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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckK3 View Post
    What do you mean "Prove it"? ummm...Tech Drive. Alabama. The Dorms. The Railroad Track. Short of relocating, removing, or rerouting any of those things, we have all the property we will ever have. We're landlocked there...I'm not bitching about it, I'm saying, put the passionate feelings about our beautiful Love Shack aside and make sure we make the BEST decision. She's sat on the corner of Alabama and Tech drive for about 50 years, and I love where it's at in 2019. Will that capacity, and that location, still work for our grandchildren in 2069? I don't know what the future holds. And neither do you.
    If you literally meant landlocked and not that there isn't enough space, then yes your thesis is self proving. I don't believe there isn't enough space and that's what I want somebody to prove.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Southern Arkansas has a decent softball complex for what it is. The stands are small (we can easily make larger, permanent brick stands not just a press box.) The size isnt what Iíd replicate, but the idea is there. Two sports fields sharing a single nice concession/bathroom building. Batting cage behind this building and takes up no unnecessary space.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sit...6_dji_0019.jpg

    Similar layout can be applied to a softball-soccer arrangement if you want good bathrooms and concessions available to teams at either sport without having to put one at each.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech52 View Post
    The size isnt what I’d replicate, but the idea is there..
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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech52 View Post
    Southern Arkansas has a decent softball complex for what it is. The stands are small (we can easily make larger, permanent brick stands not just a press box.) The size isnt what Iíd replicate, but the idea is there. Two sports fields sharing a single nice concession/bathroom building. Batting cage behind this building and takes up no unnecessary space.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sit...6_dji_0019.jpg

    Similar layout can be applied to a softball-soccer arrangement if you want good bathrooms and concessions available to teams at either sport without having to put one at each.
    I would expect something similar on a larger scale if both sports were moved to the old Neilson-Carruthers site. You can't do that today if those same sports were rebuilt where they are now because of the flood area in the creek bed. That's the reason why nothing permanent has been built in that area since the mid 80s (other than some metal bleachers).

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech52 View Post
    Southern Arkansas has a decent softball complex for what it is. The stands are small (we can easily make larger, permanent brick stands not just a press box.) The size isnt what Iíd replicate, but the idea is there. Two sports fields sharing a single nice concession/bathroom building. Batting cage behind this building and takes up no unnecessary space.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sit...6_dji_0019.jpg

    Similar layout can be applied to a softball-soccer arrangement if you want good bathrooms and concessions available to teams at either sport without having to put one at each.
    That literally looks like a little league complex. You can find that in Minden.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Louisiana Tech is a school of Frickin ENGINEERS! MAKE IT WORK! The current Love Shack location is fantastic, with the University Apartments, the Railroad tracks and Wiley Tower in the background. It's also an easy walk for even the laziest of students to get to a game. Why on earth would you want to change that?

    Over the last couple of decades, big cities (Denver, Houston, etc...) were smart enough to move their new major league baseball parks to downtown locations, realizing the value of accessibility. In similar fashion, LA Tech needs to be equally smart about this, and take advantage of its' "mid campus" location. You've already got it, don't lose it.

    I do not want some out of the way location half way to Grambling, just so we can add another 1K seats that no one will ever sit in. If it's too far away, Tech students won't walk to it. Screw that! We should build a brand new, TOP SHELF, state of the art stadium, right in the same old spot, where students can walk to it. I don't care if it isn't ready until 2022.
    This all the way. You see this urban planning around the country now- a shift from spaced out car centered construction to denser walkable areas. Students are not going to go to games if itís farther. Not talking about dimensions but aesthetics and location, the Love Shack is in a perfect location. Everyone that goes to the Love Shack raves about its location. They love the apartments behind it, they love the railroad track. It feels like a part of a neighborhood; it has charm. People rave about Fenway and Wrigley because of their location, not many people love looking at baseball stadiums in suburbs surrounded by paved parking lots. The Love Shack is distinctly Tech, moving it away from itís location would be removing a part of culture of campus.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I would expect something similar on a larger scale.
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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgonit View Post
    This all the way. You see this urban planning around the country now- a shift from spaced out car centered construction to denser walkable areas. Students are not going to go to games if it’s farther. Not talking about dimensions but aesthetics and location, the Love Shack is in a perfect location. Everyone that goes to the Love Shack raves about its location. They love the apartments behind it, they love the railroad track. It feels like a part of a neighborhood; it has charm. People rave about Fenway and Wrigley because of their location, not many people love looking at baseball stadiums in suburbs surrounded by paved parking lots. The Love Shack is distinctly Tech, moving it away from it’s location would be removing a part of culture of campus.
    Great post!
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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgonit View Post
    This all the way. You see this urban planning around the country now- a shift from spaced out car centered construction to denser walkable areas. Students are not going to go to games if itís farther. Not talking about dimensions but aesthetics and location, the Love Shack is in a perfect location. Everyone that goes to the Love Shack raves about its location. They love the apartments behind it, they love the railroad track. It feels like a part of a neighborhood; it has charm. People rave about Fenway and Wrigley because of their location, not many people love looking at baseball stadiums in suburbs surrounded by paved parking lots. The Love Shack is distinctly Tech, moving it away from itís location would be removing a part of culture of campus.
    I agree. The ballpark in Arlington comes to mind as far as what I donít want.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Found this park, UW Husky Ballpark (built 2014). Capacity 2,200. Cost $15 Million. Looks fantastic. I want this (maybe with additional seating).

    https://www.srgpartnership.com/work/husky-ballpark


    ABOUT HUSKY BALLPARK
    The stadium cost approximately $15 million, and includes:
    • Seating for 2,200
    • Permanent entrance and facade that ties with collegiate feel of other Athletic Department buildings
    • Views of Lake Washington
    • New Team Performance Center
    • New, enhanced scoreboard
    • New field turf
    • Press box and media area
    • Full compliment of public restrooms and concessions
    • Husky Authentic – the Official Team Store of University of Washington Athletics, offering unique Husky Baseball apparel and accessories
    • Grass berm for students and families



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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgonit View Post
    This all the way. You see this urban planning around the country now- a shift from spaced out car centered construction to denser walkable areas. Students are not going to go to games if itís farther. Not talking about dimensions but aesthetics and location, the Love Shack is in a perfect location. Everyone that goes to the Love Shack raves about its location. They love the apartments behind it, they love the railroad track. It feels like a part of a neighborhood; it has charm. People rave about Fenway and Wrigley because of their location, not many people love looking at baseball stadiums in suburbs surrounded by paved parking lots. The Love Shack is distinctly Tech, moving it away from itís location would be removing a part of culture of campus.

    As many others have posted on this board and elsewhere over the past few days if baseball were to move away from the Love Shack then softball should be relocated to that sight. You have everything you've talked about just with a different sport.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    Found this park, UW Husky Ballpark (built 2014). Capacity 2,200. Cost $15 Million. Looks fantastic. I want this (maybe with additional seating).

    https://www.srgpartnership.com/work/husky-ballpark


    ABOUT HUSKY BALLPARK
    The stadium cost approximately $15 million, and includes:
    • Seating for 2,200
    • Permanent entrance and facade that ties with collegiate feel of other Athletic Department buildings
    • Views of Lake Washington
    • New Team Performance Center
    • New, enhanced scoreboard
    • New field turf
    • Press box and media area
    • Full compliment of public restrooms and concessions
    • Husky Authentic – the Official Team Store of University of Washington Athletics, offering unique Husky Baseball apparel and accessories
    • Grass berm for students and families


    That's what I'm talking about - with a capacity of about 3,000 or so...
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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne From Minden View Post
    That's what I'm talking about - with a capacity of about 3,000 or so...

    Included in their $15 Million build they have a nice Player Development Building off to the side integrated into the park. This park has turf, new video board, team shop. A very fine venue. If we were to have amenities like UW, the existing Love Shack location is a tight squeeze (TWSS), but probably do-able. I would totally understand if they move it to a more roomier location if we are looking at beefing up the stadium.


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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgonit View Post
    This all the way. You see this urban planning around the country now- a shift from spaced out car centered construction to denser walkable areas. Students are not going to go to games if it’s farther. Not talking about dimensions but aesthetics and location, the Love Shack is in a perfect location. Everyone that goes to the Love Shack raves about its location. They love the apartments behind it, they love the railroad track. It feels like a part of a neighborhood; it has charm. People rave about Fenway and Wrigley because of their location, not many people love looking at baseball stadiums in suburbs surrounded by paved parking lots. The Love Shack is distinctly Tech, moving it away from it’s location would be removing a part of culture of campus.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne From Minden View Post
    That's what I'm talking about - with a capacity of about 3,000 or so...
    Shouldn't be too hard to add 800 more seats going vertically- just double the amount of rows in the chairback area.

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