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Old 05-25-2014, 10:00 PM   #81
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exactly right....losing some seats to gain boxes is not going to diminish how loud it gets in WB......this is going to get done in the next 3-4 years......it's a net gain of a few million $$$$ for Carolina each year. This will help get you those new restrooms everyone's been wanting for years.
I hope they don't put in those waterless urinals. I finally used one for the first time the other day and it stunk, yeah, piss smell.
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Do you think that they (AD) would be better off selling a few luxury boxes or upgrading the seating and selling 10,000 more tickets for around 40 bucks a pop?

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not even close.....luxury boxes by a landslide.....
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The only way I can ever see this even remotely being approved is if they replace the seats they remove with more seats at the time of renovation for the boxes.
think of it this way.....if it weren't the right thing to do, why do all other schools have them.....quite frankly, having fewer seats creates more demand and allows the school to increase prices.....
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I hope they don't put in those waterless urinals. I finally used one for the first time the other day and it stunk, yeah, piss smell.
now that's funny.....

yea, I don't like them either....
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For the love of Pete can someone correct the spelling of "expansion" in the thread title? Once a thread reaches 5 pages I feel like the title should at least be correct.
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Some schools expand and decrease the capacity for a year or too. But they make up for it by adding what they lost afterwards. Missouri and Texas A&M did/are doing this.
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For the love of Pete can someone correct the spelling of "expansion" in the thread title? Once a thread reaches 5 pages I feel like the title should at least be correct.
Only OP can do that on a limited basis.
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think of it this way.....if it weren't the right thing to do, why do all other schools have them.....quite frankly, having fewer seats creates more demand and allows the school to increase prices.....
This could be applied to the same reasoning of well other schools are adding seats, why aren't we?
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I dont see anything wrong with having 90K seats. Our stadium would sell out no problem. Close in the corners some and lets hit the 90K mark. We should be ashamed if we think 90K seats are too many. Hell our SEC games would sell out 110K plus. We are a top tier program in the SEC and like the earlier poster said ARK, Ole Miss, Missouri, TAMU, LSU, are all expanding. We either get on the bus or get left behind.
We had a lot of empty seats last year for games
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Arkansas is expanding by adding an upper level (for premium seating) which will increase capacity to 80,000 which is what we currently have, and some people are questioning if it makes sense as Arkansas has not sold out all of their games in their current capacity. Others are expanding to catch up to us as we already have 80,000 seats and LSU and A&M are bigger profile/ have more money and we are trying to catch them. Also, just because other schools are expanding does not mean it is wise or the best way they could be spending their money
Our "Expansion" is really a complete redo of the stadium. We are doing it in stages so that we can still play home games and not interupt the local economy. They looked at playing home games for a full year in Houston or Dallas and ran some numbers and it looked like it would cost local businesses something like 20 million dollars in lost revenue.

Of course the entire project is almost $450 Million, but we should have up to 109k seats. We have been running in the low 90's on most games, but even that was "over Capacity"

It was for sure time to update the stadium though and joining the SEC coupled with our Heisman win was the perfect time. It was getting kind of run down and when we lock arms and sway you could actually feel the stands rock. There have been more than one guy in the press box freak out because they had never experienced it before. It was loud before and I can't wait to see what it is going to be like once it is completely closed in.

Here is a pretty cool video that shows some of it from a quadcopter.
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think of it this way.....if it weren't the right thing to do, why do all other schools have them.....quite frankly, having fewer seats creates more demand and allows the school to increase prices.....
Yeah, that's what we need to do... make tickets even MORE expensive. People complain about empty seats, yet the ticket prices go up and up.

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This could be applied to the same reasoning of well other schools are adding seats, why aren't we?
already been posted...it's about money....
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Yeah, that's what we need to do... make tickets even MORE expensive. People complain about empty seats, yet the ticket prices go up and up.

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we're not doing all the facility upgrades and new indoor building by charging less for seats.
it's just the way it is.....actually the biggest competition we have for selling seats is HD TV.
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Oh I agree, doesn't mean that I have to like it. I wouldn't mind putting in some big luxury boxes and then building a upper deck over the student section to keep some affordable seats.

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Oh I agree, doesn't mean that I have to like it. I wouldn't mind putting in some big luxury boxes and then building a upper deck over the student section to keep some affordable seats.

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it's hard to justify adding more seats when we don't usually sell out all our home games.
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it's hard to justify adding more seats when we don't usually sell out all our home games.
Like I said, if it didn't cost $300 to take a family of 4 to the game I would think many more people would be inclined to go. And it wouldn't be adding seats, just replacing those that were taken out to make room for the boxes.

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We were sold out before equitable seating(which is not equitable). A lot of people got out of the Gamecock Club back then. They have made up for the loss of the season tickets with that and the price increases, but they have not gotten the seats filled back up yet. Even when it is stated to being sold out, there are always a few thousand empty seats.
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There were some games last season where we had some empty seats...but the seats were sold the people just didn't show up...attendance is secondary to the seats being sold...and we sold out every game last season.

I don't believe we should be expanding W-B in the next year or two, but we should be exploring how to do it the best way now so that we aren't rushed when the time does come which I don't believe is far off. And yes, the beast board was designed to be adapted when the expansion in the north endzone does happen so that isn't a concern...nor should it be.

The thing to consider is when it will be consistently profitable for us to expand. I don't want a stadium with only luxury suites...but, we are going to have more and more of them b/c of the money they generate. I am thinking that we may (and should see) renovations/improvements in the E,S, and N lowers beneath the seating...concessions and restrooms...but we'll never see renovations in the seating there. (we can thank that POS Holderman for ruining that for us...) And we should see more concession decking for the people in the East Upper, this will be expensive but the people in that deck deserve better (and again, thank that POS Holderman for that). Closing in the gaps on each end of the West lower should happen but may not be worth it from a money standpoint now.
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