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What is the latest on a new ball park for baseball?
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I'm disappointed. :'( Last season I was under the false impression that renovations were going to take place at the end of the season. (I thought that's what the raffle was all about…to generate "seed" money).
As of now it appears that the only thing that's going to happen is some cosmetic stuff to the tune of $500,000!
It better be some impressive cosmetics!
It's unfortunate when an "extreme makeover" is what's needed to make the place more user friendly (i.e. convenient rest room facilities and a "real" concession stand) as well as a candidate for hosting conference and regional tourney's.
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are you serious? thats so bull. when did they decide to pull the plug? what can you do with 500K? that blows. I bought a ticket for the raffle and never even heard anything.... no ticket in the mail, no response to who won? what happened to the money they raised? what happened to the plans cooney had spoken of? when are they starting the new improvements?
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Guys there is no plan for a $500,000 renovation. The stadium renovation goal is $8 million dollars. It will not happen this year unfortunately, but private donors are being actively solicited behind the scenes currrently.
As for the raffle, $20K was raised from that and it was split between baseball and women's soccer. The baseball half has been used to pay for architect drawings and a computerized "fly around" showing the new stadium in a virtual presentation that will be used for potential donors.
There was some rumours at the end of last season that the stadium renovations would be done this off season, but that was mostly wishful thinking as we still havent got the funds to do what we want. The plan is to wait a little longer till we get all the money we need to do the job right rather than a small facelift(which is all 500,000 would provide).
Right now the Dome for football is all that is being given any public push. We just have to be a little patient-I know its tough-but be assured plans for renovating the baseball stadium have not been "scrapped"!
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I know this is probably a ridiculous thought, but what about making the dome a football/baseball facility?? Does any other school have such a thing?? I know it would probably be a ridiculous amount of money, but would it be less than building two facilities?
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I think the biggest problem with FAU basball is that the field is push away where noone can see it.. some students dont even know we have a team. I think all the stadiums and field should be next to roads that get alot of traffic on campus, a constant reminder that there are athletics at FAU
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