Welcome Guest!
Create an Account
login email:
password:
site searchwhere to watchcontact usabout usadvertise with ushelp
Message Board

BobcatAttack.com Message Board
Ohio Football
Topic:  Bad college football stadiums

Topic:  Bad college football stadiums
Author
Message
ozarkcat
General User

Member Since: 7/20/2006
Location: Missouri
Post Count: 79

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/23/2024 9:26:32 AM 
A list of the 35 "Worst College Football Stadiums" in the nation was on the internet today. It was sort of surprising See if you agree. Miami's Yaeger was listed as No. 3.
Back to Top
  
Campus Flow
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Post Count: 4,967

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/23/2024 10:51:10 AM 
Those list never include FCS stadiums. That would be a better way to find the very worst stadiums. Lowest level of amentities.


Most Memorable Bobcat Events Attended
2010 97-83 win over Georgetown in NCAA 1st round
2012 45-13 victory over ULM in the Independence Bowl
2015 34-3 drubbing of Miami @ Peden front of 25,086

Back to Top
  
Victory
General User

Member Since: 3/10/2012
Post Count: 1,962

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/23/2024 11:37:36 AM 
ozarkcat wrote:
A list of the 35 "Worst College Football Stadiums" in the nation was on the internet today. It was sort of surprising See if you agree. Miami's Yaeger was listed as No. 3.


I haven't seen the list you are taking about but I think there is a new list issued every year. It is just FBS. Obviously, most "college football statdiums" are worse than Peden. Obviously, most FBS stadiums rank higher. We don't need a big list to really know that. The lists that I have seen, and I assume this is by the same people, it isn't just the seats and vending and such that make the stadium. It is also clearly the team, the band, the attendance and I, when I have seen these lists, have always thought that there were a couple of things beyond the physical stadium keeping us out of the bottom 25.
Back to Top
  
colobobcat66
General User

Member Since: 9/1/2006
Location: Watching the bobcats run outside my window., CO
Post Count: 4,206

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/23/2024 4:49:49 PM 
Victory wrote:
ozarkcat wrote:
A list of the 35 "Worst College Football Stadiums" in the nation was on the internet today. It was sort of surprising See if you agree. Miami's Yaeger was listed as No. 3.


I haven't seen the list you are taking about but I think there is a new list issued every year. It is just FBS. Obviously, most "college football statdiums" are worse than Peden. Obviously, most FBS stadiums rank higher. We don't need a big list to really know that. The lists that I have seen, and I assume this is by the same people, it isn't just the seats and vending and such that make the stadium. It is also clearly the team, the band, the attendance and I, when I have seen these lists, have always thought that there were a couple of things beyond the physical stadium keeping us out of the bottom 25.


I love going to games in Peden, but my goodness is it almost a dump. The ďflyingĒ seat sections make the place look like a drunken architect designed that addition. The only stadium that it really reminds me of is Fairfield stadium in Huntington and thatís been torn down for decades. It hasnít been that long ago that sections of the facade were falling off. If you like the stadium itís got to be because you love Ohio, but that doesnít make it a good stadium in any objective way.
Back to Top
  
ou79
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 645

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/23/2024 6:02:42 PM 
Completely agree Colobobcat66.
Back to Top
  
Kinggeorge4
General User



Member Since: 12/22/2004
Location: Guysville, OH
Post Count: 974

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/24/2024 8:09:29 AM 
Our stadium needs a rehab and the wings need to be figured out. I love the place for my sigh lines but it needs work badly. Concessions are horrible, lighting in that area too, restrooms, the list goes on.


GO BOBCATS
GEORGE

Back to Top
  
SBH
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 3,801

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/24/2024 4:42:25 PM 
Top to bottom repainting would help immensely. Don't know that there's any ROI in anything else. We might not be fielding a program 8-10 years from now.

Back to Top
  
giacomo
General User

Member Since: 11/20/2007
Post Count: 2,683

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/25/2024 9:22:13 PM 
All we need is a nice day and the marching 110.
Back to Top
  
colobobcat66
General User

Member Since: 9/1/2006
Location: Watching the bobcats run outside my window., CO
Post Count: 4,206

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/26/2024 2:28:12 PM 
giacomo wrote:
All we need is a nice day and the marching 110.


That doesnít make the stadium good, just the experience!
Back to Top
  
giacomo
General User

Member Since: 11/20/2007
Post Count: 2,683

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/26/2024 9:39:26 PM 
The stadium does nothing for me. I hope it never changes.
Back to Top
  
MonroeClassmate
General User

Member Since: 8/31/2010
Post Count: 2,017

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/26/2024 10:06:06 PM 
Perhaps OHIO can dismantle the stadium in Cleveland and move it south. You know, after the franchise extorts the local government for a cool billion to build them a new one. A new one for the shittiest franchise over the last 30 years other than the Lions.
Back to Top
  
Deciduous Forest Cat
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Ohio
Post Count: 4,327

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/27/2024 7:46:31 AM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
Perhaps OHIO can dismantle the stadium in Cleveland and move it south. You know, after the franchise extorts the local government for a cool billion to build them a new one. A new one for the shittiest franchise over the last 30 years other than the Lions.


The Jets would like a word with you.

Back to Top
  
Valley Cat
General User



Member Since: 12/28/2004
Location: Jackson Twp., OH
Post Count: 1,121

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/27/2024 12:10:11 PM 
Power Wash and Paint could go a long way. An upgrade of restrooms and concession areas would also be welcome. Minor aesthetic maintenance would be awesome. They could even repaint the numbers for rows. From an experience standpoint I would like to see consistent delivery of audio. It's loud at times too quiet at other times. The occasional buzzing or random mic crashing sounds.
I love Lou but he needs a spotter who knows the roster and maybe employ some binocs.
I don't know something I find charming overall about the old girl. I really enjoy the scenery and tailgate experience. I totally get the gripes though.

Back to Top
  
astro7900
General User

Member Since: 12/1/2022
Post Count: 2

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/27/2024 1:10:41 PM 
I second/third colobobcat66 thoughts..... Those flying wing sections are so, so, so, bad!!! Get rid of them and add seating from the end of the East & West sections of the stadium that will wrap around the end zone, stopping at the athletic center (at the mezzanine level), but continues around underneath it closer to field level. The structure has some very good bones, and a lot of potential. Sad to see those stupid wings still exist when the entire north side of the stadium could be closed off with newer bleacher seating & the athletic center that would make the stadium feel more complete, and aesthetically look much more pleasing.

On another note, I think Miami's stadium is much nicer than OU's

Last Edited: 6/27/2024 1:14:40 PM by astro7900

Back to Top
  
SBH
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 3,801

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/27/2024 5:16:41 PM 
OK, so replacing those wings and integrating into the rest of the stadium will cost, what, $4-5 million? Other upgrades another $5 million?

What payback will we get on that investment? Increased attendance/ticket revenue? No. Significantly higher concession revenue? No. A few BobcatAttackers feeling better about themselves because their stadium doesn't look old? Yep.

Ever been to Wrigley? It's a dump. Our stadium has character, and the "flying wings" were built that way to ensure good sightlines.

Wash it and paint it and I'll be happy. When I attend games, all of my attention is on what's happening on the field.


Last Edited: 6/28/2024 9:15:18 AM by SBH

Back to Top
  
bobcatsquared
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 5,080

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/28/2024 11:44:26 AM 
SBH wrote:
When I attend games, all of my attention is on what's happening on the field.


And wondering if the game will end in time for you to get to the Lancaster DQ on your way home before it closes.
Back to Top
  
Mike Johnson
General User



Member Since: 11/11/2004
Location: North Canton, OH
Post Count: 1,714

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/28/2024 5:30:38 PM 
Re painting and powerwashing Peden. Send a check to the Ohio University Foundation with a note saying your donation is for Campus Beautification and specifically for Peden. Way too few alums donate for Campus Beautification.




http://www.facebook.com/mikejohnson.author

Back to Top
  
giacomo
General User

Member Since: 11/20/2007
Post Count: 2,683

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 6/29/2024 7:10:14 AM 
SBH wrote:
OK, so replacing those wings and integrating into the rest of the stadium will cost, what, $4-5 million? Other upgrades another $5 million?

What payback will we get on that investment? Increased attendance/ticket revenue? No. Significantly higher concession revenue? No. A few BobcatAttackers feeling better about themselves because their stadium doesn't look old? Yep.

Ever been to Wrigley? It's a dump. Our stadium has character, and the "flying wings" were built that way to ensure good sightlines.

Wash it and paint it and I'll be happy. When I attend games, all of my attention is on what's happening on the field.



Indeed!!
Back to Top
  
BillyTheCat
General User

Member Since: 10/6/2012
Post Count: 9,616

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 7/1/2024 11:05:28 PM 
SBH wrote:
OK, so replacing those wings and integrating into the rest of the stadium will cost, what, $4-5 million? Other upgrades another $5 million?

What payback will we get on that investment? Increased attendance/ticket revenue? No. Significantly higher concession revenue? No. A few BobcatAttackers feeling better about themselves because their stadium doesn't look old? Yep.

Ever been to Wrigley? It's a dump. Our stadium has character, and the "flying wings" were built that way to ensure good sightlines.

Wash it and paint it and I'll be happy. When I attend games, all of my attention is on what's happening on the field.




Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Some talk like they are all in for donations and expanding their ticket packages if that issue is addressed. Fact is, with the traditional stadium structure, current facilities, Academic Center, and extra enterence gates, the raised stands actually help.
Back to Top
  
BillyTheCat
General User

Member Since: 10/6/2012
Post Count: 9,616

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 7/1/2024 11:07:16 PM 
Mike Johnson wrote:
Re painting and powerwashing Peden. Send a check to the Ohio University Foundation with a note saying your donation is for Campus Beautification and specifically for Peden. Way too few alums donate for Campus Beautification.





Word!

Yes BLSS, thatís three post today.
Back to Top
  
bobcatsquared
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 5,080

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 7/2/2024 8:25:33 AM 
Spent the day yesterday with rising high senior son on guided tour of the campus and came away thinking the whole campus could use a power wash and new coat of paint.
Back to Top
  
CatsUp
General User

Member Since: 4/15/2019
Post Count: 738

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 7/2/2024 10:41:35 AM 
I know Iím in the extreme minority here but Iíve actually begun, over time, to be OK with the wings. I might even go so far as to say I kind of like them, especially with the addition of the Sook Center, new gates, etc. I like the openness that they create for walking and getting around in that area. Once I shifted to thinking, ok imagining, it as a ďnew architectural designĒ it became more tolerable too. Sort of along the lines of the ďnotchĒ in the third base side at Great American Ballpark. Changing them out would generally be a waste of money IMHO. Now, painting, power washing, etc. thatís another story.
Back to Top
  
ShoreCat
General User

Member Since: 3/10/2011
Location: Avon Lake, OH
Post Count: 208

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 7/2/2024 11:39:27 AM 
Not to sound like Homer Simpson after a night at Moe's, but the addition of the Jackie O's tent has made any deficiencies at Peden seem trivial. The product on the field and the overall environment, not just the stadium, is why I continue to drive down from Cleveland twice a year.
Back to Top
  
Andrew Ruck
General User



Member Since: 12/22/2004
Location: Columbus, OH
Post Count: 4,766

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 7/5/2024 12:15:59 PM 
I love Peden. I love Wrigley. I love non-fancy things that get the job done (see my rants in siberia thread about new dorms). I go for the game not the stadium. Just give me a seat and a game and I'm happy. Every time I go into the restroom and pee in the trough while nearly hitting my head on the concrete of the stands above me (this applies to both Peden & Wrigley), it warms my heart.


Andrew Ruck
B.B.A. 2003

Back to Top
  
colobobcat66
General User

Member Since: 9/1/2006
Location: Watching the bobcats run outside my window., CO
Post Count: 4,206

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Bad college football stadiums
   Posted: 7/5/2024 12:37:19 PM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
I love Peden. I love Wrigley. I love non-fancy things that get the job done (see my rants in siberia thread about new dorms). I go for the game not the stadium. Just give me a seat and a game and I'm happy. Every time I go into the restroom and pee in the trough while nearly hitting my head on the concrete of the stands above me (this applies to both Peden & Wrigley), it warms my heart.


I get it, I love going to games there as well. Iím just wondering if Peden comes across to the average athlete or parent or potential student who visits and gets a good look at Peden. Iím not sure that they feel the same as those of us who have had a positive experience at Ohio and could care less that the place is falling apart and needs significant updating/upkeep.
Back to Top
  
Showing Replies:  1 - 25  of 42 Posts
Jump to Page:  1 | 2    Next >
View Other 'Ohio Football' Topics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             







Copyright ©2024 BobcatAttack.com. All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties