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TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 07:47 AM
Hey all, it has been a few years since the last stadium thread on AGS has had any activity (v.2.0 of the thread, I think the original was done in 2003 or 04), and I thought it would be interesting to start a new thread of FCS stadiums, since I think so much changes have occurred in the FCS stadium landscape in the past 3-4 years. Mods, you can delete this if you think this is a duplication of posts, but I think it would be better to start a new one of these rather than trying to keep bumping a 4 year old stadium thread. I am really interested in seeing all the changes that have occurred to so many FCS stadiums, plus new stadiums we have not seen. So I'll get it started off, if that's OK.

Starting off with my alma mater, NDSU, and The Fargodome:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2944815263_bf933c885b_b.jpg

TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 07:50 AM
UT Martin's Graham Stadium:

http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/6200/Pressbox/Football/UT%20Martin%20Football%20Field.jpg?DB_OEM_ID=6200

TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 07:50 AM
Butler's Butler Bowl:

http://www.butlersports.com/information/facilities/web-bowl-final-empty.jpg?max_height=533&max_width=800

TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 07:58 AM
Central Arkansas' Estes Stadium (Think of what it will look like with the purple and grey turf!!)

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/19252034.jpg

TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 08:00 AM
Rhode Island's Meade Stadium (They've done some nice work to it)

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/uri/sports/genrel/auto_player/2095956.jpeg

TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 08:02 AM
UC Davis' Aggie Stadium:

http://publish.netitor.com/photos/schools/ucda/genrel/auto_original/1432236.jpeg

TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 08:05 AM
Southern Illinois' Saluki Stadium:

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/9/60/f0e/960f0ec2-d025-5e2b-a840-d07444199262-revisions/4c71c813136c9.image.jpg

TheBisonator
April 2nd, 2011, 08:08 AM
Northwestern State's Turpin Stadium (This is one of my faves)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4481412507_2cc7672a03_b.jpg

OK, I've probably posted more than enough. Let's see some more!

pleahy1
April 2nd, 2011, 10:50 AM
"The Prettiest Little Stadium in America" Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium
http://news.georgiasouthern.edu/VisualResources/Buildings/images/PaulsonStadium_jpg.jpg

Sly Fox
April 4th, 2011, 10:26 AM
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6899/williamsstadiumfirework.jpg

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5484/footballactionchrissumm.jpg

The expanded Bridgeforth pics will be a nice addition as well.

WestCoastAggie
April 4th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Just a small Stadium Upgrade...
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii259/GraFxDesignStudio/1278485041.jpg

...and the construction finally started.

Props 2 Kev from BDV.com
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5573092568_09c78a7b85_z.jpg

JmuSkinsfan
April 4th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Here are 2 pictures of Bridgeforth (JMU): Image of what it will look like in August; and a shot of what it looks like now.

Right now the upper deck steel is done and they're working on the press box (covered by a tarp). You can see the suite level between the upper and lower decks. They just finished the footers for the 100 level (which will go in front of the "lower" deck ... they had to wait until the upper deck steel was complete to remove the crane to start the 100 level. You can also see the front wall in the endzone for where the lower level will wrap around. The 100 level, upper deck seating, wrap around of the endzone, finishing the interior and putting the scoreboard in place will all be done by August. In the drawing of what it will look like they don't include the scoreboard. Based on the steel frame that is currently up (and in the pictures from the link below) and reports, the videoboard will be quite large.

I'm having trouble uploading more photos, but they're pretty accessible. Here are a bunch of shots taken by someone on the CAAZone ... the last 20 or so are from April 1.

https://picasaweb.google.com/hittiezm/BridgeforthStadiumPhase2Album2#5591519239218655122

I-16Bandit
April 5th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Central Arkansas' Estes Stadium (Think of what it will look like with the purple and grey turf!!)

Dog poo.

StorminASU
April 5th, 2011, 11:44 AM
App State
http://www.collegecharlie.com/RHPDYAHLOHAHIGG_20100203183022.jpg

FAMU
http://www.sonshinetours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/FAMU-Stadium.jpg

bostonspider
April 5th, 2011, 01:16 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/71635_452575300757_506630757_5304738_5563204_n.jpg

Robins Stadium. It is small, but we love it!

asumike83
April 5th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Robins Stadium. It is small, but we love it!

Is that a new stadium? I was at the ASU/UR playoff game in '09 and I don't think those are the same digs.

chattownmocs
April 5th, 2011, 01:57 PM
http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/chattanooga-mocs-finley-stadium/chattanooga-4.jpg


New Field turf


http://www.mocfans.com/photos/Field%20Turf%20Installation/slides/MVC-010F.JPG

ur2k
April 5th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Is that a new stadium? I was at the ASU/UR playoff game in '09 and I don't think those are the same digs.

The ASU game was the last game at our old stadium. New one opened on campus this past season.


http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/rich/sports/m-footbl/auto_widephoto/5751453.jpeg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkkwHbbve8s

whoanellie
April 5th, 2011, 03:52 PM
probably need a program first nice piece of fiction

Just a small Stadium Upgrade...
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii259/GraFxDesignStudio/1278485041.jpg

...and the construction finally started.

Props 2 Kev from BDV.com
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5573092568_09c78a7b85_z.jpg

WestCoastAggie
April 5th, 2011, 04:05 PM
:p @ whoanellie

As of April 4th:

http://fac.ncat.edu/engineer/photogallery/skybox%204-4-11.jpg

Link to the Project. (http://fac.ncat.edu/engineer/skybox.html)

bojeta
April 5th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Cal Poly's Spanos Stadium. Renovations on hold due to economy. Currently 11,075 scheduled for 24,000 or more depending upon which plan is approved when construction continues. First pic is current stadium seating on renovated side. 2nd through 4th pics are my favorite concepts put forward by an unofficial source.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/bojeta/Spanos-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/bojeta/College%20Sports/Stadium-3D5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/bojeta/College%20Sports/Stadium-3D4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/bojeta/College%20Sports/stadiummodelnight.jpg

AppMan
April 6th, 2011, 02:06 PM
"The Prettiest Little Stadium in America" Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium
http://news.georgiasouthern.edu/VisualResources/Buildings/images/PaulsonStadium_jpg.jpg

I hear you guys are getting ready to break ground in the scoreboard endzone for a 50,000sf building with new locker rooms, offices, and meeting rooms.

TheBisonator
April 6th, 2011, 06:22 PM
This thread is becoming "top notch." xlolx


Somebody post some pics please.

Northern Arizona's Walkup Skydome:

http://phxfan.com/wp-content/themes/arras-theme/library/timthumb.php?src=http://phxfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/skydome3.jpg&w=640&h=250&zc=1

blaw0203
April 6th, 2011, 06:25 PM
The State of Mississippi finally decided to give Veterans Memorial Stadium to Jackson State. The deed passes over to them in July. That means they will have the largest FCS Venue.

UAalum72
April 6th, 2011, 06:52 PM
The State of Mississippi finally decided to give Veterans Memorial Stadium to Jackson State. The deed passes over to them in July. That means they will have the largest FCS Venue.
Not quite. Vet is listed at 60,492 which is 954 short of the Yale Bowl (currently 61,446)

eaglewraith
April 6th, 2011, 10:47 PM
I hear you guys are getting ready to break ground in the scoreboard endzone for a 50,000sf building with new locker rooms, offices, and meeting rooms.

SHHHHHHHHHHHH

We're not supposed to know about that.

bostonspider
April 6th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Yale Bowl looks awesome when full.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v155/97/11/506630757/n506630757_203631_1642.jpg

kittiekop
April 7th, 2011, 12:31 AM
I'll make a run at this. Best I can do on Montana State Bobcat Stadium is the architect's rendering - but should be accurate, and construction is underway, so its a pretty fair representation of what will be there when football starts in September
http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/images/articles/hires/img201101281296245105.jpg

AppMan
April 7th, 2011, 08:34 AM
SHHHHHHHHHHHH

We're not supposed to know about that.

Oops!

(in my quiet voice) I hear it's going to be really nice.

AppMan
April 7th, 2011, 08:40 AM
I hear the same, but won't believe it until it happens. I know that it is being planned (floorplans and all have been drawn up), but there are other things that we are waiting on. If it does happen, I think the ground breaking is scheduled for late fall. Why? I have no idea. Doesn't make any sense to me.

Think the idea of starting in the the fall, as opposed to next spring, is to show this recruiting class something is being done. Also hearing there is a new seating deck in the works.

EdubAlum
April 7th, 2011, 09:06 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5067/5595837054_31344be2b5_z.jpg

Roos field sucks, but it was enough to win a national championship:)

StorminASU
April 7th, 2011, 09:16 AM
Between this and Boise's success, I think they're going to eventually have study findings that teams win more on fields like this. Congrats on the National Championship!

JoshUCA
April 7th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Here are some more pics of UCA's Estes Stadium:

http://www.ucasports.com/images/2010/9/9/large_estes-aerial-web.jpg
http://www.ucasports.com/images/2010/9/9/medium_estes-outside-web.jpg
http://www.ucasports.com/images/2010/9/9/large_Estes2010Opener.jpg

and the new Luxury boxes:
http://www.ucasports.com/images/2010/12/17/small_Skyboxes1.jpg
http://www.ucasports.com/images/2010/12/17/small_Skyboxes2.jpg
You can go to Page 7 of our PC Brochure (http://www.ucasports.com/documents/2011/3/7/2011PCBrochure.pdf?id=167) to see renderings of the inside of our new luxury boxes (pics of our new strenght and conditionin facility are in there as well).

Ohhh, and our new purple and grey turf:
http://www.ucasports.com/images/2011/4/2/rp_primary_Fieldweb.jpg
http://www.ucasports.com/images/2011/4/1/small_Central_Arkansas_Turf1-web.jpg

Very exciting times around UCA!

JSU02
April 7th, 2011, 10:32 AM
SHHHHHHHHHHHH

We're not supposed to know about that.

Now is that part of a capital campaign you are starting? I heard about 5 or 6 of the board members on it are about to quit because of demand the president is making of them.

JSU02
April 7th, 2011, 10:39 AM
JSU Stadium at Burgess-Snow Field
157541575515756

chattownmocs
April 7th, 2011, 11:29 AM
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics31/400/UN/UNDXPVXTUOPKYTV.20100806004551.jpg


Newly completed Scrappy Moore Practice field located on the banks of the old Tennessee.


http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics31/400/PA/PAKBOBYABHTPHCL.20100806004437.jpg

cannonballgsu
April 7th, 2011, 11:33 AM
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics31/400/UN/UNDXPVXTUOPKYTV.20100806004551.jpg


Newly completed Scrappy Moore Practice field located on the banks of the old Tennessee.

Don't shank a punt!


Now is that part of a capital campaign you are starting? I heard about 5 or 6 of the board members on it are about to quit because of demand the president is making of them.

That's great news. Maybe we will get some new ones that will get off their *** and get something done. Dr. Keel is the best thing that has happened to Georgia Southern.

JSU02
April 7th, 2011, 11:59 AM
That's great news. Maybe we will get some new ones that will get off their *** and get something done. Dr. Keel is the best thing that has happened to Georgia Southern.

As I understand it, its not that they haven't been doing anything, quite the contrary, they are ardent, active GSU supporters. The president just wants each of them to give 100,000 to remain on the committee.

cannonballgsu
April 7th, 2011, 12:06 PM
As I understand it, its not that they haven't been doing anything, quite the contrary, they are ardent, active GSU supporters. The president just wants each of them to give 100,000 to remain on the committee.

Wow...that's steep. I thought you meant demands other than money, such as performance.

Uncle Rico's Clan
April 7th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Washington-Grizzly Stadium, home of the Montana Grizzlies

http://filemanager.montanagrizzlies.com/mtgriz3/custom_pages/files/stadiums_and_facilities/fb/wgs_2008.jpg

http://jimrharris.smugmug.com/Sports/University-of-Montana/DSC7145/1041648551_87P3z-M.jpg

http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/m/msocy/phototour/msocy_phototour27.jpg?Log=1

The Eagle's Cliff
April 7th, 2011, 08:13 PM
As I understand it, its not that they haven't been doing anything, quite the contrary, they are ardent, active GSU supporters. The president just wants each of them to give 100,000 to remain on the committee.

Is that "give" or "guarantee" - as in "If you don't give it, get it"?

I was in a meeting this week about the Capital Campaign. The Campaign doesn't technically start 'til July 2012, but Dr Keel wanted Athletics "out in front" ahead of time. The 50,000sf facility will be awesome and you're on the money about why construction will (hopefully) begin in October. You're also correct about the next phase at Paulson. There are projects in the works for constructing/enhancing facilities for non-Big 3 sports as well.

PM me and I'll give you an address where you can send your checkxsmiley_wix

JSU02
April 7th, 2011, 08:33 PM
It was give 100K. The president didn't think it was that bad since it would work out to 12,500 a year for 8 years. Apparently there was a flurry of very upset emails circulating amongst board members early this week.

seantaylor
April 8th, 2011, 02:01 AM
Is that "give" or "guarantee" - as in "If you don't give it, get it"?

I was in a meeting this week about the Capital Campaign. The Campaign doesn't technically start 'til July 2012, but Dr Keel wanted Athletics "out in front" ahead of time. The 50,000sf facility will be awesome and you're on the money about why construction will (hopefully) begin in October. You're also correct about the next phase at Paulson. There are projects in the works for constructing/enhancing facilities for non-Big 3 sports as well.

PM me and I'll give you an address where you can send your checkxsmiley_wix

Cliffy is the end all to be all. Dude can make an 8 ball drug deal at McDonalds like it's no one's business. Big timer.

The Eagle's Cliff
April 8th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Cliffy is the end all to be all. Dude can make an 8 ball drug deal at McDonalds like it's no one's business. Big timer.

Did you say something squirt?

Erks Eagles
April 8th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Grizzly Stadium is the best in FCS. App State is #2. Georgia Southern is probably 4 or 5 on the list. FAMU stadium is terrible.

StorminASU
April 8th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Montana's stadium is incredible. I love how close to the field it is and how the bowl keeps it so loud. I've not made it to the prettiest little stadium in America yet, but I hope to the year after next maybe.

chattownmocs
April 8th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Dont know where it ranks nationally, but Finley looks better in person than it does in pictures. It is just in a crappy part of town.

TheBisonator
April 8th, 2011, 07:36 PM
Grizzly Stadium is the best in FCS. App State is #2. Georgia Southern is probably 4 or 5 on the list. FAMU stadium is terrible.

I think everyone agrees that NDSU has the best dome, but that really isn't saying much...

I think overall the Fargodome is still in the top 10 or 15.

SFA 93
April 9th, 2011, 01:44 PM
HOMER BRYCE STADIUM

Home of the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks

Opened in 1973 and seats 15,000 (24,000 plus including the grassy area) in the piney woods of East Texas.

http://www2.sfasu.edu/campus/virtualtours/images/homer_bryce.jpg

Recent renovations (2003) to the area include a sports medicine and academic center, new press box, suites, a score board as well as new additions to the field house that houses the new athletic training program and the installation of a new artificial turf surface (Momentum 51).

The scoreboard (not shown) is a Daktronics ProStar Video Board and ProAd Panel. The total size of the new scoreboard is 47 feet high by 52 feet wide and contains a 13-foot-by-18-foot video screen. It also houses a top-of-the-line sound system.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/bryce-renovation-092203/press_box-lumberjack_club-lg.jpg

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/bryce-renovation-092203/Lumberjack_club_press_box-1-lg.jpg

http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/texas/nacogdoches_bryce2.jpg

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/Homer_Bryce_Stadium_Photos/llcrowdshot-lg.jpg

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/bryce-renovation-062303/pressbox4-lg.jpg

Axe'Em Jacks!!!

Big Dawg
April 10th, 2011, 06:23 PM
So what is FAMUs attendance record?

33,000+...either in 1996 vs Morgan State or 1997 vs. Southern...both games were homecoming.

Big Dawg
April 10th, 2011, 06:23 PM
But FAMU only has 11,000+ students, so even if ALL of them showed up those games wouldn't have been 'nearly full'. It just sounds sketchy that they'd count them for one game and not any others. Why not scan the rattler card at every game? Who wants to advertise their home attendance as smaller than it really is?

FAMU fans have been complaining about undercounts for a while now.

Big Dawg
April 10th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Another shot of Bragg Memorial Stadium

http://http://web12.twitpic.com/img/274459420-2014e5260bdf9e78e1c8098e9c6e809a.4da22f68-scaled.jpg

Big Dawg
April 10th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Here's another shot of Bragg Memorial Stadium

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/274459420.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1302475666&Signature=v%2BBYKKASMje4A66r9uywP%2FT48Mg%3D

GAD
April 10th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Thanks Big Dawg
I only have red x's where you posted pictures

Big Dawg
April 10th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Thanks Big Dawg
I only have red x's where you posted pictures

You're welcome...they worked earlier *shrugs*

GAD
April 11th, 2011, 01:12 AM
Can anyone find pictures of Tennessee States old on campus stadium?

blaw0203
April 11th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Can anyone find pictures of Tennessee States old on campus stadium?

Tennessee State - Hale Stadium

andy7171
April 12th, 2011, 11:27 AM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/215028_1967757030744_1147476569_2431842_896158_n.j pg

TheBisonator
April 12th, 2011, 07:45 PM
God would you please stop with the pissing match? I wanted to see stadium pictures not 15 pages of back and forth about a dumb stadium debate. You might as well remove the sticky on this because the thread title is deceiving.

I just wanted people to show stadiums on this thread. That was my only intent.

Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium (For some strange reason, right-clicking and copy/paste is not working on the PC I'm on, had to insert it manually)

http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/tennessee-tech-golden-eagles-tucker-stadium/tuckerstadium2.jpg

JmuSkinsfan
April 12th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Thank you, Bisonator! Haha.

bojeta
April 12th, 2011, 08:30 PM
I just wanted people to show stadiums on this thread. That was my only intent.

Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium (For some strange reason, right-clicking and copy/paste is not working on the PC I'm on, had to insert it manually)

....

Here's a little trick you may not be aware of; press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard. This copies you desktop image to the computer's clipboard. Then open an image editing program, choose FILE > NEW and set the resolution to something better than 200. Go to EDIT> PASTE and you've got the image that was blocked. You'll need to crop all the extra garbage out, but it works.

kittiekop
April 12th, 2011, 09:00 PM
No one else is repping for the Big Sky, so here goes:

Weber State's Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics21/400/FC/FCFUTLQFEYYTSVA.20070904212602.jpg

Idaho State's Holt Arena
http://www.isu.edu/pics/buildings/newdome.jpg

Northern Arizona's Walkup Skydome
http://nauathletics.com/information/facilities/Turf.jpg?max_height=320&max_width=450

kittiekop
April 12th, 2011, 09:08 PM
A couple more from the Sky:

University of Northern Colorado's Nottingham Field:
http://uncbears.com/information/facilities/Nottingham_Field.jpg?max_height=236&max_width=400

Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium:
http://www.hornetsports.com/userfiles/image/Facilities/AerialStadium10Web.jpg

Portland State plays in Portland's Jeld Wen Stadium
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/sites/portlandtimbers.com/files/MLSpiece_01B_Rendering.jpg

Umpire
April 13th, 2011, 06:03 AM
Separate thread made for "top notch" stadium debate. This thread is a picture thread. Limited discussion about stadiums is okay but if it goes off on a tangent that takes up pages, it'll be given its own thread. There are no set guidelines on what will constitute the creation of a separate thread so we'll go by instinct.

WestCoastAggie
April 13th, 2011, 01:14 PM
The old Pressbox is gone!!!
http://fac.ncat.edu/engineer/photogallery/skybox%20april%2011.jpg

bostonspider
April 13th, 2011, 01:15 PM
The Stadiums of the CAA

Unitas Stadium at Towson
http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Atlantic10/Towson/interior.jpg

Meade Stadium at URI
http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Atlantic10/RhodeIsland/aerial.jpg

Alfond Stadium at Maine
http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Atlantic10/Maine/aerial.jpg

Cowell Stadium at UNH
http://www2.registerguard.com/cms/images/uploads/20090521_unhfield.jpg

Zable Stadium at W&M
http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Atlantic10/WilliamMary/interior.jpg

McGuirk Stadium at UMass
http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Atlantic10/Massachusetts/aerial.jpg

Delaware Stadium at UD
http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Atlantic10/Delaware/aerial.jpg

Villanova Stadium at VU
http://fineartamerica.com/images-medium/villanova-stadium-duncan-pearson.jpg

New Bridgeforth Stadium at JMU
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics11/800/MY/MYPBJDMECDHUUZO.20090830150308.jpg

Robins Stadium at Richmond
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/mgmedia/image/0/354/105167/ur/

And new to the conference this year, Ballard Stadium at ODU
http://www.monarchnation.com/1stgame.jpg

eagle1
April 13th, 2011, 01:57 PM
EWU Roos Field "Inferno"
http://web.ewu.edu/groups/athletics/facilities/RoosSkyShot.jpg

kittiekop
April 13th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Had to get one better photo of my alma mater (pre-2011-construction)
http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/montana-state-bobcats-bobcat-stadium/catgriz09.png

Big Dawg
April 13th, 2011, 06:05 PM
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/fls/25300/facilities/bragg.jpg

JmuSkinsfan
April 14th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Bridgeforth Stadium webcam shot from today from across the field. The camera is too zoomed in to see the endzone wrap-around on the right or the scoreboard installation in the left endzone, but gives a good feel for how monstrous this thing is. The 100 section is also being installed now (in front of the concrete wall and extending to almost on top of the field), as well as the touch-ups on the upper deck (which will be all purple as you can see from the completed parts on the top right. The center structure on the upper deck is going to be a press box.

And for those looking for a "scale" to measure the true height of this thing, you can just see the goal posts in the bottom right corner. Also, this webcame sits atop the student/visitor side, which, if you had been to JMU prior to the expansion, was at the apex of both sides. I'd estimate that the concrete wall in front is at least 15-20 feet tall. The upper deck with be somewhere around 13 stories tall and will eclipse the height of any football stadium in Va (yes, including Lane and Scott Stadiums)

whoanellie
April 16th, 2011, 02:21 PM
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h88/leftygolfr326/rp_primary_Rhodes.jpg (http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h88/leftygolfr326/rp_primary_Rhodes.jpg)

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h88/leftygolfr326/rhodesaerial_fb_400_233.jpg

Elon prior to the addition of Alumni Field House
http://www.elonphoenix.com/index.aspx

cannonballgsu
April 18th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Here is a shot after almost everyone had cleared out of the stadium after our spring scrimmage. I plan to get a better one this season with my good camera. This was just from 5 shots with a point and shoot camera merged in PS.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5631045577_3e369acde0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnycannon/5631045577/)
Paulson Stadium After the Blue/White Game (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnycannon/5631045577/) by cannonballgsu (http://www.flickr.com/people/ronnycannon/), on Flickr

FormerPokeCenter
April 18th, 2011, 01:17 PM
http://www.geauxcowboys-eastside.org/images/fh12111sview.jpg

New fieldhouse project at Cowboy Stadium. This triples the size of the old original fieldhouse...

cannonballgsu
April 18th, 2011, 01:28 PM
http://www.geauxcowboys-eastside.org/images/fh12111sview.jpg

New fieldhouse project at Cowboy Stadium. This triples the size of the old original fieldhouse...

What is the square footage?

FormerPokeCenter
April 18th, 2011, 02:10 PM
What is the square footage?

I'm not sure......I'll have to do some digging....but I think I've heard it'll be something on the order of 35,000 square feet...don't quote me on that.....

MSUBear42
April 19th, 2011, 11:09 AM
Missouri State's Plaster Sports Complex:
http://i53.tinypic.com/jper0k.jpg


Artist Renderings of our renovation that will probably be done next year (using the money from playing Arkansas and Oregon as a down payment):
From this:
http://i52.tinypic.com/20qdxty.jpg

To:
http://i54.tinypic.com/11glhxe.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/245jamv.jpg

JSU02
April 21st, 2011, 01:08 PM
It looks as though the MO St expansion is built in such a way that the track could be removed, the field moved towards the other sideline, and a lower deck built at field level. Was that the plan?

glsjunior
April 21st, 2011, 02:31 PM
Herndon Stadium. R.I.P. Morris Brown

http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/georgia/atlanta_herndon2.jpg

MSUBear42
April 21st, 2011, 04:44 PM
It looks as though the MO St expansion is built in such a way that the track could be removed, the field moved towards the other sideline, and a lower deck built at field level. Was that the plan?

Yep, but not til way down the road.

cannonballgsu
April 22nd, 2011, 09:47 AM
Yep, but not til way down the road.

I like the high seats first - better vantage point.

Hammerhead
April 22nd, 2011, 10:01 AM
More Fargodome photos:

Aerial view:
http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/north-dakota-state-bison-fargodome/fargodome-500.gif

Summer view:
http://www.wday.com/media/full/jpg/2011/01/11/rumble.jpg

MSUBear42
April 23rd, 2011, 09:46 PM
Fargobuilding.

WestCoastAggie
May 3rd, 2011, 09:15 PM
Aggie Sky Box Construction Update!

It seems as if they are putting in place the support pillars.

http://fac.ncat.edu/engineer/photogallery/skybox%20foundation%202.JPG
http://fac.ncat.edu/engineer/photogallery/skybox%20foundation%201.JPG

OB55
May 4th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Been out of the country for a couple years, don't want to read the whole thread, just curious. Anybody put up some pics of Wa-Griz yet?

93henfan
May 5th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Been out of the country for a couple years, don't want to read the whole thread, just curious. Anybody put up some pics of Wa-Griz yet?

If you find some, let me know. I hear it's a great stadium. Almost as nice as the Fargo Dome.

ValleyChamp
May 5th, 2011, 01:24 PM
UNI-dome

http://www.unifootballcamps.com/images/UNI%20Dome%20Pic%20001.jpg

http://www.cedarvalleysports.org/images/venue_pics/uni_dome_ext.jpg

StorminASU
May 5th, 2011, 03:27 PM
How many people does the UNI dome seat? I could look it up, but I'm lazy.

TheBisonator
May 5th, 2011, 04:55 PM
How many people does the UNI dome seat? I could look it up, but I'm lazy.

16,324 is the exact number I remember...

813Jag
May 5th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Been out of the country for a couple years, don't want to read the whole thread, just curious. Anybody put up some pics of Wa-Griz yet?

i don't think so, but here's one:
http://www.egriz.com/grizpics/albums/userpics/10001/griz_stadium_from_above.jpg

Horseshoe App
May 7th, 2011, 11:45 AM
Man, I which we had room that close to our stadium to take the track out. Princeton's stadium is a very nice looking stadium!!

Princeton Stadium

http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/new_jersey/princeton_stadium1.jpg

http://www.visitprinceton.org/includes/media/images/Princeton_Stadium_web_resize.jpg

citdog
May 7th, 2011, 05:46 PM
General Johnson Hagood, CSA, Stadium
Charleston, South Carolina
http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/07/2/5/8/8129299699533882.jpg



http://www.citadel.edu/tcf/cndphotos/archive20022003/boo_with_monument.jpg

Sometimes it's HOT, but never hot! hot! hot!, in Charleston.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/ss-090722-dip/2000_ice_box.ss_full.jpg






Before
http://www.estadios.org/fotos/estadio-johnson-hagood-stadium.jpg


After
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/CitadelStadium.jpg/350px-CitadelStadium.jpg



http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/the-citadel-bulldogs-johnson-hatgood-stadium/Johnson-Hagood-3.jpg


http://www.citadelsports.com/information/insideAthletics/facilities/photos/2010_Stadium_aerial.JPG?max_width=450

NuJerzBullDog
May 8th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Willie Jefferies Field at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium (SC. State University)
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f222/emurda89/football/Football20Stadium2.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f222/emurda89/football/Dawson-stadium-4.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f222/emurda89/football/SCSU2.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f222/emurda89/football/SCSU1.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f222/emurda89/football/untitledsb1.jpg

NuJerzBullDog
May 9th, 2011, 12:43 AM
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f222/emurda89/football/untitledocd.jpg

th0m
May 9th, 2011, 03:46 AM
Pretty soon you're gonna have to build a new pressbox to accomodate your MEAC titles ;)

UNH_Alum_In_CT
May 9th, 2011, 02:43 PM
Can anyone find pictures of Tennessee States old on campus stadium?

I took a couple when I traveled to Nashville during my 2008 Playoff junket.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/UNH_Alum_In_CT/Nashville%202008/100_0532.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/UNH_Alum_In_CT/Nashville%202008/100_0534.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/UNH_Alum_In_CT/Nashville%202008/100_0533.jpg

StorminASU
May 9th, 2011, 04:15 PM
General Johnson Hagood, CSA, Stadium
Charleston, South Carolina
Sometimes it's HOT, but never hot! hot! hot!, in Charleston.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/ss-090722-dip/2000_ice_box.ss_full.jpg


What is happening here?

citdog
May 9th, 2011, 06:56 PM
What is happening here?


Between two a days when it's 96 with 90% humidity.

NuJerzBullDog
May 10th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Pretty soon you're gonna have to build a new pressbox to accomodate your MEAC titles ;)
lol yeah your right, but hopefully we can add a national championship flag up there... but a more updated pressbox is needed...

StorminASU
May 10th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Between two a days when it's 96 with 90% humidity.

Does the whole football team just cycle out between that "two seater"?

ursus arctos horribilis
May 10th, 2011, 04:05 PM
http://www.anygivensaturday.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15771&d=1304972144

asumike83
May 10th, 2011, 04:14 PM
lol yeah your right, but hopefully we can add a national championship flag up there... but a more updated pressbox is needed...

I can't say I've had the pleasure of seeing a game in Orangeburg, but I really like the layout of that stadium! You guys sure brought a good crowd to Boone the last couple of years and all the folks I talked to were great. Best visiting band that I've ever seen at KBS as well.

NuJerzBullDog
May 10th, 2011, 08:02 PM
I can't say I've had the pleasure of seeing a game in Orangeburg, but I really like the layout of that stadium! You guys sure brought a good crowd to Boone the last couple of years and all the folks I talked to were great. Best visiting band that I've ever seen at KBS as well.

lol thanks asumike83 aside from the two loses i really did enjoy coming up there i loved the football atmosphere you guys have...even your harshest fans at the end of the day recognized a good team aside from the score...but you guys have great facilities..kind of makes me jealous when we go there to see it

GAD
May 12th, 2011, 05:03 PM
I took a couple when I traveled to Nashville during my 2008 Playoff junket.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/UNH_Alum_In_CT/Nashville%202008/100_0532.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/UNH_Alum_In_CT/Nashville%202008/100_0534.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/UNH_Alum_In_CT/Nashville%202008/100_0533.jpg

Thanks!

DaBigBlue
May 15th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Old Dominion

http://www.aecom.com/deployedfiles/Intranet/Business%20Lines/Planning,%20Design%20&%20Development/Images_MacArthur/ODUForemanRen5.jpg

NuJerzBullDog
May 16th, 2011, 12:40 AM
ODU has some very nice facilities

kittiekop
May 16th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Architects have this photo up on their Facebook on the MSU stadium renovation. Gives a good perspective on the scale and what its going to add

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229554_225429307473126_142834009065990_1065151_574 1267_n.jpg

Go Lehigh TU owl
May 17th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Lehigh's Goodman Stadium

http://stadiumsandarenas.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/391.jpg?w=601&h=450

http://stadiumsandarenas.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/393.jpg?w=592&h=444

http://johnson-mccormick.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1_thumb1.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/35/65669226_f7e19d1ce7.jpg

http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/1/sports/football/Goodman%20Stadium%20HOME%20BRH_2879.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/19066_100345636664543_100000673205985_7931_659963_ n.jpg

bojeta
May 17th, 2011, 02:11 AM
Love all these stadiums, big and small. Lehigh's got an amazing setting. I love the excitement of the big crowds, but I also love the old time feel of a smaller venue with great tradition and classic surroundings.

SeattleGriz
May 19th, 2011, 04:35 AM
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/wastjer/2848971759_bb7ebfb7a1.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZdM56sOx5g

Jaguar79
May 19th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Gotta put in for My Alma Mater, Southern U.

http://www.ebr.lib.la.us/reference/ourafamlegacy/images/LASL_Digital_Archives/MumfordStadium.jpg
The Start of Mumford Stadium

http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/southern-jaguars-ace-w-mumford-stadium/a-w-mumford-stadium-press-box.jpg

Current Press Box

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9267/180r.jpg

Construction on Mumford Fieldhouse

http://jdavidharten.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/031.jpg

Part of Visiting Side and Completed Mumford Fieldhouse at North End

http://www.thecityofbatonrouge.com/images/a-w-mumford-stadium.jpg

View from Behind Mississippi River (Home Side)


Many a great night has been spent in this facility with great games, great players, and for us HBCU's, great bands as well.

blaw0203
May 22nd, 2011, 02:07 AM
Grizzly Stadium is the best in FCS. App State is #2. Georgia Southern is probably 4 or 5 on the list. FAMU stadium is terrible.

FAMU's Bragg Stadium currently lacks a few amenities that some of the newer stadiums has, but with a seating capacity of 25,500, new video scoreboard, great scenery, and close-up field action, it is FAR from terrible! We are even one of the very few FCS programs to have hosted ESPN Gameday so our barn can't be that bad. There are plans to give it a major renovation to bring seating capacity to 40,000, enclose both endzones, build a new field house, add club seating & lounge, luxury boxes, and more!
WE RATTLERS LOVE BRAGG!xhurrayxxhurrayxxhurrayxxhurrayxxhurrayx

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs076.snc3/14343_157088418137_79437403137_2786330_2312981_n.j pg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs136.ash2/40139_10150289850750221_828530220_15014145_5069195 _n.jpg

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1968/dsc03681o.jpg

http://www.sonshinetours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/FAMU-Stadium.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzGKqOsSfpg

James Madison
May 30th, 2011, 11:20 AM
updated photos from James Madison's Bridgeforth stadium expansion. This is not your Grandfather's FCS.
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics32/640/AT/ATNCIYXZQEPTRQG.20110527030012.JPG

http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/KV/KVBGYWOKLIVKKCW.20110527015410.JPG

StorminASU
May 30th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Once again, great looking stadium. Just need to get rid of all that purple. What's the outlook for 2011 W's & L's wise?

NDSUFREAK
May 30th, 2011, 03:53 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndsu-university-archives/5306668248/in/set-72157625706289438/lightbox/

here is a picture of NDSU's old stadium Dacotah Field back in 1975. The possibilities for this facility could have been endless for expansion and could have really been a great place to play football but unfortunately its ****ing cold near the end of football season :(

darell1976
May 30th, 2011, 04:58 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndsu-university-archives/5306668248/in/set-72157625706289438/lightbox/

here is a picture of NDSU's old stadium Dacotah Field back in 1975. The possibilities for this facility could have been endless for expansion and could have really been a great place to play football but unfortunately its ****ing cold near the end of football season :(

Me and my family rode our bikes by there last weekend...the landscape is totally different now...is this a view looking east or west??

NDSUFREAK
May 30th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Me and my family rode our bikes by there last weekend...the landscape is totally different now...is this a view looking east or west??

It is a view looking southwest and the BSA would be on the side closer to the flag pole. Everything is completely different.

blaw0203
May 30th, 2011, 07:45 PM
updated photos from James Madison's Bridgeforth stadium expansion. This is not your Grandfather's FCS.
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics32/640/AT/ATNCIYXZQEPTRQG.20110527030012.JPG

http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/KV/KVBGYWOKLIVKKCW.20110527015410.JPG

THIS STADIUM LOOKS AMAZING ESPECIALLY BEING THAT IT IS AN FCS VENUE! Contrary to what others might say, the purple looks great and really gives it a pop! I read that the stadium when finished will have a capacity of 25k. I know my home stadium Bragg holds 25k but it looks NOTHING like this - are the stands identical on both sides or is the capacity actually higher?

TheBisonator
May 30th, 2011, 08:27 PM
THIS STADIUM LOOKS AMAZING ESPECIALLY BEING THAT IT IS AN FCS VENUE! Contrary to what others might say, the purple looks great and really gives it a pop! I read that the stadium when finished will have a capacity of 25k. I know my home stadium Bragg holds 25k but it looks NOTHING like this - are the stands identical on both sides or is the capacity actually higher?

They're just doing one double-decked side, and they are building 40 or so rows of endzone seating that extends out from that grandstand very soon. The work they're doing by the beginning of FB season will have basically 60 percent of a finished football stadium. JMU I guess is waiting to see how they'll do with what they have before the build an identical double-deck grandstand on the other side. I guess for the near future the other side of seating will still be one of the old grandstands. The place will look lopsided for at least a few years, according to JMU folks.

blaw0203
May 30th, 2011, 09:01 PM
They're just doing one double-decked side, and they are building 40 or so rows of endzone seating that extends out from that grandstand very soon. The work they're doing by the beginning of FB season will have basically 60 percent of a finished football stadium. JMU I guess is waiting to see how they'll do with what they have before the build an identical double-deck grandstand on the other side. I guess for the near future the other side of seating will still be one of the old grandstands. The place will look lopsided for at least a few years, according to JMU folks.

Yeah, it will appear lopsided, but it is still nice! I assume if they ever do the other side, it will be off to FBS for them!

TheBisonator
May 30th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Yeah, it will appear lopsided, but it is still nice! I assume if they ever do the other side, it will be off to FBS for them!

Once the whole thing is done, it won't be just FBS quality, it'll be BCS quality.

Go Lehigh TU owl
May 30th, 2011, 09:51 PM
They're just doing one double-decked side, and they are building 40 or so rows of endzone seating that extends out from that grandstand very soon. The work they're doing by the beginning of FB season will have basically 60 percent of a finished football stadium. JMU I guess is waiting to see how they'll do with what they have before the build an identical double-deck grandstand on the other side. I guess for the near future the other side of seating will still be one of the old grandstands. The place will look lopsided for at least a few years, according to JMU folks.

IMO it will look a lot like Army's Michie Stadium or Maryland's Byrd Stadium when finished.

James Madison
May 30th, 2011, 11:32 PM
To answer a few questions...
1- the $62 million expansion will be finished by August and it includes permanent endzone seating that matches the height of the suite level
2- the opposite side will remain for student seating and it runs the entire length of the field but only rises about 3/4 as high as the suite level
3- JMU has a plan to build a symetrical stadium, but it will require a) raising more money b) having enough demand to sell out the current stadium
4- The stadium will seat more than 25K this year, but it was a marketing ploy to get people rallied around the expansion. Based on the architectual numbers and overflow seating, the stadium will probably hold 27,000-28,000.
5- the seating was designed with ample space so while the structure is large (130 ft high) there are fewer seats than there could be

here are some more pics
http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/UV/UVRBKYBWZLFMRFZ.20110527021517.JPG
http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/RL/RLOMSNJKMMTWVTO.20110527020119.JPG

Coastal44
June 7th, 2011, 02:51 AM
Brooks Stadium
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/coas/sports/genrel/auto_original/4739506.jpeg
Adkins Field house in the End-Zone
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/coas/sports/m-footbl/auto_original/4737401.jpeg?1305575761

bostonspider
June 7th, 2011, 09:15 AM
Brooks Stadium
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/coas/sports/genrel/auto_original/4739506.jpeg


Can see influences from Brooks in the new Robins Stadium, though UR separated the press box and the luxury boxes onto opposite sides of the field

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs274.snc4/40056_421357895757_506630757_4654272_6431954_n.jpg

Coastal44
June 7th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Can see influences from Brooks in the new Robins Stadium, though UR separated the press box and the luxury boxes onto opposite sides of the field

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs274.snc4/40056_421357895757_506630757_4654272_6431954_n.jpg

We played Richmond last year at Richmond and I never really noticed that. Nice!

whoanellie
June 7th, 2011, 08:32 PM
just a view from the "porch" of the new Field House @ Rhodes Stadium

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Xi3Bj7Wx

Go Lehigh TU owl
June 7th, 2011, 11:27 PM
Holy Cross Fitton Field, capacity 23,500

http://goholycross.com/information/directory/facility_photos/fitton-fb.jpg

http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/massachusetts/worcester_fitton2.jpg

http://blogs.mcall.com/.a/6a00d8341c4fe353ef0120a69ec362970b-500wi

Go Lehigh TU owl
June 7th, 2011, 11:32 PM
Fisher Field Lafayette, capacity 13,132

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lafa/sports/m-footbl/auto_player/2943910.jpeg

http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/lafayette-leopards-fisher-stadium/fisher-stadium.jpg

http://www.chacompanies.com/images/projects/Lafayette1_resize.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/166124_174612809237825_100000673205985_419672_6333 969_n.jpg

Go Lehigh TU owl
June 7th, 2011, 11:36 PM
Christy Matthewson Stadium Bucknell, capacity 13,100

http://www.netitor.com/photos/schools/buck/sports/genrel/auto_original/443594.jpeg

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/buck/galleries/Mathewson-Stadium102902/christymathewson_stadium-lg.jpg

http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/bucknell-bison-christy-mathewson-mermorial-stadium/bucknell-2.jpg

TheBisonator
June 8th, 2011, 08:40 PM
I LOOOVE Fisher Field.

Wish NDSU could play you guys there in a 12 game season.

WestCoastAggie
June 9th, 2011, 01:09 PM
Aggie Sky Box Updates:

http://fac.ncat.edu/engineer/photogallery/skybox%20may%202011%20-%209.jpg

http://fac.ncat.edu/engineer/photogallery/skybox%20june%202011%20-%202.jpg

eiu1999
June 13th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Eastern Illinois
O'Brien Field

http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/6200/Pressbox/Football/EIU%20O%27Brien%20Stadium.JPG?DB_OEM_ID=6200


http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/eastern-illinois-panthers-obrien-stadium/O%27Brien-Stadium1.jpg

http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/eastern-illinois-panthers-obrien-stadium/O%27Brien-Stadium-2.jpg

chattanoogamocs
June 14th, 2011, 02:10 AM
http://www.gomocs.com/pics31/640/NS/NSAJDBHBXJUZFPT.20100905001517.jpg

Nice thing about actually being pretty decent is that Moc fans no longer have to show pictures from national championship games to show a full stadium (this pic is from last years "white out" game versus App)

chattownmocs
June 15th, 2011, 04:10 PM
http://www.gomocs.com/pics31/640/NS/NSAJDBHBXJUZFPT.20100905001517.jpg

Nice thing about actually being pretty decent is that Moc fans no longer have to show pictures from national championship games to show a full stadium (this pic is from last years "white out" game versus App)

Beautiful.

kittiekop
June 16th, 2011, 12:10 AM
Update on the Montana State stadium construction (courtesy of Brick Breeden's Facebook page and via Bobcatnation:

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z426/Brandon_Ostermiller/stadium.jpg

Basic structure is taking shape, more steel in place each day. Exciting time to be a Bobcat fan! One of the neat parts? 10 million dollars ($6 mil in private funds) all put together in less than 100 days.

And I forgot to mention for some of you schools - you notice where the running track is supposed to be? Outside the stadium, not around the football field?xthumbsupx

JagHammer
June 19th, 2011, 07:46 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTsMHGRBzJncZujJV3QT8jo5eEL4ClUR mR_meJmY17jDcr15ZEfYA&t=1

Here's a north end view of A. W. Mumford stadium courtesy of the Lemoine Group of Lafayette, LA.

McTailGator
June 20th, 2011, 04:29 PM
"The HOLE" finally gets it's Fieldhouse!

136 new club seats, combined with the 390 seats in the Press Box and the 17410 seats in the stadium brings us up to 17,936 officially with about 3,100 seats on the endzone burms. We can fit about 21,000 now. Safely...

The field house project will be finished in mid July after 10 years of planning and a year or more of construction.

A complete renovation and remodeling of the existing structure included an addition to the ground floor that nearly double the size of the structure. The creation of a second floor which houses a new indoor club room as well as outdoor seating
The new field house project completly remodeling of the existing 17,790 square feet and added 15,270 square feet to the single story building, making it 33,066 square feet. The expanded ground floor will boasts a brand new weight room facility as well as football locker rooms, meeting and film rooms.

The 2nd floor holds a club room where 150 fans can watch the game in the comfort of a climate controlled environment or 136 of them can step outside onto the brand new seating area. The 2nd floor also is home to several new offices for coaches and administrators.

Key features of the new field house include:
expanded weight room
team meeting rooms
enlarged locker room, coaching, staff offices
media room
additional conference rooms
enlarged ticket office
Hall of Fame in public lobby
Indoor club room
Outdoor seating area


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5076/5850073359_7e50090e2a_b.jpg

phoenixphanatic21
June 20th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Here's the latest addition to Rhodes Stadium, Alumni Fieldhouse. This is kinda an add-on to what whoanellie posted a few weeks back.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5170/5354298865_58d3262f29.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5206/5354913250_25206a11c8.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5354915220_277410c63b.jpg

http://www.elon.edu/e-web/news/photo_galleries/alumni_field_house_movein.xhtml

asumike83
June 20th, 2011, 06:30 PM
"The HOLE" finally gets it's Fieldhouse!

136 new club seats, combined with the 390 seats in the Press Box and the 17410 seats in the stadium brings us up to 17,936 officially with about 3,100 seats on the endzone burms. We can fit about 21,000 now. Safely...

The field house project will be finished in mid July after 10 years of planning and a year or more of construction.

A complete renovation and remodeling of the existing structure included an addition to the ground floor that nearly double the size of the structure. The creation of a second floor which houses a new indoor club room as well as outdoor seating
The new field house project completly remodeling of the existing 17,790 square feet and added 15,270 square feet to the single story building, making it 33,066 square feet. The expanded ground floor will boasts a brand new weight room facility as well as football locker rooms, meeting and film rooms.

The 2nd floor holds a club room where 150 fans can watch the game in the comfort of a climate controlled environment or 136 of them can step outside onto the brand new seating area. The 2nd floor also is home to several new offices for coaches and administrators.

Key features of the new field house include:
expanded weight room
team meeting rooms
enlarged locker room, coaching, staff offices
media room
additional conference rooms
enlarged ticket office
Hall of Fame in public lobby
Indoor club room
Outdoor seating area


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5076/5850073359_7e50090e2a_b.jpg

Looking good, I'll see y'all in 2014... time for some payback!

cannonballgsu
June 21st, 2011, 12:57 AM
Update on the Montana State stadium construction (courtesy of Brick Breeden's Facebook page and via Bobcatnation:

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z426/Brandon_Ostermiller/stadium.jpg

Basic structure is taking shape, more steel in place each day. Exciting time to be a Bobcat fan! One of the neat parts? 10 million dollars ($6 mil in private funds) all put together in less than 100 days.

And I forgot to mention for some of you schools - you notice where the running track is supposed to be? Outside the stadium, not around the football field?xthumbsupx

What's going on behind the stadium?

Smitty
June 21st, 2011, 08:39 AM
http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr335/bonsaiburke/wcufield.jpg

eiu1999
June 21st, 2011, 09:21 AM
http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr335/bonsaiburke/wcufield.jpg

The sunset is cool.

galen
June 24th, 2011, 12:32 PM
The purple turf at Estes Stadium:
http://kegsneggsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/UCA1.jpg

kittiekop
June 24th, 2011, 03:55 PM
What's going on behind the stadium?

I had heard it is just work on a retaining pond. My understanding is the university captures and stores water for irrigation purposes, to save on their city water bill. They're expanding the holding area.

WestCoastAggie
June 27th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Another Aggie Stadium Skybox UPDATE!!!
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/2738/dscn0674z.jpg

This thing will be flippin' huge!

Monarch History
June 27th, 2011, 07:43 PM
Sorry, I was unable to get my photos to post!

49RFootballNow
June 27th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Still early days but it's starting.

James Madison
July 4th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Here are some of the latest pics from JMU's expanded Bridgeforth Stadium. The construction will be done by August and ready for this season.

http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/PR/PRMHCCQVCIAJBHS.20110702135133.jpg
http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/SI/SIWNSXQTFSGBCOP.20110702135518.jpg
http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/ZG/ZGIFPFUUCRTXOMI.20110702140334.jpg

49RFootballNow
July 4th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Here are some of the latest pics from JMU's expanded Bridgeforth Stadium. The construction will be done by August and ready for this season.

http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/PR/PRMHCCQVCIAJBHS.20110702135133.jpg
http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/SI/SIWNSXQTFSGBCOP.20110702135518.jpg
http://www.jmusports.com/pics32/640/ZG/ZGIFPFUUCRTXOMI.20110702140334.jpg

I drove by there twice this weekend. On the way up to and back from Upstate New York. That's a pretty big half a FBS stadium you got there.

StorminASU
July 5th, 2011, 09:48 AM
I road by there twice this weekend. On the way up to and back from Upstate New York. That's a pretty big half a FBS stadium you got there.

49RFootballNow =
http://netdna.copyblogger.com/images/long_road_to_nowhere.jpg

49RFootballNow
July 5th, 2011, 10:03 AM
Thank you Grammar Nazi.

Kabooom
July 9th, 2011, 02:20 PM
State....has it going on!

Check out the new Unicorn suite....sweeeet...lol

Nice addition Cats!
Bobcat Stadium adding 7000 new seats or so..They should be able to get close to 21,000 in there this upcoming fall...when completed.

http://www.bobcatnation.com/bobcatbb/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=24175&start=500&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

WestCoastAggie
July 9th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Another update (Courtesy of an A&T Alum that posted this on www.BlueDeathValley. com - http://bluedeathvalley.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=7205&page=8)

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4010/dscn0720f.jpg

Go Lehigh TU owl
July 15th, 2011, 12:47 AM
Here are some awesome pics of Lehigh's Goodman Stadium and Whitehead Practice Fields. The practice field pics were taken during Eagles training camp.

The concrete has been cleaned and the scoreboard has been updated at the stadium since these pictures were taken in 2008.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fieldstuff/page3/

WUTNDITWAA
July 15th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Here are some awesome pics of Lehigh's Goodman Stadium and Whitehead Practice Fields. The practice field pics were taken during Eagles training camp.

The concrete has been cleaned and the scoreboard has been updated at the stadium since these pictures were taken in 2008.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fieldstuff/page3/

Nice. Are the midfield seats really that far from the field, or was it just your lens?

Go Lehigh TU owl
July 15th, 2011, 11:52 AM
Nice. Are the midfield seats really that far from the field, or was it just your lens?

I didn't take the pictures so i'm not sure but it does appear to be exaggerated a bit. Goodman was built a lot like GSU's Paulson stadium, in a pre-existing bowl. The one complaint people have is the seats being a bit removed from the field because of the contour of the bowl. It's still better than having a track.

CrazyCat
July 15th, 2011, 01:03 PM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268840_254370897912300_142834009065990_1204983_265 9891_n.jpg

bostonspider
July 15th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Track or not, those stand look further away from the action than at say Robins Stadium with the track.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3584/3348341207_c0cda65b59_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5866092887_c8af87abc1_b.jpg

Go Lehigh TU owl
July 15th, 2011, 10:58 PM
The contour of the bowl is very similar to the Yale Bowl and Paulson Stadium.

Goodman could be expanded to 30-35k with little trouble. With the GA bank and SRO spots along the concourse the stadium holds 23-25k.

http://www.stadiumwallpaper.info/wallpaper/yale-bowl-5.jpg

http://news.georgiasouthern.edu/VisualResources/Buildings/images/PaulsonStadium_jpg.jpg

Sader87
July 17th, 2011, 12:49 PM
The Yale Bowl has terrible sightlines imo...great and historic venue, just not the best place to actually "watch" a game.

kdinva
July 20th, 2011, 06:51 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/sports/2011/jul/20/tdsport01-ur-makes-modifications-for-second-season-ar-1183512/

This'll make Robins Stadium capacity about 10,200, or so.......including 400 more seats for the visiting teams.

appfan2008
July 20th, 2011, 08:19 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/sports/2011/jul/20/tdsport01-ur-makes-modifications-for-second-season-ar-1183512/

This'll make Robins Stadium capacity about 10,200, or so.......including 400 more seats for the visiting teams.

I will never understand why richmond built that stadium as small as they did...

ur2k
July 20th, 2011, 09:31 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/sports/2011/jul/20/tdsport01-ur-makes-modifications-for-second-season-ar-1183512/

This'll make Robins Stadium capacity about 10,200, or so.......including 400 more seats for the visiting teams.

Not true - capacity is not changing. Just a reshuffle of how the temporary stands put in for the season are arranged. All 1,600 were under the scoreboard last year. This year 1200 will be on the opposite side with 400 under the scoreboard.


I will never understand why richmond built that stadium as small as they did...

Short version of a long story is that the only way to get football on campus was to build the stadium that size. Having football on campus was the #1 priority so the school made concessions with the city and surrounding neighborhood on size to get approval to be able to build it.

kdinva
July 20th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Not true - capacity is not changing. Just a reshuffle of how the temporary stands put in for the season are arranged. All 1,600 were under the scoreboard last year. This year 1200 will be on the opposite side with 400 under the scoreboard.
Thanks for the correction.............JOC's article made it seem to me that a "new" section was going up opposite the scoreboard.

ur2k
July 20th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the correction.............JOC's article made it seem to me that a "new" section was going up opposite the scoreboard.

Technically new but not adding to capacity. Our students felt like they were give the worst seats in the house and the AD responded, hopefully now they have less of an excuse to not show. I'm a bit concerned with how the 400 seat bleacher is going to look under the scoreboard, I have a feeling its just going to look out of place.

bostonspider
July 20th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Here is my quick design for a expanded Robins Stadium, taking out the track, lowering the field and extending the stands all teh way around. Maybe 14K seats...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/5957764421_a4e3029810_z.jpg

JMU2004
July 21st, 2011, 09:39 AM
Here is my quick design for a expanded Robins Stadium, taking out the track, lowering the field and extending the stands all teh way around. Maybe 14K seats...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/5957764421_a4e3029810_z.jpg


That would be 1st class. Hope it happens!

Dane96
July 21st, 2011, 11:45 AM
Not to be a d$#k, but where would the track go? My memory says there is not much room on-campus for a track. Is that correct?

bostonspider
July 21st, 2011, 12:04 PM
Not to be a d$#k, but where would the track go? My memory says there is not much room on-campus for a track. Is that correct?

Actually over on the southern side of campus by either the former football practice fields, or by the intramural fields, there is plenty of room for a nice track/field/soccer stadium. You can see the area with the fields on the bottom left of this shot.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/5961464290_144420ecae_b.jpg

Dane96
July 21st, 2011, 12:11 PM
Gotcha. Damn...why didnt they do that in the first place?

bostonspider
July 21st, 2011, 01:08 PM
Well the university had a very difficult time convincing both their neighbors and the city to allow them to build the 8700 seat stadium that was finally completed. THe School decided to build what they would be allowed to, and maybe be able to expand later once the neighbors saw that having the stadium on campus would not be a major nuisance. I would expect that maybe more endzone bleachers might arrive in a couple of years, and then in the long term plan, a new stadium for soccer and track/field might be in the plan for the southside of campus. But I would not expect anything in the next 5 years at the minimum. Also realize that UR only has 2800 undergrads, so the need for a larger stadium has to be demonstrated.

socon11
July 25th, 2011, 08:41 PM
A 360 interior view of The Citadel's Johnson Hagood stadium. About 22,000 seats. Hopefully not posted earlier!
http://www.seecharleston.360citytours.com/_spinatours/charleston/charleston-2_out_html5.html

Doc QB
July 26th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Actually over on the southern side of campus by either the former football practice fields, or by the intramural fields, there is plenty of room for a nice track/field/soccer stadium. You can see the area with the fields on the bottom left of this shot.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/5961464290_144420ecae_b.jpg

Where are the "former" football practice fields? I assume they work out in the new stadium now, with field turf and all. I took my official visit to UR in 1990, and now dont remember where the practice fields were. I do remember the football locker rooms where in the Robbins Center...did they have to run all the way to the bottom left of the pic everyday for practice??

bostonspider
July 26th, 2011, 01:22 PM
If I recall the team members all drove from the Robins Center down to the Practice Fields which were in the bottom left of that picture, right next to River Road. They now practice on the field turf at Robins Stadium.

major095
July 29th, 2011, 09:28 PM
alabama state virtual fly over of the new stadium they are constructing and the website for the stadium.

http://www.newhornetstadium.com/index.php

http://www.alasu.edu/multimedia/videos/stadium-flyover-2/index.aspx

WestCoastAggie
July 29th, 2011, 11:58 PM
MORE UPDATES!
http://imageshack.us/g/4/dscn0806er.jpg/

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8260/dscn0810e.jpg

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/996/dscn0807qg.jpg

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/4614/dscn0809n.jpg

WestCoastAggie
July 30th, 2011, 12:00 AM
alabama state virtual fly over of the new stadium they are constructing and the website for the stadium.

http://www.newhornetstadium.com/index.php

http://www.alasu.edu/multimedia/videos/stadium-flyover-2/index.aspx

WOW!

James Madison
August 3rd, 2011, 04:43 PM
JMU has almost completed this phase of construction. Here are a few photos

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KSPanther
August 3rd, 2011, 11:12 PM
Very Impressed.......Looking good JMU!

appfan2008
August 4th, 2011, 08:50 AM
A 360 interior view of The Citadel's Johnson Hagood stadium. About 22,000 seats. Hopefully not posted earlier!
http://www.seecharleston.360citytours.com/_spinatours/charleston/charleston-2_out_html5.html

Love the 360... when i was there 2 years ago all i remember was how dern hot those away seats were!... I hope with an october 15th game it will a LITTLE cooler!

WestCoastAggie
August 9th, 2011, 11:44 AM
A&T Skybox UPDATE:

AD Earl Hilton said, "it will take an act of God for the Skybox to be completed" by the home opener against VUL on 9/3. However, the addition will be completed by the second home game against Coastal Carolina 9/24.

Here are the Pics!
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7857/dscn08230824538.jpg

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/254/dscn08471041429.jpg

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/4593/dscn08501069731.jpg

http://imageshack.us/g/851/dscn08220815609.jpg/

katstrapper
August 20th, 2011, 04:47 PM
Sam Houston State University
Elliott T Bowers Stadium
Huntsville, Texas

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/EC/ECRTDDXDILMCCMO.20110113212519.jpg

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/EL/ELPKYRHXQQYTLZU.20110113212545.jpg

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/YB/YBUBSQCTAVKQAZR.20110113212726.jpg

James Madison
August 27th, 2011, 09:17 PM
Phase 1 is finished for JMU's stadium. Here is a bird's eye view
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redspider
August 28th, 2011, 05:03 PM
The beautiful Robins Stadium READY FOR SOME SPIDER FOOTBALL!!!!

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics32/400/RX/RXWJGYJCVXAUGII.20110828185433.jpg

DaBigBlue
August 30th, 2011, 09:07 PM
http://www.global-spectrum.com/goya/images/Venues/Header/ODU_Foreman%20Field.jpg

Cause it's so cool looking and in three days I'll be there

http://pictures.replayphotos.com/images/dyn/ODU/ODU-F-X-00034-482-482-B-ODUG-ODUB1.jpg

SpartanLegion
August 31st, 2011, 12:29 PM
Norfolk State's Price Stadium

http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/norfolk-state-spartans-william-dick-price-stadium/William-Price-Stadium-1.jpg

DaBigBlue
August 31st, 2011, 07:51 PM
Here's a nice shot of NSU's Dick Price Stadium
http://pictopia.com/perl/get_image?provider_id=372&ptp_photo_id=virginianp:5756359&size=420x300_mb&re=1&m=1220365409.0

Hard to believe the city of Norfolk has two FCS stadium on the Elizabeth River less than five miles apart. Hopefully NSU and ODU can get a series started, think it would have a ton of local intrest.

ODU with river
http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/oldd/graphics/facilities/foreman_field_at_sb_ballard_stadium.jpg

haoner54
December 5th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Finished Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. Very nice upgrade from 12000 to 18000. Sad they could only fill 11000 of them for their playoff win Saturday

haoner54
December 5th, 2011, 07:45 PM
http://jimrharris.smugmug.com/AerialPhotographs/Montana-State-University/i-6NS9Fgr/0/L/MSU-football-stadium-Bozeman-L.jpg

yorkcountyUNHfan
December 5th, 2011, 07:49 PM
I got a chance to look at the building up close Friday/Saturday, very impressive

Grizalltheway
December 5th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Pretty cool...

http://missoulian.com/app/gigapan/giga.html

bojeta
December 5th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Pretty cool...

http://missoulian.com/app/gigapan/giga.html

OUTSTANDING!!! Love the way you can zoom in to see the expression on any fan's face!! Gonna have to do this at Cal Poly next year.

kdinva
December 5th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Pretty cool...

http://missoulian.com/app/gigapan/giga.html

Beyond Cool!! WOW................D.H.S. would love this in airports, etc..........

K-Pac
December 5th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Chattanooga's Finley Stadium.....very, very nice.

Especially the pic...... when its full of AppState fans.

Catbooster
December 6th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Pretty cool...

http://missoulian.com/app/gigapan/giga.html

Those are cool. Every time the Chronicle does it at our games I have to go look around.

Squealofthepig
December 6th, 2011, 12:44 AM
Pretty cool...

http://missoulian.com/app/gigapan/giga.html

It is pretty cool, though I gotta ask, why am I the only one standing in my particular section? Is everyone else just uninspired, or am I being a jerk to the people behind me?

J-State
December 6th, 2011, 02:10 PM
MS Veterans Memorial Stadium - home of Jackson State University:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/5873475872_0c6a266a40.jpg

Picture of Jackson State's home game against Southern University:
http://blogs.clarionledger.com/jsu/files/2011/02/270042892_f526417b08_b.jpg

Another picture of Jackson State's home game:
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v10/97/23/22220672/n22220672_30336281_1783.jpg

One of the proposals for a new stadium (not 100% sure if this will be built):
http://www.programmanagers.com/www.programmanagers.com/portfolio/jackson_state_u/stadium05/stadium.jpg

cbarrier90
December 6th, 2011, 03:38 PM
MS Veterans Memorial Stadium - home of Jackson State University:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/5873475872_0c6a266a40.jpg

Picture of Jackson State's home game against Southern University:
http://blogs.clarionledger.com/jsu/files/2011/02/270042892_f526417b08_b.jpg

Another picture of Jackson State's home game:
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v10/97/23/22220672/n22220672_30336281_1783.jpg

One of the proposals for a new stadium (not 100% sure if this will be built):
http://www.programmanagers.com/www.programmanagers.com/portfolio/jackson_state_u/stadium05/stadium.jpg

xeekx xbowx

jmufan
December 6th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Pretty cool...

http://missoulian.com/app/gigapan/giga.html

What are you doing to those poor football players who have half of their body gone? A couple of players just have legs, another is split at the abdomen, others just the head. Montana should be reported for football player abuse.:D

UNHFan
December 6th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Holy Cross Fitton Field, capacity 23,500

http://goholycross.com/information/directory/facility_photos/fitton-fb.jpg

http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/massachusetts/worcester_fitton2.jpg

http://blogs.mcall.com/.a/6a00d8341c4fe353ef0120a69ec362970b-500wi

BEST STADIUM IN ALL FCS!! closest to the field of any stadium right on top of the game