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DWR Stadium Expansion
« on: February 02, 2017, 02:12:18 pm »

Already an improvement on the yellow brick ramble.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 02:39:28 pm »

Sorry for having to ask this, but what is the ETA on the new North End Zone?
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 02:47:48 pm »

Already an improvement on the yellow brick ramble.
agreed. The yellow brick and the north end zone in general just always looked out of place with the rest of the stadium. Not to mention half of section 107 couldn't even see the pig screen because of the yellow brick wall in the way.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 02:48:19 pm »

Sorry for having to ask this, but what is the ETA on the new North End Zone?
Not this season but it'll be all ready to go by the next season, 2018.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 02:48:55 pm »

Sorry for having to ask this, but what is the ETA on the new North End Zone?

August, 2018.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 02:50:33 pm »

Not this season but it'll be all ready to go by the next season, 2018.
I don't know how I missed all that. Huh. So we gotta play with the scar this season, but, next year when we get LSU, Alabama, East team, and Ole Piss at home we'll have the new stuff. That's nice. This is our year where we lose the A&M game anyway. Good plan, Arkansas!
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 02:53:08 pm »

I don't know how I missed all that. Huh. So we gotta play with the scar this season, but, next year when we get LSU, Alabama, East team, and Ole Piss at home we'll have the new stuff. That's nice. This is our year where we lose the A&M game anyway. Good plan, Arkansas!

How long is our contract with A & M at Jerry World?
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 02:55:40 pm »

How long is our contract with A & M at Jerry World?
On March 10, 2008, officials from both schools announced the series would recommence on October 3, 2009 under the name "Southwest Classic". The annual location for the game was announced as Cowboys Stadium (now called AT&T Stadium), located in Arlington. The attendance for the stadium was initially expected to be in the 80,000 range. Depending on ticket demand, temporary seating can be added to the stadium to increase the capacity up to 100,000 seats for the game. The tickets were said to be split 50/50 between the two schools. The initial agreement between the two schools allowed the game to be played for at least 10 years, followed by 5 consecutive, 4-year rollover options, allowing the game to potentially be played for a total of 30 consecutive seasons.


Not sure where we are exactly in this, but, I think it's thru 2021 iirc as of now.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 03:02:51 pm »

On March 10, 2008, officials from both schools announced the series would recommence on October 3, 2009 under the name "Southwest Classic". The annual location for the game was announced as Cowboys Stadium (now called AT&T Stadium), located in Arlington. The attendance for the stadium was initially expected to be in the 80,000 range. Depending on ticket demand, temporary seating can be added to the stadium to increase the capacity up to 100,000 seats for the game. The tickets were said to be split 50/50 between the two schools. The initial agreement between the two schools allowed the game to be played for at least 10 years, followed by 5 consecutive, 4-year rollover options, allowing the game to potentially be played for a total of 30 consecutive seasons.


Not sure where we are exactly in this, but, I think it's thru 2021 iirc as of now.


New contract for 10 years was signed in 2014, so through 2024.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 03:47:12 pm »

I don't know how I missed all that. Huh. So we gotta play with the scar this season, but, next year when we get LSU, Alabama, East team, and Ole Piss at home we'll have the new stuff. That's nice. This is our year where we lose the A&M game anyway. Good plan, Arkansas!

It will pretty much be it's full grown self for 2017 complete with pigscreen, just won't be functional and full of fans.  Can't wait to see how much louder it is.

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Re: NEZ
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 04:32:06 pm »

This is our year where we lose the A&M game anyway. Good plan, Arkansas!

Every year is the year when we lose the A&M game.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 04:36:19 pm »

Heard from a good source that all luxury boxes are already pre-sold. Working on selling the loge seats.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 04:40:26 pm »

Heard from a good source that all luxury boxes are already pre-sold. Working on selling the loge seats.

I wouldn't doubt it.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 04:50:45 pm »

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Re: NEZ
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 05:17:33 pm »

How long is our contract with A & M at Jerry World?

Until the Lord comes back.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2017, 05:21:38 pm »

https://app.oxblue.com/open/universityofarkansas

Pretty cool. :razorback:
Very, very cool. Can't wait to hear how loud it is next time we play bama there. Maybe we beat them in 2018. Should be a great year for our program!
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2017, 05:51:17 pm »

https://app.oxblue.com/open/universityofarkansas

Pretty cool. :razorback:

Isn't it though.  Most every evening I start at 8:00 a.m. on camera #2 and check on the progress 30 minutes at a time.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2017, 06:01:43 pm »

I love the updates and what they are doing with the stadium, but I have to admit sometimes I do get nostalgic about the stadium I remember in the 70s and 80s when I was a kid.  That view of the mountains to the south was awesome.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2017, 06:45:28 pm »

Every year is the year when we lose the A&M game.
Petrino didn't lose to Aggy
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2017, 05:24:15 am »

Petrino didn't lose to Aggy

Wow. 17 replies before you had to inject Bobby into a thread. You're slowing down. Geez.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2017, 07:05:21 am »

https://app.oxblue.com/open/universityofarkansas

Pretty cool. :razorback:

For those of you on Hogville that think that Jeff Long is incompetent at his job, well, that's a whole lot of completion percentages I see in that link.  You say he doesn't have anything to do with that???  Hmm, but, but, all credit was given to Frank Broyles for getting money raised for different sports projects and such for the UofA, so what's the difference in the two AD's?  One meddled and ran off Coaches faster than a speeding bullet, the other yet to be determined if he can hire a proven winner, that I can see being a difference in the two.  But as I said, there has been a shucks load of building being done in the last few years, I would have thought they'd have run out of room by now.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2017, 07:13:29 am »

Not this season but it'll be all ready to go by the next season, 2018.

I heard they were going to use a track hoe and scrape out bleacher type seating into the ground in the semi circle area where the old Broyles complex was, just for crowd overflow.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2017, 07:37:02 am »

Heard from a good source that all luxury boxes are already pre-sold. Working on selling the loge seats.
The Luxury boxes were already spoken for before the season ended.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2017, 07:42:37 am »

The Luxury boxes were already spoken for before the season ended.

No they weren't.
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2017, 08:06:21 am »

For those of you on Hogville that think that Jeff Long is incompetent at his job, well, that's a whole lot of completion percentages I see in that link.  You say he doesn't have anything to do with that???  Hmm, but, but, all credit was given to Frank Broyles for getting money raised for different sports projects and such for the UofA, so what's the difference in the two AD's?  One meddled and ran off Coaches faster than a speeding bullet, the other yet to be determined if he can hire a proven winner, that I can see being a difference in the two.  But as I said, there has been a shucks load of building being done in the last few years, I would have thought they'd have run out of room by now.

To be fair, Broyles won us our only football championship as a coach and as AD built a national champion track and basketball program.  When he was AD, you actually had to have personality and get the money raised without those massive SEC checks for most of his tenure.  He was a legendary AD.  He just overstayed.  Long has a...well...long way to go to get out of Broyles shadow.  He may do it, but he's got a lot of ground to make up.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2017, 09:19:13 am »

To be fair, Broyles won us our only football championship as a coach and as AD built a national champion track and basketball program.  When he was AD, you actually had to have personality and get the money raised without those massive SEC checks for most of his tenure.  He was a legendary AD.  He just overstayed.  Long has a...well...long way to go to get out of Broyles shadow.  He may do it, but he's got a lot of ground to make up.

Private donations as a percentage of the overall athletic budget, sure it was higher under Broyles, but RF donations now are higher now.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2017, 10:17:55 am »

I love the updates and what they are doing with the stadium, but I have to admit sometimes I do get nostalgic about the stadium I remember in the 70s and 80s when I was a kid.  That view of the mountains to the south was awesome.
I sat in the 500's on the home side for the Alabama game in which Peters caught the game winner in the north EZ.  A thunderstorm was rolling in southeast of Fville.  The views were spectacular.  I guess there is a benefit to the nose bleeds after all.
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2017, 10:20:16 am »

Private donations as a percentage of the overall athletic budget, sure it was higher under Broyles, but RF donations now are higher now.

To add, there was a tremendous increase in wealth among boosters while Frank Broyle's was AD.  He didn't necessarily get better at accessing booster's pockets, the pockets simply got much deeper.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2017, 10:32:31 am »

To be fair, Broyles won us our only football championship as a coach and as AD built a national champion track and basketball program.  When he was AD, you actually had to have personality and get the money raised without those massive SEC checks for most of his tenure.  He was a legendary AD.  He just overstayed.  Long has a...well...long way to go to get out of Broyles shadow.  He may do it, but he's got a lot of ground to make up.

Only to certain older ones is Long still in Frank's shadow. I'm old but personally believe as far as an AD is concerned he is out of his shadow. Not as far as Frank's overall legacy but I doubt anyone will get out of that legacy shadow.
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2017, 10:33:32 am »

To add, there was a tremendous increase in wealth among boosters while Frank Broyle's was AD.  He didn't necessarily get better at accessing booster's pockets, the pockets simply got much deeper.

There was an increase in the number of boosters pockets over the years.
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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2017, 10:42:43 am »

Its gonna suck not having that jumbo-tron next year. I've become quite used to watching it from my SEZ seats.
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2017, 10:42:49 am »

It will pretty much be it's full grown self for 2017 complete with pigscreen, just won't be functional and full of fans.  Can't wait to see how much louder it is.



Well, at least people can see what's being done and it will be enclosed to keep sound in even if nobody's sitting there.  And it will send a message to recruits that it's going to be nice!
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2017, 10:49:56 am »

Its gonna suck not having that jumbo-tron next year. I've become quite used to watching it from my SEZ seats.

We will have two, one on each end.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2017, 10:50:30 am »

Petrino didn't lose to Aggy

aTm also wasn't as good when Petrino was here as they are now.
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2017, 10:57:47 am »

Already an improvement on the yellow brick ramble.
Looks like you would need a ladder to climb out of that hole.  Somebody call David Lee!
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Re: NEZ
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2017, 11:07:14 am »

We will have two, one on each end.

By next year?
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« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2017, 11:15:41 am »

Heard from a good source that all luxury boxes are already pre-sold. Working on selling the loge seats.
ni as if a week or so ago only one had been sold and they were offering discounts
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« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2017, 11:21:12 am »

ni as if a week or so ago only one had been sold and they were offering discounts

I heard the exact opposite when I renewed at the RF yesterday.

Who did you talk to?
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« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2017, 11:32:34 am »

Its gonna suck not having that jumbo-tron next year. I've become quite used to watching it from my SEZ seats.

The 'new old one' will be on top of the SEZ in the "bleacher" section, new one will be top of the NEZ.
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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2017, 11:40:09 am »

I heard the exact opposite when I renewed at the RF yesterday.

Who did you talk to?

I heard the opposite as well. form a couple of different folks yesterday.  I think there are possibly all sold already from what I understood yeaterday
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« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2017, 11:46:01 am »

I heard the opposite as well. form a couple of different folks yesterday.  I think there are possibly all sold already from what I understood yeaterday

I was interested in the Loge seating but was told that they are priced similar to suites (out of my price range).  I was told that regardless of money that my best bet for NEZ seating would be the club seats (when completed).  They said that the suites were filling up fast.
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« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2017, 11:47:56 am »

I just want to tour the facilities and suites once they are built.  I might never get to that level but I would like to see inside once.
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« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2017, 11:49:28 am »

For those of you on Hogville that think that Jeff Long is incompetent at his job, well, that's a whole lot of completion percentages I see in that link.  You say he doesn't have anything to do with that???  Hmm, but, but, all credit was given to Frank Broyles for getting money raised for different sports projects and such for the UofA, so what's the difference in the two AD's?  One meddled and ran off Coaches faster than a speeding bullet, the other yet to be determined if he can hire a proven winner, that I can see being a difference in the two.  But as I said, there has been a shucks load of building being done in the last few years, I would have thought they'd have run out of room by now.

Jeff Long is one of the best AD's in the country. Sadly a lot of folks won't realize it until he leaves because he is of all things a Yankee who's only goal is self promotion and running the athletic program at the U of A into the ground. 


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« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2017, 03:18:19 pm »

aTm also wasn't as good when Petrino was here as they are now.

The biggest thing about the aggies during the Petrino years, they were not in the SEC.  I often wonder why so many of our fans wanted them in the SEC, terrible for the Hogs, hurt our recruiting IMO in Texas.
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« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2017, 03:21:09 pm »

Used to sit in the North End Zone in the 60's. Wooden benches on the hillside for $2 a pop.
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« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2017, 03:46:36 pm »

agreed. The yellow brick and the north end zone in general just always looked out of place with the rest of the stadium. Not to mention half of section 107 couldn't even see the pig screen because of the yellow brick wall in the way.

So - goodbye yellow brick wall?
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« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2017, 04:32:02 pm »

So - goodbye yellow brick wall?
The future lies beyond...
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« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2017, 04:55:47 pm »

The future lies beyond...

I understand we've already extended offers for next year to Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
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« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2017, 04:59:10 pm »

So, where is the underground parking lot going?
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« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2017, 05:05:17 pm »

The biggest thing about the aggies during the Petrino years, they were not in the SEC.  I often wonder why so many of our fans wanted them in the SEC, terrible for the Hogs, hurt our recruiting IMO in Texas.

And Sherman wasn't half the coach that Sumlin is.
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