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Old 07-07-2014, 01:38 PM   #61
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You don't think the "Green Stripe" will raise his ugly head this time around do you?
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #62
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I may be wrong about this but I believe that even though the school is public, the athletics budget (including all these renovations) is payed for entirely out of revenue which it makes and private donations, not tax dollars which fund the rest of the school.
Which only really means, I don't get a say in how the school spends the money they get from the government who took it out my pay check. Either way they are getting money from taxpayers and should value their opinions.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:39 AM   #63
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Back on topic, what's the progress of it.
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Hopefully the sign down the middle side below the new sign will be an SEC title sign. Key word here is sign. 👍
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Which only really means, I don't get a say in how the school spends the money they get from the government who took it out my pay check. Either way they are getting money from taxpayers and should value their opinions.
By your logic, everyone who pays SC taxes should have input on our facilities, including Clemson fans and other miscreants.
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Look at other teams stadiums that have a brick exterior: FSU, Alabama, TAMU, Michigan. They're's looks great bricked and Williams Brice would too. That in my opinion is what is missing from WB.
I'm personally not a big fan of bricking. I feel like it makes the stadium look very rigid and old fashioned. I don't really like the appearance of any of those stadium exteriors except for Bama and Bryant Denny does not appear to be heavily bricked- just a lot of brick accenting IMO.

That said, bricking does make it look "nicer", but I would like to see us go another route, if possible.
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By your logic, everyone who pays SC taxes should have input on our facilities, including Clemson fans and other miscreants.
Yep, they have their right to say their opinion too. No one has to listen to them, but that is not the point. I am sure Clemson fans would like more escalators put in WB as well so they can make it to their cars faster when they visit.
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The vast majority can't afford $4.59 a month? Not an accurate statement at all. The fact of the matter is that UGA/UF and even Clemson have more support from their donors. I think people need to realize that when suggesting things like spending millions of dollars to put brick on something. Beastboard was paid for with 100% private donations, so if you want the stadium to look much better, my advise would be to donate and to get everyone you know to do the same. I think that was what was trying to be stated.

To me it is just very interesting to hear someone say that are a huge fan, see them have nicer stuff than a bunch of people, but not figure out a way to give either the University itself or the GCC $10-$20 a month to support. Not saying anyone is better for joining the GCC, but please don't tell me that they can't afford $5 a month or more to support the school/team they "love" even if they don't buy tickets.
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Which only really means, I don't get a say in how the school spends the money they get from the government who took it out my pay check. Either way they are getting money from taxpayers and should value their opinions.
I'm just saying that the money they are getting from tax payers is not paying for anything they are doing in terms of athletics...so while I'm sure the school values opinions from all tax payers in terms of what they do academically and in terms of on campus improvements, however, I would think that when it comes to athletics and facility improvements they would tend to care a lot more what the donors and those that pay for these projects have to say
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[quote=Carolina Pride;4197825]I'm just saying that the money they are getting from tax payers is not paying for anything they are doing in terms of athletics...so while I'm sure the school values opinions from all tax payers in terms of what they do academically and in terms of on campus improvements, however, I would think that when it comes to athletics and facility improvements they would tend to care a lot more what the donors and those that pay for these projects have to say[/QUOTE]

I am sure they do, but they should at least appreciate a little bit the opinions of the tax payer too who are also supporting their public university. As they might be people that could also show up to games and buy tickets and pay for the SEC Network... etc...
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I am sure they do, but they should at least appreciate a little bit the opinions of the tax payer too who are also supporting their public university. As they might be people that could also show up to games and buy tickets and pay for the SEC Network... etc...
That's silly. Since no tax funds go towards the athletic department, every tax payer does not have a say. It's not as vague as you're trying to make it seem.

Feel free to contact your elected official. That's your representation. Oh, wait, it looks like you don't even live in this state. So, you don't get a say regardless. Let me know how much headway you make with FSU's and UF's athletic department.
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I had what, I think, is sort of a novel thought for updating the look of the stadium. Bear with me here and try to follow my long-winded explanation to envision what I'm picturing.

Bricking could be cost-inefficient, and banners or garnet paint could end up looking tacky or just unattractive depending on execution. So long as it spruces up the appearance, I'm all for it. But bricking and signage seem to be either just adding spot coverage or simply inconsistent with the appearance of the stadium. My idea, I think, retains the feel and history of the stadium while modernizing the look in a cohesive, attractive and potentially cost-efficient way.

What about a glassed in, more modern look to go over that stretch of the stadium above (or even all around)? It could also be lighted behind such glass panels. In certain spots, as desired, smaller video boards could also be substituted for simple lighted glass panels if you wanted to display montages, still images of players, videos, advertising, etc.

I think that could be very cost-effective, attractive, modern and could be pretty easily achieved. It would also be a pretty unique looking stadium.

It would also be consistent with the glass-looking lighting elements of the new video board and the building underneath it (a major problem with the idea of bricking the stadium - there you'd have to do all or nothing or it would end up looking awful). See the pictures below of the 2006 Master Plan artist renderings showing what the exterior of the north end zone would have looked like glassed in like that. Also below that are images of the glassy features I'm referencing in the video board and building (and the press box) which I think would give this style of renovation a cohesive feel throughout the stadium.









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It's already painted in some places. Now it just looks unfinished.
Where is it painted?
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This is way over the top, however, I do like the idea at each entrance to the stadium sporting some kind of garnet overhang or canopy.
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Also inside the ramps.
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Which only really means, I don't get a say in how the school spends the money they get from the government who took it out my pay check. Either way they are getting money from taxpayers and should value their opinions.


Athletics budget isn't funded by your tax dollars. The athletic budget often gives money to assist the academic side of things. You can gripe about the bricks they decide to replace on the Horseshoe or something, but you are picking the wrong fight here.

Not sure what you are trying to get at.
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Also inside the ramps.
That's not paint on the outside of the stadium, just to clarify.
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That's not paint on the outside of the stadium, just to clarify.
what is it? a wrap of some kind?
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