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ODU's new stadium

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Here is a link to ODU's new stadium. They began the work immediately following their last game of the season against VMI and have been working nonstop for the past year. It has to be ready for their first game on the season against Norfolk State so they have about four weeks to go.

BTW, The Virginian Pilot's former ODU beat writer and my old high school classmate, Harry Minium is now a writer for ODU. He puts out some good stories on their behalf. 

 

ODU Stadium

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It's a nice looking stadium.  I'm impressed that they did the work so quickly and kept so much of the old stadium.  I looked and I'm sure I missed it...What was the old seating capacity and what is it now ? 

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looks nice. and they only finalized the plans in April of 2018... these guys moved fast!

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36 minutes ago, greenjoe said:

It's a nice looking stadium.  I'm impressed that they did the work so quickly and kept so much of the old stadium.  I looked and I'm sure I missed it...What was the old seating capacity and what is it now ? 

Foreman Field, the original stadium, held 15,000. When ODU began playing football, seating was added at the end zones raising the capacity to about 20,000. The new stadium will hold about 22,000 but can be expanded to 30,000 later if needed.

There was not much else they could do other than build the new stadium on the bones of the old. Norfolk is such a densely populated city, surrounded by water, there was no place to build a new stadium.

I admit, it is impressive that they did this all within a year. One nice touch, when the last game in the old stadium was over, they invited relatives of A.H Foreman, an early backer for the Norfolk Division of William & Mary which was the forerunner of ODU, to turn off the stadium lights for the last time.

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1 hour ago, Stan R said:

1.) Design is an Apogee clone

2.) Missed opportunity for a crown-zone. 

Man that DOES look like Apogee.

It's nice....

 

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2 hours ago, Stan R said:

1.) Design is an Apogee clone

 

Especially the field.

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5 hours ago, FirefightnRick said:

Is that pronounced CORN-BLOW Field?

 

Rick

It’s pronounced “cordon-bleu” 

They’re fancy, ya know

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15 hours ago, Salsa_Verde said:

Looks a little small but I think it’s an improvement. Still hate ODU though...after last years debacle. 

Cant really hate ODU when we blow a 28-0 lead and only put up 3 points in the second half

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16 hours ago, Salsa_Verde said:

Looks a little small but I think it’s an improvement. Still hate ODU though...after last years debacle. 

Agreed. There are Texas high school football stadiums bigger than theirs. Unfortunately, they are locked in that spot with no room to expand due to the neighborhoods and houses around them. 

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1 hour ago, Withers940 said:

Cant really hate ODU when we blow a 28-0 lead and only put up 3 points in the second half

Nah....I’m still going to do it 😅

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1 hour ago, Salsa_Verde said:

Nah....I’m still going to do it 😅

I blame Harrell. 

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25 minutes ago, 97and03 said:

I blame Harrell. 

If anyone gets bent out of shape when NT happens to get blamed for "running up the score" in any game, that person simply needs to be reminded about the ODU game.   

Even a 28-point lead is not safe.  The guys took their foot off the gas and it cost them the magical 10-win season.

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7 hours ago, 97and03 said:

I blame Harrell. 

I blame Spitgate.   I have the hypothesis that there was a second spitter.  

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Like the multi-story end-zone luxury suites if that's what they are and how it closes in one end of the stadium.  Well done ODU.

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On 8/8/2019 at 8:51 AM, UNT 90 Grad said:

I blame Spitgate.   I have the hypothesis that there was a second spitter.  

tenor.gif?itemid=9265921

I see this video for a long time but don't realize what's going on. But I enjoy it so much.

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5 hours ago, adamhenry said:

I see this video for a long time but don't realize what's going on. But I enjoy it so much.

 

In case you aren’t familiar with the spitting incident that occurred at last year’s game against ODU:

Spitting incident got ODU "fired up" in win over North Texas | ODUBlitz | pilotonline.com - https://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/football/article_b9f6ef72-e6c1-11e8-bf9f-5b2e23a45e05.html

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