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When will FAU start construction on its stadium?

Someone said March was a deadline to get X amount of money so as to start to be done for 2010 season.† Condidering its March and I read about new construction starting in future, will it be ready by 2010 FB season.† How much $$ are you off to start and what is the new timeline?
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April is the deadline…

BUT havent heard anything as of late…i do know HS was working on something pretty big in the background though…
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We have not heard much about the stadium since the project was approved. Only a fraction of the needed major donations have been announced. Personally, I doubt construction will be scheduled until we find a sponsor to name the stadium. Even though the stadium will be entirely self-funded (donations, Innovation Village), it's tough to sell an athletic facility when the academic budget has been cut so drastically.
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I received an email today from a Fraternity Brother …

"Well, folks, the call for architects/engineer s has just been released by the FAU Planning Department.† I've convinced my boss, and we are going after the contract.† Wish us luck."
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Here is the approval:

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_DOCUMENT_WITH_SIGNATURES.pdf

Some interesting renderings (a few new ones, including the stadium at 65000 seats):

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_APPENDIX_for_Sign_2.14.08.pdf

Highlights:

30000 seats expandable to 65000 seats
Type of field (artificial or grass) is not specified yet
Up to 24 suites
1 video display
Ready for 2010
LEED Silver
Transform FAU into a more traditional campus
Begin construction towards February 2009
$62 million
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Lm77 said

Here is the approval:

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_DOCUMENT_WITH_SIGNATURES.pdf

Some interesting renderings (a few new ones, including the stadium at 65000 seats):

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_APPENDIX_for_Sign_2.14.08.pdf

Highlights:

30000 seats expandable to 65000 seats
Type of field (artificial or grass) is not specified yet
Up to 24 suites
1 video display
Ready for 2010
LEED Silver
Transform FAU into a more traditional campus
Begin construction towards February 2009
$62 million

65,000 seats? they are out of the flipping minds! We can't even draw 20,000!

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Fledgling said

Lm77 said

Here is the approval:

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_DOCUMENT_WITH_SIGNATURES.pdf

Some interesting renderings (a few new ones, including the stadium at 65000 seats):

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_APPENDIX_for_Sign_2.14.08.pdf

Highlights:

30000 seats expandable to 65000 seats
Type of field (artificial or grass) is not specified yet
Up to 24 suites
1 video display
Ready for 2010
LEED Silver
Transform FAU into a more traditional campus
Begin construction towards February 2009
$62 million

65,000 seats? they are out of the flipping minds! We can't even draw 20,000!

The novel thing to do would be to read the approval… ;)

A. PROJECT HISTORY AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION
This facility is a 30,000 seat football stadium to be built on FAUís Boca Raton Campus. The
stadium shall be expandable to up to 65,000 seats. See the appendix of this program for early
schematic studies showing stadium concepts for a 30,000 to 35,000 seat stadium, a 40,000 -
45,000 seat stadium and a 60,000 to 65,000 seat stadium. The field will be state-of-the-art.
The selection of artificial turf vs. grass will be made during the early phases of design. The
stadium building will comprise a press level with several press rooms, designed for radio and
TV broadcasting; at least one level of up to 24 luxury suites, plus a presidential suite; a club
level with catering kitchen, and a locker & training level. Concession booths and restrooms,
designed to suit the capacity of the stadium, shall be provided. The stadium will include two
scoreboards, one video board, and 4 light towers (min) which will meet nighttime broadcast TV
standards.
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Well thank you for providing the 65,000 plan in more clarity.†

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Fledgling said

Lm77 said

Here is the approval:

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_DOCUMENT_WITH_SIGNATURES.pdf

Some interesting renderings (a few new ones, including the stadium at 65000 seats):

http://www.fau.edu/facilities/uavp/programs-folder/FAU_STADIUM_PROGRAM_APPENDIX_for_Sign_2.14.08.pdf

Highlights:

30000 seats expandable to 65000 seats
Type of field (artificial or grass) is not specified yet
Up to 24 suites
1 video display
Ready for 2010
LEED Silver
Transform FAU into a more traditional campus
Begin construction towards February 2009
$62 million

65,000 seats? they are out of the flipping minds! We can't even draw 20,000!

Don't worry… the stadium will be as close as possible to the NCAA's minimum requirement of 30000 seats. The accommodations for 65000 people would increase infrastructure and operating costs tremendously (parking, concessions, stadium staff, etc.). The document asks of the stadium to be expandable "just in case".
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Good clarification…the stadium is slated for 30k, not 65k…65k is "drawn into the plans for possible long term (if at all) consideration " only at this stage…

i think, by the sound of it initially, some took this to be the "current proposal"…this is not the case…
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