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Old 11-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #81
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What about the Horseshoe? All of those buildings are old and outdated anyways so we can just tear them down and that would give us plenty of space for a stadium and more parking. Trolling with white text to express that my post is sarcastic is one of my favorite hobbies on Cockytalk.

Hey! That's a great idea! Then no one can complain when that's where they put Gameday. :)
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:36 PM   #82
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Makes me think the person hasn't seen campus in, oh, about 20 years.
yeah.. probably so..


or just looked at google earth because on there the idea doesn't sound as outrages.. however, in person, it's easy to see why it wouldn't work
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Williams-Brice isn't going anywhere any time soon.

First off, it is a beloved part of our tradition and we are a tradition poor program.

Second, they just installed the new video board in the North end zone.,

Third, after decades of trying, the Farmer's market across the street has finally been bought and made into program owned parking.

Fourth, we will soon have practice facilities there that we don't have to pay rent on.

Fifth, there are too many privately owned support groups (parking, condos, and tail gate sites) that would create an uproar.

Sixth, and most importantly, we are maxed out on our credit line right now and it is going to take a while to get that any where near usable in the future. A new stadium would cost upwards of $800 million without land considerations and they would be massive.

Seventh, the economy just wouldn't come close to supporting this.

We aren't even going to see expansion in the north endzone being considered for the next decade at least.

We know that they are going to landscape around the stadium before next season, after that, rest room upgrades are needed, and if any construction goes on, it should be for more room in the concourses for the people in the East Upper. You can only do that on the South end of it, but the people up there need more space. Had to meet someone up there during halftime several years ago and the place is packed.

But, a new stadium? Not in the next 50 years...if then. Other schools have been using their present sites for nearly 100 years and we're at about 70 or so...If population growth happens like you say, then real estate will make it even more cost prohibitive. Besides, the campus will engulf W-B soon enough anyway.

Not going to happen and it shouldn't...too much tradition there and we don't have enough of that as it is.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #84
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Williams-Brice isn't going anywhere any time soon.

First off, it is a beloved part of our tradition and we are a tradition poor program.

Second, they just installed the new video board in the North end zone.,

Third, after decades of trying, the Farmer's market across the street has finally been bought and made into program owned parking.

Fourth, we will soon have practice facilities there that we don't have to pay rent on.

Fifth, there are too many privately owned support groups (parking, condos, and tail gate sites) that would create an uproar.

Sixth, and most importantly, we are maxed out on our credit line right now and it is going to take a while to get that any where near usable in the future. A new stadium would cost upwards of $800 million without land considerations and they would be massive.

Seventh, the economy just wouldn't come close to supporting this.

We aren't even going to see expansion in the north endzone being considered for the next decade at least.

We know that they are going to landscape around the stadium before next season, after that, rest room upgrades are needed, and if any construction goes on, it should be for more room in the concourses for the people in the East Upper. You can only do that on the South end of it, but the people up there need more space. Had to meet someone up there during halftime several years ago and the place is packed.

But, a new stadium? Not in the next 50 years...if then. Other schools have been using their present sites for nearly 100 years and we're at about 70 or so...If population growth happens like you say, then real estate will make it even more cost prohibitive. Besides, the campus will engulf W-B soon enough anyway.

Not going to happen and it shouldn't...too much tradition there and we don't have enough of that as it is.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:01 PM   #85
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We need to get a bigger replay screen and maybe work on getting a Bojangles stand inside the stadium...also do something about the plainness of the ramps.
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I just want better popcorn.

NO

Just wash your salty popcorn with your doo doo ice and be happy you aren't still in line waiting for the kid to count your change.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #87
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Im happy with the changes, but can we get rid of those damn troughs!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #88
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I just want better popcorn.
on a similar note to your point


the pretzels are ridiculously salty..


I had to sit there for a while trying to get all the salt off..


I ordered a pretzel, not a heart-attack
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on a similar note to your point


the pretzels are ridiculously salty..


I had to sit there for a while trying to get all the salt off..


I ordered a pretzel, not a heart-attack

I do love the pretzels!
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Not to mention if our stadium was on campus authorities wouldn't be as lax about the drinking that goes on at the current WB. You wouldn't get away with near as much imo.(walking down sidewalks/crossing streets with open containers)
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We need to get a bigger replay screen and maybe work on getting a Bojangles stand inside the stadium...also do something about the plainness of the ramps.
I'm on it !.............Talked to Ray today........he said, CAN DO ! Look for improvements by the Wofford game........that is all.
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The issue with fold down seating is that it reduces overall seating capacity. The only major college football stadium that I've heard of with 100% fold down seats is Louisville's stadium. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
NFL , MLB seem to do OK with the fold down seats. I see your point but we would not lose seats if we just converted to folding. I really like the upgread to my seats at Charlotte(formally Lowes) motor speedway. It's classy i have the same seats but more comfortable . Good callout i have never noticed if they are in (besides the high $$$ seats) any stadiums.
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Stadium upgrade? Make tickets prices affordable again :(
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on a similar note to your point


the pretzels are ridiculously salty..


I had to sit there for a while trying to get all the salt off..


I ordered a pretzel, not a heart-attack
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Only renovations needed to the stadium are more SEC East banners and an SEC champion banner! Then a National Championship banner!
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NFL , MLB seem to do OK with the fold down seats. I see your point but we would not lose seats if we just converted to folding. I really like the upgread to my seats at Charlotte(formally Lowes) motor speedway. It's classy i have the same seats but more comfortable . Good callout i have never noticed if they are in (besides the high $$$ seats) any stadiums.
You do lose seating capacity coverting from bleacher/bench seats to chairbacks/fold down seats as that type of seat is larger, and you can't fit as many in a row.

We lost seating capacity at The Sarge when we went to chairbacks which is why we also had to expand down the first base line.
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You do lose seating capacity coverting from bleacher/bench seats to chairbacks/fold down seats as that type of seat is larger, and you can't fit as many in a row.

We lost seating capacity at The Sarge when we went to chairbacks which is why we also had to expand down the first base line.
Yeah, I use Carolina Stadium as a comparison in my head. I know we could fit more people on my row if it were bleacher instead of fold down seating. Not complaining though, I love my fold down seat.
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the pretzels are ridiculously salty..


I had to sit there for a while trying to get all the salt off..


I ordered a pretzel, not a heart-attack
Um...you do realize that they sell unsalted ones, right? That's what I buy :).
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Yeah, I use Carolina Stadium as a comparison in my head. I know we could fit more people on my row if it were bleacher instead of fold down seating. Not complaining though, I love my fold down seat.
Yes, it's not rocket science. Using folddown seats has been talked about for years, even back when I worked in the ticket office in the 90s, but has been negated b/c of the loss of capacity.

At The Sarge we went from being able to fit about 7-8 people on row 1 above our batrack to 6 seats total, losing 1-2 seats. And those seats weren't even as big as the ones that would be required at a football stadium.
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