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you'd have to consider it. What are we getting for the VT and WVU games?
I would imagine the VT game will no longer be happening, right?
+1, although I don't know what they're memorializing in Indiana's stadium. It's certainly not dedicated to a legacy of playing good football.
My 100% subjective, non-scientific rankings.
Camp Randall - plus for oldest, atmosphere, all red color, the fieldhouse in one endzone. Minus because it kinda has that unbalanced Byrd look with the press boxes on one side and the upper deck on the other.
Beaver Stadium- Plus- appears enormous, atmosphere, not a ton lot of bad seats, tailgating rep. Minus- history of childrape.
Ohio Stadium: Plus- good nickname, huge. Minus: something about this place reminds me of walmart, has a crappy scoreboard.
Michigan Stadium - plus: huge, historical, pretty brick rimming the field. minus: rep for being quiet, probably a lot of bad seats, The "Michigan Man"
(side note: I think I could buy the top 4 in any order. They are all awesome and really close)
TCF Bank Stadium - plus: Really the perfect stadium for this program (and would be for the Terps), great facade around the outside, love the brick around the field, its not the Metrodome. Minus: Why is the enzone scoreboard not centered? No history here.
Memorial Stadium (Nebraska): plus- RED, 300+ straight sellouts, seems cozy for holding 80k+ fans, probably have delicious beef at the concession stands. minus- looks like a huge portion of the seats are behind the endzones instead of between the goalposts, its in Nebraska.
Kinnick Stadium - plus: its old and uniform. Minus: its in Iowa and looks smaller than it is.
Spartan Stadium - plus: fairly symetrical without being boring, i like green, Corso once referred to it as a "snake pit." minus, mini upper deck on one side is emasculating
Memorial Stadium (Illinois) - Plus- oldness is reflected in the facade and the buildings bordering the upper deck. Minus- uninspiring, would be cooler if this was the actual stadium: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Memorial_Stadium_Urbana_Model_1921.JPG.
Memorial Stadium (Indiana) Plus: Nothing spectacular here, but looks like it has a lot of seats between the goalposts, did a good job with expansion, theres a sign that calls it the "The Quarry," Indiana is loaded with signs for Tom Raper http://farm1.staticflickr.com/27/58308391_c1b56f8cff.jpg Minus: Open end looks kind of busch league.
Ross–Ade Stadium (Purdue)- its fine.
High Point Solutions Stadium (Rutgers) - Plus: nice and uniform, lots of red, great memories of the Chris Turner era. Minus: Seems like a D3 stadium, GTL.
Ryan Field - Plus- Its in Chicago. Minus - that curved upper deck scares me, I would probably fall off after too many beverages.
Byrd Stadium - LOPSIDED DUMP
I know this is beating a dead horse but I really hate our stadium. It's not just lopsided-- even if we had an identical upper deck on the tyser side it would still look horrible because 1) the upper deck is way too big and dwarfs the lower bowl and 2) the angles of the lower bowl and the upper deck do not match and just look out of whack. The lower bowl is at a very flat angle and the upper deck is much steeper. There really should be a chapter in architecture textbooks about Byrd stadium as it fails in every way. They really messed up every single side of the stadium.
Not sure about the "crappy" scoreboard....Was good last year, then just put in a muli million dollar HD Huge scoreboard this year.
The 3 you have to visit are OSU/PSU/Wisky as for loud, good game experience.
Michigan, although the largest capacity, not nearly as loud. "Michigan Men" evidently don't consider making noise.
Didn't know they installed a new scoreboard. If so, take away that comment. Was just judging off pics on the internet. As I said, its a 100% subjective, non-scientific list.
I have such a crush on TCF. Literally the perfect stadium for Maryland.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
Damn, that Minnesota stadium looks so nice it almost makes me want to puke in Debbie Yow's handbag.
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Byrd Empty & Byrd Gameday, amazing they can capture both with just 1 picture.
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Well, at least the Rose Bowl renovations should be finished by the time we join.
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do we owe the Ravens another game then? anyone seen the contract?
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
Big Ten Score Boards Ranking by Size
1. Michigan State - 5412 sq. ft.
2. Ohio State - 5208 sq. ft.
3. Minnesota - 5184 sq. ft.
4. MIchigan - 3991 sq. ft.
5. Nebraska - 3951 sq. ft.
6. Indiana - 3276 sq. ft.
7. Rutgers - 2567 sq. ft.
8. Purdue - 2158 sq. ft.
9. Iowa - 1441 sq. ft.
10. Wisconsin - 1032 sq. ft.
11. Illinois - 828 sq. ft.
12. Northwestern - 432 sq. ft.
Maryland - Not Listed
Penn State- Not Listed
My God, that stadium looks....unique. The B1G fans must really be looking forward to visiting Byrd...
Looking outside of the Big 10, Stanford's stadium would be pretty solid, though I'd want the lower bowl to be bigger. It seats 50k. It cost about $90m in 2006, which wouldn't be too bad, but it seems to lack a personality.
There really is no reason Byrd can't be renovated, you guys just either need to rent Fedex Field for 2 years, or schedule the renovations for 9 months during the offseason in phases so that it can still be used during the season.
What about basketball? We gotta be top 3 right?
Well, that would turn it into a home game for them. Pressure seriously on Edsall to get this team going next year and put butts in seats in Byrd.
King Penguins, South Georgia Island
Danny world until a new Byrd is built!
Under Armour Stadium at Capital One Memorial Field at old Byrd Stadium aka the snake pit
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I'd imagine that we sell off 1 game a year to M&T or Fedex. You cant put all the good games off campus or no one will buy season tickets
I'd assume Michigan State is the only one close, seeing as how Indiana has a wall.
at purdue you can leave at halftime to tailgate more and come back. They also have sweet tailgate area where people have liquor tents setup.
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