Athletic Department Practice Facilities

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby MNdible » October 9th, 2015, 4:41 pm

Ah, yes. Taken from an angle that the public will never see.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby Silophant » October 9th, 2015, 6:37 pm

I guess I wasn't paying attention, but I thought this project was going to involve teardown and replacement of the existing Gibson-Nagurski facility, possibly with something besides a 500 foot long blank wall. Oh well, I guess.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby uncle phil » October 10th, 2015, 1:32 pm

Didier wrote: 1. There is no actual plan to replace the track yet. The idea is to put it in St. Paul, but there is nothing formalized.
So in the news reports they talk about building the replacement track somewhere on East Bank Campus...there are not that many options with space for that?

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby go4guy » October 12th, 2015, 7:01 pm

Silophant wrote:I guess I wasn't paying attention, but I thought this project was going to involve teardown and replacement of the existing Gibson-Nagurski facility, possibly with something besides a 500 foot long blank wall. Oh well, I guess.
That will be renovated at a later time. New additions are all on the current track facility and surrounding lots.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby talindsay » February 24th, 2016, 3:59 pm

Went to use Bierman track for a workout over lunch today since I figured it would probably be dry enough to use, and was confronted with construction fences and a track that's already being chewed up. I assumed they would at least wait until after the spring outdoor track season to start tearing things up, but I appear to have been wrong. Anybody know where the track teams will be practicing once the outdoor season starts?

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby go4guy » March 10th, 2016, 7:47 pm

Actual site work has actually started on this project. They were tearing down the track stadium today.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby RailBaronYarr » May 17th, 2016, 9:07 am

Webcam is now live for the Athletics Village: https://t.co/0OmmJSzpmO

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby talindsay » May 17th, 2016, 9:14 am

What a load. And they still don't have a plan for replacing the track, as far as I can tell.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby MNdible » May 17th, 2016, 10:19 am

I agree that the lack of a plan for T&F is disappointing, although it seems that this is in part due to the fact that the University's preferred site was blocked for historic preservation reasons, right? It seems like they could start building a track on the St. Paul campus tomorrow, but they'd rather have a location close to the rest of the athletics complex, but at the same time, the obvious locations near 5th Street/6th Street are all being set aside for future research buildings.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby go4guy » May 17th, 2016, 7:55 pm

Dang it. Clicked on another hack job article by Fat Pat. That guy just never gives up. Always a cheap shot on Pitino. The track complex should just go on the St Paul campus near the golf and soccer facilities. Too bad they just can't tear down those silos and build it by the parking lots near TCF.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby talindsay » May 18th, 2016, 6:18 am

I wish they had put a track inside tcf, that would have been the smart thing. Especially since our track program is worth watching since they win stuff.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby SixOneTwo » May 18th, 2016, 7:41 am

A track at TCF would separate the fans too far from the playing field. I attended a school with that set up and it is far from ideal.

Are there any plans to connect this new development to the other side of the train tracks with a bridge/walkway?

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby JT$ » June 16th, 2016, 8:51 am

talindsay wrote:I wish they had put a track inside tcf, that would have been the smart thing. Especially since our track program is worth watching since they win stuff.
There's a reason most college football stadia that had a track have since been ripped out and replaced with seats, no new college stadium will be built with a track. Can't sacrifice the space on something that generates very little revenue compared to the prime seats that could be there.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby uncle phil » September 2nd, 2016, 11:00 pm

Finally there is a plan for a new T&F facility. Looks like it's gonna be a really tight fit to squeeze everything in that area though...

http://www.startribune.com/regents-will ... 392219321/

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby Didier » April 11th, 2017, 6:23 pm

https://twitter.com/tylermason21/status ... 9407306752

Cool drone photo of the new football facility and surrounding area.

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Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Postby FISHMANPET » April 28th, 2017, 12:02 pm

Looks like this is topping out today.


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