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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
(04-26-2018 11:16 AM)BatesUAB Wrote:  Got it. And if I understand correctly, the new track and field facility will be on the back side of the new stands pictured above, on what is now the intramural fields, right?

Yes
04-26-2018 01:36 PM
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(04-26-2018 11:38 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(04-25-2018 05:39 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Where is the basketball thread where we can talk about soccer?

I thought this was a facilities thread where we were talking about facilities projects anyway

I wanted to talk facilities. I feel UAB basketball should play a few games at renovated civic center. Think it would be great for program. I knew first response would be no way UAB should ever play there. So the thread moved away from facilities.
04-26-2018 09:02 PM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
Will either soccer team, UAB or pro team, want to play in the civic center football facility at some point? Maybe the pro team following dictates this?
04-26-2018 09:23 PM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
Well, UAB soccer hasn't drawn more than the capacity for the new & improved soccer stadium yet.

If it gets to a point where it does that or if a big time game can be scheduled I don't see it happening.

Likewise the pro team would have to prove that it needs a bigger venue.
04-26-2018 09:33 PM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
The new stadium is supposed to be grass. This seems due to the possibility of socccer playing there at least on occasion.
04-26-2018 09:47 PM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
Sure I think they would have a goal of attracting US national team events.
04-26-2018 10:08 PM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
(04-26-2018 10:08 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Sure I think they would have a goal of attracting US national team events.

They have stated this goal publicly already as the reason it will be grass
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04-27-2018 07:10 AM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
(04-26-2018 09:33 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Well, UAB soccer hasn't drawn more than the capacity for the new & improved soccer stadium yet.

If it gets to a point where it does that or if a big time game can be scheduled I don't see it happening.

Likewise the pro team would have to prove that it needs a bigger venue.

Does it ever get to that point? I think Birmingham has the soccer community for it, and UAB could carve a good niche with it given that they're the only men's program I know of. Just might be difficult to get people in the stands with the team finishing last in the conference.
04-27-2018 03:18 PM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
The youth leagues in the area have a ton of players and families involved in soccer.
Not sure it has expanded out to college or pro level yet.
It still may take time to have decent levels of attendance.
Not all who are involved in youth leagues care about college or pro level soccer.
My daughter doesn't really want to watch it yet, but enjoys playing it.

For special games though like the national team, etc. you can expect very large crowds.

On a side note, high schools are starting to form more lacrosse teams as well.
04-27-2018 06:03 PM
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
I don’t see the soccer team needing to play at the stadium anytime in the foreseeable future. They didn’t put 10k seats in the new soccer complex for a reason.
04-27-2018 06:24 PM
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So is 10,000 the new capacity? I thought it was around 5000.

Of course I don't have a clue how many it seats currently either.
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No, that read poorly. I was saying there weren’t 10k seats because there is no need for it.
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
5000 right now seems like plenty.

I think we may have had 2500 at a game against Indiana a few years ago.

The men's team needs to get back on the winning track.
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
3,481 was the highest... match was against Clemson.
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Getman tweeted that it was a 6000 seat stadium.
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RE: West Campus (Soccer) Field going the way of the Dodo bird
Its seats on both sides, the new plus the old bleachers.
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