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Question JMU to get indoor practice facility
Sounds like it's small, but will definitely keep them competitive with G5 schools. Seems like their facilities will equal or better many FBS teams for the near future. Guess the extra student fee money from FCS is paying off.
12-21-2017 11:33 AM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
It's actually a condition of Mike Houston's new contract that an indoor facility be ready by August practice, so they are turning one of our athletic fields into a temporary indoor facility. I suppose some kind of bubble will get erected with some other temporary facilities.

The plan has always been that when the new basketball arena is built the old convo center is getting turned into a permanent indoor facility.
12-21-2017 11:43 AM
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So they found a way to used student auxiliary $ to pay for this. ODU could do the same thing ! Like I said ODU can find away if it wants to do the same thing. Auxiliary services are separate from student fees !
12-21-2017 11:55 AM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
Maryland turned Cole Field House into an IPF and it is gorgeous. So they’ve proven that approach can be done and done well. Seems like crazy extravagance for FCS, but my guess is JMU will be moving up soon. Liberty is also building a new IPF and stadium expansion. ODU is going to have to step up our game to compete in the facilities arms race. What they are calling Phase one of our new stadium is not going to be enough.
12-21-2017 11:57 AM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
The local article made it sound like JMU football practices were disrupted numerous times in the spring by rain and/or lightning.

I don't know but I expect JMU gained approval via being creative and describing the building as multi-use i.e. it's not a football facility even though it is a football facility. Charlie King is a master at getting buildings built.
12-21-2017 12:00 PM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
(12-21-2017 12:00 PM)Purplehazed Wrote:  The local article made it sound like JMU football practices were disrupted numerous times in the spring by rain and/or lightning.

I don't know but I expect JMU gained approval via being creative and describing the building as multi-use i.e. it's not a football facility even though it is a football facility. Charlie King is a master at getting buildings built.

If we aren't doing this for our new stadium plans, we need to start.
12-21-2017 12:16 PM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
When I was an undergrad at Tennessee, we had a bubble facility for a student gym. Perhaps, that's what the long-term use of JMUs bubble will be for and that's how they justified using the student fee auxiliary funds.
12-21-2017 12:17 PM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
it's never been proposed as a football facility. but of course football will get the most benefit of it and is certainly the driver for it

but all sports will use it, and i can see baseball and softball getting a huge benefit from it as well. being able to go indoors in the winter and do more than just hit in a cage is a massive benefit.
12-21-2017 02:26 PM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
It is only a 50 yard indoor facility for the next 4 years until our full scale beaut of an indoor facility is completed by 2022. So until then we're going to be slummin it a bit. https://pilotonline.com/sports/columnist...45b0a.html
12-21-2017 02:37 PM
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RE: JMU to get indoor practice facility
The biggest cost factor is building 18 wheeler-proof bumpers on all outer walls.

Construction can only begin after design complies with all official Virginia State rest stop facade requirements.
(This post was last modified: 12-21-2017 03:49 PM by ODU True Blue.)
12-21-2017 03:46 PM
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