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RE: UMBC New Arena, could be a good model for W&M
"I believe that there is a general discussion going on about how to improve the game-day experience at Kaplan"

"I think the administration has a priority on a proposed multi-sport practice facility"

"I don't know for sure, but it seems that these types of observations are driving the discussion."

Once again, I'm asking if anyone knows of any concrete proof that there is a movement afoot to actually renovate Kaplan or build a new structure. I'm looking for a press release, a vehicle for fundraising, a footnote in a master plan document, or even a public statement of interest by someone in the administration or a WM benefactor with $$MONEY$$. "I believe" and "I think" are well and nice, but I'm searching for anything tangible here.
01-31-2018 01:18 PM
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RE: UMBC New Arena, could be a good model for W&M
This is from For the Bold campaign website. Nothing on Kapan though.

Multisport Practice Facility | $20 million
Provide a practice venue for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams.
01-31-2018 01:46 PM
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(01-31-2018 01:18 PM)WM Beancounter Wrote:  "I believe that there is a general discussion going on about how to improve the game-day experience at Kaplan"

"I think the administration has a priority on a proposed multi-sport practice facility"

"I don't know for sure, but it seems that these types of observations are driving the discussion."

Once again, I'm asking if anyone knows of any concrete proof that there is a movement afoot to actually renovate Kaplan or build a new structure. I'm looking for a press release, a vehicle for fundraising, a footnote in a master plan document, or even a public statement of interest by someone in the administration or a WM benefactor with $$MONEY$$. "I believe" and "I think" are well and nice, but I'm searching for anything tangible here.

“You have to speak it into existence.” Nathan Knight

Seriously though, you are correct. I dont know of any true movement toward a renovated Kaplan. Its wishful thinking, but I always saw the "multisport practice facility" being an addition/wing to the building (north facade), which could drop the price of the arena renovation somewhat.
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RE: UMBC New Arena, could be a good model for W&M
(01-30-2018 05:54 PM)geewizNU Wrote:  No overhead scoreboard for a new arena? Not good.

The America Least has some nice arenas.

TD in Charleston has never had a overhead scoreboard. All we have is a small videoboard on one side of the court.
01-31-2018 02:43 PM
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RE: UMBC New Arena, could be a good model for W&M
Panoramic arena shot of new UMBC arena. Actually looks pretty nice if you ask me.

https://twitter.com/MorganAdsit/status/9...3932529666
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RE: UMBC New Arena, could be a good model for W&M
Towson's Arena is still the look and feel of a great Mid-Major arena.
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Delaware did a nice thing with their arena by having luxury box suites at the first concourse level. That would be easy to do at Kaplan.
02-02-2018 10:15 AM
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(02-02-2018 10:15 AM)Mrs. Got Ribe Wrote:  Delaware did a nice thing with their arena by having luxury box suites at the first concourse level. That would be easy to do at Kaplan.

UR did an awesome job renovating the Robins Center.
No reason the same approach / Blueprint could not be used for Kaplan.
IMO.
02-03-2018 09:02 AM
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(02-03-2018 09:02 AM)jmufbs Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:15 AM)Mrs. Got Ribe Wrote:  Delaware did a nice thing with their arena by having luxury box suites at the first concourse level. That would be easy to do at Kaplan.

UR did an awesome job renovating the Robins Center.
No reason the same approach / Blueprint could not be used for Kaplan.
IMO.

Yep, we have pointed to UR’s renovation as the blueprint of what we can do.
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Practice facility ... Rutgers style:

http://scarletknights.com/sports/2018/2/...enter.aspx
02-12-2018 02:34 PM
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