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Old 10-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Future Stadium Expansion?

It looks like all of our games this year will probably sell out...except for maybe coastal. While saying that, if this trend continues for the next couple of years, do you guys see talk of stadium expansion picking back up. I'm not sure what we could do in the endzone now that the new board is there. Build on each side of it? What do you guys think? Should we look to expand? Or just fine tune what we currently have?
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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If we start selling out yearly (and not just one year) then yes.

And they built the board with the possibility of expansion so they can accommodate
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Future Stadium Expansion?

The new video board is actually constructed so that it can be repositioned once the expansion happens. There's concept pictures out there.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Future Stadium Expansion?

I thought they had built the board with the idea of expansion but it looks pretty permanent. Engineers can come up with some pretty incredible things these days. It would be nice to see that whole endzone redone.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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Personally, I say focus on upgrades before we consider expansion.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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any pictures of the expansion? I would paint more stuff garnet and put bricking out.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
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Is it the off season?
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #8
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Nope...but I am at home watching Cheers reruns on Netflix and I am bored.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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Default Re: Future Stadium Expansion?

they are expanding in 2016 to 118k..they are also doming it in and attaching a hotel. there will be a monorail system that will go from there to the vista and back, with stop offs at The Ray and Colonial Center.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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Default Re: Future Stadium Expansion?

Let them get the plaza around the stadium finished and not look like such a pro stadium from the outside and then we can start talking expansion. If anything, lets fill in the gaps in the lower bowl by the student section and in the north endzone at the players tunnel. Making the lower bowl a true "bowl" would help a lot.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:28 PM   #11
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Default Re: Future Stadium Expansion?

Stadium expansion will be determined by the sale of season tickets, not just sell outs.

Right now USC has a seating capacity 80,250. There is an attendance capacity of 85,200.

We sold around 62,000 season tickets for the 2013 season. Which means around 18,000 were sold as single game tickets so far this season, to either away team fans or USC fans purchasing tickets for just 1 game.

Until the Season Ticket purchases get into the 70,000's, I don't see us expanding the stadium. Even if we did so, how would we do it?

Would we build an upper North Endzone to match the South's? When we did that last time it added about 7,500 seasts.

Would we "bowl in" the South endzone's 1st and 2nd levels? Doing so could be a structural challenge, and I couldn't see us squeezing more than 4,000 seats with that strategy. If we did it to all 4 corners, we might be able to squeeze 8,000.

Also, if we bowled in the entire South Endzone, all the way to the top, we could add about 14,000 seats. (I don't think we would go for that option unless we were selling 75,000+ season tickets.
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NEW STADIUM !! but do it right this time . no more crawling over 20 people twice when you have to piss. and " vent tunnels that allow air to field level ",
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #13
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We need a renovated stadium, not a bigger one.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #15
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It looks like all of our games this year will probably sell out...except for maybe coastal. While saying that, if this trend continues for the next couple of years, do you guys see talk of stadium expansion picking back up. I'm not sure what we could do in the endzone now that the new board is there. Build on each side of it? What do you guys think? Should we look to expand? Or just fine tune what we currently have?
they have a lot of other projects to get finished before they talk about stadium expansion.....I seriously doubt it happens before SOS leaves....I'm guessing they would like to see what the team and ticket sales are going to look like after he leaves before making a decision....
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:24 PM   #16
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I want a bigger cup holder. It is hard to get the souvenir cup out of it.
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Default Re: Future Stadium Expansion?

-put a raised walkway behind the scoreboard that connects the turnstiles on the student section end zone
-connect the stairs on the student section stands to this walkway
-this would fill in the gaps between the board and turnstiles, enclosing the stadium
-raised walkways outside the stadium above George Rogers and Bluff (or lower the roads to keep the walkways at ground level, this would be a big project but would make traffic and access a lot smoother)
-full video banner marquees across the bottom face of the upper level stands
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #18
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #19
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they are expanding in 2016 to 118k..they are also doming it in and attaching a hotel. there will be a monorail system that will go from there to the vista and back, with stop offs at The Ray and Colonial Center.
Throw campus in as a stop as well.

Or better yet how about my idea of one of those chair lifts like in the middle of the fair from campus to Williams Brice.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #20
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We don't have the fan base to justify what we have now, so no, I can't see any administrator looking across the stadium to the East Upper thinking "yeah, we need to add more empty seats to this sucker."
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