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Title: East Stands
Post by: Karl Hungus on March 21, 2019, 09:43:43 AM
Does anyone know if the East Stands  will be open this year ?  Also if they will retain the handicap parking behind the stands .
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on March 21, 2019, 10:45:35 AM
1. I don't have the answer to your question, and I often react negatively to what I read as defeatism among our fellow posters.  That being said, on the issue of the stands being open is a "who cares?" issue at this point.  I sense -0- enthusiasm surrounding the upcoming season, and I would assume ticket sales would love to be "flat."  We have a coach that seems to treat the press and the fan base at best as a necessary evil.  Coming off a 4-7 disastrous season, you'd think Bo would at least try to be accommodating and develop some support, but not this guy.  When asked about a spring game, he says: "we'll do something."  WTF is "something"?  OSU draws 10's of thousands of fans, encourages fans to take photos with the players, does special uniforms etc. Makes an event out of the spring game and Bo says, "we'll do something".    Sometimes I wonder.............

The handicap parking is obviously a totally different question, but I would only assume the university would be VERY sensitive to access concerns. 
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on March 21, 2019, 11:48:32 AM
According to the Vindy from December:
The Don Constantini Multimedia Center project above the east side stands of Stambaugh Stadium is in progress, costing $3 million. It is expected to be completed in July 2019
in May 2018 WKBN says:
Construction will start soon and is expected to be done by August 2019.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on March 21, 2019, 11:51:30 AM
Everything is on schedule and will be done by football season.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on March 21, 2019, 12:01:02 PM
Everything is on schedule and will be done by football season.
Giving us another couple thousand additional empty seats?  Great. 
With diminishing interest, I assume we have diminished interest in TV coverage this fall, which was the catalyst to start this project in the first place?  Now, instead the slum broadcast booth that reminded me of a hunting blind from a swamp at Mosquito Lake sitting empty on fall Saturday afternoons, we'll have classy new state of the art broadcast facility.............sitting empty on fall Saturday afternoons!
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on March 21, 2019, 12:08:07 PM
Everything is on schedule and will be done by football season.
Giving us another couple thousand additional empty seats?  Great. 
With diminishing interest, I assume we have diminished interest in TV coverage this fall, which was the catalyst to start this project in the first place?  Now, instead the slum broadcast booth that reminded me of a hunting blind from a swamp at Mosquito Lake sitting empty on fall Saturday afternoons, we'll have classy new state of the art broadcast facility.............sitting empty on fall Saturday afternoons!


They're moving TV, radio for home and away teams all over there. Hardly going to be empty. Will look nice when completed.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on March 21, 2019, 12:22:23 PM
Everything is on schedule and will be done by football season.
Giving us another couple thousand additional empty seats?  Great. 
With diminishing interest, I assume we have diminished interest in TV coverage this fall, which was the catalyst to start this project in the first place?  Now, instead the slum broadcast booth that reminded me of a hunting blind from a swamp at Mosquito Lake sitting empty on fall Saturday afternoons, we'll have classy new state of the art broadcast facility.............sitting empty on fall Saturday afternoons!


They're moving TV, radio for home and away teams all over there. Hardly going to be empty. Will look nice when completed.
So you are confirming we are going to have TV coverage?  Great!   I don't doubt it will "look great" but I'm more interested in it "working great" by being used for TV as was the original intended.  I don't see, hear, or read ANYTHING about any TV coverage.  I do appreciate WKBN broadcasting the game on radio, but I don't think we spent 3 million dollars to make them look directly into the sun when broadcasting did we?

The couple thousand additional empty seats will be fan seating, and they will not all be empty, but they will definitely be fans that would easily with on the west side as was the case last year.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: IAA Fan on March 21, 2019, 01:34:31 PM
I think that Chief is on here. There are quite a few students in the broadcasting program, with a strong association with athletics. We could have a whole new group of students in attendance. Even if we only picked up a couple of hundred, it could be another way to get student participation numbers up.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on March 21, 2019, 01:51:20 PM
I think that Chief is on here. There are quite a few students in the broadcasting program, with a strong association with athletics. We could have a whole new group of students in attendance. Even if we only picked up a couple of hundred, it could be another way to get student participation numbers up.
So you think we are going to fill the east stands with hundreds of media broadcast students that haven't been going to games previously because they were forced to sit under the Mosquito Lake hunting blinds, but will now come to games because they are sitting in the shadow of a brand new state of the art broadcast facility? 
I'll let this go with, "I think you are pretty naive on this point".
I'd bet winning football will probably do more to fill the stands the an attachment to the broadcast facility, especially if the new facility is empty because we don't have a TV deal!
Many, if not most MVFC teams have local TV broadcasts.  Want to grow fan interest, get the fans involved.  TV can help and YSU is really dropping the ball with this.  Even if YSU supplements the broadcasts, it will help draw fans.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: IAA Fan on March 21, 2019, 07:42:19 PM
I think that Chief is on here. There are quite a few students in the broadcasting program, with a strong association with athletics. We could have a whole new group of students in attendance. Even if we only picked up a couple of hundred, it could be another way to get student participation numbers up.
So you think we are going to fill the east stands with hundreds of media broadcast students that haven't been going to games previously because they were forced to sit under the Mosquito Lake hunting blinds, but will now come to games because they are sitting in the shadow of a brand new state of the art broadcast facility? 
I'll let this go with, "I think you are pretty naive on this point".
I'd bet winning football will probably do more to fill the stands the an attachment to the broadcast facility, especially if the new facility is empty because we don't have a TV deal!
Many, if not most MVFC teams have local TV broadcasts.  Want to grow fan interest, get the fans involved.  TV can help and YSU is really dropping the ball with this.  Even if YSU supplements the broadcasts, it will help draw fans.

Of course, but you be equally naive to think that more the 25% of the students come here for anything more than an education and will ever attend a sporting event. The school is pockets of students, if we get one pocket, they may help us get more. That is all I am saying. All of the broadcast students would not make much of a dent.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: guinpen on March 21, 2019, 08:04:43 PM
Everything is on schedule and will be done by football season.

Music to my ears, long time season ticket holder and have been on the East side since it opened. Obviously had to use the west side last year and my group can't wait to move back.

Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ELPENGUIN on March 24, 2019, 11:55:57 AM
Oh boy mister negative is at it again.  Now he is in his glory using the deer, mosquito blind over and over.
My reliable source tells me that the University will be splitting the Communication Department away from the ?Arts Department soon and will have a school dedicated to television, radio, electronic broadcasting to call our own with majors and minors. The building on the East side is for YSU Education not necessarily to fill the stands. Or did mister negative forget that? Another slick move was to centralize the press into a new state of the art broadcast facility sorely needed to free up space for more loges. I understand there is quite of backup of request for loges. (We may have to build another level on top of the two levels especially with the renovations planned/coming to the loges in the future).
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: IAA Fan on March 24, 2019, 01:08:34 PM
Oh boy mister negative is at it again.  Now he is in his glory using the deer, mosquito blind over and over.
My reliable source tells me that the University will be splitting the Communication Department away from the ?Arts Department soon and will have a school dedicated to television, radio, electronic broadcasting to call our own with majors and minors. The building on the East side is for YSU Education not necessarily to fill the stands. Or did mister negative forget that? Another slick move was to centralize the press into a new state of the art broadcast facility sorely needed to free up space for more loges. I understand there is quite of backup of request for loges. (We may have to build another level on top of the two levels especially with the renovations planned/coming to the loges in the future).

All of this will be great news. I started out in the broadcasting program at YSU. Back then, you were allowed to create your own major, as long as it met the standards of a given school. I guess I watched too much "WKRP in Cincinnati" as a kid, so I created a major in broadcast management; hoping to own a radio or TV station some day. So I had 2 majors Speech, Communications & Theatre ...along with my degree major in Business Management. The broadcasting was a welcomed break from some of the academic grind and challenging in it's own ways.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on March 25, 2019, 12:56:00 PM
What ELPENGUIN said is all true.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: guinpen on April 02, 2019, 08:45:05 PM
Anyone out there that can post a photo of what the East side looks like now?
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 02, 2019, 11:04:21 PM
Anyone out there that can post a photo of what the East side looks like now?


Not much to see still. Nothing substantial is up. Still doing a lot of ground work and concrete.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: guinpen on April 03, 2019, 08:32:00 PM
Anyone out there that can post a photo of what the East side looks like now?


Not much to see still. Nothing substantial is up. Still doing a lot of ground work and concrete.

Bummer, I figured there would be something worth seeing. Thanks
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: YSU1 on April 08, 2019, 01:18:47 PM
they have to get the east stands done because where will the overflow crowd sit
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on April 08, 2019, 01:25:23 PM
they have to get the east stands done because where will the overflow crowd sit

YSU1 has hit the nail on the head.  Yeah, those 2 anti-social guys need someplace to set, "Far from the madding crowd"!
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: goodnews on April 08, 2019, 01:58:07 PM
This Athletic Department just doesn't seem to get it! With social media they should post pics of what has been done on the east side regardless of how big or small. 
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on April 08, 2019, 03:33:14 PM
This Athletic Department just doesn't seem to get it! With social media they should post pics of what has been done on the east side regardless of how big or small.
While IMO you're right in your observation, I can come up with TONS of much better examples here the Ath. Dept. doesn't get it! 
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: guinpen on April 08, 2019, 07:52:37 PM
This Athletic Department just doesn't seem to get it! With social media they should post pics of what has been done on the east side regardless of how big or small.

agree
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: HappyPenguin on April 08, 2019, 09:45:46 PM
I got a call from the ticket office today about picking up season tickets.

When I mentioned the East stands, he stated that the parking lot there will be a new tailgate lot. $175 per season.

If you were hoping for low cost handicap spots to return you're out of luck.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: goodnews on April 08, 2019, 09:58:11 PM
So the ONLY revenue stream (Stambugh Stadium) they have and they neglect to advertise major upgrades to alumni and fans. Mind you social media is FREE. And to add insult to injury the structure is for COMMUNICATIONS MAJORS...
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 09, 2019, 12:25:31 AM
Like I said, not much to see yet. Still doing a lot of foundation work. You'll see a lot more coming in the next month or so.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 24, 2019, 11:59:20 AM
Good progress is being made.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on April 24, 2019, 01:20:14 PM
Maybe we can get together and start a gofundme site for Chief, so he can ditch the flip phone a acquire a smart phone with a built in camera so he could post a picture or 2 of "Good progress being made"?
Google is too slow and the Vindy makes google look like real time.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 24, 2019, 08:03:14 PM
If I could figure out how to upload pics on here I would lol.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: guinpen on April 24, 2019, 09:08:51 PM
Maybe we can get together and start a gofundme site for Chief, so he can ditch the flip phone a acquire a smart phone with a built in camera so he could post a picture or 2 of "Good progress being made"?
Google is too slow and the Vindy makes google look like real time.

Hey my flip phone has a camera, even does color. My season tickets are offered on the east side again, wondering if we will be able to enter on the east side or have to walk around
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on April 25, 2019, 09:12:38 AM
If I could figure out how to upload pics on here I would lol.
That's the TROUBLE WITH OLD GUYS!  (I think I'm the oldest regular poster on this site)
My son, the HIGHLY paid computer geek, says "it's no problem!"
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on April 25, 2019, 09:18:07 AM
Quote
Hey my flip phone has a camera, even does color. My season tickets are offered on the east side again, wondering if we will be able to enter on the east side or have to walk around
I was watching the opening of an OLD James Bond move the other day and he had this state-of-the-art bag phone in his car.  We've come a long way baby!  A car without seat heaters, blind spot warning or navigation system?  Unthinkable!
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 01, 2019, 11:22:34 AM
Steel is up
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: YSU1 on May 01, 2019, 03:11:20 PM
the 2 anti-social guys are having a party.   :D
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on May 02, 2019, 08:44:42 AM
the 2 anti-social guys are having a party.   :D
Great!  Just so long as YSU is taking care of every minority group, that's all that matters!  The "anti-socials" have been ignored far too long!
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 08, 2019, 11:22:22 PM
2 pictures posted by YSU today.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNgze9BL4C/
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on May 09, 2019, 08:26:50 AM
2 pictures posted by YSU today.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNgze9BL4C/
Thanks!  I didn't notice the 2 anti-social guys, they must have been and McD's for a senior coffee, but I'm sure they'll be back for gameday!  One of the twitter comments was something about being basically a press box.  I thought that was EXACTLY what it was going to be?  I know they will have some training/class facilities, but this was always about replacing the embarrassing TV press bos, wasn't it?
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 09, 2019, 10:59:38 AM
It's a press box with classrooms in the back. All home and away TV and Radio booths are going over there. Scoreboard operator, public address and instant replay as well. The booths where they used to be on the west side will be used to create 4 more loges.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on May 09, 2019, 02:06:45 PM
It's a press box with classrooms in the back. All home and away TV and Radio booths are going over there. Scoreboard operator, public address and instant replay as well. The booths where they used to be on the west side will be used to create 4 more loges.
yep, it was a good plan and long overdue from day one.  Glad to see it moving ahead. Now all we need is a TV deal! 
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 31, 2019, 12:26:38 PM
Multimedia Center is really taking shape if you get a chance to drive by.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: YSUGO on May 31, 2019, 08:49:49 PM
Wasnít the original plan to add loges to the other side.  From whet I gather they could raise enough money to that. Itís been a botched expansion from the outset. 
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 31, 2019, 10:43:02 PM
Wasnít the original plan to add loges to the other side.  From whet I gather they could raise enough money to that. Itís been a botched expansion from the outset.

They're adding loges on the home side.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: YSUGO on June 02, 2019, 08:36:11 AM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on June 02, 2019, 05:25:15 PM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: Joe Bernastat on June 02, 2019, 06:55:35 PM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.   
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on June 03, 2019, 10:09:54 AM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.
If anybody has ever watched YSU football on TV, you couldn't help but notice the view from the "East" stands, It looks directly "West" (funny how that works) and directly INTO the sun each afternoon.  Terrible place for loges.  Looks like somebody got the call right on no East stands loges!  Terrible place to televise a game from also, but since we don't seem to have a TV deal, guess that point is mute.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: guinpen on June 03, 2019, 08:45:23 PM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.
If anybody has ever watched YSU football on TV, you couldn't help but notice the view from the "East" stands, It looks directly "West" (funny how that works) and directly INTO the sun each afternoon.  Terrible place for loges.  Looks like somebody got the call right on no East stands loges!  Terrible place to televise a game from also, but since we don't seem to have a TV deal, guess that point is mute.

Been on the East side since it opened, very rare that the sun was even close to being an issue. Considering that the camera will be higher than my seats therefore a better angle, I would not think that there is an issue here.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on June 04, 2019, 09:24:25 AM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.
If anybody has ever watched YSU football on TV, you couldn't help but notice the view from the "East" stands, It looks directly "West" (funny how that works) and directly INTO the sun each afternoon.  Terrible place for loges.  Looks like somebody got the call right on no East stands loges!  Terrible place to televise a game from also, but since we don't seem to have a TV deal, guess that point is mute.

Been on the East side since it opened, very rare that the sun was even close to being an issue. Considering that the camera will be higher than my seats therefore a better angle, I would not think that there is an issue here.
"Been on the East side since it opened,"  Is that the same as saying "I've never watched the game on TV?"  If you had you would have noticed the very bad glare problem and every televised afternoon game. 
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: guinpen on June 04, 2019, 08:50:17 PM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.
If anybody has ever watched YSU football on TV, you couldn't help but notice the view from the "East" stands, It looks directly "West" (funny how that works) and directly INTO the sun each afternoon.  Terrible place for loges.  Looks like somebody got the call right on no East stands loges!  Terrible place to televise a game from also, but since we don't seem to have a TV deal, guess that point is mute.

Been on the East side since it opened, very rare that the sun was even close to being an issue. Considering that the camera will be higher than my seats therefore a better angle, I would not think that there is an issue here.
"Been on the East side since it opened,"  Is that the same as saying "I've never watched the game on TV?"  If you had you would have noticed the very bad glare problem and every televised afternoon game.

I have watched replays of games and do not recall a very bad glare, maybe my glasses need cleaned.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on June 11, 2019, 09:26:01 AM
Here's a cool picture from ScoutingOhio's Mark Porter of campus yesterday with a drone up in the sky. Can see where Cafaro Field is going in on the bottom left and then where the parking lot is going in next to the east stands and the new press box.


https://twitter.com/Mark__Porter/status/1138129200672645120
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on June 11, 2019, 09:27:04 AM
Another picture up close courtesy of YSU Communication.


https://twitter.com/YSUComm/status/1137726022999318533
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on June 11, 2019, 10:52:54 AM
Thanks for the post!!  Both offer great prospective, (close and overall) and are very informative. 
Frankly another accent color might be good with our boring old red and black, but perhaps that green isn't just right!
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: OleYSUfan on June 11, 2019, 01:21:14 PM
Thanks for the East Stands photos, this looks wonderful. Occasionally, we can get a view of the East side"s new addition via WKBN's weather cameras. Again thanks for the photos, I hope to get to one of the games this fall.   
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on June 12, 2019, 03:09:43 PM
View from inside new press box.


https://twitter.com/ysusports/status/1138831381981741057?s=21
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: penguinpower on June 12, 2019, 07:23:13 PM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.



Um, It was the plan to add them there. Something went wrong.  Loges=$$$$$ and I think that the issues they had with the first contsruction company they chose caused them to pivot due to funding.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: goodnews on June 12, 2019, 09:51:33 PM
With the new parking lot seems as tho the north side entrance for the beeghly center will/should be updated at some point as well?
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on June 13, 2019, 10:13:33 AM
With the new parking lot seems as tho the north side entrance for the beeghly center will/should be updated at some point as well?


That would be asking too much right now haha.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: go guins on June 13, 2019, 01:53:43 PM
With the new parking lot seems as tho the north side entrance for the beeghly center will/should be updated at some point as well?


That would be asking too much right now haha.
I vote for spending -0- on Beeghly until we have a plan  (and funding) for significant upgrades.  I'm thinking in the 75-100 million range.  If that sounds like a lot, and it does to me, check these out recent remodel projects:
U of Vermont 95 million
U of Dayton 72 million
U of Ill 30 million for upgrades to PRACTICE facility
U of Alaska 110 million   
All basketball, all updates to existing facilities.   We don't need an upgraded North entrance, we need to give Calhoun the tools to do his job successfully!
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: YSUGO on June 13, 2019, 11:04:36 PM
Go Guins I like your thought process on a total facelift but we need somebody to write a big check for about 50 million and maybe the state could fork out 25 million or so. We lost a big voice down in Columbus when Harry Meshel would get money for so many YsU projects.  Strollo has done a great job of doing small projects with money from the Penguin Club and from the Cafaroís and other local businessman
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: Joe Bernastat on June 15, 2019, 03:02:33 PM
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash


That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.



Um, It was the plan to add them there. Something went wrong.  Loges=$$$$$ and I think that the issues they had with the first contsruction company they chose caused them to pivot due to funding.

Fake news. Absolutely no truth.  Even CNN wouldnít report it.
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on July 11, 2019, 09:46:59 AM
New pictures from the university.


https://twitter.com/YSUsports/status/1149236992502353920
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on July 18, 2019, 09:28:15 PM
Another cool picture.


https://twitter.com/RobertHayesPix/status/1151960185675636743?s=20
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: Penguin Nick on July 19, 2019, 08:48:32 AM
Questions:
When will the Media Center actually be up-and-running? 
Will the east side be open this year?
Title: Re: East Stands
Post by: ytownchief22 on July 19, 2019, 10:01:42 AM
Questions:
When will the Media Center actually be up-and-running? 
Will the east side be open this year?


End of August.

Yes.