Athletic District Development

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  1. UCONNJACK

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    A request for Statement of Qualifications has been posted by the University for development of the Athletic District. Development to start Spring of 2018 with a budget up to $90,000,000.00.

    "supporting facilities are in poor condition compared to other flagship universities in the American Athletic Conference and elsewhere".


    http://media.procurement.uconn.edu/...-University-Athletic-District-Development.pdf
     
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  2. dbmill

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    If everything stays on the proposed timeline schedule offered by this document on page 8, construction activity would start in the spring of 2018.
     
  3. FDNY99

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    This is HUGE news! The upgrades were originally going to take place in stages, now they will be bid at one time. Unlike Memphis and their Fed-Ex "promises" this is going forward!
     
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    It is indeed a great sign that progress is being made on these facilities. Given the close proximity of the facilities (and that includes the Freitas expansion) to one another, this coordinated effort certainly makes sense. We should note the statement at the bottom of page 7, which indicates that the construction itself of individual facilities may not proceed all at the same time, depending on what the University decides.

    1. PREPARE BRIDGING DOCUMENTS: The Bridging Architect will complete the program verification, gather and verify project and site information, create project schedule that depicts delivery of services and milestones that lead to completion of Design Development drawings and performance specifications in 7-18 months from notice to proceed, dependent upon the University’s decision to proceed with a single or multiple facilities.
     
  5. FDNY99

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    The most important thing here is the planning of the entire project. The timeline also meets the requirements for HE (they needed concrete plans by spring of 2016-2017 school year) on Freitas expansion. Even if they do Freitas last..they still have the plans done and have upheld their end of the bargain. What's interesting and @FfldCntyFan brought it up in another thread is the Schenkman Training Center Expansion.
     
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    I'm just guessing, but at this point significant amounts of money has been raised for both the soccer and baseball facilities. While the planning will be a joint affair as indicated by the Statement of Qualifications, it would not surprise me that based on this money raised that the first facilities that get built will be soccer and baseball, with softball and ice hockey to follow down the line.
     
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    Yeah..I agree...having concrete plans gives them a set cost and some time to raise the $$ for the other parts of the project...and or utilize the ticket surcharge. For the Freitas upgrade having the plans is the biggest part of the battle. Once those are done it gets HE off their back, and gives Cavanaugh and Chris McKenzie something concrete to show recruits. Kind of like what Edsall could do when the plans for Burton/Schenkman were completed.
     
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    There are other flagship schools in the AAC? Who knew.