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RE: Just want to add a little more unrest
The best thing they did to UAB football was to kill it for a couple years. The area has really gotten behind them. Good for them. This also has a ways to go. We'll see when they need to pony up the bucks.
01-11-2018 10:49 AM
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(01-11-2018 10:35 AM)monarx Wrote:  If we simply add two sets of bleachers where the clamshells are now with a cheap press box on top and new bathrooms, we will probably end up with the worst (or maybe next to worst ahead of FIU) stadium in CUSA east. Bottom line is absolutely critical to have comparable facilities to our peers. If we don't, we won't be able to recruit competitively and put a winning program on the field. A losing team won't be embraced in Hampton Roads very long by any folks other than the die hards and a half full 20,000 seat place would be a disaster. I'm more and more concerned our new stadium will be one of the worst in CUSA the day it opens. ODU has to find a way to get a top quality stadium built in phase one. I truly believe the future success (and financial stability) of the program depends on investment in this stadium.

Take this mans shoe laces and belt! Let's just wait and see what the finished product actually looks like. I seriously doubt it'll be half as bad as some suggest. May be in for a pleasant surprise.
01-11-2018 12:54 PM
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Yes, that's what hoping for too... A pleasant surprise. I believe the powers that be want a nice stadium too. Right now it's about making the right decisions on how to finalize that nice stadium in phases. I'm in the camp of suites should be included in phase 1... Bout dat $$$$
01-11-2018 01:00 PM
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(01-11-2018 01:00 PM)ODUi Wrote:  Yes, that's what hoping for too... A pleasant surprise. I believe the powers that be want a nice stadium too. Right now it's about making the right decisions on how to finalize that nice stadium in phases. I'm in the camp of suites should be included in phase 1... Bout dat $$$$

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Give us the suites, club level and whatever else it takes to make phase 2 get here quicker.
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01-11-2018 01:10 PM
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(01-11-2018 01:00 PM)ODUi Wrote:  Yes, that's what hoping for too... A pleasant surprise. I believe the powers that be want a nice stadium too. Right now it's about making the right decisions on how to finalize that nice stadium in phases. I'm in the camp of suites should be included in phase 1... Bout dat $$$$

Thats what Im hoping too. Just not seeing any indication that will be the case. Each report gets less and less impressive, not more. Id feel a lot better if they were actively trying to raise additional money specifically to be used in phase one. Believe me, I'll be thrilled if we get something similar to what FAU, North Texas, Tx State, UCF or even JMU has now.
01-11-2018 01:28 PM
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If on-campus weren't important, the dream scenario would be a joint venture with an ownership group to put a 30,000-seat football/MLS stadium with all the bells and whistles somewhere easily accessible. Obviously that won't be happening.

I do wonder how many options ODU would have if it was OK with off-campus, and how much better and/or cheaper they'd be compared to shoehorning a stadium rebuild in the current location.
01-11-2018 01:55 PM
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For 12 to 15 million you can get 6,000 seats similar to Virginia Beach Sportsplex. 07-coffee3

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01-11-2018 02:08 PM
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(01-11-2018 02:08 PM)AimHigh Wrote:  For 12 to 15 million you can get 6,000 seats similar to Virginia Beach Sportsplex. 07-coffee3

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Don't laugh...that on both sides is about what they are describing.
01-11-2018 02:18 PM
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(01-11-2018 01:55 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  If on-campus weren't important, the dream scenario would be a joint venture with an ownership group to put a 30,000-seat football/MLS stadium with all the bells and whistles somewhere easily accessible. Obviously that won't be happening.

I do wonder how many options ODU would have if it was OK with off-campus, and how much better and/or cheaper they'd be compared to shoehorning a stadium rebuild in the current location.

I am interested in know how much it is costing us to tear down and retrofit the Foreman site for a new stadium. It seems much nicer stadiums have been built recently for not much more money than we are going to spend. I imagine old Foreman plays into that somewhat, just wonder how much.
01-11-2018 03:23 PM
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(01-11-2018 03:23 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 01:55 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  If on-campus weren't important, the dream scenario would be a joint venture with an ownership group to put a 30,000-seat football/MLS stadium with all the bells and whistles somewhere easily accessible. Obviously that won't be happening.

I do wonder how many options ODU would have if it was OK with off-campus, and how much better and/or cheaper they'd be compared to shoehorning a stadium rebuild in the current location.

I am interested in know how much it is costing us to tear down and retrofit the Foreman site for a new stadium. It seems much nicer stadiums have been built recently for not much more money than we are going to spend. I imagine old Foreman plays into that somewhat, just wonder how much.

I would be OK with scheduling our home games opposite of Norfolk State so that we could use their stadium while we built one, as long as we build it right.
01-11-2018 03:48 PM
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