McGuirk Upgrade

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by Swampy » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:19 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Just pointing out that it is, in fact, a stadium. It may be a shitty stadium, but it is one none the less.
Anyone around here (Old Cage, Berkman, etc.) who remembers Alumni Field will tell you that McGuirk is a Stadium. 8)

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by MajBugman » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:03 am

Swampy wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:19 am
InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Just pointing out that it is, in fact, a stadium. It may be a shitty stadium, but it is one none the less.
Anyone around here (Old Cage, Berkman, etc.) who remembers Alumni Field will tell you that McGuirk is a Stadium. 8)
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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by Berkman » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 am

I remember it and where it was but never went to a game there. A little before I got interested in going to the games. I am not an alumni. Someonc can correct me if I am wrong but I think that Whirthmore is located on the site now.

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by McKinney » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Berkman wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 am
Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I think that Whitmore is located on the site now.
You are correct.
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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by harbo » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:11 pm

Short porch for a right-handed dead-pull hitter.

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by Old Cage » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:31 pm

I know that I have told this story before here, but the photo brought back a favorite UMass sports moment. There was a freshman football team in the early 60's. I walked to the top row of the stands and watched by looking down at their games on the practice field. I have a memory of Milt Morin completely dominating a URI frosh squad - blocking, pass catching, playing defensive end, and kicking. He was all over the RI qb whenever he chose. It was brutal.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by mdogt12 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:02 pm

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/1/ ... ation.aspx
UMass switching home sideline among other things

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Post by Old Cage » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:20 pm

^ A bit of balance returns to the UMass universe. We switched to the east side for one year, and that was enough of that nonsense. We went back to our long-time seats. Welcome back to those who toughed it out.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:29 pm

No need for anyone to buy sunglasses now! :lol: :lol:
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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by DrG » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:52 pm

There will be plenty of seats available for those who want to go to the sun side. I guess they're not so concerned about the television look.

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by Rolling Ridge » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:57 pm

mdogt12 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:02 pm
https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/1/ ... ation.aspx
UMass switching home sideline among other things
Just saw this on Facebook. I'm psyched, this really annoyed me and we never left the West stands. Glad to be back on the home side of the field!

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by dennisdent » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:39 pm

About time. Glad Bamford listened to the old-timers. Now please dump the grey uniforms.

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Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:04 pm

For those of you that did not get to see the signing show here are a couple of things they showed about the stadium. The south wall will be taken down and a new scoreboard installed. Also if I heard right the Gridiron Club is going to have a pavilion ? built with seating. seating will be decided by what level of season ticket you have. They also showed a drawing of the bubble that is going to be built behind the west stands. Someone mentioned that Isabella would shovel out a path so he could practice pass routs.

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by Berkman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:26 am

This comes from the FB blog via the Fight MA blog:

Off the field, UMass Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford released the first renderings of the $18 million McGuirk Alumni Stadium improvement project that will see a new scoreboard, new permanent bathrooms, and an indoor practice facility installed before the 2019 season

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:29 pm

Berkman wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:26 am
This comes from the FB blog via the Fight MA blog:

Off the field, UMass Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford released the first renderings of the $18 million McGuirk Alumni Stadium improvement project that will see a new scoreboard, new permanent bathrooms, and an indoor practice facility installed before the 2019 season
Like in six (6) months!

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