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uofalbany

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  1. My Main Purpose and Intention: For UAlbany to go to the FBS at some point. I tend to favor going the extra mile... if we are going to build a stadium, how about considering bigger and better things that hopefully come in the future, like the FBS. If we build a 10k seat stadium, then we look at a fully expanded stadium of what, 20k? That would be pathetic. If we were to build something around 20k now..... then maybe we could expand to around, what, 40k? 40k in comparison to 20k is much more respectable. People are saying we can not fill a stadium? No one comes now because the facilities are ridiculous, and we still get 3-4k. Most seats have horrible views. We just played Delaware last year, and Montana this year... with attendance of 22k and 23k respectively.... And you don't think the capital district would respond, if we become Division IAA top ranked? And if we eventually went Division IA.... But, we will never become Division IA if we don't have the appropriate stadium, or if we think on small scales. That's fine if we want to stay in the NEC for another 100 years
  2. Some of you are missing the point. Your focus seems to be on the averages I state. They represent only stadiums included. I did not say that they represented all of I-AA football facilities. I know some are Ivy League stadiums with large capacities. For my purpose, it made no difference if those stadiums would skew the average. I intentionally chose stadiums with high seating capacities, regardless if they were on campus or municipal. And again, I know some of these stadiums CAPACITIES are different from actual SEATS. Try to focus on the point. My intention was to show there are stadiums used in Division I AA that have large capacities, period. And if we are to build a stadium, it's a much better idea to aim BIGGER, constructing one comparable to large capacity stadiums currently used in Division 1-AA. It is stated that University field has a capacity of 10,000. How many seats are there now? I've heard recently that the proposal is revised to 10,000-15000 seats. How much sense would it be to build a stadium with 10,000 seats?
  3. Totally agreed UA MA 2000!! I also compiled I-A figures.. here they are: University Name Enrollment Stadium Name Stadium Capacity Penn State ...............41000........Beaver......................93000 Ohio State ...............44000........ Ohio.........................101000 LSU..........................33000........Tiger........................92000 Michigan State...........45000........Spartan....................75000 Florida State..............37000........Doak Cambell...........82000 Syracuse..................18000.........Carrier Dome...........50000 NC State...................30000.........Carter Finley............57000 Mississippi State.........17000.........Davis Wade.............55000 Michigan....................39000...........Michigan...............107000 Iowa State............... 22000..........Jack Trice..............45000 Central Florida...........45000..........Bright House...........45000 Oregon State.............19000..........Reiser....................43000 Arizona State.............51000..........Sun Devil................73000 Perdue......................39000...........Ross Ade..................62500 Fresno State..............21000..........Bulldog.....................41000 Virginia Tech..............28000..........Lane.......................66000 Oklahoma..................27000...........Memorial...............82000 Georgia Tech..............16500..........Bobby Dodd...........55000 Connecticut...............27000...........Rentschler field........40000 North Carolina............25000...........Kenan....................60000 Kansas State...............23000.........Bill Snyder................52000 Oklahoma State..........21000..........Boone Pickens...........44000 Notre Dame................11000.............Notre Dame............80700 Miami.........................13300...........Orange Bowl...........75000 Nebraska....................21000.............Memorial..............81000 Texas........................50000...........Texas memorial...........85000 Rice...........................5000...................Rice..................72000 Boston College...........13300................Alumni.................44500 West Virginia.................26000.........Mountaineer field........60000 South Carolina.............27000...........Williams Brice............80000 Wisconsin....................41000.............Camp Randall...........80000 Tennessee ..................27000................Neyland...............104000 Alabama......................23000............Bryant Denny...........92000 U at Buffalo..................27000............U at Buffalo............31000 Texas A & M.................43000..................Kyle...................82600 Illinois............................40600..............Memorial..............70900 Indiana..........................37000..............Memorial...............52100 Virginia.........................19200...................Scott.................61500 Iowa.............................29600...............Kinnick.................75000 Baylor..........................14000.............Floyd Casey............50000 Pittsburgh......................32000...................Heinz...............65000 Clemson.........................17100...............Memorial..............81400 Maryland........................34000..................Byrd.................51500 East Carolina..................24000............Dowdy Ficklen...........48000 Kentucky........................26600...........Commonwealth..........67500 AVERAGES .....................28226.............................................73582 I sent all of this I-AA and 1-A figures to Dr. McElroy, some NYS senators, the two US senators of NY, Mayor Jennings, some of the local US House Reps, etc...... along with a letter expressing my opinions and desires for a large stadium.
  4. Yeah, you're right. I'm not sure how I pulled SDS into the mix. I compiled these numbers last Fall. I edited the figures, replacing SDS with Sam Houston State University. The reason for compiling these numbers, is to demonstrate what size facilities FCS football programs currently use. I'd like to enter the mix, at least constructing a stadium with a permanent seating capacity around the average of what's in use today, which seems to be around 24,000. Someday, it would be nice to move to the FBS, being the large New York State school that we are, representing the capitol of New York State. It would be nice to start off now with something a little more substantial. I went down to Princeton for the Lacrosse UAlbany / Cornell Elite Eight matchup.... and I liked Princeton Stadium. 27,700 permanent seats for the cost of $45 million, although it was constructed back in '98
  5. STADIUMS: Championship subdivision (Division I AA) University Name-------Enrollment---Stadium Name------ Stadium Capacity Ualbany----------------17000 Montana----------------13600--------Grizzly------------------23100 Appalachian State-----15000--------Kidd Brewer------------16600 Youngstown State-----13100--------Stambaugh-------------20600 U Mass------------------25000-------Warren McGuirk--------17000 N. Dakota State--------12500-------Fargodome--------------20000 E. Kentucky------------16100--------Roy Kidd----------------22000 Richmond---------------4000---------University--------------22000 N. Iowa State----------13000--------Uni dome---------------16000 Columbia---------------23000--------Wien--------------------17000 Holy Cross-------------2700----------Fitton-------------------23500 Furman-----------------3100----------Paladin-----------------16000 Harvard----------------19600---------Harvard----------------30800 Texas Southern-------11500---------Robertson--------------32100 Sacramento State-----28000--------Hornet------------------17000 Sam Houston State---16000---------Bowers-----------------14000 Alabama A & M--------6600----------Louis Crews-----------21000 Georgia Southern-----16600---------Paulson----------------18000 Delaware--------------19000---------Delaware--------------22000 Jackson State---------8500-----------Miss. Veterans--------60000 Jacksonville State-----9100----------Paul Snow-------------15000 McNeese State--------7800----------Cowboy----------------17400 Norfolk State----------8500----------Dick Price--------------30000 Missouri State---------20500---------Plaster-----------------16300 Cornell-----------------20000--------Schoellkopf------------25500 Weber State-----------18000---------Stewart---------------17300 Alabama State---------5400---------Cramton Bowl---------21800 Alcorn State-----------3500----------Jack Spinks------------22500 Brown------------------7500-----------Brown-----------------20000 Yale--------------------11400---------Yale Bowl--------------64200 Butler-------------------4400-----------Butler-----------------19000 Tennesse - Chatten.--10200----------Finley-----------------26000 Dartmouth-------------5600----------Memorial field---------20400 North Carolina A & T--11100----------Aggie-----------------22000 Grambling State-------8000----------Robbinson-------------19600 Florida A & M----------12700-------Bragg Memorial---------25500 Princeton---------------6700-----------Princeton-------------27800 Murray State----------10000---------Roy Stewart-----------16800 Northwestern State----9800----------Harry Turpin----------15900 Pennsylvania----------19800----------Franklin Field---------52500 Portland State---------23000------------PGE Park-----------23000 S.Carolina State-------8500-------------Dawson------------22000 Southern---------------10300-----------Mumford------------28400 Tennessee State-------8700-------------Floyd --------------31000 AVERAGES-----------12265------------------------------23920 AVERAGES here are only to present the average of these higher capacity stadiums... just to clarify. How about shooting for at least a 20000 permanent seat stadium, expandable.... for the amount of money estimated it will cost to build the stadium complex. There have been stadiums built this year constructed with 25,000-30,000 permanent seats, at a cost of 30-35 million dollars. I don't like shooting too low, and can't imagine building something holding only 10000 permanent seats. We already have or 5000 now. With 60 million dollars proposed for 2010, it should get us a 20000 permanent seat stadium, expandable. http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story...sdate=9/16/2007
  6. The athletic department needs to some advertising in the local media... specifically television commercials, for all of our competitive sports teams. I see ads for SIENA basketball often on time warner cable. Maybe some billboards stating America East championships won last year, the #4 ranking of the lacrosse team, etc..... Also, television coverage of UAlbany sports needs to dramatically increase. It would be nice to have a UAlbany channel on TWC. Anyone have an insight on the seating capacity. Last year, I was told it would be a 15,000 permanent seat stadium. Now, it seems as though it could be anywhere from 10,000 - 15,000. I would prefer a 25,000 seat stadium myself, and wonder why we are shooting low.
  7. The UAlbany field hockey team could be ranked at least near the top ten. It's a coaches poll, and they don't pay enough attention to details in this case. It's nice to have two UAlbany programs highly ranked, as UAlbany lacrosse was ranked #4 in the final poll of the year. Athletic director Dr. McElroy informed me that before the start of this coming UAlbany lacrosse season, there will be 3,000 seats set up. Last year's NCAA tournament game at UAlbany had lots of fans, and very little seating. We need to get things moving with this 2010 plan.
  8. UAlbany Field Hockey Ranked #17 on STX/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll 11-3 overall, 3-0 America East Despite two wins this past week, the UAlbany field hockey team dropped down one position, ranking #17 in the STX/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. Let's show some support for another Nationally ranked UAlbany program. Other ranked teams: -Louisville moved up 3 positions to #14, passing UAlbany, despite UAlbany winning both games played this past week. -American University dropped one position to #16, despite going 1-0 this past week. -Boston University moved up one position to #13, despite going 1-1 this past week. -Boston College dropped only two postions to #12, despite going 0-2 this past week. -Duke University moved up one position to #11, despite going 0-1 this past week.
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