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Old 06-25-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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I can't wait until it's finished. Will be an awesome back drop to the lot, which is already top notch.

It's supposed to be done by the 2015 season correct?
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It will certainly look nice.
Big kudos to the school to beautifying the area.

I remember when it was the farmer's market, and it is night and day how much it has changed.
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It will certainly look nice.
Big kudos to the school to beautifying the area.

I remember when it was the farmer's market, and it is night and day how much it has changed.
This place is going to be beautiful, but a little piece of me misses being able to walk through the farmers market with my grandpa and go get some sugarcane for $2. The little things like that is what i'll miss the most.
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Those new trees look like they're starting to fill out a bit. Can't wait to see it in 10 or 15 years when they've grown some more.
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Those new trees look like they're starting to fill out a bit. Can't wait to see it in 10 or 15 years when they've grown some more.
Need to get them roided up like Clemson in the 80's.
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Screw Clempson, why are we bringing up Clempson ?
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It looks good now, but when some of those trees are more mature, it will look awesome.

Those Garnet/Scarlet Oaks get up to about 60-80 ft tall and shade spreads of 40-50 ft. They also grow up to 2 ft a year. In about 20-25 years, they'll already be a nice size to provide ample shade. They grow well in full sun and depend more on a deep tap root than lateral roots (which is good for us b/c many of them have concrete close by.) These are among the fastest growing oak species.

This is what a young Scarlet Oak looks like ( < 20 years)




Theses are what approaching maturity Scarlet Oaks look like ( 20-50 years)




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as a reference point, this first picture with the girl underneath is of two Scarlett Oaks that are just over 60 years old.








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It looks good now, but when some of those trees are more mature, it will look awesome.
Just hope we don't start some tradition like TPing those trees after a victory.
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I wish they could have planted a few older trees to get a jump start.
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Looks like they're making steady progress on the new practice fields. Can't wait to see how the new Indoor Practice Facility is going to look back there. And it looks like there might be enough room to eventually add a new training/weight room/locker room facility to the back of Gamecock Park, too. Wow.

By time all of this is completed, and once those new "athletic dorms" are constructed, South Carolina is going to have some really top-notch football/athletic facilities. They might not be as nice as what Bama or Oregon has, but they'll most certainly be nice enough to get favorable attention from any recruit.

I also like the fact that the Athletic Department has balanced the improvements between investments in football facilities and fan amenities. So at the same time as things like the new IPF are being constructed, the plan to improve the apron around the Brice is getting underway. It's a good balance.

For the football program, what's next? Renovation of the coach's offices and meeting areas?

And for fans, I guess there's real need for more luxury seating in the Brice (even if it means reducing capacity by a few thousand) and, of course, renovating the concourses and bathrooms in the Brice.

Does that sound about right?
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Looks like they're making steady progress on the new practice fields. Can't wait to see how the new Indoor Practice Facility is going to look back there. And it looks like there might be enough room to eventually add a new training/weight room/locker room facility to the back of Gamecock Park, too. Wow.

By time all of this is completed, and once those new "athletic dorms" are constructed, South Carolina is going to have some really top-notch football/athletic facilities. They might not be as nice as what Bama or Oregon has, but they'll most certainly be nice enough to get favorable attention from any recruit.

I also like the fact that the Athletic Department has balanced the improvements between investments in football facilities and fan amenities. So at the same time as things like the new IPF are being constructed, the plan to improve the apron around the Brice is getting underway. It's a good balance.

For the football program, what's next? Renovation of the coach's offices and meeting areas?

And for fans, I guess there's real need for more luxury seating in the Brice (even if it means reducing capacity by a few thousand) and, of course, renovating the concourses and bathrooms in the Brice.

Does that sound about right?
I think that when they add the luxury seats, they will reduce the capacity for a year but the lux seats will make up the lost seats when it's done
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Quick question while we are on the topic, what is the property behind this area? Looking at google maps, it looks like just rural land (nothing really on it) close to the water. Who owns it and think its possible to ever develop it? Would think with it being close to the river/stadium, some developer would have put some kind of condo or sweet tailgate spot there.
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That's going to look incredible. I vote we keep this thread updated with pictures as it progresses, like many did with the new video board.

Maybe there will be a lengthy strip/stripe joke in this one as well.
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For the record... the green stripe stuff... yea, that was never funny.
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I wish they could have planted a few older trees to get a jump start.
I was thinking the same thing and I came upon this answer, "Their taproot system can make the scarlet oak difficult to transplant". I just hope i'm around the next 50-60 years to witness these trees fully develop
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Awesome thread. Giant trees little words
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