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RE: NIU #28 on list of most dominant football programs
(01-05-2018 09:25 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
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(01-04-2018 12:26 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
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(01-04-2018 12:20 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  I know this won't happen, but I have always felt attendance would rise significantly if we had a domed stadium. People don't like to sit outdoors in bad weather. Chances around here are good that the gameday weather will be crappy: rain, wind, cold, snow. Will the increase in attendance offset the cost of the dome? No, but I can dream anyway. 03-cloud9
I am in this camp as well. It would make for a very loud Dog House.

Yea I agree. Too bad we don't have the money for that.

I'm sure it won't happen but I dont think it's as far fetched as you think. The Unidome cost 7.5 million to build which apparently is 32+ million is today's money. That's not bad when considering the cost of our master plan. The Fargodome cost 48 million which is over 80 million in today's dollars. Still not outrageous but out of our reach at this point.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNI-Dome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargodome


A small dome like Uni or Kibbie would be great! Especially if you could keep Brigham Field for nice weather games. That's a luxury for schools with tons of cash, not NIU. The problem with the small dome is dropping the capacity below the FBS requirement of 20,000. But since espn is mostly responsible for the maction debacle, get them to pay for half of it...call it the espn maction dome and skirt the 20k rule. Maction games, in a dome or outside, aren't drawing more than 12-15k anyway. How fun would a packed dome of 15k Huskie fans in December when its 0 degrees outside? It would be like a mini vacation.

And maybe the hotdogs wouldn't be cold then. 05-stirthepot
01-05-2018 09:29 AM
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RE: NIU #28 on list of most dominant football programs
(01-05-2018 09:25 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 12:55 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:26 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:24 PM)MileHighHuskie Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:20 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  I know this won't happen, but I have always felt attendance would rise significantly if we had a domed stadium. People don't like to sit outdoors in bad weather. Chances around here are good that the gameday weather will be crappy: rain, wind, cold, snow. Will the increase in attendance offset the cost of the dome? No, but I can dream anyway. 03-cloud9
I am in this camp as well. It would make for a very loud Dog House.

Yea I agree. Too bad we don't have the money for that.

I'm sure it won't happen but I dont think it's as far fetched as you think. The Unidome cost 7.5 million to build which apparently is 32+ million is today's money. That's not bad when considering the cost of our master plan. The Fargodome cost 48 million which is over 80 million in today's dollars. Still not outrageous but out of our reach at this point.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNI-Dome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargodome


A small dome like Uni or Kibbie would be great! Especially if you could keep Brigham Field for nice weather games. That's a luxury for schools with tons of cash, not NIU. The problem with the small dome is dropping the capacity below the FBS requirement of 20,000. But since espn is mostly responsible for the maction debacle, get them to pay for half of it...call it the espn maction dome and skirt the 20k rule. Maction games, in a dome or outside, aren't drawing more than 12-15k anyway. How fun would a packed dome of 15k Huskie fans in December when its 0 degrees outside? It would be like a mini vacation.

I was in the dump known as the Kibbie Dome when the Huskies played there in 2007. Not something we'd want for NIU. 05-nono
01-05-2018 09:30 AM
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Although the Kibbie Dome was pretty old - in any case it would need to be a little bigger and better. Not sure what it would cost for a 24K-capacity dome. We can always dream I guess......
01-05-2018 09:32 AM
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RE: NIU #28 on list of most dominant football programs
(01-05-2018 09:30 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:25 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 12:55 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:26 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:24 PM)MileHighHuskie Wrote:  I am in this camp as well. It would make for a very loud Dog House.

Yea I agree. Too bad we don't have the money for that.

I'm sure it won't happen but I dont think it's as far fetched as you think. The Unidome cost 7.5 million to build which apparently is 32+ million is today's money. That's not bad when considering the cost of our master plan. The Fargodome cost 48 million which is over 80 million in today's dollars. Still not outrageous but out of our reach at this point.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNI-Dome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargodome


A small dome like Uni or Kibbie would be great! Especially if you could keep Brigham Field for nice weather games. That's a luxury for schools with tons of cash, not NIU. The problem with the small dome is dropping the capacity below the FBS requirement of 20,000. But since espn is mostly responsible for the maction debacle, get them to pay for half of it...call it the espn maction dome and skirt the 20k rule. Maction games, in a dome or outside, aren't drawing more than 12-15k anyway. How fun would a packed dome of 15k Huskie fans in December when its 0 degrees outside? It would be like a mini vacation.

I was in the dump known as the Kibbie Dome when the Huskies played there in 2007. Not something we'd want for NIU. 05-nono

Pretty much everything created in the 70s was a dump. Cars, homes, clothes. Only thing they got right was movies and music.
01-05-2018 09:48 AM
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I don’t know why we are talking about domes right now, but watching a football game in a dome is a lame experience. Every time I’m in one for a football game (probably 6/7 times) I felt the game lacked something and environment. Blah.....
01-05-2018 09:50 AM
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(01-05-2018 09:48 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:30 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:25 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 12:55 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(01-04-2018 12:26 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  Yea I agree. Too bad we don't have the money for that.

I'm sure it won't happen but I dont think it's as far fetched as you think. The Unidome cost 7.5 million to build which apparently is 32+ million is today's money. That's not bad when considering the cost of our master plan. The Fargodome cost 48 million which is over 80 million in today's dollars. Still not outrageous but out of our reach at this point.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNI-Dome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargodome


A small dome like Uni or Kibbie would be great! Especially if you could keep Brigham Field for nice weather games. That's a luxury for schools with tons of cash, not NIU. The problem with the small dome is dropping the capacity below the FBS requirement of 20,000. But since espn is mostly responsible for the maction debacle, get them to pay for half of it...call it the espn maction dome and skirt the 20k rule. Maction games, in a dome or outside, aren't drawing more than 12-15k anyway. How fun would a packed dome of 15k Huskie fans in December when its 0 degrees outside? It would be like a mini vacation.

I was in the dump known as the Kibbie Dome when the Huskies played there in 2007. Not something we'd want for NIU. 05-nono

Pretty much everything created in the 70s was a dump. Cars, homes, clothes. Only thing they got right was movies and music.

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01-05-2018 10:01 AM
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(01-05-2018 10:01 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:48 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:30 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:25 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 12:55 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  I'm sure it won't happen but I dont think it's as far fetched as you think. The Unidome cost 7.5 million to build which apparently is 32+ million is today's money. That's not bad when considering the cost of our master plan. The Fargodome cost 48 million which is over 80 million in today's dollars. Still not outrageous but out of our reach at this point.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNI-Dome

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargodome


A small dome like Uni or Kibbie would be great! Especially if you could keep Brigham Field for nice weather games. That's a luxury for schools with tons of cash, not NIU. The problem with the small dome is dropping the capacity below the FBS requirement of 20,000. But since espn is mostly responsible for the maction debacle, get them to pay for half of it...call it the espn maction dome and skirt the 20k rule. Maction games, in a dome or outside, aren't drawing more than 12-15k anyway. How fun would a packed dome of 15k Huskie fans in December when its 0 degrees outside? It would be like a mini vacation.

I was in the dump known as the Kibbie Dome when the Huskies played there in 2007. Not something we'd want for NIU. 05-nono

Pretty much everything created in the 70s was a dump. Cars, homes, clothes. Only thing they got right was movies and music.

Ah...ah...ah...ah, staying alive, staying alive.......

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RE: NIU #28 on list of most dominant football programs
(01-05-2018 10:38 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 10:01 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:48 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:30 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(01-05-2018 09:25 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  A small dome like Uni or Kibbie would be great! Especially if you could keep Brigham Field for nice weather games. That's a luxury for schools with tons of cash, not NIU. The problem with the small dome is dropping the capacity below the FBS requirement of 20,000. But since espn is mostly responsible for the maction debacle, get them to pay for half of it...call it the espn maction dome and skirt the 20k rule. Maction games, in a dome or outside, aren't drawing more than 12-15k anyway. How fun would a packed dome of 15k Huskie fans in December when its 0 degrees outside? It would be like a mini vacation.

I was in the dump known as the Kibbie Dome when the Huskies played there in 2007. Not something we'd want for NIU. 05-nono

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Ah...ah...ah...ah, staying alive, staying alive.......

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Hey UNI plays in the UNI-Dome, what better way to create more confusion than for us to play in a dome too!

Seriously, tho here's a run down of domed NCAA Stadiums: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/11176...r-stadiums

And Tulane played in the Silverdome until 2014. Now they play in Yulman Stadium, which apparently holds 30K, but from the photos looks more like it holds 10K and their historic attendance numbers, reflect that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulman_Stadium
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The Huskies look like a dominant team when you disregard their last two years.
01-05-2018 05:31 PM
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