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#31 fknbuflobo

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:23 PM

BTW -- to correct ZIP_ME87, my previous post was not meant to be facetious. Sarcastic would be a much better word.


Ok. Bad choice of words on my part.

Yes, word choice is very important (B.A. English, University of Akron) ;) .

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:27 PM

we really should get this thread back on track, discussing the possibility of a stadium expansion.

The topic of soccer's growth in america could be discussed here: http://zipsnation.or...showtopic=24678

I'll bump that thread so we can continue talking about it there.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:32 PM

Damn man, you ARE an addict if you actually watch the A-League! :D That's the one hour each day when I turn off FSC and come on the ZN.o

BTW -- to correct ZIP_ME87, my previous post was not meant to be facetious. Sarcastic would be a much better word.

And to g-mann17, you need to get out more often dude! The USA is a small part of where you live -- but the only part for which Am football is king (even in Canada, possibly including Buffalo, hockey is #1!). Maybe the best thing about Akron U. being a soccer school is that we are so far ahead of the American curve. Consider the possibilities if Akron becomes a capital of US cosmopolitanism. Soccer/football's rise is globalization from below (despite the impact of AEG), which is what #OWS exists for. Whoa, hope I didn't belie my politics there... :P


A-League is not all that bad. :lol: Still entertaining, and even an American is playing for Wellington. Brisbane Roar just broke the record to claim longest unbeaten streak of 36 consecutive games in all professional sports in Australia. I need to get my soccer fix somewhere. :D

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:55 PM

we really should get this thread back on track, discussing the possibility of a stadium expansion.

The topic of soccer's growth in america could be discussed here: http://zipsnation.or...showtopic=24678

I'll bump that thread so we can continue talking about it there.

So, you do not prefer the subject of word choice in composition?

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:57 PM

we really should get this thread back on track, discussing the possibility of a stadium expansion.

The topic of soccer's growth in america could be discussed here: http://zipsnation.or...showtopic=24678

I'll bump that thread so we can continue talking about it there.

So, you do not prefer the subject of word choice in composition?

My degree says accounting. no idea what you mean. Input it into excel to help me understand :P
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:49 PM

Imagine this:
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Cost was only $16.5 million. Seats 8,300

How much did we spend renovating Lee Jackson??
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

soooooooooo jealous!!!!
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

soooooooooo jealous!!!!

That's crazy.

A WOMEN's soccer stadium?! (No offense to the ladies.) But man, they must have more $$ than they know what to do with?
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:10 PM

A WOMEN's soccer stadium?! (No offense to the ladies.) But man, they must have more $$ than they know what to do with?

The Atlanta Beat play there and average 4,840 per game.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

Not sure if this rules out the possibility of a stadium expansion this year, but it appears they're considering turning part of the General Admission section behind the goals into Reserved Seating. Could this be because they're not expanding the sides? The reserved seating sold out last year.

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Sorry for the confusion. We have yet to release season pricing, but we do have group prices set. The hold up is the possibility of adding additional reserves seats behind the goals as well as finalizing pricing.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

Not sure if this rules out the possibility of a stadium expansion this year, but it appears they're considering turning part of the General Admission section behind the goals into Reserved Seating. Could this be because they're not expanding the sides? The reserved seating sold out last year.

I would hope they'd only add seating behind the west goal. The Rowdies have turned the east goal into the most intimidating spot in all of American college soccer.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:45 PM

I would hope they'd only add seating behind the west goal. The Rowdies have turned the east goal into the most intimidating spot in all of American college soccer.

It would probably be the bleachers only. A stadium expansion seems to be off the table right now. Basketball needs a new arena and football plays in an empty new stadium. One of us needs to make a few billions to improve things around here.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

Not sure if this rules out the possibility of a stadium expansion this year, but it appears they're considering turning part of the General Admission section behind the goals into Reserved Seating. Could this be because they're not expanding the sides? The reserved seating sold out last year.

The bleacher seats behind the one or both goals could easily be designated as reserved seating. The grass would be the only GA seating left. They probably want to do it as an excuse to keep the Rowdies from setting up camp under the scoreboard next to families with little kids.

I think it's a mistake to do it this year. We are coming off a disappointing season compared to the previous two. Unless coach Porter goes out and wins an Olympic gold medal, the excitement for Zips soccer will be down a little bit. I hope I'm wrong and we could really use the money that would be generated by selling out the reserved seats again, but I don't feel like the timing is right.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

The bleacher seats behind the one or both goals could easily be designated as reserved seating. The grass would be the only GA seating left. They probably want to do it as an excuse to keep the Rowdies from setting up camp under the scoreboard next to families with little kids.

I think it's a mistake to do it this year. We are coming off a disappointing season compared to the previous two. Unless coach Porter goes out and wins an Olympic gold medal, the excitement for Zips soccer will be down a little bit. I hope I'm wrong and we could really use the money that would be generated by selling out the reserved seats again, but I don't feel like the timing is right.

I can't imagine the price difference between the Goal End Reserves and GA will be much different. We're probably looking at $75 again for GA and $85 for RA (Ends).

The problem I see is the RA (Ends) season tickets will sell out, leaving GA for those that don't by season tickets. If you're a RA ticket holder and want to bring friends/family for a game, they're not going to be able to sit with you. That stadium needs more seating to accommodate the casual fans that can only make it to a few games a year..
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:27 PM

The only places they can realistically "expand" at this point is on the main stands. Both areas behind the goals are about at their maximum bleacher capacity. Unless the hangup is finishing Coleman Commons and building additional reserve bleachers behind the North side of the pitch, I doubt much more expansion will happen. It'd be great to see, but I think in regards to the soccer stadium, there are better improvements that can be made
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