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Liberty University Taps Woolpert for Williams Stadium Expansion
Just saw this update on the stadium expansion.
http://dailytelescope.com/pr/liberty-uni...sion/26967
12-07-2017 09:57 AM
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(12-07-2017 09:57 AM)NewTimes Wrote:  Just saw this update on the stadium expansion.
http://dailytelescope.com/pr/liberty-uni...sion/26967

"$30 million project." The pictures look good. I wonder how many seats will be added in the next expansion?
12-07-2017 10:24 AM
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30 mil sounds like a conservative estimate to me for everything that was mentioned if it is to be quality first class work. Or am I just wrong? I imagine it will cost more.

Can’t wait to see progress when I go to a game next fall.
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12-07-2017 04:59 PM
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(12-07-2017 04:59 PM)army56mike Wrote:  30 mil sounds like a conservative estimate to me for everything that was mentioned if it is to be quality first class work. Or am I just wrong? I imagine it will cost more.

Can’t wait to see progress when I go to a game next fall.

There isn't a ton of seats going in. That's where it gets expensive. The more seats the more bathrooms that have to match certain quotas. I think 30 million is pretty spot on.
12-08-2017 08:20 AM
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Its only expanding to 25k.
12-08-2017 10:35 AM
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(12-08-2017 08:20 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(12-07-2017 04:59 PM)army56mike Wrote:  30 mil sounds like a conservative estimate to me for everything that was mentioned if it is to be quality first class work. Or am I just wrong? I imagine it will cost more.

Can’t wait to see progress when I go to a game next fall.

There isn't a ton of seats going in. That's where it gets expensive. The more seats the more bathrooms that have to match certain quotas. I think 30 million is pretty spot on.

Yea. I think part of the confusion is that they originally quoted it as 40-50 million, so dropping down to 30m is a lot lower. That said, the existing tower and 2nd deck on the home side, completed in 2010, was only a 16 million. The student side is just the seats with a lot of brick behind it, but won't even be a real tower.
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(12-08-2017 02:42 PM)Willflop Wrote:  
(12-08-2017 08:20 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(12-07-2017 04:59 PM)army56mike Wrote:  30 mil sounds like a conservative estimate to me for everything that was mentioned if it is to be quality first class work. Or am I just wrong? I imagine it will cost more.

Can’t wait to see progress when I go to a game next fall.

There isn't a ton of seats going in. That's where it gets expensive. The more seats the more bathrooms that have to match certain quotas. I think 30 million is pretty spot on.

Yea. I think part of the confusion is that they originally quoted it as 40-50 million, so dropping down to 30m is a lot lower. That said, the existing tower and 2nd deck on the home side, completed in 2010, was only a 16 million. The student side is just the seats with a lot of brick behind it, but won't even be a real tower.

I wonder if the 40-50 came from the original expansion plans. That one was between 30-35k seats
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The 40-50m was given with the 25k announcement, but it was stated that negotiations would bring it lower.
12-09-2017 06:20 AM
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(12-09-2017 06:20 AM)Willflop Wrote:  The 40-50m was given with the 25k announcement, but it was stated that negotiations would bring it lower.

Hmm, idk why it was so much higher. That seems really high. Maybe they wanted to overstate it to avoid people being upset that the price was higher than anticipated (look at CCU).
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RE: Liberty University Taps Woolpert for Williams Stadium Expansion
Next year will be very exciting for the program and there should be at least an average of 25k per game. For a lark, here are my thoughts on attendance per home games next year, all contingent on good weather:

vs Old Dominion Sep 1 30k, standing room only
vs Norfolk State Sep 15 20k
vs North Texas Sep 22 20k
vs Troy Oct 13 22k
vs Idaho State Oct 20 20k
vs New Mexico State Nov 24 20k

Total: 132,000
Hopeful Average: 22,000
Unknown/Unforeseen factor average 19,000+

I originally thought the figures would be much higher, but the attendance for 2017 was significantly off from most expectations. More FBS team fans will travel. ODU will break and set a new all time attendance record, that should stand until 2019 when Syracuse comes to town. If 19+k fans average attend, a stadium of 25k will look nearly filled. Let's hope it's closer to 22k or greater.
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