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No news, but downtown stadium prediction [01/19 update @post 126]
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RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-04-2018 08:00 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 07:59 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  SEC games are never, read never coming back. Give up on that dream

The BJCC plan includes renovating the entire complex to add additional convention space, bring the arena to NCAA tournament standards (that's something that *would* come back), and build the football stadium for less than a 75,000 seat "dome"

If you think ESPN wouldn't move the bowl game to a brand new yet smaller stadium you should delete your account, throw your computer in the river, and stop opining on this topic

Good advice regardless.

It does NOT matter what I think, or what any on this forum thinks about ESPN moving the bowl game & the MCC to a new stadium. The people whose thoughts DO MATTER have not to date publicly committed to any site but Legion Field.

For the sake of UAB Blazer football, I hope a new stadium is available sooner rather than later. Until those two "visitor games" commit to switch from Legion Field though, the city is faced with the possibility of having to pay for both venues which may explain their reluctance to date to promise city money to the BJCC.
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01-05-2018 02:20 AM
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RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-04-2018 08:03 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  It seems that Bowl attendance is down and will continue to trend that way. Not sure the bowl would even need 55,000 seats.

I would definitely say that having USF playing in Bham multiple years hurts attendance. The newness wore off and they hate the stadium. Attendance is much better when an SEC team is playing in it.
01-05-2018 09:16 AM
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RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-05-2018 02:20 AM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 08:00 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 07:59 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  SEC games are never, read never coming back. Give up on that dream

The BJCC plan includes renovating the entire complex to add additional convention space, bring the arena to NCAA tournament standards (that's something that *would* come back), and build the football stadium for less than a 75,000 seat "dome"

If you think ESPN wouldn't move the bowl game to a brand new yet smaller stadium you should delete your account, throw your computer in the river, and stop opining on this topic

Good advice regardless.

It does NOT matter what I think, or what any on this forum thinks about ESPN moving the bowl game & the MCC to a new stadium. The people whose thoughts DO MATTER have not to date publicly committed to any site but Legion Field.

For the sake of UAB Blazer football, I hope a new stadium is available sooner rather than later. Until those two "visitor games" commit to switch from Legion Field though, the city is faced with the possibility of having to pay for both venues which may explain their reluctance to date to promise city money to the BJCC.

They aren’t going to continue to play a bowl game at legion field with 25,000 people in attendance with a new stadium right down the road.
01-05-2018 10:00 AM
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Post: #34
RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
Bowl game has already said they would move its games there. That’s why it will be 55k instead of 45k. No I don’t have a link nor do I care to find one.

Everyone is on board except the City Council at this point. Even hearing the new Mayor is on board. Now it’s the Council.
01-05-2018 10:07 AM
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RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-05-2018 09:16 AM)UABslant Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 08:03 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  It seems that Bowl attendance is down and will continue to trend that way. Not sure the bowl would even need 55,000 seats.

I would definitely say that having USF playing in Bham multiple years hurts attendance. The newness wore off and they hate the stadium. Attendance is much better when an SEC team is playing in it.

And can we rename it to the Magic City Bowl instead of the Birmingham Bowl? "Birmingham Bowl" is like the government cheese of bowl games
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Post: #36
RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-05-2018 11:42 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:16 AM)UABslant Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 08:03 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  It seems that Bowl attendance is down and will continue to trend that way. Not sure the bowl would even need 55,000 seats.

I would definitely say that having USF playing in Bham multiple years hurts attendance. The newness wore off and they hate the stadium. Attendance is much better when an SEC team is playing in it.

And can we rename it to the Magic City Bowl instead of the Birmingham Bowl? "Birmingham Bowl" is like the government cheese of bowl games

MAGIC CITY BOWL sounds cool
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RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-05-2018 11:51 AM)rook360 Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 11:42 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:16 AM)UABslant Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 08:03 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  It seems that Bowl attendance is down and will continue to trend that way. Not sure the bowl would even need 55,000 seats.

I would definitely say that having USF playing in Bham multiple years hurts attendance. The newness wore off and they hate the stadium. Attendance is much better when an SEC team is playing in it.

And can we rename it to the Magic City Bowl instead of the Birmingham Bowl? "Birmingham Bowl" is like the government cheese of bowl games

MAGIC CITY BOWL sounds cool

The trophy for the Bowl Game this year was Vulcan. The Vulcan Bowl would be cool too.
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Post: #38
RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-05-2018 12:02 PM)BandGrad Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 11:51 AM)rook360 Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 11:42 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:16 AM)UABslant Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 08:03 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  It seems that Bowl attendance is down and will continue to trend that way. Not sure the bowl would even need 55,000 seats.

I would definitely say that having USF playing in Bham multiple years hurts attendance. The newness wore off and they hate the stadium. Attendance is much better when an SEC team is playing in it.

And can we rename it to the Magic City Bowl instead of the Birmingham Bowl? "Birmingham Bowl" is like the government cheese of bowl games

MAGIC CITY BOWL sounds cool

The trophy for the Bowl Game this year was Vulcan. The Vulcan Bowl would be cool too.
Really neat trophy!
01-05-2018 12:33 PM
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RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
(01-05-2018 11:42 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:16 AM)UABslant Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 08:03 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  It seems that Bowl attendance is down and will continue to trend that way. Not sure the bowl would even need 55,000 seats.

I would definitely say that having USF playing in Bham multiple years hurts attendance. The newness wore off and they hate the stadium. Attendance is much better when an SEC team is playing in it.

And can we rename it to the Magic City Bowl instead of the Birmingham Bowl? "Birmingham Bowl" is like the government cheese of bowl games

"B'ham Bowl" was a fall back name adopted when the game lost its previous sponsors (Papa John, etc). As soon as they land another sponsor, it will probably be changed again. BTW, "Magic City Bowl" might be considered too close to "Music City Bowl" in Nashville. A "Vulcan Trophy Bowl" may be attractive and be all ours.

The dairy folks in Wisconsin liked the "government cheese Program" which assured them of a steady customer - just like the orange juice folks in Florida liked the government program that supplied juice to public school children.
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RE: No news, but downtown stadium prediction
Previously also the BBVA Compass Bowl.
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