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Old December 9th, 2005, 11:36 PM   #61
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they probably will fill in the future as the alumni bases grow. Consider them works in progress.
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Old December 10th, 2005, 05:56 AM   #62
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Yes the thing about College stadiums is they are always being added on to.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 12:02 AM   #63
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Old December 11th, 2005, 12:05 AM   #64
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Very true. College stadiums are very rarely torn down. They simply add on to them as needed. For instance, the University of Texas stadium in Austin has undergone numerous renovations, like many NCAA ballparks, arenas, and stadiums:

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Old December 11th, 2005, 12:20 AM   #65
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I've never taken a train in my entire life...to anywhere.

As far as I know, there are no high speed lines in the US, which is why nobody takes trains.

If you need to get somewhere fast in the US, you fly.

For instance, travel from Houston, TX to Dallas, TX (386 km) only costs 45 euros each way and only takes 1.25 hours.

It's cheaper and faster, per kilometer, to fly than take trains in the US. This is why few trains exist and why few are under consideration. There are more subways and passenger train lines in northeastern US, but that's because large towns are closer together there.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #66
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Old December 11th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #67
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I've never taken a train in my entire life...to anywhere.

As far as I know, there are no high speed lines in the US, which is why nobody takes trains.

If you need to get somewhere fast in the US, you fly.

For instance, travel from Houston, TX to Dallas, TX (386 km) only costs 92 euros each way and only takes 1.25 hours.

It's cheaper and faster, per kilometer, to fly than take trains in the US. This is why few trains exist and why few are under consideration. There are more subways and passenger train lines in northeastern US, but that's because large towns are closer together there.
Wow,that's an expensive flight! Aren't there any low-cost airlines?
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Old December 11th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #68
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Sorry, the 92 euros was a roundtrip price...it's closer to 40-50 euros each way. I don't know what a high speed rail would charge, but they probably wouldn't be able to go much cheaper.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #69
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That video was hilarious.

GOOOOOO RAAAAAAIDDDDDDEEEERRRSSSS!
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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:45 AM   #70
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Old December 11th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #71
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Very true. College stadiums are very rarely torn down. They simply add on to them as needed. For instance, the University of Texas stadium in Austin has undergone numerous renovations, like many NCAA ballparks, arenas, and stadiums:

What's the "final" capacity going to be?
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Old December 11th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #72
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I believe it's in the 110,000 capacity range, but I could be wrong.

Here's another great example:

Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens Stadium:

1940s:


1950s:


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1980s - 1990s:




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Old December 11th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #73
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Neyland Stadium Through the Years:

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Old December 11th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #74
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Any future plans for expansion at Neyland? The place is already huge, but I notice they averaged over 103% of capacity this year (especially impressive cosidering the team only went 5-6).

I don't know how they could make the place any bigger...
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Old December 11th, 2005, 10:16 PM   #75
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Some of the people voting obviously haven't spent much time in the actual stadiums. Michigan, for example, is comparatively quiet. Not an intimidating atmosphere at all.

To me the Swamp at Florida has an edge over most of the others. Wild and loud as hell.
For a stunning visual experience, nothing comes close to Tennessee.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 11:36 PM   #76
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Some of the people voting obviously haven't spent much time in the actual stadiums. Michigan, for example, is comparatively quiet. Not an intimidating atmosphere at all.
I voted for Michigan, and I've been to a Notre Dame game at the Big House. It's just a matter of opinion... sure the big house might be a bit quieter (not by much) but the poll is "best college football atmosphere", not "loudest stadium." The Big House is an amazing experience.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 12:46 AM   #77
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A loud stadium is a big part of the atmosphere for me, but that may be something other people don't consider very important.

I voted for LSU, because nothing's louder than 92000 drunk cajuns, but Kyle Field in College Station would probably be on the top of the list if I didn't weigh volume so much. I've always been very impressed with their simutaneous cheers, motions, swaying, etc. It's really one of a kind. I also have several Aggies in the family, and despite how much I hate them, I've always respected the atmosphere A&M has for a football game.

I have noticed a declining trend in that type of Aggie support the last several years however. They've had two losing seasons in the last three and the new A&M fans seem to be much more fickle than they used to be...

Kyle Field:





After 9/11:

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Old December 12th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #78
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these photos are great. more more more. i love to see the transformations.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 02:38 AM   #79
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Kyle Field's expansion over the years:























FUTURE EXPANSION TO 115,000:


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Old December 12th, 2005, 05:09 AM   #80
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I wonder, as college stadiums keep expanding, will the others expand just for bragging rights? Say Kyle Field does expand to 115,000, then will Michigan, Penn State, and Ohio State try to expand?
Another reason I voted for the Big House... they've been so big for so long. 85,000 by the 1920's, and by the 1950's crowds were over 100,000.
Also, for those of you from outside the US who are just finding out about how huge college football stadiums are, try this link: http://www.collegecharlie.com/stadiums.html
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