New Athletic Complex Moving Forward

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  1. UCONNJACK

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  2. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Is 1000 seats too small for baseball? We did twice that in Hartford.
     
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    I saw the notation in the document. The initial plans were/are for 1,500 and they have the plans for expansion when needed (see below from old thread). Games I've been to in Storrs have been "family and friends" crowds.

     
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    Thursday night, great weather, brand new stadium in downtown Hartford which is convenient to get in/out of, with lots of food/beer options.

    I don't think it's in any way applicable to what we'd need on campus. I think 1000-1500 is perfect, and they should continue to periodically play in Hartford to help drive up interest.
     
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    On page 4...
    Why only a 4,000 seat soccer stadium???
    Morrone is 4,500 seats with SR behind nets to make ~5,100ish, correct?

    If you're gonna go brand new, don't you think you should make it 5,000 real bench seats and 6,000+ capacity for seats and SR behind goal nets?

    Is it a room / amount of area restriction? Worried about not selling it out all the time?

    Just seems short sighted to only have 4,000 seats.
     
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    They need to reconcile the original plans w/ the released Construction Mgr RFP.

    Original soccer was higher @ 5,500.
     
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    Well, I hope the people quoting this RFP know that.

    That 5,500 #... is that people just in all 4 sides bench seats? Not including goal patrol sneaking in front of bench seats in front of goals?

    So maybe this new one will be 6,500+ capacity? It will help with trying to increase our chances of getting #1 in soccer attendance.

    UCSB: 17,000
    CAL Poly: 11,075
    Maryland: 7,000
    Creighton: 6,000
    Akron: 5,800
     
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    Where's the money to build coming from? I just read somewhere that Hartford was close to declaring bankruptcy and the state of CT is also not in good shape.
     
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    Private donations/fundraising by UConn Foundation. Nothing from State.
     
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    According to this story, soccer matches would stay on campus during the whole construction cycle, which would conclude in the summer of 2019. Soccer would be played at the old Morrone through the 2018 season, and be at the new facility in the fall of 2019. Baseball and softball will play the 2018 season on campus, those two sports would be played off campus in the 2019 season, and would would return to campus for the 2020 season.

    UConn Sets Timeline for Construction of New Athletic Facilities
     
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    http://www.tennessean.com/story/spo...-some-division-football-facilities/746908001/

    Jeez... all Penders wants is a decent field:

    >> The Commodores’ new three-story, 30,000-square-foot baseball training facility has practical purposes for one of the elite programs in college baseball. There are expansive batting cages, a kitchenette stocked with nutritional supplements, a medical training room, a cardio room and an enlarged weight room.<<

    >>But there are amenities unique to Vanderbilt in the new facility, which opened over the summer. It houses a locker room only for former Vanderbilt players and current professional players. In the offseason, it’s common to see as many as 25 major league and minor league players in a given day stroll through the building

    Nearly 250 donors, mostly former Vanderbilt players, contributed to the project. It was capped by a $2.5 million donation from Red Sox pitcher David Price — the 2012 Cy Young Award winner, five-time American League All-Star, 2007 National College Player of the Year and No. 1 overall draft pick, and a Vanderbilt Hall of Farmer<<
     
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    Dear Mr. Springer...
     
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    And Mr. Barnes, and Mr. Ahmed, etc.....
     
  14. huskyblooz

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    None have really had their big payday yet.
     
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    The Walt Drapo estate...
     
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    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    1) It's Dropo;
    2) I don't think he was all that wealthy when he passed.
     
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    Auto correct fails me again
     
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