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Protective Stadium Design Approved
06-12-2019 11:54 AM
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RE: Protective Stadium Design Approved
The BBJ article has updated renderings:

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/n...um-at.html
06-12-2019 11:57 AM
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I like the updated renderings, really looking forward to 2021 assuming it is actually ready by then (which is starting to look questionable)
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06-12-2019 12:48 PM
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RE: Protective Stadium Design Approved
(06-12-2019 12:48 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  I like the updated renderings, really looking forward to 2021 assuming it is actually ready by then (which is starting to look questionable)

One of the designers posted on Reddit saying it wouldn't be ready for the opening ceremony of the World Games in July 2021.
06-12-2019 12:55 PM
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RE: Protective Stadium Design Approved
(06-12-2019 12:55 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(06-12-2019 12:48 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  I like the updated renderings, really looking forward to 2021 assuming it is actually ready by then (which is starting to look questionable)

One of the designers posted on Reddit saying it wouldn't be ready for the opening ceremony of the World Games in July 2021.

Just be ready by August of 2021.
06-12-2019 01:49 PM
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Yeah, I've heard that we are recruiting as if it will be ready for Fall 2021 and will keep doing so. So basically dont expect an announcement about 2021 games being played at legion field until spring 2021.
06-12-2019 01:51 PM
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I wonder if it may not be ready for the first game, but we could transition to the new stadium at some point during the season. That wouldn't be ideal though.

Also, I hope they have a plan for tailgating around the stadium. That's an essential part of a college football game day environment. I've heard that UAB is studying having tailgating on campus and then shuttling everybody to the stadium. That would be a subpar plan. There needs to be a reserved tailgating area next to/near the stadium similar to the current set-up.
06-12-2019 02:00 PM
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I think tailgating on campus is what its going to end up being, and I agree that it's a subpar solution.
06-12-2019 02:12 PM
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Where will they hold the squash competition?
06-12-2019 02:45 PM
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RE: Protective Stadium Design Approved
(06-12-2019 01:49 PM)jcduncan13 Wrote:  
(06-12-2019 12:55 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(06-12-2019 12:48 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  I like the updated renderings, really looking forward to 2021 assuming it is actually ready by then (which is starting to look questionable)

One of the designers posted on Reddit saying it wouldn't be ready for the opening ceremony of the World Games in July 2021.

Just be ready by August of 2021.

Again, according to one of the designers, the renderings that were put out today are still not the final product and they're only approximately 50% done with design work. While the site grading work will hopefully start in July, apparently the construction documents (allowing structural work to begin) won't be ready until November. So you're talking about construction work on the actual structure not starting until November or December at the earliest.

Based on that, even having it ready for our 2021 opener seems optimistic.
06-12-2019 03:12 PM
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FAU broke ground for construction of their stadium in fall of 2010 and opened in October of 2011, so it is quite possible to have it complete for our opener if it is started at the end of this year.
06-12-2019 03:22 PM
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The newest renderings look great! Cant wait to see the dirt moving. Looks like the hillside on the north end of the property may remain somewhat and the lay of the land sculpted to permit the sloped endzone seating built right into the hillside.
06-12-2019 06:12 PM
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RE: Protective Stadium Design Approved
(06-12-2019 02:00 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  I wonder if it may not be ready for the first game, but we could transition to the new stadium at some point during the season. That wouldn't be ideal though.

Also, I hope they have a plan for tailgating around the stadium. That's an essential part of a college football game day environment. I've heard that UAB is studying having tailgating on campus and then shuttling everybody to the stadium. That would be a subpar plan. There needs to be a reserved tailgating area next to/near the stadium similar to the current set-up.

they shuttle at Mi$$ $tate
06-12-2019 06:12 PM
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Love the design. Still hoping to hear about a designated RV area.
06-12-2019 07:20 PM
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(06-12-2019 06:12 PM)UAB Schnauzer Wrote:  
(06-12-2019 02:00 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  I wonder if it may not be ready for the first game, but we could transition to the new stadium at some point during the season. That wouldn't be ideal though.

Also, I hope they have a plan for tailgating around the stadium. That's an essential part of a college football game day environment. I've heard that UAB is studying having tailgating on campus and then shuttling everybody to the stadium. That would be a subpar plan. There needs to be a reserved tailgating area next to/near the stadium similar to the current set-up.

they shuttle at Mi$$ $tate

When we played at their place a few years ago I seem to remember a lot of on campus tailgating. Perhaps that was all Greek life though. We tailgated at some random strip mall close to the stadium.
06-13-2019 12:40 PM
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(06-13-2019 12:40 PM)GoBlazers468 Wrote:  
(06-12-2019 06:12 PM)UAB Schnauzer Wrote:  
(06-12-2019 02:00 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  I wonder if it may not be ready for the first game, but we could transition to the new stadium at some point during the season. That wouldn't be ideal though.

Also, I hope they have a plan for tailgating around the stadium. That's an essential part of a college football game day environment. I've heard that UAB is studying having tailgating on campus and then shuttling everybody to the stadium. That would be a subpar plan. There needs to be a reserved tailgating area next to/near the stadium similar to the current set-up.

they shuttle at Mi$$ $tate

When we played at their place a few years ago I seem to remember a lot of on campus tailgating. Perhaps that was all Greek life though. We tailgated at some random strip mall close to the stadium.

They had busses that would shuttle you from the paid tailgate sites to the stadium. I took one from the Official UAB site. Granted it was blocks instead of a couple of miles but it worked well. I like the idea of tailgating on campus.
06-13-2019 12:57 PM
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We were on campus for the last Moo game. They had tailgaters scattered throughout.
06-13-2019 01:11 PM
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06-13-2019 01:34 PM
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IMO tailgating options at the stadium will be limited to Uptown or the company we currently use that sells spots in the north part of LF other than that you'll be on your own w/ maybe some kind of organized stuff on campus w/ a shuttle. None are ideal for creating an "home" atmosphere at the game. I hope they prove me wrong & that there will be some kind of parking/tailgating spots we can get at the stadium like we currently have.
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I just dont know where the space would be at the stadium unless its in a parking deck. The areas adjacent to the south and west are developed, and north and east are in the process of being developed.
06-13-2019 02:07 PM
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