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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
Semi-related but it sounds like Liberty is moving the rest of their sports to the Atlantic Sun, possibly as soon as next season.
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 02:46 PM)ODUODUODU Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 01:35 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  Stadium is looking good and should be ready for our game. Looking for a sellout. Single game tickets go on sale in August.

[Image: stadium.jpg]

What's the new capacity???

25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

2,500 chair backs
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-17-2018 06:35 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 02:46 PM)ODUODUODU Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 01:35 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  Stadium is looking good and should be ready for our game. Looking for a sellout. Single game tickets go on sale in August.

[Image: stadium.jpg]

What's the new capacity???

25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

2,500 chair backs

Seems like the right capacity for the ASun. Should make for a better atmosphere too, since it'll be packed every game.
05-17-2018 06:49 AM
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-17-2018 06:49 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 06:35 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 02:46 PM)ODUODUODU Wrote:  What's the new capacity???

25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

2,500 chair backs

Seems like the right capacity for the ASun. Should make for a better atmosphere too, since it'll be packed every game.

My guess is 1000 to 1500 per game. When the team's on a roll, maybe more. Girl's softball is rolling this year.
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM) Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 02:46 PM)ODUODUODU Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 01:35 PM) Fan Wrote:  Stadium is looking good and should be ready for our game. Looking for a sellout. Single game tickets go on sale in August.

[Image: stadium.jpg]

What's the new capacity???

25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

Sorry, I thought you were asking about baseball. New basketball arena will be around 4,500. The old Vines center will still be available big games when the attendance is expected to be closer to 8,000 or 9,000.
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-17-2018 09:55 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM) Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 02:46 PM)ODUODUODU Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 01:35 PM) Fan Wrote:  Stadium is looking good and should be ready for our game. Looking for a sellout. Single game tickets go on sale in August.

[Image: stadium.jpg]

What's the new capacity???

25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

Sorry, I thought you were asking about baseball. New basketball arena will be around 4,500. The old Vines center will still be available big games when the attendance is expected to be closer to 8,000 or 9,000.

You'd be a good fit for CUSA, where some schools hear "bball" and think baseball, if their basketball arenas and records are any indication.

I was going to question whether having a 4,000-seat arena meant you'd end up splitting your home games between the two and leading to a dampening of home-court advantage, but since you guys rarely top 4,000 outside of season openers, I'm guessing it won't be an issue. Is the new place expandable if Liberty gets really good and/or joins a much better conference, or would the eye be toward renovating Vines at that point?
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-17-2018 03:06 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 09:55 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM) Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 02:46 PM)ODUODUODU Wrote:  What's the new capacity???

25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

Sorry, I thought you were asking about baseball. New basketball arena will be around 4,500. The old Vines center will still be available big games when the attendance is expected to be closer to 8,000 or 9,000.

You'd be a good fit for CUSA, where some schools hear "bball" and think baseball, if their basketball arenas and records are any indication.

I was going to question whether having a 4,000-seat arena meant you'd end up splitting your home games between the two and leading to a dampening of home-court advantage, but since you guys rarely top 4,000 outside of season openers, I'm guessing it won't be an issue. Is the new place expandable if Liberty gets really good and/or joins a much better conference, or would the eye be toward renovating Vines at that point?

I read that they spend a ton of time at Vines setting it up for athletic events and switching back to be set up for weekly convocation. So, this will help them avoid that time suck. They also mentioned better atmosphere since they won't be playing in a mostly empty arena any longer. From the sounds of it, Vines will be seldomly used for athletics once it is built.
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-17-2018 03:54 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 03:06 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 09:55 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM) Fan Wrote:  25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

Sorry, I thought you were asking about baseball. New basketball arena will be around 4,500. The old Vines center will still be available big games when the attendance is expected to be closer to 8,000 or 9,000.

You'd be a good fit for CUSA, where some schools hear "bball" and think baseball, if their basketball arenas and records are any indication.

I was going to question whether having a 4,000-seat arena meant you'd end up splitting your home games between the two and leading to a dampening of home-court advantage, but since you guys rarely top 4,000 outside of season openers, I'm guessing it won't be an issue. Is the new place expandable if Liberty gets really good and/or joins a much better conference, or would the eye be toward renovating Vines at that point?

I read that they spend a ton of time at Vines setting it up for athletic events and switching back to be set up for weekly convocation. So, this will help them avoid that time suck. They also mentioned better atmosphere since they won't be playing in a mostly empty arena any longer. From the sounds of it, Vines will be seldomly used for athletics once it is built.

That's correct. And the two will be connected.
https://www.liberty.edu/flames/index.cfm...2&TeamID=6
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-17-2018 03:54 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 03:06 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 09:55 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 04:21 PM) Fan Wrote:  25,000 seats. Probably room for a another 5,000. The berm is available for GA.

What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

Sorry, I thought you were asking about baseball. New basketball arena will be around 4,500. The old Vines center will still be available big games when the attendance is expected to be closer to 8,000 or 9,000.

You'd be a good fit for CUSA, where some schools hear "bball" and think baseball, if their basketball arenas and records are any indication.

I was going to question whether having a 4,000-seat arena meant you'd end up splitting your home games between the two and leading to a dampening of home-court advantage, but since you guys rarely top 4,000 outside of season openers, I'm guessing it won't be an issue. Is the new place expandable if Liberty gets really good and/or joins a much better conference, or would the eye be toward renovating Vines at that point?

I read that they spend a ton of time at Vines setting it up for athletic events and switching back to be set up for weekly convocation. So, this will help them avoid that time suck. They also mentioned better atmosphere since they won't be playing in a mostly empty arena any longer. From the sounds of it, Vines will be seldomly used for athletics once it is built.

Yeah, that makes sense. They use their arena differently than most schools, I'd wager.
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-17-2018 05:52 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 03:54 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 03:06 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(05-17-2018 09:55 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
(05-16-2018 05:33 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  What's the capacity on the new bball arena?

Sorry, I thought you were asking about baseball. New basketball arena will be around 4,500. The old Vines center will still be available big games when the attendance is expected to be closer to 8,000 or 9,000.

You'd be a good fit for CUSA, where some schools hear "bball" and think baseball, if their basketball arenas and records are any indication.

I was going to question whether having a 4,000-seat arena meant you'd end up splitting your home games between the two and leading to a dampening of home-court advantage, but since you guys rarely top 4,000 outside of season openers, I'm guessing it won't be an issue. Is the new place expandable if Liberty gets really good and/or joins a much better conference, or would the eye be toward renovating Vines at that point?

I read that they spend a ton of time at Vines setting it up for athletic events and switching back to be set up for weekly convocation. So, this will help them avoid that time suck. They also mentioned better atmosphere since they won't be playing in a mostly empty arena any longer. From the sounds of it, Vines will be seldomly used for athletics once it is built.

That's correct. And the two will be connected.
https://www.liberty.edu/flames/index.cfm...2&TeamID=6

Which would be good for hosting conference tournaments, though the ASun has been at campus sites the past few years.
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RE: ODU Football Opponent Preview: Liberty
(05-16-2018 01:35 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  Stadium is looking good and should be ready for our game. Looking for a sellout. Single game tickets go on sale in August.

[Image: stadium.jpg]

Most impressive - I’m sure it will be an electric atmosphere (even sans pregame adult beverages). Hoping we deliver the L but have no doubt the Flames are going to be ready to play. Will be a great test for Wilder and staff to have our Monarchs ready to play in a hostile environment in a game we should win.

I hope this game becomes a series - the Flames always show up to play.
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