McGuirk Upgrade

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Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:31 pm

Watching the Charlotte news tonight the Carolina Panthers announced that they are building a "practice bubble" and it looks a lot like the one that is going up behind McGuirk.

Of course the next statement was that season ticket prices are going up for the next season.

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Post by 78 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:25 pm

Official announcement today regarding the bubble and other stadium upgrades. Club Rugby not happy. I guess their field is where the bubble is going. I am shocked everything is going to be ready for this season. That's cool.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/2/ ... 3Iq3UN2I2U
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:39 pm

I thought Club Rugby was in the field behind the Mullins?
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Post by TruBluMaroon » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:21 pm

78 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Official announcement today regarding the bubble and other stadium upgrades. Club Rugby not happy. I guess their field is where the bubble is going. I am shocked everything is going to be ready for this season. That's cool.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/2/ ... 3Iq3UN2I2U

That space get waterlogged with a minimal amount of rain and the release mentioned inclement weather use as one of the benefits, but that thing doesn’t look like something that goes up and down for short term uses.

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Post by Berkman » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:29 pm

That area was the parking lot when the FB stadium opened in 1965. There were plenty of games where we could not park in there because the rain made it a mud hole. Took your chances parking there. On those days I would park just off the road and walk in trying at best to avoid the puddles of water.

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:13 am

Love the banter on twitter about whether the UMass logo will actually be on the bubble or not. I never considered that it might end up not having it... I hope it does.
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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by UMass02 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:45 am

I know the locals had a conniption fit when Lombardi had a giant U painted on the water tower atop of campus. Wonder if they will have a similar fit when the giant Power U is on the bubble.

I personally don’t care what is painted on the bubble. I just want to see it actually installed.

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:43 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:13 am
Love the banter on twitter about whether the UMass logo will actually be on the bubble or not. I never considered that it might end up not having it... I hope it does.
Is the alternative no markings or a proactive sponsor to pay for all the drivers on Rte 116?

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by MJatUM » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:57 pm

UMass02 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:45 am
I know the locals had a conniption fit when Lombardi had a giant U painted on the water tower atop of campus.
Gotta love the Amherst residents. Too stupid to realize that their town would be completely forgotten if not for the University (and AC) they have.

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:22 pm

TruBluMaroon wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:43 pm

Is the alternative no markings or a proactive sponsor to pay for all the drivers on Rte 116?

I like where your head is at regarding the sponsor.
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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by sloves90_611 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:47 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:22 pm
TruBluMaroon wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:43 pm

Is the alternative no markings or a proactive sponsor to pay for all the drivers on Rte 116?

I like where your head is at regarding the sponsor.
This is a REALLY good idea, wonder what it would take to be able to make that happen, any clue?

I think that's great ad-space, even if they don't have a sponsor who would pay to get stuff on there, it would be neat if they could have schedules or something of the sort on there to promote the team(s).

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by McKinney » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:01 am

TruBluMaroon wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Is the alternative no markings or a proactive sponsor to pay for all the drivers on Rte 116?
UMass02 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:45 am
I know the locals had a conniption fit when Lombardi had a giant U painted on the water tower atop of campus. Wonder if they will have a similar fit when the giant Power U is on the bubble.
Let me try my hand at a NIMBY: people should not be looking away from the road to see a giant bubble while they're driving at freeway speeds!
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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by Steve81 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:59 am

What, you're not going to be riding around in a self driving vehicle in the future. The bubble has an expected life of 10 years, which could mean we'll use it for 16 years. (-:

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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by McKinney » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:28 am

Steve81 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:59 am
What, you're not going to be riding around in a self driving vehicle in the future. The bubble has an expected life of 10 years, which could mean we'll use it for 16 years. (-:
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Re: McGuirk Upgrade

Post by Quann » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:10 pm

So happy the other white wall is coming down. That's been an eyesore, IMHO. Definitely will make it look less like a glorified high school stadium. These incremental improvements are very nice to see.

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