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(12-28-2021 12:40 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  I’m hoping that they do turn that gravel pit(green lot) into a parking deck and not an unnecessary hotel

I suspect the latter with a parking deck and also a parking deck (or two) north of and across the street from the BJCC(old Salvation Army bldg) and Protective Stadium. Additionally, there is an existing parking deck at the old Carraway Hospital that is to remain after the facility is redone.
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Both marching bands are in opposite corners of each other. I wish the Marching Blazers were in the corner of the student section (119) instead of a few sections over (122). That way both sides would be able to hear them better.

Maybe some UAB folks at this game can take some notes and tweak some things for next season.
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(12-28-2021 12:38 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:37 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:31 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  It maybe sold out but I doubt the attendance is 47100. Looks to be around the same as our first game.

You out of your mind? Watch the video linked below:

(12-28-2021 12:27 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://twitter.com/tengland_150/status/...7811427330

There's easily double the people as the first UAB game
I'm here with a friend so no, I'm not out of my mind.

So what is it? I'm at the game too and the crowd is nothing like our first game.
12-28-2021 12:50 PM
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That is easily twice as many fans in the stands as we had for our first game. Not even remotely close. Whoever thinks it’s close is out of their mind.
12-28-2021 12:55 PM
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(12-28-2021 12:40 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  I’m hoping that they do turn that gravel pit(green lot) into a parking deck and not an unnecessary hotel

I feel quite confident that no developer will build an unnecessary hotel. No hotel is built on speculation. They will build it if the need exists.
12-28-2021 12:57 PM
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(12-28-2021 12:57 PM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:40 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  I’m hoping that they do turn that gravel pit(green lot) into a parking deck and not an unnecessary hotel

I feel quite confident that no developer will build an unnecessary hotel. No hotel is built on speculation. They will build it if the need exists.

Unless it's the BJCC building it
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(12-28-2021 12:38 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:37 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:31 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  It maybe sold out but I doubt the attendance is 47100. Looks to be around the same as our first game.

You out of your mind? Watch the video linked below:

(12-28-2021 12:27 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://twitter.com/tengland_150/status/...7811427330

There's easily double the people as the first UAB game
I'm here with a friend so no, I'm not out of my mind.

I'm not going to say you are out of your mind...but you have either expanded the first game's attendance in your memory or you are artificially reducing the crowd you see before you today because of some weird bias. Either way, I don't have to be there to know that the crowd isn't comparable.

But I don't know why we care. Our goal is to grow into the stadium. Period.
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(12-28-2021 12:55 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  That is easily twice as many fans in the stands as we had for our first game. Not even remotely close. Whoever thinks it’s close is out of their mind.

Watching from home, it looked like there were many empty seats but now it has filled in nicely. Looks good. Good for Birmingham!

Attendence between this bowl game and our first game just doesn't matter.
12-28-2021 01:16 PM
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(12-28-2021 01:07 PM)demiveeman Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:38 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:37 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:31 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  It maybe sold out but I doubt the attendance is 47100. Looks to be around the same as our first game.

You out of your mind? Watch the video linked below:

(12-28-2021 12:27 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  No what I was trying to communicate is about the butts in the seats. But forgive me for trying to convey positive out look. Let's just keep bashing ourselves....carry on.
https://twitter.com/tengland_150/status/...7811427330

There's easily double the people as the first UAB game
I'm here with a friend so no, I'm not out of my mind.

I'm not going to say you are out of your mind...but you have either expanded the first game's attendance in your memory or you are artificially reducing the crowd you see before you today because of some weird bias. Either way, I don't have to be there to know that the crowd isn't comparable.

But I don't know why we care. Our goal is to grow into the stadium. Period.
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(12-28-2021 01:07 PM)demiveeman Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:38 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:37 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:31 PM)kdblazer Wrote:  It maybe sold out but I doubt the attendance is 47100. Looks to be around the same as our first game.

You out of your mind? Watch the video linked below:

(12-28-2021 12:27 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://twitter.com/tengland_150/status/...7811427330

There's easily double the people as the first UAB game
I'm here with a friend so no, I'm not out of my mind.

I'm not going to say you are out of your mind...but you have either expanded the first game's attendance in your memory or you are artificially reducing the crowd you see before you today because of some weird bias. Either way, I don't have to be there to know that the crowd isn't comparable.

But I don't know why we care. Our goal is to grow into the stadium. Period.

Agree. Just enjoy the game!
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Let's go Houston, don't Coug it!
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I'm at the game. It looks like a hard sellout. No comparison to our first game.
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(12-28-2021 01:04 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:57 PM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:40 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  I’m hoping that they do turn that gravel pit(green lot) into a parking deck and not an unnecessary hotel

I feel quite confident that no developer will build an unnecessary hotel. No hotel is built on speculation. They will build it if the need exists.

Unless it's the BJCC building it

They'll still need a lender(s). They may not need any lenders. Heck, I don't know. Building a hotel without the need is foolish. Maybe they build the deck first with the ability to connect to a future hotel. We'll see.
12-28-2021 01:34 PM
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(12-28-2021 12:08 PM)GreenFreakUAB Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 11:46 AM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  UAB folks would be wise to checkout the ongoing parking situation in that area. Cars are parked everywhere.

Are there any shuttles running? Would be nice if UAB did their thing for the crowd... and maybe make a few bones in the process... 05-stirthepot

Yes but from the hotels on HWY 280 and the Galleria
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This is a good game!

I got a laugh when, during pre-game, the announcers said "...from the campus of UAB".
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The weather has turned out to be fine. Both AU and UH fans I've chatted with are very impressed with the stadium.
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Great for Birmingham Bowl to show Protective Stadium04-rock

Both Auburn and Houston03-pissed03-puke
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Houston win 17-13 over Auburn
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(12-28-2021 01:34 PM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 01:04 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:57 PM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:40 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  I’m hoping that they do turn that gravel pit(green lot) into a parking deck and not an unnecessary hotel

I feel quite confident that no developer will build an unnecessary hotel. No hotel is built on speculation. They will build it if the need exists.

Unless it's the BJCC building it

They'll still need a lender(s). They may not need any lenders. Heck, I don't know. Building a hotel without the need is foolish. Maybe they build the deck first with the ability to connect to a future hotel. We'll see.

IIRC, the current expansion plan that bonds were issued to finance included a new BJCC parking deck as the last thing built, after the stadium and arena were done.
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(12-28-2021 04:07 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 01:34 PM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 01:04 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:57 PM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(12-28-2021 12:40 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  I’m hoping that they do turn that gravel pit(green lot) into a parking deck and not an unnecessary hotel

I feel quite confident that no developer will build an unnecessary hotel. No hotel is built on speculation. They will build it if the need exists.

Unless it's the BJCC building it

They'll still need a lender(s). They may not need any lenders. Heck, I don't know. Building a hotel without the need is foolish. Maybe they build the deck first with the ability to connect to a future hotel. We'll see.

IIRC, the current expansion plan that bonds were issued to finance included a new BJCC parking deck as the last thing built, after the stadium and arena were done.

Did it not also include money to re-do the exhibition hall and concert hall?
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