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Will the "cool" Pinstripe Bowl K-State be on the new field at BSFS?

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Re: BSFS Expansion Thread
« Reply #20850 on: September 11, 2019, 08:19:30 AM »
Ahearn could actually be renovated quite nicely for volleyball if they were the only program using the building. I'd hate to see it demolished.

If they renovated Ahearn it would cost just as much, if not more than building a new, smaller facility. That building is an ADA nightmare and it's horrible for volleyball. It most likely won't get demolished, Gene said that it belongs to the university and athletics would give it back to them.

Well that makes sense, but... what do you do with it then? Does it become like Nichols Hall where the exterior remains, but essentially a new structure, with all kinds of rooms staircases, and perhaps a performance venue is built inside the shell?
Would make more sense or at least be cheaper short term to use for rec/club sports
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« Reply #20851 on: September 11, 2019, 08:32:00 AM »
Yeah make an on campus super gym, connected to the pool already and to the Zumba department

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Re: BSFS Expansion Thread
« Reply #20852 on: September 11, 2019, 08:34:15 AM »
Whose Aston Martin is that? Scottie Hazelton's?

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Re: BSFS Expansion Thread
« Reply #20853 on: September 11, 2019, 08:51:11 AM »
i would just turn the whole place into the ahearn field house shot bar.  imagine how drunk you could get in a bar that size, amazing. 


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« Reply #20854 on: September 11, 2019, 08:53:50 AM »
shot stop/yard barn...play games, get 'faced, go purple (that would be the slogan)

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« Reply #20855 on: September 11, 2019, 09:03:48 AM »
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« Reply #20856 on: September 11, 2019, 11:00:09 PM »
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« Reply #20857 on: September 13, 2019, 04:48:37 PM »
K-State will ask the Regents to amend the FY 2020 facilities list to add the South Endzone Project next week.   

Price tag:  Just under $50 million all paid for with private gifts

I think Gene said they're shooting for completion for the start of the 2021 Football Season.

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« Reply #20858 on: September 13, 2019, 05:41:09 PM »
Wild times.

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« Reply #20859 on: September 14, 2019, 08:20:18 PM »
They should have the rest of the money for this by the end of the night.

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« Reply #20860 on: Today at 09:32:23 AM »
Will be interesting to follow these attendance numbers across CFB and specifically K-State, over the next few years, and even more so the next 5-10 years. Obviously also noting how good/bad teams are, but still.

While I think BSFS is close to the perfect size, I could see an opportunity in 10 years or so to tear down the east side and build a smaller, but much nicer and fan friendly structure. Maybe cutting capacity by 3-5k, with a much smaller upper deck that has great fan amenities, nice seating, or something along those lines.

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« Reply #20861 on: Today at 09:51:07 AM »
Even Alabama is going to drop capacity by nearly 1,000 seats in their next round of renovations.   Not a huge dent, but they need to make room for more amenities in the stadium.

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« Reply #20862 on: Today at 09:58:48 AM »
Yeah, but that stadium also holds over 100k. I always thought our stadium should be right around 55k, with the ability to hold close to 60k on those big game nights. That's not a huge increase from where we are now, which is why I'm a little disappointed the SEZ project isn't adding a few more seats.

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« Reply #20863 on: Today at 10:07:16 AM »
kstate should make that east side upper deck nothing but visitor seats and ridiculously cheap townie tickets. they're horrible seats.

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« Reply #20864 on: Today at 10:21:35 AM »
kstate should make that east side upper deck nothing but visitor seats and ridiculously cheap townie tickets. they're horrible seats.

I've never sat up there. What makes them so terrible?

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« Reply #20865 on: Today at 10:27:20 AM »
It's windy and the sound doesn't really travel up there. You feel isolated from the rest of the stadium.
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« Reply #20866 on: Today at 10:38:00 AM »
It's windy and the sound doesn't really travel up there. You feel isolated from the rest of the stadium.

while i don't disagree with any of this the view of the playing surface is phenominal.

if you actually want to watch the game they present a great viewpoint

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« Reply #20867 on: Today at 10:48:37 AM »
lickneckey is correct in that you can see the field and the plays as they unfold and it's a pretty decent view of what's happening on the field. ie-this receiver was wide open and the qb didn't see him.

lib is correct in that those seats are ridiculous windy and isolated. it's like you aren't even in the stadium. they are just not fun or comfortable, at least not for me. I hated the two times I sat up in them.

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« Reply #20868 on: Today at 12:23:55 PM »
East side upper deck is great for when you know the outcome of the game in advance and just want to watch the game, the plays develop, etc.

Really sucky for a competitive game when you want to be a part of the atmosphere, excitement, etc.

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« Reply #20869 on: Today at 12:35:50 PM »
I grew up sitting in the second row of the upper deck.  I really enjoyed those seats.


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« Reply #20870 on: Today at 12:38:46 PM »
Used to get tickets for the first row at the 40ish and it was very good. 5 rows back it starts to suck
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« Reply #20871 on: Today at 12:43:27 PM »
I like being 30+ rows back in the lower bowl.
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« Reply #20872 on: Today at 12:46:19 PM »
lickneckey is correct in that you can see the field and the plays as they unfold and it's a pretty decent view of what's happening on the field. ie-this receiver was wide open and the qb didn't see him.

lib is correct in that those seats are ridiculous windy and isolated. it's like you aren't even in the stadium. they are just not fun or comfortable, at least not for me. I hated the two times I sat up in them.

Dr. Rick Daris is right about LickNeckey being right.

The upper deck provides fantastic views of the field and the ability to really see what's going on with the game. However, you can't hear the band and you feel outside of the rest of the crowd.

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« Reply #20873 on: Today at 01:10:49 PM »
When you are sitting in the upper deck, the crowd sounds about as loud as it does when you are watching a game on tv. There is no excitement for big plays. I would rather be in the end zone seats where you can't see half of what is going on, but you are practically down on the field.

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« Reply #20874 on: Today at 03:36:54 PM »
i'm 4th row south endzone. fun when there are plays on that side of the field and craptastic when there aren't. I usually watch the first half down there and then the second half somewhere else. it's almost like a two games in one combo bogo deal!