October UMass game moved to Amherst from Gillette...

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While we’re on the subject of McGuirk: UMass Announces Project Details For McGuirk Stadium Enhancements

>>"This project will have a long-term positive impact on our athletic department, fans who visit McGuirk Alumni Stadium and UMass students," said Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford. "The South End Zone project will give us some terrific entertainment space and the new HD videoboard and sound system will enhance the fan experience inside McGuirk. We are also thrilled with the new indoor turf facility and know it will give our sport programs and student body training opportunities during the winter months."

Further enhancements to the fan experience include the addition of new restrooms to both the East and West sides of the stadium along with several ADA enhancements in the stands and surrounding areas.

By the start of the 2019 football season, the McGuirk Stadium enhancements (turf field, videoboard, south hospitality plaza, restrooms and ADA upgrades) will be complete. The bubble over the new turf practice field will be installed in November 2019.<<
 

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I hear the guy at Hartford Athletic is looking for UConn events
 

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Saves UMASS a ton of money to get the games back on campus. Good luck to them on their changes.
 

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Reading this gives me angina.

It is almost impossible to read the board any longer with all the negativity on here.
 
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To be honest, this is better than playing at Gillette. A stadium that will be over 3/4 empty vs one that will be more full? I'll take the later. Tix should be cheaper and there should be a large contingent of UConn fans making the trip. Easy day trip plus tailgate? Count me in if the wife let's me out, or better, if we get someone to take the kids!
 

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Would we have signed the original contract with UMass knowing this would be played at Mcguirk? Doesn't sound like we are trying to get out of it. Maybe the team can carpool to the game.
 

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Well...don't go 1-11?
Really hard to spin playing in a stadium that needs an upgrade to meet MAC-quality as a positive. A road game at Montana is more appealing.
 

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Would we have signed the original contract with UMass knowing this would be played at Mcguirk? Doesn't sound like we are trying to get out of it. Maybe the team can carpool to the game.
ding ding ding ding.

the whole point of the game was to play in Foxboro.

its too late to get out of it. nothing to replace it with
 
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Really hard to spin playing in a stadium that needs an upgrade to meet MAC-quality as a positive. A road game at Montana is more appealing.
Oh, we think that UConn is better than MAC quality?
 

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