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JaMiNNiNeR

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on: March 28, 2016, 09:10:55 pm
They are considering demolishing much of their existing stadium to make way for a new 25,000 seat stadium. Article says 25,000 seats meets current ticket demand.


http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/football/new--seat-odu-stadium-could-open-for-season-developer/article_31cb5f25-bb3f-5bc8-b05e-610c0c6748a7.html
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Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 09:53:03 am
What the article either ignored or neglected is that I imagine some historic preservationists in Tidewater will possibly (probably) object to demolishing parts of Foreman Field...a 79 year old structure.  This is good for ODU.


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Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 12:42:41 pm
So, ODU is going through a large campaign, similar to what we are doing the Exponential campaign. Good thing for us is it won't take $40m to make a huge impact at The Rich.


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Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 02:56:31 pm
So, ODU is going through a large campaign, similar to what we are doing the Exponential campaign. Good thing for us is it won't take $40m to make a huge impact at The Rich.
If we just put in something like Georgia Southern did 2 years ago, it would cost us about $20 million for small upper levels on each side.


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Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 03:47:06 pm
So, ODU is going through a large campaign, similar to what we are doing the Exponential campaign. Good thing for us is it won't take $40m to make a huge impact at The Rich.
If we just put in something like Georgia Southern did 2 years ago, it would cost us about $20 million for small upper levels on each side.
Were they able to build straight up w/o demo like we can?


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Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 05:36:23 pm
So, ODU is going through a large campaign, similar to what we are doing the Exponential campaign. Good thing for us is it won't take $40m to make a huge impact at The Rich.
If we just put in something like Georgia Southern did 2 years ago, it would cost us about $20 million for small upper levels on each side.
Were they able to build straight up w/o demo like we can?
Not 100% sure, but it looks like there was only a small building on their concourse above the sunken bowl. I don't know if that remained or was removed.


They only added an upper level to one side at a cost of approximately $10 million. It is concrete, not steel.


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Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 06:42:51 pm
So, ODU is going through a large campaign, similar to what we are doing the Exponential campaign. Good thing for us is it won't take $40m to make a huge impact at The Rich.
If we just put in something like Georgia Southern did 2 years ago, it would cost us about $20 million for small upper levels on each side.
Were they able to build straight up w/o demo like we can?
Not 100% sure, but it looks like there was only a small building on their concourse above the sunken bowl. I don't know if that remained or was removed.


They only added an upper level to one side at a cost of approximately $10 million. It is concrete, not steel.




clt says look at that attendance. We should stick with nice.




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Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 10:23:11 pm
So, ODU is going through a large campaign, similar to what we are doing the Exponential campaign. Good thing for us is it won't take $40m to make a huge impact at The Rich.
If we just put in something like Georgia Southern did 2 years ago, it would cost us about $20 million for small upper levels on each side.
Were they able to build straight up w/o demo like we can?
Not 100% sure, but it looks like there was only a small building on their concourse above the sunken bowl. I don't know if that remained or was removed.


They only added an upper level to one side at a cost of approximately $10 million. It is concrete, not steel.




The concourse on that side was like ours. Open air with concessions and restrooms. The stadium was designed to add an upper deck to each side from the beginning, so I don't think demo was needed.


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Reply #12 on: October 25, 2017, 09:08:51 pm
Construction bid winner says it will take double shifts working every day to build new stadium by deadline of August 2019. And interesting that firm just happens to be owned by a prominent ODU booster!

Pilotonline.com: S.B. Ballard proposal calls for aggressive construction schedule for new Foreman Field
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Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 11:55:45 pm
Construction bid winner says it will take double shifts working every day to build new stadium by deadline of August 2919. And interesting that firm just happens to be owned by a prominent ODU booster!

Pilotonline.com: S.B. Ballard proposal calls for aggressive construction schedule for new Foreman Field
must be a hell of a stadium if we need double shifts for the next 902 years.


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Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 12:53:41 am
Construction bid winner says it will take double shifts working every day to build new stadium by deadline of August 2919. And interesting that firm just happens to be owned by a prominent ODU booster!

Pilotonline.com: S.B. Ballard proposal calls for aggressive construction schedule for new Foreman Field
must be a hell of a stadium if we need double shifts for the next 902 years.
..and it will still be complete before we get a new chancellor and A.D.


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Reply #15 on: October 26, 2017, 10:24:50 am
Construction bid winner says it will take double shifts working every day to build new stadium by deadline of August 2919. And interesting that firm just happens to be owned by a prominent ODU booster!

Pilotonline.com: S.B. Ballard proposal calls for aggressive construction schedule for new Foreman Field
must be a hell of a stadium if we need double shifts for the next 902 years.
Oops! That was quite a typo! Thanks!

In all seriousness, contractor had mentioned the possibility of needing to work on a 24 hour around the clock schedule to complete the stadium by August 2019. Apparently  ODU nixed that idea so going to be interesting to see if it is completed on time.


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Reply #16 on: October 26, 2017, 10:48:30 am
Construction bid winner says it will take double shifts working every day to build new stadium by deadline of August 2919. And interesting that firm just happens to be owned by a prominent ODU booster!

Pilotonline.com: S.B. Ballard proposal calls for aggressive construction schedule for new Foreman Field
must be a hell of a stadium if we need double shifts for the next 902 years.
Oops! That was quite a typo! Thanks!

In all seriousness, contractor had mentioned the possibility of needing to work on a 24 hour around the clock schedule to complete the stadium by August 2019. Apparently  ODU nixed that idea so going to be interesting to see if it is completed on time.

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Reply #17 on: December 30, 2017, 07:24:08 pm


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Reply #18 on: December 30, 2017, 07:40:59 pm
In other news Charlotteís leadership will emulate Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as best as possible.


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Reply #19 on: December 30, 2017, 07:43:40 pm
That huge stairway going to the upper level is pretty sweet. Looks good.

Interesting they arenít expanding capacity, considering how successful they have been with ticket sales.


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Reply #20 on: December 30, 2017, 07:55:14 pm
Reading about the ODU expansion is like a window into another world. A world of planning, communicati​on and accountabil​ity.  There is a better way people. Donít forget it. There is always hope.


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Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 08:43:58 pm
That huge stairway going to the upper level is pretty sweet. Looks good.

Interesting they arenít expanding capacity, considering how successful they have been with ticket sales.
In spite of the original plan for a 23,000 seat stadium as well as a consultant calling for 25,000, seems like several factors causing ODU to scale back.

Among them are decreasing  enrollment at the school, numerous no-shows at games, as well as the national trend of falling attendance.

And the cut back isn't just stadium capacity but amenities as well. Of course, from what I've read, conveniences at the current facility are spartan at best and non-existent at worst.



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Reply #22 on: December 30, 2017, 09:03:56 pm
That huge stairway going to the upper level is pretty sweet. Looks good.

Interesting they arenít expanding capacity, considering how successful they have been with ticket sales.
In spite of the original plan for a 23,000 seat stadium as well as a consultant calling for 25,000, seems like several factors causing ODU to scale back.

Among them are decreasing  enrollment at the school, numerous no-shows at games, as well as the national trend of falling attendance.

And the cut back isn't just stadium capacity but amenities as well. Of course, from what I've read, conveniences at the current facility are spartan at best and non-existent at worst.

Went to the ODU game this year.  Their stadium was not bad at all.  Sure, I used a port-a-john and survived.  Didn't wait in line and the stadium was 90 percent full.  It was not as nice as the Rich but much nicer than I would have imagined having read about it.  Their tailgate areas were much better than ours by a long shot.  Everything was right around the stadium, instead of sectioned off around the campus like ours.  Really added to the atmosphere.


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Reply #23 on: December 30, 2017, 09:10:49 pm
clt says the trends toward a major expansion are not favorable, but we need 25,000+


 

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