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Athletic Facilities Master Plans

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A topic of interest for me. This thread can house various plan from around the country. As we wait for UB to unveil their next Athletics Master Plan.

North Texas:

https://www.lightthetower.com/

https://www.lightthetower.com/images/masterplanbook.pdf

Notes: 

Love the video. The plan is very polished and professional. Love adding tailgate parking, gotta have projects that will benefit the fans! Love moving the softball field to correct the orientation (devil's in the details)!

Dislike: No $$ in the plan, (It's not real if you can't tell me how much it costs) and no ETA or Target date for the future plans, (again not real if you can't tell me when you actually think it will happen)

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N. Texas' track and soccer complex cost 13.6 million.

Includes a sand based soccer field, 8 lane track, seating for 1500 and a 14,000 sq ft field house housing coaches offices, locker rooms, a team meeting area and a student-athlete lounge.

In my "modest proposal" I estimated 6 million for a new track, I assume the Field House contributed to some of the higher cost of UNT's project.

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Construction on campus would be considered a New York State project and those are notoriously more expensive than similar projects done in other states...

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Albany built their track for 5 Million in 2013, Stony Brook built theirs for 3 Million in 2011. It can be done cheaper. Maybe UNT went top shelf? or Maybe Texas has some restrictive state requirements as well...I read they had some ground stability issues they had to solve before building.

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I have a friend who is a pretty involved booster at UNT so I've been able to follow along, love what they're doing down there.

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What's the biggest factor that allows them to make so much progress?

Just overall Texas athletic culture? Proximity to the money in Dallas? 

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On 10/2/2018 at 10:08 PM, bull_trojan said:

Albany built their track for 5 Million in 2013, Stony Brook built theirs for 3 Million in 2011. It can be done cheaper. Maybe UNT went top shelf? or Maybe Texas has some restrictive state requirements as well...I read they had some ground stability issues they had to solve before building.

Why can't we repurpose Kunz?  I imagine it would be much cheaper

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Repurposing Kunz was the plan in the AD Redacted Master plan. I assume the biggest issue with that would be the distance, I feel the University wants a united Athletics area. 

I of course want to put football on South Campus, so I care little about united Athletics Area, although I do think if you put a track locker room at Kunz, but then they had to do a majority of their practices at the fieldhouse, it's pretty annoying. 

You could solve that by building a competition level indoor track next to Kunz, but now we're spending more money.

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https://appstatesports.com/news/2018/10/12/app-state-athletics-facility-projects-approved-by-board-of-governors.aspx

Appalachian State End Zone Facility and premium seating and track removal. while the two grandstands will still be track distance away from the action, the End Zone facility will have premium seating up close to the action once they remove the track.  The project will cost 45 million.

They apparently cannot lower their field as it sits on solid rock and the cost to break through is prohibitive.

https://www.hcpress.com/news/appalachian-105-development-project-approved-by-unc-board-of-governors-softball-field-new-tennis-courts-and-track-to-be-installed.html

They purchased land for 18 million and for 11.8 million plan to build an outdoor track, outdoor tennis courts, indoor tennis courts, indoor batting cages for softball, an outdoor softball stadium and coaches meeting room and locker rooms.

 

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On 10/15/2018 at 7:11 PM, bull_trojan said:

They apparently cannot lower their field as it sits on solid rock

 

Well I guess that's one problem we won't have

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UConn with a weird plan for a 45 million dollar Ice Hockey Arena, gives us a taste of the cost to startup at UB. http://www.courant.com/sports/hockey/hc-sp-uconn-board-of-trustees-committees-discuss-financial-plan-for-ice-hockey-arena-20181029-story.html

 

UConn Blog is not a fan however, if you're gonna do it, do it right they say: https://www.theuconnblog.com/2018/10/30/18042560/uconn-huskies-mens-hockey-new-hockey-rink-arena-ice-bus-freitas-ice-forum-xl-center-hockey-east

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