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(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

Good about padded fences. MLB should address Wrigley Field.

EMU spent big bucks on the SAPC and now has many other expenditures like Super indicates. Turf, IPF, etc. need to be replaced what every 10 to 15 years.

I would like to see say 500 chairback seats in Oesyrike.
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(02-24-2024 02:18 PM)emu steve Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

Good about padded fences. MLB should address Wrigley Field.

EMU spent big bucks on the SAPC and now has many other expenditures like Super indicates. Turf, IPF, etc. need to be replaced what every 10 to 15 years.

I would like to see say 500 chairback seats in Oesyrike.

Steve, I came to EMU in 1974 to play baseball and while I was not good enough for the super teams then, the facility was on par with U-M's Perry Field at the time and actually attracted the interest of MLB minor league franchises that died only because of state laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol. It was a damned good facility in 1974!

Oestrike today, however, differs little today from what it was 50 years ago, other than the artificial turf infield. The video you posted about the WSU facility makes our BB field look HS in nature. Honestly, I think it needs FAR more investment than just chairback seats, perhaps a total redo instead. Would that be wise for a sport that due to weather conditions, seldom attracts 500 fans?

As far as the padding on the fences, I am all for it. Will Kid Rock help with the cost of keeping Michael Sacha's name on the fence? More importantly, what about the foul lines in the outfield? There is very little room between the foul line and the surrounding fence, a far larger safety problem in my opinion. Just sayin, let me know what you think.
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(02-24-2024 07:31 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 02:18 PM)emu steve Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

Good about padded fences. MLB should address Wrigley Field.

EMU spent big bucks on the SAPC and now has many other expenditures like Super indicates. Turf, IPF, etc. need to be replaced what every 10 to 15 years.

I would like to see say 500 chairback seats in Oesyrike.

Steve, I came to EMU in 1974 to play baseball and while I was not good enough for the super teams then, the facility was on par with U-M's Perry Field at the time and actually attracted the interest of MLB minor league franchises that died only because of state laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol. It was a damned good facility in 1974!

Oestrike today, however, differs little today from what it was 50 years ago, other than the artificial turf infield. The video you posted about the WSU facility makes our BB field look HS in nature. Honestly, I think it needs FAR more investment than just chairback seats, perhaps a total redo instead. Would that be wise for a sport that due to weather conditions, seldom attracts 500 fans?

As far as the padding on the fences, I am all for it. Will Kid Rock help with the cost of keeping Michael Sacha's name on the fence? More importantly, what about the foul lines in the outfield? There is very little room between the foul line and the surrounding fence, a far larger safety problem in my opinion. Just sayin, let me know what you think.

Curious how much a re-do cost???
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(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.
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(Yesterday 06:53 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.

Hmmmm instead of investing almost $5M for a bubble that only has 15 years of life maybe we build part 2 of the SPAC for another $10M or so?
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(Yesterday 06:53 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.

How much is re-doing the bubble part?

This is more maintenance than a re -build.
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(Yesterday 08:41 AM)Luckeyone Wrote:  
(Yesterday 06:53 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.

Hmmmm instead of investing almost $5M for a bubble that only has 15 years of life maybe we build part 2 of the SPAC for another $10M or so?

The bubble needs to because we can rent it out. Also other sports teams use it. And they just spent nearly $1 million replacing the turf.07-coffee3
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(Yesterday 10:41 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  
(Yesterday 08:41 AM)Luckeyone Wrote:  
(Yesterday 06:53 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.

Hmmmm instead of investing almost $5M for a bubble that only has 15 years of life maybe we build part 2 of the SPAC for another $10M or so?

The bubble needs to because we can rent it out. Also other sports teams use it. And they just spent nearly $1 million replacing the turf.07-coffee3

The original grand plan was for a facility to supersede the IPF. To be used for indoor T&F, etc.

As Super indicates the plan was to rent out the IPF.

The bottom line, as I believe is that T&F indoor and outdoor co-located on main campus, i.e. Bowen + New outdoor track.
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(Yesterday 06:53 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.
I don't think inflating the bubble costs very much.
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(Yesterday 08:41 AM)Luckeyone Wrote:  
(Yesterday 06:53 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.

Hmmmm instead of investing almost $5M for a bubble that only has 15 years of life maybe we build part 2 of the SPAC for another $10M or so?
Yes. AND put it where the West stands are. Indoor seating for football. New facilities for broadcasting, force 90% of the fans to sit where the cameras point....
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My guess? The NCAA facilities arms race is heading for a detente or cooling off period. The money that went into bricks and mortar is now going to be headed to the NIL collective.

I'd really be interested in how much outside revenue we generate from the bubble and the potential increase if we built a permanent facility.
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Where is the new track going? Some of you have said it's going at the former softball Varsity Field by Cornell Street. I don't think that property is big enough for the facility and parking lot. I think it's going to be in the open land south of the intramural fields parking lot.
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(Yesterday 01:54 PM)masttg Wrote:  
(Yesterday 06:53 AM)emu79 Wrote:  
(02-24-2024 07:18 AM)emussuperfan Wrote:  I would like to add that I was told the sports bubble will be replaced this year as well. It has nearly reached the of it expected use. I don't know how it will cost. Another this about baseball. I was told that this year the fencing will be replaced per new NCAA rules about safety. They are to be padded to prevent collision injuries.

I think the bubble was around $4-4.5 million when English was football coach. I have no idea what it costs now with inflation.
I don't think inflating the bubble costs very much.
I was told several years ago. That it costs over $25,000 a month to keep it inflated.07-coffee3
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