the field from the current bleachers. Planning to add restrooms, concessions, and a new scoreboard too.

SMITHERS said UAB is finalizing a lease agreement with Birmingham's new USL team to play their home games there. The USL team would pick up $2.3M of the project cost.

Good news!

FIFY
11-14-2017 02:25 PM
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(11-14-2017 02:23 PM)UABslant Wrote:  But this also goes against the narrative that a USL team would influence the building of the stadium at the BJCC.
Now considering USL teams usually only average a few thousand fans per game, I'm not sure why that narrative ever existed.

I've been saying that from the beginning. Maybe some people were looking at Atlanta's MLS success. But that is completely a different situation. Our USL team might need a seating capacity of about 10k, and that may be optimistic.
11-14-2017 02:42 PM
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I'm betting that using Compass Field would be a stop-gap measure until the stadium is built.
11-14-2017 03:37 PM
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