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    • We got that here...the Rangers Baseball stadium was "20" years old. So they are getting a new one, indoor (actually a great idea when it is 101 here with a "feels like" temp of 111). Don't even ask about Jerry World (AT&T Stadium for the Cowboys) and then "The Ford", which is the Cowboys training place...and a "Destination" now also. One of the local sports casters was pointing out how much the school districts REALLY gave to Jerry for "we can use it for High School Football". It was a riot (and sad because it is true).
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    • rhjanes wrote:

      We got that here...the Rangers Baseball stadium was "20" years old. So they are getting a new one, indoor (actually a great idea when it is 101 here with a "fells like" temp of 111). Don't even ask about Jerry World (AT&T Stadium for the Cowboys) and then "The Ford", which is the Cowboys training place...and a "Destination" now also. One of the local sports casters was pointing out how much the school districts REALLY gave to Jerry for "we can use it for High School Football". It was a riot (and sad because it is true).
      Once riding the shuttle bus from parking to the Rangers stadium the driver was blaming W. for not putting a roof on the last one.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      What I find interesting is that high school basketball (and even Jr High) have 3 referees, but college baseball has only 2 umpires.
      i haven't been to a high school or college game since, well, i was a student -- but i bet that solitary base umpire works his butt off during a game.

      the world series uses, i think, seven umpires. now that's one strong union! :)
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    • max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      What I find interesting is that high school basketball (and even Jr High) have 3 referees, but college baseball has only 2 umpires.
      i haven't been to a high school or college game since, well, i was a student -- but i bet that solitary base umpire works his butt off during a game.
      the world series uses, i think, seven umpires. now that's one strong union! :)
      Ah, just cardio. Still safer and eaiser than squatting behind the plate and taking foul balls off your body. :D
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • My son and a bunch of his Duke grad school classmates banded together to apply for student tickets. They knew that only a few would be successful, so they set up a 'ticket draft'. Everyone would get an equal quantity of tickets, but the people with successful applications would get first dibs in each round of the draft. My boy was one of the successful applicants, so he's going to the Duke - Indiana game this evening. He also picked the Duke - UNC game (imagine that).

      Next year, he said he can score me pre-season tickets, so I'll have an opportunity to watch a game in the Cameron Indoor Stadium. Hard to believe this little bugger is an adult now...

      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Crawford Notch NH.
    • StalkingTortoise wrote:

      He also picked the Duke - UNC game (imagine that).
      When my oldest son was a student at UNC, I got a call one day. "Hey Dad, do you have any idea what's going on up here that traffic is stupid? There are friggin' people everywhere!"

      "Well, where at, kiddo? Where are you trying to go?"

      **Kid rattles off name of place**

      "Isn't that near the Dean Dome?"

      "What's the Dean Dome?"

      "The Dean Smith Center. It's where your school plays basketball."

      "Oh, yeah it's right near there."

      "Uhh, Josh, your school is playing Duke in basketball today."

      "Oh, okay. F**k Duke."

      He had NO clue that there was a game, much less with their biggest rival, but at LEAST knew he was supposed to hate Duke. I don't think I need to tell you the lad's not a sports fan.
      Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. - Robert E. Lee
    • Well, the boy enjoyed his first game in Cameron but was kinda surprised how tight the seats were arranged. He said it was a major effort to get his phone out of his pocket for pictures: stand up, turn sideways, keep elbows tucked, remove phone, sit down.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Crawford Notch NH.
    • StalkingTortoise wrote:

      Well, the boy enjoyed his first game in Cameron but was kinda surprised how tight the seats were arranged. He said it was a major effort to get his phone out of his pocket for pictures: stand up, turn sideways, keep elbows tucked, remove phone, sit down.
      Well, the boy enjoyed his first game in Cameron but was kinda surprised how tight the seats were arranged. He said it was a major effort to get his phone out of his pocket for pictures: stand up, turn sideways, keep elbows tucked, remove phone, sit down.
      Tell him it wasn't originally designed for photo ops and selfies. Instead getting in as many fans as possible to watch the game. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • StalkingTortoise wrote:

      Well, the boy enjoyed his first game in Cameron but was kinda surprised how tight the seats were arranged. He said it was a major effort to get his phone out of his pocket for pictures: stand up, turn sideways, keep elbows tucked, remove phone, sit down.
      Gee, and I thought the Big Hole smooshed people in so that they could get 110k+ in.

      (the "Big House" in Ann Arbor for those unfamiliar)
    • i have season tickets for kennesaw state basketball (currently ranked by sagarin as #332 out of 353 D1 teams). arena capacity 4,600; average attendance around 600 and will swell to 1,000 once conference play starts. ya got all the room ya want...

      on saturday the football team has a home game for round 2 of the FCS playoffs. scheduled for the exact same time as the basketball game. i may have the arena to myself. :)
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    • Grinder wrote:

      StalkingTortoise wrote:

      He also picked the Duke - UNC game (imagine that).
      When my oldest son was a student at UNC, I got a call one day. "Hey Dad, do you have any idea what's going on up here that traffic is stupid? There are friggin' people everywhere!"
      "Well, where at, kiddo? Where are you trying to go?"

      **Kid rattles off name of place**

      "Isn't that near the Dean Dome?"

      "What's the Dean Dome?"

      "The Dean Smith Center. It's where your school plays basketball."

      "Oh, yeah it's right near there."

      "Uhh, Josh, your school is playing Duke in basketball today."

      "Oh, okay. F**k Duke."

      He had NO clue that there was a game, much less with their biggest rival, but at LEAST knew he was supposed to hate Duke. I don't think I need to tell you the lad's not a sports fan.
      my step daughter is a junior at a UCONN satellite campus, I asked her what the mood on campus was after the girls got beat in the final 4? She had no idea, hadn’t heard anything about it..............WTF over
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    • Astro wrote:

      StalkingTortoise wrote:

      Well, the boy enjoyed his first game in Cameron but was kinda surprised how tight the seats were arranged. He said it was a major effort to get his phone out of his pocket for pictures: stand up, turn sideways, keep elbows tucked, remove phone, sit down.
      Well, the boy enjoyed his first game in Cameron but was kinda surprised how tight the seats were arranged. He said it was a major effort to get his phone out of his pocket for pictures: stand up, turn sideways, keep elbows tucked, remove phone, sit down. Tell him it wasn't originally designed for photo ops and selfies. Instead getting in as many fans as possible to watch the game. :)
      Yes and no. Originally it was the biggest arena in the southeast, but now it's one of the smallest. Last I checked, capacity was 9,314, but that was before recent tweaks to the Crow's Nest (where the announcers sit). IIRC there used to be a ladder up to it from the last row of seats the upper level, but I've forgotten exactly how it is accessed after the most recent renovations. I think a few seats were lost in that process. The student section had (and probably still has) no particular seats - it's bleachers, so it can be a squeeze, thus the difficulty in getting out phone. Not sure what to say if the squeeze on your kid was in the upper level seats, which are discrete. Smaller people in 1930s?

      Oh, here's a great quote from
      heraldsun.com/sports/article217272105.html

      "... Cameron has lost about 30 seats due to the project. But the arena’s capacity remains at 9,314."

      Apparently, they're counting on slimmer fans in the student section!

      So yeah, original design was big. But now it's really quite small, and keeping it at a small capacity is definitely not intended to get in as many people as possible. There's a lot of sentiment against expansion; fans and alums like it full and loud. I suspect it makes for better TV that way too.