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Jordan-Hare Stadium Renovation

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CR    135

WDE said JJ didn't have the support to do the big project from the money folks. Looks like he was correct. I remember in late 80's when JH was in the top tier of stadiums in the SEC.  Will they really try to piece this thing together instead of waiting to do a total, needed renovation?

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IronMan70    418
7 hours ago, logan adams said:

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/09/auburn_board_to_vote_on_propos.html

quite embarrassing that we've gone from what was initially proposed, to a weak video board. 

Yep pretty sad, especially after all the yapping about the "master plan" a few years ago and more recently about the "major NEZ expansion."  Why not just take a few feet off each end of the monster jumbotron, attach them together in the North EZ and make both EZs look better at the same time. Ok, ok, just kidding on that one. But you do get the feeling that JJ is bound and determined to screw up J-H as much as possible with his patchwork approach before he exits the stage. SMH

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oldaufeller    44
On 4/6/2017 at 9:02 PM, logan adams said:

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Thanks to @RunInRed for sharing these!

Call me uninformed but where do we put the heavy trucks? Service trucks for vending, materials and supplies, media trucks, team trucks & busses, etc?

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26 minutes ago, oldaufeller said:

Call me uninformed but where do we put the heavy trucks? Service trucks for vending, materials and supplies, media trucks, team trucks & busses, etc?

Well, it looks like on the north side they are using the existing drop in grade to continue to give buses and trucks access to loading docks underneath the new addition.

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I don't know if this may be too ambitious, but I don't think we keep wasting our time by putting band aids on the stadium or distracting from the unfortunate parts by installing new video boards.

What I would like to see is a comprehensive renovation of Jordan-Hare that delivers a cohesive, attractive facade around the entire periphery of the stadium, and brings the concourses up to contemporary standards. If we keep on doing a project here, another there, and add some video boards, the stadium won't have a cohesive appearance that great stadiums should have.

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creed    71

The fans should be glad I'm not the AD because I wouldn't give them one improvement until they appreciated and respected the campus, grounds and stadium we have. I can't tell you how disgusting it is to see how people can't simply pickup after themselves and leave the stadium and campus as clean as it was when they entered. Really is it that hard? Last week I walked past the Phi Gamma Delta house on College Street. Pure trash and absolutely appalling at the display of care for their property.

 

 

 

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IronMan70    418
3 hours ago, AUTigersfan89 said:

I don't know if this may be too ambitious, but I don't think we keep wasting our time by putting band aids on the stadium or distracting from the unfortunate parts by installing new video boards.

What I would like to see is a comprehensive renovation of Jordan-Hare that delivers a cohesive, attractive facade around the entire periphery of the stadium, and brings the concourses up to contemporary standards. If we keep on doing a project here, another there, and add some video boards, the stadium won't have a cohesive appearance that great stadiums should have.

Most, if not all of us, agree. Unfortunately we have just gone through a decade of feasibility studies, cost projections, fan surveys, master plans, proposals and renderings that would have addressed all those issues. Yet here we are again, suddenly out of nowhere comes another add-on. I suspect what it really comes down to is whether or not the BOD and/or major contributors have enough confidence in JJ to let him direct a major J-H renovation. That answer is probably no.   

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augolf1716    3,055
2 minutes ago, IronMan70 said:

Most, if not all, of us agree. Unfortunately we have just gone through a decade of feasibility studies, cost projections, fan surveys, master plans, proposals and renderings that would have addressed all those issues. Yet here we are again, suddenly out of nowhere comes another add-on. I suspect what it really comes down to is whether or not the BOD and/or major contributors have enough confidence in JJ to let him direct a major J-H renovation. That answer is probably no.   

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cptau    52
9 hours ago, logan adams said:

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/09/auburn_board_to_vote_on_propos.html

quite embarrassing that we've gone from what was initially proposed, to a weak video board. 

Guess what can be done with another large video board?  More ads can be displayed to bring in more revenue.  The south end zone screen almost constantly displays ads that can be changed as needed.   

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cptau    52
2 hours ago, IronMan70 said:

Most, if not all of us, agree. Unfortunately we have just gone through a decade of feasibility studies, cost projections, fan surveys, master plans, proposals and renderings that would have addressed all those issues. Yet here we are again, suddenly out of nowhere comes another add-on. I suspect what it really comes down to is whether or not the BOD and/or major contributors have enough confidence in JJ to let him direct a major J-H renovation. That answer is probably no.   

Several college have built new or rebuilt their existing stadiums.   A&M TCU, and Stanford rebuilt.  Baylor, and Minnesota  built new.   Building a new stadium in a location with sufficient parking and access to the Interatate would be great, but will never happen.  Expanding Auburn's stadium looks doubtful too.   A school with the most expensive tickets in the SEC doesn't need more seats to sell.  

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AU64    1,917

Having a stadium on campus  is a huge plus.... greatly outweighs any benefit to new stadium or parking or anything else to be gained by building something new off campus.

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aubaseball    166

Would have been nice to see a project that would have enclosed that side of the stadium.  It is nice to see the other projects going on for baseball and softball but not quite sure how a brand new basketball arena already needs updates on locker rooms. 

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I'm glad to see that others agree. We shouldn't build a new stadium in a different location. I think we should go the route of Texas A&M or Cal and look at the feasibility of rebuilding and renovating the entire stadium. This would mean rebuilding both endzone sections while upgrading the finishes and layout of the concourses. The facades on the east and west side should be demoed and rebuilt as well. As an architect, I dream about Auburn hiring a big name architect to undertake such an important project. I would just hate to see Populous crank out yet another ho-hum stadium project.

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IronMan70    418
21 hours ago, IronMan70 said:

Most, if not all of us, agree. Unfortunately we have just gone through a decade of feasibility studies, cost projections, fan surveys, master plans, proposals and renderings that would have addressed all those issues. Yet here we are again, suddenly out of nowhere comes another add-on. I suspect what it really comes down to is whether or not the BOD and/or major contributors have enough confidence in JJ to let him direct a major J-H renovation. That answer is probably no.   

 

18 hours ago, cptau said:

Several college have built new or rebuilt their existing stadiums.   A&M TCU, and Stanford rebuilt.  Baylor, and Minnesota  built new.   Building a new stadium in a location with sufficient parking and access to the Interatate would be great, but will never happen.  Expanding Auburn's stadium looks doubtful too.   A school with the most expensive tickets in the SEC doesn't need more seats to sell.  

I agree, we don't need more seating, just better seating. The latest NEZ proposal that most of us liked did just that too. If they ever do go ahead with the NEZ at a later date, maybe the plan is to raise this new video board with cranes and put it on top. That can be done. Is JJ thinking that far ahead ? NAAAAH

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