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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    I was thinking the same thing, but didn't want to type it
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    Let's make sure it will be a bit sturdier than the one built at FIU!


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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    I think we are overthinking the pedestrian overpass thing. Tech drive nor Alabama is ever busy enough to justify it except possibly on (football) game days. Then you consider the cost and MORE friggin' ADA crap...

    https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferjou...easures/07.htm

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Yep. I think we need shuttles or a tram on game days to utilize on-campus parking (or at the Joe for baseball/softball/soccer). The trams/shuttles could be used during the school year to utilize parking at the Joe for students. According to Ruston Re-Imagined (Comprehensive Plan Pg 13), there is a hope to develop "a shared shuttle service with Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, the Louisiana Center for the Blind, Downtown, and employment centers."
    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    I think we are overthinking the pedestrian overpass thing. Tech drive nor Alabama is ever busy enough to justify it except possibly on (football) game days. Then you consider the cost and MORE friggin' ADA crap...

    https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferjou...easures/07.htm

    More people walk across the street in downtown Shreveport daily than would on a 20K attendance football game in Ruston.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

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    As for the underbelly, it depends how they build it. If you dig out the field, seating can be built into the landscape.

    What type of cost savings come with digging it out like that, if any? To me it seems like the way to go at the current site.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    In a state of conference tournament disgust, Iíve come to realize that when it comes to the newest version of a Tech baseball park it doesnít matter where it is or what it looks like. Itís really nothing more than a skeleton without a competent coach and a talented accomplishing team to put some meat on its bones and some fans in its seats. All of this enthusiasm over newness and the spinoff optimism to a new sense of an improved program will be quickly squashed when what is Tech takes the field and once again repeatedly plays down to whomever the competition is.

    Yes, Iím pissed that in the end we suck again.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    I'm upset that we have TMac fans who think we should be satisfied with Mediocrity in a sport we should be a consistent top 40 RPI team instead of a top 60. The bar on football and MBB is even lower.
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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    I'm upset that we have TMac fans who think we should be satisfied with Mediocrity in a sport we should be a consistent top 40 RPI team instead of a top 60. The bar on football and MBB is even lower.
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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by SicemDawgz View Post
    Say a prayer tonight that your boy gets to claim that all important 35th win tomorrow
    Doesn't matter. Just tweak the narrative that he "averages" over 35 wins per season and you're just as good.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    I agree. Good stuff from Dawgonit. By the way, I'm sure many of our fans are familiar with UNT's big "crossover" pedestrian bridge that takes the majority of their 20K football fans from one side of I-35 to the other for their home football games. It's not an enclosed structure like the one in Dawgonit's post above. But, I think I would prefer one like UNT's....covered, but not enclosed. Obviously, we would need a smaller version, but big enough to safely move 8K LA Tech football fans/students over Tech Drive during football season. Probably safer and easier to maintain too.
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    I support this idea! Probably much easier to maintain and would cost less than a fully air conditioned pedestrian bridge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bone_afide_Dawg View Post
    I donít intend to be too judgmental of Dowgonitís plan, but Iím not seeing what I think would be the necessary parking space to support our improving (and needing to improve more) baseball and softball programs especially when thereís an overlap of them playing at the same time.
    That's an understandable concern, I know many people drive in from far around to come to the games. Not everyone is a student that lives in walking distance. However I don't think there is really a parking problem in my plan. Here me out. First, I'm obviously not a fan or facilities being surrounded by parking lots. They don't add anything appealing a facility and the space can be better utilized in other ways. I'm not against all parking next to a facility though, I totally am fine with essential personnel and handicapped spots for the people that need them. However we don't need a parking spot next to the facilities for everyone going to the games; that would be almost impossible to do anyway.

    We have lots of parking already near the stadium for everyone going to these games, even if softball and baseball will play games at the same time. The football stadiums parking lot is huge and can easily accommodate everyone needed. What the school can invest in is a transportation tram that are common in Disneyworld. They can transport people between the parking lots and the stadiums for the people that can't walk the distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    Tech drive nor Alabama is ever busy enough to justify it except possibly on (football) game days. crap...
    Agreed, however my idea for an overpass wasn't for football games- it was to combine the Intramural center with an indoor practice facility. I imagine lots of student and intramural center users would make use of the facility everyday, the use of the pedestrian bridge for football games would just be lagniappe. The only other option to allow a safe crossing between the buildings would be to add a stoplight and a crosswalk, inhibiting traffic flow on Tech Dr. Of course this is all dependant on the indoor facility being built there and being a part of the intramural center. An idea I think would have have lots of benefits, but just fun message board talk really.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    When the North Texas band goes over it in step the thing bounces, not very confidence inspiring.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by tech70 View Post
    When the North Texas band goes over it in step the thing bounces, not very confidence inspiring.
    Probably means it is built better to move just a little. Imagine the Band of Pride starting out in the Quad and marching all the way to football games over a bridge - the sound would carry and really be special!

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Just found an old photograph I took of Love Field, 1982, taken from the roof of either Nielson or Caruthers. Tennis courts across Alabama Ave, and nothing but trees beyond the left field fence. Nostalgic!

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by tech70 View Post
    When the North Texas band goes over it in step the thing bounces, not very confidence inspiring.
    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    Probably means it is built better to move just a little. Imagine the Band of Pride starting out in the Quad and marching all the way to football games over a bridge - the sound would carry and really be special!
    A little mechanical resonance. It can be a spooky feeling when a bridge starts 'dancing to the rhythm'. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.liv...vibration.html
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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Amos Moses View Post
    Let's make sure it will be a bit sturdier than the one built at FIU!

    Hopefully LA Tech engineers are better than FIU engineers.

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    Re: Where should LaTech rebuild baseball stadium

    Hawkins Field at Vandy is not very different from our field as far as dimensions. The more I look at other facilities, I am convinced we could rebuild in the same location. Slightly increase dimensions and add seating by increasing the number of seats over the dugouts and extending main grandstand up a few rows.

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