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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 02:49 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:48 PM)owynn Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:44 PM)Punk Wrote:  Here's another of the pictures in hi-res

[Image: DbP_dOdXUAE-b1H.jpg:large]

Two cool things you'll notice if you blow this pic up on a desktop screen: the "Welcome to S.B. Ballard Stadium/Home of the Monarchs" signage above the press box and the brick facade inside the stadium.

There are a lot of nice looking details with these renderings

Like those fans that brought actual picnic tables to their tailgate. =]
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 02:56 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:49 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:48 PM)owynn Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:44 PM)Punk Wrote:  Here's another of the pictures in hi-res

[Image: DbP_dOdXUAE-b1H.jpg:large]

Two cool things you'll notice if you blow this pic up on a desktop screen: the "Welcome to S.B. Ballard Stadium/Home of the Monarchs" signage above the press box and the brick facade inside the stadium.

There are a lot of nice looking details with these renderings

Like those fans that brought actual picnic tables to their tailgate. =]

I noticed that, and then wondered why SB Ballard's tailgate trailer wasn't in the rendering, lol.
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
Shuler Bentley is the feature on the gameday building poster lol
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
When I took my son to Charlotte, the extra legroom in their stadium was noticeable and much appreciated. At least 9" extrae will do wonders for fan comfort.
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I have to say that after all the speculation over the past several months, I'm pretty happy with what they've come up with and can't wait to see it in person when its done.
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 02:49 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:48 PM)owynn Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:44 PM)Punk Wrote:  Here's another of the pictures in hi-res

[Image: DbP_dOdXUAE-b1H.jpg:large]

Two cool things you'll notice if you blow this pic up on a desktop screen: the "Welcome to S.B. Ballard Stadium/Home of the Monarchs" signage above the press box and the brick facade inside the stadium.

There are a lot of nice looking details with these renderings
Based on that picture, the scoreboard will have to be re-positioned or I doubt you will be able to see if from the east side.
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 01:47 PM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  Was happy to read this part:

"The first part of the construction project is designed to accommodate future phases without demolishing any of the new build. The entire stadium, including the seating bowl design, will be configured to allow the building to expand in the future. This layout will allow for a potential future connection to the existing south end zone game day building on the mezzanine concourse level, a connection to a north end zone seating expansion and the addition of a club area and premium spaces."

and I was happy to hear this part:
A new stadium sound system will be installed
COGS
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(04-20-2018 02:22 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 01:49 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  Can't wait to see all the awesome views of the water on the East side of Hampton.

A few dozen more stories and could see the ocean.

naw I lived on the top floor at the Hague downtown for a few years. No ocean view but an awesome view of fireworks shows during summer.
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(04-20-2018 03:10 PM)ODUi Wrote:  Shuler Bentley is the feature on the gameday building poster lol

BAHAHAHA good one!!!! 04-cheers
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 02:22 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 01:49 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  Can't wait to see all the awesome views of the water on the East side of Hampton.

A few dozen more stories and could see the ocean.

A few dozen more stories and it'd be the tallest building in Norfolk by a significant margin.
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I have to say it's modest but they got it right. First with no special state appropriation or increase in student fees it may be the most fiscally responsible stadium in Virginia.

Second it is a good foundation for future expansion which was the entire point of the rebuild.

It's an attractive design while preserving the historic character. It increases fan comfort considerably. No chair backs but bleachers with backs and an extra 9" of leg room doesn't compare to the cramped benches that are currently there.

Internal food vendors, internal bathrooms, new sound system, expanded press box.

Yes this is what we need. It shows a strong commitment to moving in the right direction. Everything after this like a scoreboard can be tackled incrementally. This redesign gives us a strong foundation to do so.

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Looks like the space on the west side that the study had for possible classroom / storage etc... could still become a thing. Should turn that into offices or a workout area.
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 05:49 PM)Blue_Trombone Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 02:22 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 01:49 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  Can't wait to see all the awesome views of the water on the East side of Hampton.

A few dozen more stories and could see the ocean.

A few dozen more stories and it'd be the tallest building in Norfolk by a significant margin.
Hah ya I was mostly joking. I'm on 14 and can't see ocean from town center.

I can see ships coming into bay and the cranes in Portsmouth terminal tho. Pretty much all of Hampton roads but no ocean.

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One thing I'm looking forward to is the sound. It looks like it's going to really hold sound even better now. Plus 10 ft closer on each sideline is going to really make it feel intimidating. I want the place to be a true home field advantage.

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Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 04:50 PM)DWING Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 01:47 PM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  Was happy to read this part:

"The first part of the construction project is designed to accommodate future phases without demolishing any of the new build. The entire stadium, including the seating bowl design, will be configured to allow the building to expand in the future. This layout will allow for a potential future connection to the existing south end zone game day building on the mezzanine concourse level, a connection to a north end zone seating expansion and the addition of a club area and premium spaces."

and I was happy to hear this part:
A new stadium sound system will be installed
COGS


Amen!


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(04-20-2018 12:59 PM)odu09 Wrote:  For those at home keeping score: 21,000 seats

21000 is fine if it has enough "bling" to support better recruiting.
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-20-2018 09:59 PM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 04:50 PM)DWING Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 01:47 PM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  Was happy to read this part:

"The first part of the construction project is designed to accommodate future phases without demolishing any of the new build. The entire stadium, including the seating bowl design, will be configured to allow the building to expand in the future. This layout will allow for a potential future connection to the existing south end zone game day building on the mezzanine concourse level, a connection to a north end zone seating expansion and the addition of a club area and premium spaces."

and I was happy to hear this part:
A new stadium sound system will be installed
COGS


Amen!


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Amen x2,000
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(04-21-2018 01:06 AM)ODUalum78 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 12:59 PM)odu09 Wrote:  For those at home keeping score: 21,000 seats

21000 is fine if it has enough "bling" to support better recruiting.
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I agree, but not sure this has enough bling. No fancy scoreboard, no expanded swanky locker room, no decked out team room, no restaurant/club area to wine and dine parents (though I guess the game day building can suffice). This has to compete with ECU, Liberty, GSU, FAU.
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RE: Major Stadium Announcement
(04-21-2018 06:26 AM)monarx Wrote:  
(04-21-2018 01:06 AM)ODUalum78 Wrote:  
(04-20-2018 12:59 PM)odu09 Wrote:  For those at home keeping score: 21,000 seats

21000 is fine if it has enough "bling" to support better recruiting.
04-cheers

I agree, but not sure this has enough bling. No fancy scoreboard, no expanded swanky locker room, no decked out team room, no restaurant/club area to wine and dine parents (though I guess the game day building can suffice). This has to compete with ECU, Liberty, GSU, FAU.

I guess the press release didn't say anything, but I have to imagine the locker rooms will be much better. It's a full rebuild, the existing locker rooms won't be there, right?
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The Populous presentation had the new locker room under the New North side stands (Phase 2). I believe they'll be using the existing Locker room until then. Meanwhile, the visitors get new digs 03-banghead
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