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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    That sounds wayyyy cheap if theyre doing a whole new stadium?

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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by BadlandsGrizFan View Post
    That sounds wayyyy cheap if theyre doing a whole new stadium?
    Money goes a long way in East Tennessee...
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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by BadlandsGrizFan View Post
    That sounds wayyyy cheap if theyre doing a whole new stadium?
    That was my thought as well, but looking at the pictures it looks like it's mostly concrete bleachers built on the berm, so it doesn't appear to have much being added along the lines of amenities. Maybe I'm wrong, looks more bare bones get it rolling and add stuff later. Also I know it's a horseshoe but it doesn't look like it's going to be a 18,000 person stadium by any stretch. Anybody know the projected capacity?

    It looks really nice, I don't want to seem like I'm ragging on the stadium for the record. Just thinking out loud on how it's built so cheap compared to what SDSU and others spent putting up new stadiums.


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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by citdog View Post
    Money goes a long way in East Tennessee...
    Must go a VERY LONG way in Maconga also....or it did a few years ago. This is from a 11/12/11 article about the construction of Mercer's Stadium Complex, which includes the Field House (Locker Rooms, Training Room, Weight Room, Equipment Room, Player Lounge, Meeting Rooms, Coaches Offices, and an in-house Medical Rehab Clinic). Now, this figure was cited before they decided to add the upper deck on 1 side, but I wouldn't GUESS that would be more than $3-$4MM.

    "Work on the project actually began six weeks ago for a stadium that Cole said will hold 6,000 seats. Mercer President Bill Underwood said it will cost “in the neighborhood of $14 million.” http://www.macon.com/sports/article28625377.html
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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper 76 View Post
    That was my thought as well, but looking at the pictures it looks like it's mostly concrete bleachers built on the berm, so it doesn't appear to have much being added along the lines of amenities. Maybe I'm wrong, looks more bare bones get it rolling and add stuff later. Also I know it's a horseshoe but it doesn't look like it's going to be a 18,000 person stadium by any stretch. Anybody know the projected capacity?

    It looks really nice, I don't want to seem like I'm ragging on the stadium for the record. Just thinking out loud on how it's built so cheap compared to what SDSU and others spent putting up new stadiums.


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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper 76 View Post
    That was my thought as well, but looking at the pictures it looks like it's mostly concrete bleachers built on the berm, so it doesn't appear to have much being added along the lines of amenities. Maybe I'm wrong, looks more bare bones get it rolling and add stuff later. Also I know it's a horseshoe but it doesn't look like it's going to be a 18,000 person stadium by any stretch. Anybody know the projected capacity?

    It looks really nice, I don't want to seem like I'm ragging on the stadium for the record. Just thinking out loud on how it's built so cheap compared to what SDSU and others spent putting up new stadiums.
    ETSU STADIUM FACTS
    Location: Southwest corner of campus
    Capacity: 10,000 (+) in a horseshoe design
    Surface: Field turf
    Estimated Cost: $26.615 million
    Premium Seating: Skyboxes, Club Seats, Mid-Field Seats
    Press Box: West Tower
    Video Board: South end zone
    Locker Rooms: South end zone
    Concourses: Open air, surrounding stadium in a horseshoe design
    Parking: Nearly 4,000 parking spaces surrounding the stadium

    Plenty of Renderings, etc. here: http://www.etsustadium.com/

    I think it's going to be a very nice venue. Any of us who ever endured playing in / attending a Football Game in the Mini-Dome are elated to see the Bucs make this type of investment in their Football Future and the Future of the SoCon. I believe it was a requirement of re-admittance.

    Also - here's a link to a Livestream of the Construction process. Except this is not live. It's from October 2016. Not sure why they stopped Livestreaming, but you can get a good look at it here. BTW - FastForward thru the nighttime hours - not much to see then - https://livestream.com/ETSUfootball/...deos/140223677
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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Plenty of Renderings, etc. here: http://www.etsustadium.com/

    I think it's going to be a very nice venue. Any of us who ever endured playing in / attending a Football Game in the Mini-Dome are elated to see the Bucs make this type of investment in their Football Future and the Future of the SoCon. I believe it was a requirement of re-admittance.

    Also - here's a link to a Livestream of the Construction process. Except this is not live. It's from October 2016. Not sure why they stopped Livestreaming, but you can get a good look at it here. BTW - FastForward thru the nighttime hours - not much to see then - https://livestream.com/ETSUfootball/...deos/140223677

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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by Milktruck74 View Post
    Hardest Turf ever.....I'm sure it was Outdoor carpet on concrete!!!!
    Nothing tops 1990's Austin Peay where the ref. had to physically hold the ball on PAT attempts to keep the ball from rolling away and visible patches of concrete in several locations...

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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Pretty sure 26 mil is stage one. Stage two will include a fieldhouse, filling out the horseshoe and extra concessions and restrooms. The metal bleachers are going in soon. It's not just going to be concrete.

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    Re: ETSU stadium coming along

    Quote Originally Posted by Milktruck74 View Post
    Hardest Turf ever.....I'm sure it was Outdoor carpet on concrete!!!!
    It was bad turf...but nowhere near as bad as Austin Peay. Theirs in the early 2000s was literally a slab of green industrial carpet on concrete. The visitor corner has a small hole, a foot INSIDE the lines, and it was just carpet on concrete. Hardest surface ever. APSUs new stuff is pretty nice though.
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