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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2012, 11:23:04 am »

Six ahead of us and seven behind us.  That statement makes logical sense.  But I think what they were trying to convey is how nice our facilities actually are.  Look at the schools ranked ahead of us.  Being seventh in the SEC isn't a slap in the face.  You can be seventh in the SEC and still be around the top ten in the nation.

Exactly.  Similar to us being the third best team in our own division last year but a top 10 team nationally nonetheless.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2012, 12:24:50 pm »

I wonder how much weight they gave to # of seats in the stadium. Are we ranked on what we're about to have with the new facility, or on what we have now? Hard to tell. The top 6 are the 6 wealthiest programs in the league, and we're right up there with them. Kinda surprised that Florida has no indoor field, but I suppose the weather is nice out there.

Auburn's Football Stadium is a dump! Surely they must have been using capacity to rank that place as high as they apparently have. 8)
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2012, 05:00:46 pm »

Vandy has made "preliminary plans to construct an expansion of the current student recreation center, pending approval from the Board of Trust, that would include a 120-yard turf field and a 300-meter track, as well as expanded areas for cardio and other sports activities."

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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2012, 12:32:35 pm »

Auburn facilities include refs.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2012, 08:41:05 am »

LSU Tiger Stadium expansion gets OK from Bond Commission
 
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A state financing panel Thursday gave the final approval needed for LSU to begin a planned expansion to Tiger Stadium that will add new seats to the stadium's south end zone.

The Bond Commission gave quick passage without objection to a $75 million borrowing plan for the expansion that will push Tiger Stadium's capacity to nearly 100,000 people, making it among the largest university stadiums in the Southeastern Conference.

LSU has said construction will begin this fall with completion scheduled for the summer of 2014.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2012, 09:09:05 am »

So if we finish 7th in the conference this year, we are one of the best teams in the league? I think not.
well, we are picked 3rd in the west which means 5th-7th in league, so that's where we are in perception. better than 8th or ninth in a 14 team league. i'd still put us 4th in the SEC behind UT, UA, LSU. no way are Auburn, Florida, and Georgia better than what we have! the extra 20k seats must be VERY important to Low.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2012, 08:23:46 am »

Auburn facilities include refs.

Nice.  +1
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2012, 06:01:08 pm »

Let see the rankings once our new facilities are completed....got to be top 5.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #65 on: August 09, 2012, 04:03:50 pm »

Auburn facilities include refs.

Touche~  8)
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #69 on: August 16, 2012, 12:56:11 pm »

It doesn't matter what renovations/upgrades they make to the stadium. Ultimately the school is still in Starkville and unfortunately that's beyond improvement.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #71 on: September 05, 2012, 08:01:49 am »

Feldman: The loudest stadiums I've ever been in
 
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Tiger Stadium, LSU: It's only the country's eighth-biggest stadium, with a capacity more than 17,000 less than Michigan Stadium, but “Death Valley” is the pound-for-pound king of noise in college football. The place is just mind-numbingly loud for a ridiculous amount of time
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #72 on: September 05, 2012, 10:01:56 am »

well, we are picked 3rd in the west which means 5th-7th in league, so that's where we are in perception. better than 8th or ninth in a 14 team league. i'd still put us 4th in the SEC behind UT, UA, LSU. no way are Auburn, Florida, and Georgia better than what we have! the extra 20k seats must be VERY important to Low.
True.  The first and biggest stat. in facilities is stadium capacity.  You can talk and make excuses all you want but until you have 90,000 you ain't gonna get bragged on as much.

Build it they will come.  The longer we wait the more behind we get.  The others are not waiting.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #73 on: September 05, 2012, 12:16:15 pm »

I thought that was odd too. If we already had some of the best in the league and are improving on that, how do we fall into the middle of the pack? What does Arkansas have to do to move into the top four or five in the league? Get black uni's?

Actually, we don't.  We've been perpetuating that line for years because we renovated the stadium over a decade ago and have a great weight room, but we were lagging behind in other areas.  We'll be up there with the new FOC, but our locker rooms, meeting rooms, coaches' offices, and other areas are very out of date at present.  They weren't even showing visiting recruits our locker rooms because they were so out of date.  That, coupled with the arms race that is the SEC right now, is the entire reason we're building the new Football Operations Center in the first place.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #74 on: September 05, 2012, 12:26:50 pm »

Auburn's facilities are AWFUL

I think they included the casinos Auburn uses to launder money to recruits as a facility.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #75 on: September 05, 2012, 02:31:45 pm »

I think they included the casinos Auburn uses to launder money to recruits as a facility.

That, as well as Lee County jail in Opelika, which technically counts as an AU facility.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #76 on: September 05, 2012, 02:45:54 pm »

Missouri has the best football facilities in the SEC hands down.

Okay maybe if it was the 1950's ...
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #77 on: September 05, 2012, 03:01:29 pm »

Missouri has the best football facilities in the SEC hands down.

Okay maybe if it was the 1950's ...

And the other SEC schools were located in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

I'll be here all week.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #78 on: September 05, 2012, 05:59:15 pm »

That, as well as Lee County jail in Opelika, which technically counts as an AU facility.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #79 on: September 12, 2012, 03:47:24 pm »


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Construction on Bama's new weight room.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #80 on: September 26, 2012, 05:16:07 pm »

A&M plans $450 million in renovations to Kyle Field, chancellor tells local officials
 
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The Texas A&M University System plans to spend up to $450 million on renovations to Kyle Field to keep home football games in College Station and wants local governments to pitch in $38 million.

Chancellor John Sharp told those numbers to a select group of local government officials at an impromptu meeting Monday afternoon, according to multiple officials in attendance. The group of community leaders discussed tentative plans for renovating Kyle Field. Renovation costs ranged from $425 to $450 million and seating ranged from 93,000 to 103,500, according to officials. The construction would be spread over three years, the officials said.

A System official confirmed the figures were discussed at the meeting.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #81 on: September 27, 2012, 09:03:42 am »

A&M plans $450 million in renovations to Kyle Field, chancellor tells local officials
 

If they're going to bowl in Kyle Field, as it looks in that rendering above, it'll hold well over 100,000.  They would fill it, too.  Say what you want about Texas A&M, but their fans show up rain, shine, win or lose.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #82 on: September 27, 2012, 09:50:48 pm »

We have some of the best in the league they say, yet rank us 7th.
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« Reply #83 on: September 28, 2012, 08:29:49 am »



We don't have some of the best in the league, and I touched on that above.  Outside of our weight room, our other facilities (i.e. training rooms, locker room, meeting areas, coaches offices) were woefully outdated. 

People need to get past the renovation to Razorback Stadium and realize that there's a reason we're in the middle of building a palatial $35 million football operations facility. 
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« Reply #84 on: September 29, 2012, 10:58:54 am »

Dirty lowdown on Kyle Field's expansion

What's the news on Kyle Field's expansion? And what do you think of the improvements so far?

Kate Hairopoulos: I'm working on a Kyle Field piece (Hair piece?)...A&M is making no bones about it. They want the new stadium to be special; to rank among the best in the country. It will be bigger and fancier, with more suites and premium seating. The redevelopment committee is working to enhance existing traditions and, per Kevin Sumlin's request, to make it louder and more intimidating. Lots of hubbub in College Station about if the team will need to play out of town for a year or more. Certainly, that's not ideal for anybody. The school would lose money, too. Reliant Stadium in Houston seats 71,000. Kyle can get 87,000 in there. But it could be more expensive to rebuild Kyle in stages, too. Lots of intrigue. Redevelopment committee is down to a handful of options, then forwards recommendations to president Loftin, who then goes to Board of Regents.
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #86 on: October 11, 2012, 10:57:17 am »

Kentucky makes another solid facility investment for a sport not named "football"

New, state of the art $12.9 million outdoor facility designed specifically for the track and field program.

 
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Included in the festivities was a local band playing in the background during a tour of the indoor track facilities. Tyson Gay, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist in 4×100 meters and a Lexington native, also attended the event.

The new track, located near Cliff Hagan Stadium, is a part of UK’s plans to host the 2015 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships as the premier event to show off the new facilities.

Both Barnhart and Floreal credited retired track and field head coach Don Weber with the hard work in pushing for a new outdoor facility and ensuring that a new track would be here well after he retired.

“My message is pretty simple. You guys have gone this far in supporting Don. I’m hoping you can go a little bit further,” Floreal said in a message to supporters of the program Friday. “But if people want to get along and support each other and help build this thing to the next level (without their assistance), it’s not going to happen. We’re not going to build this thing to the point where Don hoped for it to become without your help.”

Weber, who was head coach of the track and field team for 33 years at UK, attended the ceremonies and spoke to the crowd about the new track that represents his legacy to UK.

“With Shivley Sports Center, the indoor track at Nutter Field House and now this facility, we have the best infrastructure in college track and field,” Weber said. “I have no doubt Edrick, his coaches and his athletes will build the most competitive track team in the history of UK.”
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« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2012, 03:00:55 pm »

Take the elevator to the top floor of the Lawson Center before strolling across the glass walkway overlooking the indoor football field on your way to the Tennessee athletic department's executive offices and the conclusion is inescapable: The Vols have gorgeous facilities that must be among the nation's best.

Right?

"No," says Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart forcefully. "We've got a lot of work to do."

 
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"We have some innate challenges," Hart said. "Each year that those disadvantages remain on the table, you set yourselves back."

If that's surprising to you, well, Hart's been doing a lot of wake-up calls since he arrived from Alabama as UT's athletic director one year ago. He said the gap between perception and reality has been one of the most difficult challenges of the job.

The perception: Tennessee's athletic department is flush with cash and financially healthy. The reality, according to Hart? "We are carrying the largest — by far — debt service in the conference and the smallest — by far — reserve in the conference."

The perception: Tennessee's facilities are on par with the best in the SEC. Even when the new Football Training Center is completed, that won't be the case, Hart said. "We've got a long way to go, and we've got a lot of priorities that have to be put in motion."
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Re: SEC Athletics Facilities Race
« Reply #88 on: November 15, 2012, 09:31:28 am »

bradlocke ‏@bradlocke
FYI, exact amount of Harrell Contracting Group's contract for Davis Wade renovations: $62,646,000. Not sure if that was already out there.

bradlocke ‏@bradlocke
A reminder, the total budget for the renovation is $80 million, and MSU said a few months ago the total cost would be $75 million.
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« Reply #90 on: November 15, 2012, 12:43:43 pm »

If they're going to bowl in Kyle Field, as it looks in that rendering above, it'll hold well over 100,000.  They would fill it, too.  Say what you want about Texas A&M, but their fans show up rain, shine, win or lose.

I guess you haven't watched some of their games recently. They were not always full.
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« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2012, 02:38:45 pm »

I guess you haven't watched some of their games recently. They were not always full.

Link?  Pics? 
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« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2012, 06:04:51 pm »

Link?  Pics? 

Do your own research. I've watched games where they weren't full. YOU said they were full before I rebutted. Why didn't you provide evidence that they were always full.
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« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2012, 06:32:08 pm »


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« Reply #94 on: November 16, 2012, 08:22:06 am »

Do your own research. I've watched games where they weren't full. YOU said they were full before I rebutted. Why didn't you provide evidence that they were always full.

You were the one to rebut, ergo the burden of proof lies with said rebuttal.  Provide something not arbitrarily pulled out of your arse.  Or are you just butthurt that they beat Alabama?
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« Reply #95 on: November 24, 2012, 04:02:38 pm »

so, do the seats in the upper deck endzone have seat belts?  i've seen pics of our bleachers.  brave people sit up there.
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« Reply #96 on: November 24, 2012, 04:08:01 pm »

its horrible up there. Players look like ants. No way you can make out numbers on jerseys.
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« Reply #97 on: November 24, 2012, 04:14:45 pm »

its horrible up there. Players look like ants. No way you can make out numbers on jerseys.

are tickets the same price?  seems like they should be a dollar cheaper fro each 5 feet of elevation.
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« Reply #98 on: November 24, 2012, 04:21:44 pm »

It may be horrible up there but that place is a Taj Mahal of NCAA stadiums. It's incredible.
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« Reply #99 on: November 24, 2012, 04:36:44 pm »

are tickets the same price?  seems like they should be a dollar cheaper fro each 5 feet of elevation.

$85 per seat up there for this game!  I bought two for my wife and daughter. Our oldest is a senior in the Bama band and this being his last home game, my wife had to go.

An Awbie friend sold me his at face value.
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