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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
Nah, him too. Just a family tiff, we all want the same thing.

We want our team to succeed and be given every opportunity to do so without politics getting in the way of our students ability to enjoy campus life.
12-08-2012 06:33 PM
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(12-08-2012 03:40 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Build something decent for now that is designed to be expanded upon. I just want the damn thing built.

That is exactly what is being done in Charlotte, it seats "only" 15,000 for now, but that's gonna change soon, of this I'm very confident. What I wouldn't give for UAB to have this option afforded them, that's a compromise I'd be willing to entertain, it would be a hell of a lot better than where they are now.
12-08-2012 07:39 PM
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@Blazerstadium: Welcome to Blazertalk, fella!
12-08-2012 07:41 PM
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Maybe Birmingham-Southern would like to get out of the Ghetto with their football field and go in with us on a downtown Stadium. I'm sure they have wealthier and better-connected alumni 05-stirthepot
12-09-2012 02:32 PM
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They already have an on-campus *cough* high school *cough* facility.
12-09-2012 03:34 PM
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Yeah, we practice there when it rains.
12-09-2012 03:45 PM
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Why is a South Alabama fan so interested about us playing in the Met?
12-09-2012 04:32 PM
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(12-09-2012 04:32 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Why is a South Alabama fan so interested about us playing in the Met?

It was just a question to see what others thought of the idea, now calm down and enjoy the big Blazer victory from last night.04-bow
12-09-2012 05:22 PM
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LOL
12-09-2012 05:39 PM
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(12-08-2012 11:29 AM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  "If there were a stadium in Hoover would you want to play there instead of LF"???

No. You would have to completely demolish the Met and rebuild it as a football stadium. Which would be just like the OCS, minus the OC part. But no, I'd rather be at Legion Field than at Hoover. Right now 0 students would drive to Hoover for a UAB game. Legion Field is at least close, even if people are afraid of all those big scary black people lol.

I think Hoover could build a designated football stadium to host big high school rivalries - Hoover-Vestavia is too big for either schools' home stadium, which is why they play it at the Met alternating years. It could go next to the Met where the club soccer field is. There's plenty of undeveloped space there.

They could make it 15k and have some big high school game each week, plus host the Super 6 instead of having in in the cavernous Bryant-Denny/ Jordan-Hare stadiums. Samford could also play some bigger games there (home and home with UAB? South Alabama?), and they could try to bring some Troy/ North Alabama/ Jacksonville State/ whatever games to town. Make it a Family Football Saturday weekly thing or whatever. Neutral site games for Georgia vs. Mississippi 1-AA schools

It could also double as the soccer field for the College Cup, as well as UAB's or Samford's or whoever else's when they have games that are too big for West Campus field, like UAB vs. Alabama or Auburn women's soccer, if they have teams, and maybe some Olympic stuff since soccer teams will never play at Legion Field again because of the fake grass.

They could also host big youth Classic, Premier, and Rec tournaments, which are usually held in Montgomery, and high school soccer tournaments, if those exist. It's nice to be able to sit in a real seat to watch your kid play soccer. 90 minutes is a lengthy stay on a bleacher. Designated football/ soccer and baseball facilities, right next to each other. Problems solved, kinda.

Of course all the C-USA media requirements would have to be met. If all of those requirements were met, and it were at least 15k big, I would be okay with it, but driving 25 minutes from campus to get to a home game is still a tough sell for me and a lateral move at best. But the Met is an absolute "no," and a very bad idea.
12-10-2012 01:11 AM
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(12-09-2012 03:34 PM)Smaug Wrote:  They already have an on-campus *cough* high school *cough* facility.

As a proud BSC and UAB alum, I'm legitimately offended by that statement. The practice field/ stadium they built is very nice, and the field itself is gorgeous and extremely sophisticated in terms of it's drainage infrastructure. The locker rooms/ training facilities right there are awesome, and the capacity is perfect for a Division III program. You can walk there from the dorms in 5 minutes. And it's a gated community patrolled by 24-hour campus police, so we were completely isolated from the "ghetto," which is actually a few blocks away. The College Hills neighborhood across the street is actually very nice. I always felt safe at BSC.

We (UAB) are very lucky to have that state-of-the-art, perfectly drained turf to practice on in the rain, and should be grateful that BSC lets us use it.

I've never been to a high school stadium that remotely resembled BSC's stadium, and it's no wonder since it was very expensive. They should be so lucky.

FYI, BSC played the inaugural football game of the modern era at Legion Field, and finished out the rest of the season at the Met, lol. It was my last semester there, so I was in the pep band. The Met is a piss awful place even for D-III football.
12-10-2012 01:20 AM
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I don't think I've ever been "legitimately" offended by anything, much less something on a message board? I hope you recover.
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With all due respect, what does BSC's stadium hold? 1,700?

I'm not dinging BSC. It's perfect for them. I just want one perfect for us.
12-10-2012 07:26 AM
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(12-10-2012 01:20 AM)thebernreuter Wrote:  
(12-09-2012 03:34 PM)Smaug Wrote:  They already have an on-campus *cough* high school *cough* facility.

As a proud BSC and UAB alum, I'm legitimately offended by that statement. The practice field/ stadium they built is very nice, and the field itself is gorgeous and extremely sophisticated in terms of it's drainage infrastructure. The locker rooms/ training facilities right there are awesome, and the capacity is perfect for a Division III program. You can walk there from the dorms in 5 minutes. And it's a gated community patrolled by 24-hour campus police, so we were completely isolated from the "ghetto," which is actually a few blocks away. The College Hills neighborhood across the street is actually very nice. I always felt safe at BSC.

We (UAB) are very lucky to have that state-of-the-art, perfectly drained turf to practice on in the rain, and should be grateful that BSC lets us use it.

I've never been to a high school stadium that remotely resembled BSC's stadium, and it's no wonder since it was very expensive. They should be so lucky.

FYI, BSC played the inaugural football game of the modern era at Legion Field, and finished out the rest of the season at the Met, lol. It was my last semester there, so I was in the pep band. The Met is a piss awful place even for D-III football.

You're right. Many high school stadiums seat more people these days.
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We might as well stay at Legion Field. By the time we are "allowed" to build a stadium, Legion Field will be 500 feet inside UAB's campus boundry.
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(12-10-2012 01:20 AM)thebernreuter Wrote:  
(12-09-2012 03:34 PM)Smaug Wrote:  They already have an on-campus *cough* high school *cough* facility.

As a proud BSC and UAB alum, I'm legitimately offended by that statement. The practice field/ stadium they built is very nice, and the field itself is gorgeous and extremely sophisticated in terms of it's drainage infrastructure. The locker rooms/ training facilities right there are awesome, and the capacity is perfect for a Division III program. You can walk there from the dorms in 5 minutes. And it's a gated community patrolled by 24-hour campus police, so we were completely isolated from the "ghetto," which is actually a few blocks away. The College Hills neighborhood across the street is actually very nice. I always felt safe at BSC.

We (UAB) are very lucky to have that state-of-the-art, perfectly drained turf to practice on in the rain, and should be grateful that BSC lets us use it.

I've never been to a high school stadium that remotely resembled BSC's stadium, and it's no wonder since it was very expensive. They should be so lucky.

FYI, BSC played the inaugural football game of the modern era at Legion Field, and finished out the rest of the season at the Met, lol. It was my last semester there, so I was in the pep band. The Met is a piss awful place even for D-III football.

When I attended BSC in 1958-59, I always felt safe too. The only moment of concern was when a national TV show interviewed some students on racial issues and at least one, Judy Kulberg, made statements favorably supportive of equal rights, especially in educational opportunity. We (BSC) received a number of phoned in threats that the KKK would "visit " the campus to punish its "liberal" student body. The students from south Alabama were visibly shaken and nervous. My roommate, Don Simmons from Mobile, was one of them.

Some my age may remember that national TV show because of its interviews with a few upper class B'ham "whites" in front of the cockatoo cage at "The Club". The framing of the pictures made them look like "Planters" from the past.
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BSC has a great stadium that fits their needs. You can't ask for more then that. As far as the "ghetto", last time I looked, Legion Field wasn't in Mountain Brook.

Are their any UAB grads/supporters on the UA BoT???
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There are two UAB alums, 14 UA-T alums, and no UAH alums on the board.

Yes, we're well-aware of the neighborhood Legion Field is in.
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I see on AL.COM that the new stadium has been approved for the Falcons in Atlanta. Article was not clear as to whether the GA DOME would be torn down or if the new stadium will be in another place. Since it was said to be a "convention center" as well, I guess it will have one of those new-fangled retractable roofs. Can you see "MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY" ("DOME") as we wanted to build in B'ham in 1998?
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It will be a retractable roof stadium and the Georgia Dome will be torn down soon thereafter.
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