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(11-02-2018 10:21 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  From a post on another thread "NO NEW scoreboard for 2019. It will go up in new location over/behind the end zone seats in 2020." Info came from an ODAF rep.

Correct and a HUGE Mistake because we will NEVER see it in 2020.
11-02-2018 12:34 PM
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(11-02-2018 12:20 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
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(11-02-2018 10:21 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  From a post on another thread "NO NEW scoreboard for 2019. It will go up in new location over/behind the end zone seats in 2020." Info came from an ODAF rep.

So i take it we won't be seeing any changes on the NEZ and the corners which boils down to the entire work being done to East and West stands.

From what I was told, for political purposes, we didn't want to go ask for approval to spend another 2.5 mm on the NEZ project after already asking for approval to boost the budget by 10mm. We thought it would have bad optics.

The 2019 project will be about 5 mm, but we already have the 2.5 mm for the scoreboard approved.

So yes, the final renderings released won't have the new NEZ included.

They should have asked for the 12.5M project vs the 10M. The 10M covers cost increases and the new "Big Donor" party area that the majority of the fans will not benefit from. Where the north end zone and new scoreboard would have benefited everyone. Again, little guy is forgotten. Sad.
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(11-02-2018 12:38 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:20 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 11:58 AM)12thmonarch Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 10:21 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  From a post on another thread "NO NEW scoreboard for 2019. It will go up in new location over/behind the end zone seats in 2020." Info came from an ODAF rep.

So i take it we won't be seeing any changes on the NEZ and the corners which boils down to the entire work being done to East and West stands.

From what I was told, for political purposes, we didn't want to go ask for approval to spend another 2.5 mm on the NEZ project after already asking for approval to boost the budget by 10mm. We thought it would have bad optics.

The 2019 project will be about 5 mm, but we already have the 2.5 mm for the scoreboard approved.

So yes, the final renderings released won't have the new NEZ included.

They should have asked for the 12.5M project vs the 10M. The 10M covers cost increases and the new "Big Donor" party area that the majority of the fans will not benefit from. Where the north end zone and new scoreboard would have benefited everyone. Again, little guy is forgotten. Sad.

I think its a strategic move esp with what ODU Admin has to deal with when asking for add'l funds in that snake pit of an assembly. I am fine with it as long as we have that scheduled for 2020. I see why Admin pushed for that Big Donor thing at a time of severe need for money. I am not sure how many add'l Suites/loges we will be getting but they better have more because those are the cash boxes.
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Im ok with waiting a year, but I want ODU to come out say exactly what they are doing next year. None of this guessing crap. Give the fans and alumni what they want. Stop keeping us in the dark about everything.
11-02-2018 01:21 PM
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I’m ok with 1 year, as long as it’s only ONE year. It does come across as another broken promise though.
11-02-2018 02:16 PM
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At least it looks like we’re getting Phase II in 2020....

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11-02-2018 02:27 PM
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(11-02-2018 02:27 PM)owynn Wrote:  At least it looks like we’re getting Phase II in 2020....

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This will not be the Phase 2 that Populous came out with. Think of a dumbed down version.
11-02-2018 02:31 PM
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(11-02-2018 02:31 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 02:27 PM)owynn Wrote:  At least it looks like we’re getting Phase II in 2020....

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This will not be the Phase 2 that Populous came out with. Think of a dumbed down version.

Phase 1.3?
11-02-2018 02:35 PM
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1 year in ODU time is 6 years in real time. 28,000 seats in ODU words means 22,000 seats. 07-coffee3 05-stirthepot 07-coffee3
11-02-2018 03:54 PM
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(11-02-2018 02:31 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 02:27 PM)owynn Wrote:  At least it looks like we’re getting Phase II in 2020....

Rimshot

This will not be the Phase 2 that Populous came out with. Think of a dumbed down version.

Hahaha yeah I know. I was trying to bring some humor into this whole debacle.
11-02-2018 05:04 PM
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(11-01-2018 03:53 PM)Sirloin Burger Wrote:  I may be wrong but this is how the final project will look.

[Image: redbull-interior1.jpg]

I'd actually really like that. Help direct noise down on the field. Take advantage of our smaller crowd size, as we will never join the 45K+ club.
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We all know how this goes. We will delay the new scoreboard and north end zone improvement for a year. Go to get bids next year, cost goes up, Need to restudy what can be done. Then need to raise more money. Then need to got back to GA for approval. I will be shocked if it happens in 2020. In the mean time we have a nice new stadium with an entertainment system / scoreboard that is basically a party killer. Sad... They need to do everything they can to impact the game day experience now because football will suck even more next year and you have to have something other than more leg room and new bathroom to keep fans coming back.
11-03-2018 08:53 AM
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I thought new sound system was included in the phase 1.
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(11-03-2018 03:38 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  I thought new sound system was included in the phase 1.
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Correct. Nobody said it wasn't.
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(11-02-2018 12:38 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:20 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 11:58 AM)12thmonarch Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 10:21 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  From a post on another thread "NO NEW scoreboard for 2019. It will go up in new location over/behind the end zone seats in 2020." Info came from an ODAF rep.

So i take it we won't be seeing any changes on the NEZ and the corners which boils down to the entire work being done to East and West stands.

From what I was told, for political purposes, we didn't want to go ask for approval to spend another 2.5 mm on the NEZ project after already asking for approval to boost the budget by 10mm. We thought it would have bad optics.

The 2019 project will be about 5 mm, but we already have the 2.5 mm for the scoreboard approved.

So yes, the final renderings released won't have the new NEZ included.

They should have asked for the 12.5M project vs the 10M. The 10M covers cost increases and the new "Big Donor" party area that the majority of the fans will not benefit from. Where the north end zone and new scoreboard would have benefited everyone. Again, little guy is forgotten. Sad.

Our current scoreboard is pathetic. An impressive scoreboard is a reflection of status, so this news is extremely disappointing. The status of the Ted was dramatically improved with the HD scoreboard. It’s worth the money and for recruiting.
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(11-03-2018 06:56 PM)ODUDJ96 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:38 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:20 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 11:58 AM)12thmonarch Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 10:21 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  From a post on another thread "NO NEW scoreboard for 2019. It will go up in new location over/behind the end zone seats in 2020." Info came from an ODAF rep.

So i take it we won't be seeing any changes on the NEZ and the corners which boils down to the entire work being done to East and West stands.

From what I was told, for political purposes, we didn't want to go ask for approval to spend another 2.5 mm on the NEZ project after already asking for approval to boost the budget by 10mm. We thought it would have bad optics.

The 2019 project will be about 5 mm, but we already have the 2.5 mm for the scoreboard approved.

So yes, the final renderings released won't have the new NEZ included.

They should have asked for the 12.5M project vs the 10M. The 10M covers cost increases and the new "Big Donor" party area that the majority of the fans will not benefit from. Where the north end zone and new scoreboard would have benefited everyone. Again, little guy is forgotten. Sad.

Our current scoreboard is pathetic. An impressive scoreboard is a reflection of status, so this news is extremely disappointing. The status of the Ted was dramatically improved with the HD scoreboard. It’s worth the money and for recruiting.

Ding Ding Ding !! We have a winner !! Scoreboards are a visual and can create the hype that is needed to develop a great game atmosphere. Poor decision.
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12 days til construction
11-05-2018 05:48 PM
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(11-02-2018 03:54 PM)AimHigh Wrote:  1 year in ODU time is 6 years in real time. 28,000 seats in ODU words means 22,000 seats. 07-coffee3 05-stirthepot 07-coffee3
Based on how crowded the stands looked after halftime Saturday, I'm not sure 20,000 seats is overkill.
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(11-12-2018 06:54 PM)PhillyFlorz Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 03:54 PM)AimHigh Wrote:  1 year in ODU time is 6 years in real time. 28,000 seats in ODU words means 22,000 seats. 07-coffee3 05-stirthepot 07-coffee3
Based on how crowded the stands looked after halftime Saturday, I'm not sure 20,000 seats is overkill.

I just don't really agree with this line of thinking. Every school is going to have attendance problems when they are 3-7 or whatever we are. We probably would've sold 30,000 seats for Va Tech, and they are on the schedule for like 10 more years. It goes both ways - neither what you saw Saturday nor the Va Tech game represent what an average day should/will be.
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