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April Letter from the AD
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04-17-2018 02:19 PM
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RE: April Letter from the AD
In regards to the soccer stadium, do we have any fans on here? Just curious if it seems like the team is headed in a better direction. Seems like UAB hosting the USL team would translate into a more competitive program.
04-17-2018 03:03 PM
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Hurray! We have one of the finest on campus soccer only stadiums in the country!
04-17-2018 03:07 PM
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RE: April Letter from the AD
We could have a mediocre on-campus football stadium and no money for anything else, or we can have nice facilities for all our sports on campus AND one of the nicest stadiums in college football that we don't have to pay for on our own.
It's a heck of a compromise if you ask me.
04-17-2018 07:43 PM
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RE: April Letter from the AD
I would agree that it is certainly good for soccer.
I was just not overly pleased with the emphasis of on campus "soccer only" stadium.

& in regards to the USL it can do nothing but help the soccer program at UAB.

It allows us to expand the stadium and have the chance to draw in bigger crowds.

The women's team is heading in the right direction. The men need to take it up a few notches.
04-17-2018 08:04 PM
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RE: April Letter from the AD
(04-17-2018 08:04 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  I would agree that it is certainly good for soccer.
I was just not overly pleased with the emphasis of on campus "soccer only" stadium.

& in regards to the USL it can do nothing but help the soccer program at UAB.

It allows us to expand the stadium and have the chance to draw in bigger crowds.

The women's team is heading in the right direction. The men need to take it up a few notches.
The emphasis was on how nice it will be compared to other “soccer-only” stadiums. There are probably other nicer stadiums where college soccer teams play soccer but they aren’t soccer-only.
04-17-2018 08:55 PM
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(04-17-2018 03:03 PM)Auburn_Blazer Wrote:  In regards to the soccer stadium, do we have any fans on here? Just curious if it seems like the team is headed in a better direction. Seems like UAB hosting the USL team would translate into a more competitive program.

I'm a soccer fan. Keep in mind that there are some here who will find fault with anything the AD says, no matter how positive it is. There also seems to be a resentment of any sport that receives improvements in facilities between the years of 2015 and 2017.
04-17-2018 09:11 PM
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Well we do play lacrosse games there & maybe rugby games. Not sanctioned university games though.
04-17-2018 09:11 PM
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RE: April Letter from the AD
(04-17-2018 08:55 PM)ICB Wrote:  
(04-17-2018 08:04 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  I would agree that it is certainly good for soccer.
I was just not overly pleased with the emphasis of on campus "soccer only" stadium.

& in regards to the USL it can do nothing but help the soccer program at UAB.

It allows us to expand the stadium and have the chance to draw in bigger crowds.

The women's team is heading in the right direction. The men need to take it up a few notches.
The emphasis was on how nice it will be compared to other “soccer-only” stadiums. There are probably other nicer stadiums where college soccer teams play soccer but they aren’t soccer-only.

The soccer community has really moved toward soccer specific stadiums and fields. It is a big thing in recruiting.. Very few Teams will have an atmosphere and stadium comparable to what UAB will be able to produce.
04-17-2018 09:15 PM
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Do a lot of college teams play on the football field?
I know our high school games here are played on the football field which has a crown.

I imagine prospects certainly would like their own field to play on.
04-17-2018 09:17 PM
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(04-17-2018 09:17 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Do a lot of college teams play on the football field?
I know our high school games here are played on the football field which has a crown.

I imagine prospects certainly would like their own field to play on.

I'd imagine at this point most don't share a field with football in college. I know a lot of high schools play at football stadiums, but I also know several have their own soccer specific fields.
04-18-2018 09:03 AM
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The new Track and Field facility will prove to be quite beneficial.
04-19-2018 03:10 AM
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