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Northwestern's New Indoor Facility
Its finally open and its pretty incredible. Jim Phillips is the man...

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04-16-2018 09:45 AM
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i worked (am working) on this project. its all that and more
04-16-2018 09:57 AM
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That's a hell of a view for a football practice facility.

Many of their sports facilities have that same type of a view and I remember thinking to myself "probably better to put expensive lake view dorms here than a pool (and now, a football facility.)"
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Really nice..... Might be the nicest facility in the nation. Evanston has seen a major makeover because of NU.
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04-16-2018 10:31 AM
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Holy crap. That is nothing short of spectacular! Kudos to NW.

And, lest we forget: Huskies 23 Wildcats 15 9/6/14 04-bow
04-16-2018 12:15 PM
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World class
04-16-2018 02:37 PM
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Northwestern Endowment: 10.5 billion
NIU Endowment: 75 million
I live by Evanston, I'm there all the time..they are spending like krazy and it still won't dent their endowment.

So...I've seen it..and it's nicer than the pictures if u can believe that. My question is...how do you psych up to practice a tough physical nasty game like football when you're in a palace like this? I SAY it softens them up!!! :)
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All I can think of is the Drew Hare coming out party in Evanston....That was a nice win.
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(04-16-2018 10:07 PM)NIU84 Wrote:  Northwestern Endowment: 10.5 billion
NIU Endowment: 75 million
I live by Evanston, I'm there all the time..they are spending like krazy and it still won't dent their endowment.

So...I've seen it..and it's nicer than the pictures if u can believe that. My question is...how do you psych up to practice a tough physical nasty game like football when you're in a palace like this? I SAY it softens them up!!! :)

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Get rid of the windows and it's just like Chessick - an indoor practice field. Put a few extra windows in Chessick and the players can get a beautiful view of the dorms. And the Chessick costs a hell of a lot less than NU's palace to meditate over the lake.
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(04-17-2018 07:44 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Get rid of the windows and it's just like Chessick - an indoor practice field. Put a few extra windows in Chessick and the players can get a beautiful view of the dorms. And the Chessick costs a hell of a lot less than NU's palace to meditate over the lake.

Dramatic, but certainly no more useful than ours. The ceiling height actually looks pretty low over the one sideline...

Nice they are managing to catch up with us facility-wise in any case 07-coffee3
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(04-17-2018 11:40 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(04-17-2018 07:44 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Get rid of the windows and it's just like Chessick - an indoor practice field. Put a few extra windows in Chessick and the players can get a beautiful view of the dorms. And the Chessick costs a hell of a lot less than NU's palace to meditate over the lake.

Dramatic, but certainly no more useful than ours. The ceiling height actually looks pretty low over the one sideline...

Nice they are managing to catch up with us facility-wise in any case 07-coffee3

they are not low. its like 40' at the side line, 80' in the peak of the dome.

the rest of the facility has full football and olympic sports 'stuff' in there...training areas, cafeteria, locker rooms, offices, position meeting auditoriums, etc etc. very functional but also very high end.
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Looks like a new zeppelin hangar.
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Absolutely stunning.[/quote]
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(04-16-2018 10:07 PM)NIU84 Wrote:  Northwestern Endowment: 10.5 billion
NIU Endowment: 75 million
I live by Evanston, I'm there all the time..they are spending like krazy and it still won't dent their endowment.

So...I've seen it..and it's nicer than the pictures if u can believe that. My question is...how do you psych up to practice a tough physical nasty game like football when you're in a palace like this? I SAY it softens them up!!! :)

It also helps to be in the BIG conf which brings in lots of TV money and bowl money..NW gets plenty of payback despite their poor attendance (relative to many of the Power 5 teams)..Their big attendance games are the like of Wisc, Mich, Ohio State with tons of visiting fans...
And of course their alumni base has many upper income...
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(04-18-2018 06:41 PM)OldTtimeNIU Wrote:  
(04-16-2018 10:07 PM)NIU84 Wrote:  Northwestern Endowment: 10.5 billion
NIU Endowment: 75 million
I live by Evanston, I'm there all the time..they are spending like krazy and it still won't dent their endowment.

So...I've seen it..and it's nicer than the pictures if u can believe that. My question is...how do you psych up to practice a tough physical nasty game like football when you're in a palace like this? I SAY it softens them up!!! :)

It also helps to be in the BIG conf which brings in lots of TV money and bowl money..NW gets plenty of payback despite their poor attendance (relative to many of the Power 5 teams)..Their big attendance games are the like of Wisc, Mich, Ohio State with tons of visiting fans...
And of course their alumni base has many upper income...

NIU = Good attendance game as well. God forbid they make that a regular thing...
04-19-2018 07:58 AM
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(04-16-2018 10:07 PM)NIU84 Wrote:  Northwestern Endowment: 10.5 billion
NIU Endowment: 75 million
I live by Evanston, I'm there all the time..they are spending like krazy and it still won't dent their endowment.

So...I've seen it..and it's nicer than the pictures if u can believe that. My question is...how do you psych up to practice a tough physical nasty game like football when you're in a palace like this? I SAY it softens them up!!! :)

I've seen a special on the best, most expensive facilities years ago.Pretty much the SEC. I remember Oregon and Alabama looked like 5 star resorts. They do pretty well, are tough enough.

But I will say it's pretty easy to gaze out the window for a time.

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