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    FYI clemson plans massive facilities upgrade program

    got this from accbbs website. Pretty impressive. This is why programs need to raise the bar on funding. The challenge for the future AD.

    Clemson announces comprehensive facilities overhaul
    http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...=209288540

    First up is a much needed upgrade to player and operations facilities at Doug Kingsmore stadium. It will also add 150 seats. Completion Spring 2015.
    http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...M_ID=28500

    Phase III of the Westzone project, Suite renovations, and Letterwinner Lounge at Memorial Stadium. Completion Fall 2015.

    http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...M_ID=28500
    http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...M_ID=28500
    http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...M_ID=28500

    Rebuilding Littlejohn Coliseum. Completion Fall 2016. We will likely play the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons in Greenville at the Bon Secours Arena (formerly the Bi-Lo Center) although it wouldn't surprise me to see some OOC early season games played at the Anderson Civic Center like they did during the last renovation of Littlejohn. http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...M_ID=28500

    On the drawing board portion of this overhaul is a new Tennis Facility http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...M_ID=28500 and new football operations center http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle...M_ID=28500 adjacent to both the indoor and outdoor practice facilities. Completion of both is TBD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOO86 View Post
    Clemson wants to bring more pizzazz to Littlejohn Coliseum. They mention the coliseum being "drab" and needing excitement to draw in the fans and get the interest of top recruits. UVa, NC State, Georgia Tech, Maryland (soon to be Big 10) with Pitt and Miami to some degree built new arenas to accomplish the same. Louisville also has a big time NBA-style arena. UNC and Syracuse play in huge arenas. Duke doesn't need it since they play in historic Cameron Indoor Stadium and are a national power like UNC and Cuse. Wake has a large arena which sometimes seems to be too big for them. Clemson is in the same boat as VA Tech and FSU. I doubt Tech will build a new basketball arena anytime soon. Maybe in another 52 years? Tech should see how Clemson's $60 million gamble works out. If Clemson basketball elevates into a perennial top 25 program and they sell out most of their games, then maybe Tech will entertain the idea of making Cassell Coliseum a more attractive venue for the fans and players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Line Hokie View Post
    Clemson wants to bring more pizzazz to Littlejohn Coliseum. They mention the coliseum being "drab" and needing excitement to draw in the fans and get the interest of top recruits. UVa, NC State, Georgia Tech, Maryland (soon to be Big 10) with Pitt and Miami to some degree built new arenas to accomplish the same. Louisville also has a big time NBA-style arena. UNC and Syracuse play in huge arenas. Duke doesn't need it since they play in historic Cameron Indoor Stadium and are a national power like UNC and Cuse. Wake has a large arena which sometimes seems to be too big for them. Clemson is in the same boat as VA Tech and FSU. I doubt Tech will build a new basketball arena anytime soon. Maybe in another 52 years? Tech should see how Clemson's $60 million gamble works out. If Clemson basketball elevates into a perennial top 25 program and they sell out most of their games, then maybe Tech will entertain the idea of making Cassell Coliseum a more attractive venue for the fans and players.
    I think that Florida State is in the process of taking over ownership of their basketball facility from Leon County. It wasn't FSU's building. They were a tenant. I think they have plans to renovate it once they take it over.

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    According to Mr. Weaver, Cassell Coliseum will be viable for another 10 years. I asked him this specifically on TTL on Monday night. Is there any wonder as to why we are going to be in last in basketball for a very long time? We need a new or a refurbished hoops home to even be remotely relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobbCountyHokie View Post
    According to Mr. Weaver, Cassell Coliseum will be viable for another 10 years. I asked him this specifically on TTL on Monday night. Is there any wonder as to why we are going to be in last in basketball for a very long time? We need a new or a refurbished hoops home to even be remotely relevant.
    Our basketball struggles have nothing to do with Cassell.

    Waving a magic wand and plopping a state-of-the-art arena onto campus tomorrow would accomplish very little as far as our current relevance or path to relevance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobbCountyHokie View Post
    According to Mr. Weaver, Cassell Coliseum will be viable for another 10 years. I asked him this specifically on TTL on Monday night. Is there any wonder as to why we are going to be in last in basketball for a very long time? We need a new or a refurbished hoops home to even be remotely relevant.
    That's a crock! We don't fill it out now on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoakie82 View Post
    That's a crock! We don't fill it out now on a regular basis.
    We'll be going back to playing games in War Memorial Hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Line Hokie View Post
    We'll be going back to playing games in War Memorial Hall.
    The only thing we need to do in Cassell is get the students back on one side at half court. I would much rather sit in Cassell in the worst seat of a packed coliseum then at half court in an empty coliseum.

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    That's the first thing we need to do to grow the program. UNC moved their students so that they would not be at a competitive disadvantage to Duke in atmosphere at the game. Now if basketball crazy UNC can do it...there is no reason VT can't do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoakie82 View Post
    The only thing we need to do in Cassell is get the students back on one side at half court. I would much rather sit in Cassell in the worst seat of a packed coliseum then at half court in an empty coliseum.

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