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RE: Baseball Stadium
(05-12-2022 08:23 AM)Surbadger Wrote:  
(05-12-2022 07:56 AM)Surbadger Wrote:  
(05-10-2022 02:30 PM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(05-10-2022 09:31 AM)Surbadger Wrote:  
(05-06-2022 01:47 PM)GreenBison Wrote:  Any new updates for the Baseball stadium?

Apparently the Huntington City Council approved 8 million in funding to Marshall or construction of the baseball stadium.

Things are finally happening.

Cool, is this a joint venture with Marshall and Huntington? I remember years ago it was proposed to build a large baseball stadium that Marshall and a Minor League affiliate would share. Funding would be made by local companies leasing out office space in second floor offices built into the stadium. HIMG was to be the primary renter. After it was shot down, HIMG promptly moved from Downtown to the old Walmart / East Drive-In location or Rt. 60.

I don't know if this is part of the original money promised or new. From what I hear, they should have about $15-20 mill in funding so far for the project. I could be wrong on that, but I would play it smart and use a design that can be expanded on later. We don't need the biggest facility. A smaller but nice facility is fine, and we can expand on that later on if need be. That seems to be what we did with the Soccer Stadium. I think we will see the Vet expanded in the future.

Something like Coastal Carolina's Spring Brook Stadium with maybe less seating. The cost for the stadium was $15 mill in 2011. I like the idea of the berm down both lines too that can be used for seating if need be.

[Image: Springs_Brooks_Stadium.png]

That would be a great facility for us. I also like the idea of the grass on the sides. Perfect for temporary seating and for a permanent expansion if needed.
05-12-2022 10:25 AM
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RE: Baseball Stadium
(05-12-2022 10:25 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(05-12-2022 08:23 AM)Surbadger Wrote:  
(05-12-2022 07:56 AM)Surbadger Wrote:  
(05-10-2022 02:30 PM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(05-10-2022 09:31 AM)Surbadger Wrote:  Apparently the Huntington City Council approved 8 million in funding to Marshall or construction of the baseball stadium.

Things are finally happening.

Cool, is this a joint venture with Marshall and Huntington? I remember years ago it was proposed to build a large baseball stadium that Marshall and a Minor League affiliate would share. Funding would be made by local companies leasing out office space in second floor offices built into the stadium. HIMG was to be the primary renter. After it was shot down, HIMG promptly moved from Downtown to the old Walmart / East Drive-In location or Rt. 60.

I don't know if this is part of the original money promised or new. From what I hear, they should have about $15-20 mill in funding so far for the project. I could be wrong on that, but I would play it smart and use a design that can be expanded on later. We don't need the biggest facility. A smaller but nice facility is fine, and we can expand on that later on if need be. That seems to be what we did with the Soccer Stadium. I think we will see the Vet expanded in the future.

Something like Coastal Carolina's Spring Brook Stadium with maybe less seating. The cost for the stadium was $15 mill in 2011. I like the idea of the berm down both lines too that can be used for seating if need be.

[Image: Springs_Brooks_Stadium.png]

That would be a great facility for us. I also like the idea of the grass on the sides. Perfect for temporary seating and for a permanent expansion if needed.

Exactly 04-cheers
05-12-2022 11:19 AM
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RE: Baseball Stadium
My source told me that the field isn't going to be grass. It'll be turf and the dirt areas will be synthetic also. Marshall doesn't have the money to employ a grounds crew, so this is a MUCH better economical option and will eliminate some rainouts so more baseball can be played.
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(05-12-2022 06:24 PM)THUNDERStruck73 Wrote:  My source told me that the field isn't going to be grass. It'll be turf and the dirt areas will be synthetic also. Marshall doesn't have the money to employ a grounds crew, so this is a MUCH better economical option and will eliminate some rainouts so more baseball can be played.

Synthetic dirt? 03-lmfao Won't be long and all the games will be played virtually in a MetaVerse.
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05-13-2022 06:53 AM
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RE: Baseball Stadium
(05-13-2022 06:53 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(05-12-2022 06:24 PM)THUNDERStruck73 Wrote:  My source told me that the field isn't going to be grass. It'll be turf and the dirt areas will be synthetic also. Marshall doesn't have the money to employ a grounds crew, so this is a MUCH better economical option and will eliminate some rainouts so more baseball can be played.

Synthetic dirt? 03-lmfao Won't be long and all the games will be played virtually in a MetaVerse.

I honestly didn't know a full-synthetic baseball field was a thing until today. I see now that quite a few colleges are choosing that route. I would think that would help with drainage and rainoouts.
05-13-2022 10:02 AM
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RE: Baseball Stadium
(05-13-2022 10:02 AM)Surbadger Wrote:  
(05-13-2022 06:53 AM)GreenBison Wrote:  
(05-12-2022 06:24 PM)THUNDERStruck73 Wrote:  My source told me that the field isn't going to be grass. It'll be turf and the dirt areas will be synthetic also. Marshall doesn't have the money to employ a grounds crew, so this is a MUCH better economical option and will eliminate some rainouts so more baseball can be played.

Synthetic dirt? 03-lmfao Won't be long and all the games will be played virtually in a MetaVerse.

I honestly didn't know a full-synthetic baseball field was a thing until today. I see now that quite a few colleges are choosing that route. I would think that would help with drainage and rainoouts.

The best part of playing sports is playing in the rain and mud.
05-13-2022 11:33 AM
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