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 PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:55 pm   
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Diagodog wrote:
And they were UM fans, too, one suspects.


Technically the UM fans would be the people bringing graven images into the city, like the members of our student body that wear their colors.


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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:37 pm   
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chiaPanther wrote:
At first I thought this might be the craziest idea ever.... But, something about it made me do some research.

First off the Cubs; Private Wrigley Bleachers. They are not temporary structures. Here is some history from Wiki.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley_Rooftops

Then I researched temporary bleachers and looked at the Proposed renderings of our completed stadium and photos of our current incomplete stadium.

Lets start with the temporary bleachers; the below link is a company that rents bleachers. As FIU has had temporary bleachers before at ground level both for Football and Baseball, I would suspect we already have a vendor.
https://bigtenrentals.com/
https://rentalbleachersinc.com/bleacher ... tor-chart/

The problem with the temporary bleachers is:
1. The footprint. If you have ever walked the current "second level" concourse you know that it is not infinitely wide. FIU would need to supply front walking/ADA access. In my opinion the maximum width of bleachers would be 40' or approx. 20 rows.
According to the website a 20 row by 210 ft long bleacher will hold 2440 seats. Assuming we could set 420' of total bleachers on the concourse, that would be just under 5000 seats. Lets say 7000 seats just the shits and giggles.

Below is our current stadium:
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2. The Concourse: Can the concourse support the weight of the loaded (full to capacity) railings? Looking at photos of the renderings the Second level appears to be mostly supported by the beams that would be extended when we expand our stadium. This can be seen in similar buildings at UCF (corrosion aside) and FAU.
I would guess (and it's just a guess) that the concourse cannot support the weight at least not the concourse around the end zones.

I don't think this is feasible.


If the most you can do is 7,000 or so seats, that's not even worth it, even if the stadium could handle the added weight. That's still 20,000 or so under the 50,000 you can realistically expect for FIU-Miami.

Unless you can get at least 40,000 in that stadium somehow, I don't think you can play the Miami game at FIU. The school would lose too much money otherwise.

Diagodog wrote:
Surely, Shirley, there was thought given to the size of Ricardo Montalban Stadium when this home and home deal was made. How on earth could it possibly have just come to anyone's attention that the stadium holds 21,000 or so? And now it would seem that we have closeted UM fans coming on here wanting to hand over a home game to the Canes because they are terrified that playing at FIU might result in an upset for the ages, this under the same guise that had the money changers operating in the temple, ie, profit. Playing this game in Sweetwater is the morally correct thing to do. But that does not mean that the money changers, Pete, and the UM power cabal will not conspire to have their way. What a terrible shortchanging of the players, the few true fans, and yes, even the student "body" it will be.


I'm sure they knew that. And I'm sure that's why FIU will play this game elsewhere.

Playing at home may be morally correct, but athletics runs on money, not morals. And money is what you'll need if that second deck is ever going to be built.

I would be very surprised if UM were the ones insisting on playing this game elsewhere. It's an FIU home game. They would not get any of the proceeds (even if it was at Hard Rock). It wouldn't matter to them financially. My God, they've played at FAU and are set to play at Appalachian State this year. Does that sounds like a school who cares about stadium size?

If I had to bet, I'd say this is coming more from PG and the admin, not Miami. They know the potential windfall. They don't want to lose it.


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 PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:31 pm   
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When Butch is gone what will FIU be left with ? FIU needs at a new facility asap even Kansas is building one .



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 PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:40 pm   
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FIUMiamiFan wrote:
When Butch is gone what will FIU be left with ? FIU needs at a new facility asap even Kansas is building one .



You are aware Kansas is a Big 12 school?


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 PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:42 pm   
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Lmao Kansas has a $1.6 BILLION endowment. I dont think FIU is there yet. Maybe if we pool some money together


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 PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:40 am   
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weekend_warrior wrote:
Lmao Kansas has a $1.6 BILLION endowment. I dont think FIU is there yet. Maybe if we pool some money together


GoFund me page? LOL


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 PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:10 pm   
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We just built practice fields and have a decent gym. what else do you want butch to do like Kansas is doing?

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 PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:58 pm   
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I live in Kansas and have been to Lawrence for KU games multiple times. There's tons of "donations" from alumni both for football and of course basketball. I guarantee that FIU does not compare to the old money being thrown into these programs. I think we are doing fine as long as we continue to improve ... results will bring changes.


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 PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:17 pm   
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https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status/987445809452060674

D2 West Texas A&M getting a $38 million dollar stadium. Just playing devils advocate


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 PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:53 pm   
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1) West Texas A&M is in Canyon, Texas, which makes Okeechobee look like South Beach in comparison. Thus, there is not a student "body" there. They have actual living students who have nothing else to do but to go to games on weekends, other than go jackalope hunting, that is. There will be human attendance at the new stadium in Canyon, not just roosting pigeons as would be the only "fans" in any second deck in Sweetwater--just pigeons fan-ning their wings, Chia.

2) The stadium in Canyon is being funded by a 10 % surtax on hot dog sales at the parent A&M stadium. $38 million is chump change in the Texas A&M athletic budget. Their student managers make more money than Pete does. When and if we ever start selling decent hot dogs in Sweetwater, maybe THEN enough people will come to the games to merit a second deck.

Otherwise, it is really fascinating to read what you all have to say about expanding the stadium. Keep up the good work, lads.


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