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Re: Stadium East side

Post by GoCats18 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:38 pm

Anyone been by lately? Just wondering if it was nearing the completed phase.


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Re: Stadium East side

Post by SwaggerMcNulty » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 pm

It's about halfway done. Drove by yesterday.



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by John K » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:52 am

cats2506 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:46 am
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With attendance dropping nationwide does putting money into making our stadium larger make sense. Making it nicer seems to be essential. Making it bigger maybe not.

From the link. "Total attendance among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams dropped again last year, continuing a trend that doesn’t seem to have a bottom."

https://cdapress.com/sports/20190809/th ... _this_fall
I think rather than looking at national trends on attendance, it would be better to look at MSU's trends over the last 5 or 10 years.
In the last 5 years I think we have held attendance pretty good near capacity, and that includes 3 years of sub .500 records
Actually I'm pretty sure our attendance has been down slightly the last few years, as compared to the first few years after the stadium was expanded. As you pointed out though, our records haven't been as good either, so that's probably to be expected. In the first 4 years after the new EZ was built, we were 36-15 with 2 BSC titles and 3 playoff appearances. The last 4 years we've been 22-24 with no BSC titles and only 1 payoff berth. We're trending the right direction though, so hopefully the crowds will soon return to those 2011-2014 levels. I think we should add a few seats as long as we're investing all that money to renovate the stadium, but I don't think it needs to be much bigger. I'd like to get the official capacity up to somewhere in the 20,000 range, with the ability to squeeze in another couple thousand with temporary bleachers and SRO when needed. I agree that it definitely needs to be nicer though, with more and better bathrooms, etc. especially on the east side.



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by kmax » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 am

Got the opportunity to go over the stadium in a hot air balloon this morning. Good shot of the stadium and what's left to finish on that east side.

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Re: Stadium East side

Post by iaafan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am

kmax wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 am
Got the opportunity to go over the stadium in a hot air balloon this morning. Good shot of the stadium and what's left to finish on that east side.

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Omg! The west side bleachers look hideous. When will they get a fresh coat? :wink:



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by DriscollCat » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:10 pm

kmax wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 am
Got the opportunity to go over the stadium in a hot air balloon this morning. Good shot of the stadium and what's left to finish on that east side.

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Nice angle!



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by grizzh8r » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:57 pm

kmax wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 am
Got the opportunity to go over the stadium in a hot air balloon this morning. Good shot of the stadium and what's left to finish on that east side.

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Re: Stadium East side

Post by AFCAT » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 pm

kmax wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 am
Got the opportunity to go over the stadium in a hot air balloon this morning. Good shot of the stadium and what's left to finish on that east side.

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Nice shot. Traffic in Bozeman must really be getting worse.


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Re: Stadium East side

Post by Bobcat4Ever » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 pm

No pun intended, it's a wonder Reno H. Sales ever got off the ground. To say the student funding referendum (~1970) was controversial is putting it mildly. I came across this recently in a box of my college-era stuff from my parents' home.
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Re: Stadium East side

Post by AFCAT » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:08 pm

Bobcat4Ever wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 pm
No pun intended, it's a wonder Reno H. Sales ever got off the ground. To say the student funding referendum (~1970) was controversial is putting it mildly. I came across this recently in a box of my college-era stuff from my parents' home.
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Re: Stadium East side

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Re: Stadium East side

Post by allcat » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:55 pm

It would appear the gold was just a primer.


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Re: Stadium East side

Post by DriscollCat » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 pm

Here is a field level view of the sands from today's scrimmage.

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Re: Stadium East side

Post by catsrback76 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 pm

DriscollCat wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Here is a field level view of the sands from today's scrimmage.

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I hate to be picky but doesn't the 4th section from the left look to be a slightly different color of white? Almost eggshell? That said, even that is a huge upgrade for the entire stadium!!! =D^



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by RobertCats » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:14 pm

catsrback76 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 pm
DriscollCat wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Here is a field level view of the sands from today's scrimmage.

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I hate to be picky but doesn't the 4th section from the left look to be a slightly different color of white? Almost eggshell? That said, even that is a huge upgrade for the entire stadium!!! =D^
I believe they still have one section left to finish, that must be the section still to go.



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by 91catAlum » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:30 am

catsrback76 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 pm
DriscollCat wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Here is a field level view of the sands from today's scrimmage.

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I hate to be picky but doesn't the 4th section from the left look to be a slightly different color of white? Almost eggshell? That said, even that is a huge upgrade for the entire stadium!!! =D^
That's the primer. That section still needs its final coat of paint.


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Re: Stadium East side

Post by catsrback76 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:49 am

91catAlum wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:30 am
catsrback76 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 pm
DriscollCat wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Here is a field level view of the sands from today's scrimmage.

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I hate to be picky but doesn't the 4th section from the left look to be a slightly different color of white? Almost eggshell? That said, even that is a huge upgrade for the entire stadium!!! =D^
That's the primer. That section still needs its final coat of paint.
That makes sense. Looking at the entire East Side Line section, does anyone know IF they will be painting the side and back panels of that section as well?
(The spots where the section numbers are located)



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by DriscollCat » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:06 am

It’s funny, but without any people in the east stands to break up the new white paint, they act as a giant reflector and it was super bright yesterday, even though we were in the shade of the west side.



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Re: Stadium East side

Post by RobertCats » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:30 pm

Looks like the painting is complete...



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Re: Stadium East side

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