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    Greg Hunter
    Greg Hunter
    Muskets:

    Poll: What Should Be WVU’s First Priority In Its Next Round Of Renovations To Its Athletic Facilities?
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    #61303

    exDMer
    Muskets:

    WVU basketball might give Mountaineers more positive publicity, but football is the big money maker and must be kept competitive in all areas despite the cost of trying to keep up with our B12 competition.

    #61306
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    Luxury Suites at MPS and the Coli. Don’t know how it would be done at the Coli, but it needs to be done. Get rid of the inner concourse?

    Suites will bring mega bucks from corporate buyers. Gives the venues an upscale look.

    #61319

    NickyGaspipe
    Muskets:

    Whatever impresses recruits (and donors) the most…..weight room, locker rooms, training table, etc. I can’t see putting huge $$$$ in the stadium when we can’t sell out consistently, regardless of the opponent.

    #61321
    Allen
    Allen
    Muskets:

    Weight rooms, locker rooms and the sort tend to impress a lot of top players in the country. But travel cost and no eastern teams tends to push eastern players away from WVU. Continue renovation of the football stadium of areas concerned.

    #61344
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Luxury Suites at MPS and the Coli. Don’t know how it would be done at the Coli, but it needs to be done. Get rid of the inner concourse?

    Suites will bring mega bucks from corporate buyers. Gives the venues an upscale look.

    Agreed on the thinking. WVU has had a number of design people in to look at this, and there’s no way to incorporate them into the current Coliseum seating structure. There has been some thought about doing some on the baseline on the WVU locker room end – we’re waiting on Shane Lyons’ upcoming announcement on the next phase of renovations to see where that stands.

    #61345
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    Then change the seating structure. Luxury suites draw big buck donors. Big buck donors drive the facilities upgrades. Facilities upgrades drive attention from the high profile prospects. You don’t get high profile prospects without getting their attention.

    #61384
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Then change the seating structure. Luxury suites draw big buck donors. Big buck donors drive the facilities upgrades. Facilities upgrades drive attention from the high profile prospects. You don’t get high profile prospects without getting their attention.

    It would probably be cheaper (relatively speaking) just to build a new Coliseum. I don’t have all the details, but we have asked both Oliver Luck and Shane Lyons about this issue, and there was just no way to add boxes that had a view of the court without blocking out many other seats. The underlying construction is concrete, and you can’t carve out large chunks of it or the building would fall down. I haven’t gone into all the engineering nitty gritty, but it was look at multiple times, and there was no way to do it. (Remember that underneath the stands there’s all the infrastructure that has to remain as well.

    Any boxes that would be put anywhere but at the top of the Coliseum would have blocked many rows of seats behind them, and there also wasn’t enough room to allow for access into them, facilities (bathrooms, kitchen space, etc.

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    Shepherdstown
    Shepherdstown
    Muskets:

    I was tremendously impressed by Maryland’s basketball facilities when I covered the women a year ago in the post season NCAA tournament.

    Granted it was built with great corporate backing, but it was nice nonetheless and they still did a good job with the corporate seating.

    I realize that we cannot build to that scale, but combining the high price seats with good regular seating can be done.

    However, we would have to build a new home for basketball.

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