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That is the expected remaining completion date of Baylor Stadium. That'd put it at January 2014. They are roughly 25% done with the stadium right now. Seems a little ambitious but that is what I am being told by an inside source. Said they will finish the stadium and move over to the track stadium area immediately. Likely that the stadium will be done externally and will be getting the finishing touches and surrounding parking/landscaping done. Expect Spring Game 2014 to be in Baylor Stadium.
Those are some amazing sentences. Very exciting stuff.
Having the 2014 Spring game in the new stadium would be fantastic and a way to get all the inevitable kinks ironed out before the 2014 season. I hope this becomes a reality
Baylor better have 45k at the Spring game if this is the case.
But that means Baylor would need to promote it heavily and I doubt that would happen.
WOW! Had heard concern a couple of months back that we'd be doing finishing touches on the canopy once the 2014 season started. I like this timeframe a lot more. You can bet a lot of people will show up to the 2014 spring game.
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A January 2014 completion date would be just in time for the home stretch of the 2014 recruiting cycle, NSD, Junior days, spring practices and the spring game, of course. Awesome.
It sounds ambitious to me but this is directly from a source working on the job site. It makes sense and I had a feeling all along that they were being pushed to get it done before the Spring Game so that we can lock up some recruits possibly.
Pretty incredible if true.
Considering it is 25% completed already - any time frame of when final renderings, videos, etc, will be released to the public?
The video and renderings on baylor-stadium.com are all pretty old at this point.
Doubt we get anything at this point.
Why? Baylor should be posting updates, progress reports, etc. every couple weeks with pictures and videos... A 250 million dollar stadium ought to have some promoting and coverage throughout the construction process. I mean, we are trying to promote this thing, sell tickets, and get people talking about it.
But then again, it only took 6 months for the AD to get a construction cam going so I won't be holding my breath..
Agreed - there have been significant changes to the final design compared to the last iteration of publicly released renderings. Scoreboard, columns, changes to the awning, etc. Surely they will have some update on what is closer to the final design - along with promotional videos, etc. I guess maybe that will coincide with a final public fundraising push?
A lot of these things are in flux with a project this size. Some of these decisions may honestly come down to the price of copper when purchased or the availability of a certain sub (if the sub you want can't do it, then you might not want to do it at all).
Sending out that amount of updates/changes when it could just change down the road is a friggen mess, especially with boards like this who -even though we're more calm than most- we still have a tendency to freak out and declare the sky falling.
Well, we're certainly not not promoting it. No one is unaware we're building a cool stadium on the river. For that purpose the current renderings serve just fine.
What we want is to satisfy our curiosity, and with so much in flux week to week, I can't see enough of a benefit for them to release more renderings. Maybe they will, but if we're looking at a January completion date, then why really bother when everyone is going to see it in real life very soon and will see the details start to take shape sooner than that.
They may release new renderings, I just wouldn't hold my breath. I can't see it being a priority.
I doubt they are just done releasing any new renderings or videos of the facility. Surely they'll want to have some stuff to promote during season. Have there even been any released renderings of concourses or stadium interiors besides the few loge box images?
They have those renderings. Not sure how public they are.
Look, they might, I'm not saying absolutely they won't. I'm just speculating that I doubt they will. It won't be a shock either way though.
Frankly, you don't need them other than to satisfy fan curiosity. They're going to be seeing the real thing pretty soon as it is. They have a billboard with the old rendering, the site uses the old renderings, they send out promotional materials with the old renderings on it. They already have the renderings they need to promote the stadium between now and January.
They can certainly release new renderings, but the purpose will mainly be to sate fan curiosity. We're well pass the rendering phase of this project. The actual structure is going up pretty fast. We're in the reality phase now.
Maybe they will release new renderings and I wouldn't be shocked, but like I said, I just doubt it as I don't see the purpose or value other than fan desire.
"Fan desire" sells a whole lotta tickets though. the web-cam only shows you so much, and not everyone has the ability to drive by the construction site on a regular basis, where they can truly appreciate the progress, in person.
updated renderings, while maybe not necessary, would go a long way to continuing to whet our appetites, as fans, and aid the fund raising efforts.
Fan desire a very important aspect though and shouldn't be discounted.
But people are really not going to buy tickets because they don't see updated renderings? The fans have renderings. It's not like we're all in the dark.
Some of you are acting like this thing needs to be sold. It's sold already. Do you all really need to be convinced further? No. You're just curious. So am I. I'd LOVE to see updated renderings, but let's be honest the reason we want to see them isn't because they will sell more tickets or promote it more; it's because we're curious.
I'll tell you this, you might get to see updated renderings in the coming month. I think there's an announcement of some kind about the stadium coming up, and that's a logical avenue for them to release new renderings if they are going to release them. Also keep in mind that new renderings also stir up those opposed to the stadium, and get the phones lines hopping and email boxes flooded with opinions about why this shouldn't be done or why this should have been done like this and not that, etc.
Again, you guys are getting a little too worked up over this. I'll say it again, I wouldn't be shocked if they released them, and I wouldn't be shocked if they didn't. The stadium is sold. At this point updated renderings are best used as window dressing attached to an announcement.
I seriously doubt people are not going to buy tickets because they didn't get version 3.3 renderings.
Besides the bonds, has the entire stadium been fully funded? I had assumed that, now that the big dogs had made their commitments, that there's still need to raise some remaining funds from the masses. (e.g. the brick campaign) If that's not the case, that's great news.
I believe gramps means it sells itself and doens't need more excitement.
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