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Stadium: Architecture, Engineering, and Design AWARDED!


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I encourage everyone to go to that post on the main UAlbany site and register your support for this project. Don't let the few haters dictate the discourse.

 

 

I agree. I left a few comments in support. The good news is that it looks like a done deal. The haters lose.... I don't care how much they compain.

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"An enhanced football and soccer facility able to accommodate NCAA Division I competitions

with capacity for 4,000 permanent seats, 2,000 berm seats

and nearly 2,000 temporary bleacher-style seats"

 

4k seat on the homeside?

That's below the lowest estimate we had heard, right?

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Yes. The numbers have been all over the board. I've heard from 4k to 8k and everything in between. I think the confusion comes from what is being counted. After reading every article I think it breaks down as follows:

 

4k Permanent

2k Temporary

2k Berm Seating (Grass)

 

8k Total

 

So what number is cited depends on which components are included. I do agree the permanent were discussed as closer to 5k or 6k but that could just be more confusion.

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what I like about our plan is that the press box/suites run the entire length of the permanent seating, rather than as a small section in the middle like what is shown in all of the other stadiums above. I think ours will look like a more impressive structure than it actually is. I think they did a great job with it.

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I'm actually surprised that there are as many positive supporters that aren't from this board as there are. I see students posting positively.

 

Tere are always going to be people who are anti athletics. Max did a grea job exposing the agenda of some posters. You can never change that and I wouldn't waste any time on it.

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I do like the extended press box.

I would prefer extending the upper deck the full length of the field,

going in front of the towers. I can live with whatever is built.

 

 

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Looking at the design, I do think that if we ever got to the size of a capacity (24k) stadium, the upper deck COULD be extended all the way around based on the fact that it attaches to the Press Box and not into the press box (two separate concepts).

 

Think Stanford.

 

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I'm actually surprised that there are as many positive supporters that aren't from this board as there are. I see students posting positively.

 

Tere are always going to be people who are anti athletics. Max did a grea job exposing the agenda of some posters. You can never change that and I wouldn't waste any time on it.

 

Yah...lot's of support...amazing!

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So, how do you feel we'll stack up against these faciities..

Thanks to previous posts, we have some numbers to compare.

 

 

 

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Augustana - 4200 Seatshomeside

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Cortland - 5000 seats homeside

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RPI - 3500 homeside

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SBU - 4400 homeside

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Bold are exact figures (courtesy of phone calls and the web).

 

We are basically getting Augustana/SBU mix. Augustana in full.

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