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lhsgolf19 05-05-2017 04:10 PM

Major upgrades coming to the Arena
 
Max Filby‏ @MaxFilby 8m8 minutes ago

UD planning more than $12 million in arena upgrades, from @CFrolik and @DavidPJablonski.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/sport...gRpqlaLf0OhmJ/

ClaytonFlyerFan 05-05-2017 04:28 PM

Before anyone jumps to conclusions, the $12 million price tag is just phase 1, "infrastructure improvements". Much more to come out in the near future.

As a side note, the city saying it will "take at least another 30 days" to review the prints is ridiculous. Very inefficient operation to say the least.

NorthwestFlyer 05-05-2017 04:46 PM

30 days to get through a building permit for a $12 million renovation is actually pretty efficient considering there are likely several engineering and utility disciplines and pier reviews that happen on something like this.

OSU Flyer 05-05-2017 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NorthwestFlyer (Post 506375)
30 days to get through a building permit for a $12 million renovation is actually pretty efficient considering there are likely several engineering and utility disciplines and pier reviews that happen on something like this.

Environmental Impact Assessments too I'm sure

UDEE79 05-05-2017 05:57 PM

If we were a couple of years deeper into the Trump term it would take 2-3 days tops to review. :)

sheg 05-05-2017 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NorthwestFlyer (Post 506375)
pier reviews

Is that an engineering term? LOL

ClaytonFlyerFan 05-05-2017 06:13 PM

My apology for sidetracking the conversation with commentary on the city
 
We should just enjoy the new modifications and Yea, I know I should have kept my mouth shut, but......too late now I guess, my apology. Without typing a book on the subject, as there are many good folks working for the city, and sadly a few who believe a pile on their desk makes them look and feel essential to the system (job security). Been a fair amount of turnover in that office the last few years for a reason. The article says "at least 30 more days" How long have they been at the city already? I know examples where 60 to 90 days occurred on much simpler projects.

OCFlyer85 05-05-2017 06:35 PM

How can we do building improvements when we don't have a point guard???

OSU Flyer 05-05-2017 06:58 PM

So is the idea to spread this out to avoid having to close down UD Arena for a season?

Flyer14 05-05-2017 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OCFlyer85 (Post 506391)
How can we do building improvements when we don't have a point guard???

lol wut

Lifelong Flyer Fan 05-05-2017 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OSU Flyer (Post 506395)
So is the idea to spread this out to avoid having to close down UD Arena for a season?

The plan,as I heard it from Neil last fall, was for the renovations to occur over three years. Each year they hoped to begin a phase as soon as the First Four concluded and complete it before the season began the following school year. This year there was a delay so the first phase will only be the infrastructure.

OCFlyer85 05-05-2017 07:16 PM

This year there was a delay so the first phase will only be the infrastructure.


Great, another delay because we don't have a point guard.

BRob2Perryman3 05-05-2017 07:18 PM

Ray Harper would have completed the entire project in a day.

NorthwestFlyer 05-05-2017 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sheg (Post 506389)
Is that an engineering term? LOL

Pare, pair, pear... peer, got it!

Avid Flyer 05-05-2017 07:31 PM

Don't understand the delays, God created the world in 6 days a much larger project than UD arena:rolleyes:. On the 6th day God created Man, was pleased so he took the 7th day off for rest. On the 8th day God realized man was alone so he created woman.......and the world hasn't rested ever since...:p:D:banana::yay:.....:worried::whiteflag:

N2663R 05-05-2017 07:38 PM

Seems kind of expensive since all I want is a cup holder???

BTW, the new Arena Seating Program should arrive any day now. The last one I received was dated April 20, 2012. Can't Wait!!

OSU Flyer 05-05-2017 07:39 PM

So this will be the biggest renovation to date of the arena?

longtimefan 05-05-2017 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N2663R (Post 506407)
Seems kind of expensive since all I want is a cup holder???

BTW, the new Arena Seating Program should arrive any day now. The last one I received was dated April 20, 2012. Can't Wait!!

(1) Funny, me too!
(2) Crap!

jumpin' joe 05-05-2017 08:16 PM

Just a side note...
The original cost of building the U.D. Arena was 4.3 million dollars. That seems like just chump change now.

Glen Clark 05-05-2017 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jumpin' joe (Post 506413)
Just a side note...
The original cost of building the U.D. Arena was 4.3 million dollars. That seems like just chump change now.


$4.3 million in 1969 roughly equals $29.244 million today . . .
http://www.dollartimes.com/inflation...0000&year=1969

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UD62 05-06-2017 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glen Clark (Post 506437)
$4.3 million in 1969 roughly equals $29.244 million today . . .
http://www.dollartimes.com/inflation...0000&year=1969

_____________________
Whether your glass is half full or half empty, you still have more to drink
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Using roughly the same formula, the tuition rate at UD in 61/62 was $540 per year (30 credit hours), that comes out to about $4,000 +or - today. Current students would see that as a real bargain.

lhsgolf19 05-09-2017 10:07 AM

Dayton Flyers‏Verified account @DaytonFlyers 5m5 minutes ago

UD to make an announcement regarding the Arena Thursday. Event is open to the public.

http://daytonflyers.com/news/2017/5/...ing-arena.aspx

"After months of research, reviews and planning, the University of Dayton will make an announcement Thursday regarding UD Arena and a critically important project in the history of the University, University of Dayton athletics, and its championship basketball programs."

The event, which is open to the public, will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at the UD Arena. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.

cj 05-09-2017 04:34 PM


C-time 05-09-2017 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cj (Post 506841)

Appears to be the same stuff that was shown during the survey and focus groups UD did last year. Hopefully they are far enough along in the process that they have a video to give a better visual representation of what they are planning to do so everyone has a better understanding of what the finished product will look like.

The video below is what UC made for the renovation of 5/3 and hopefully UD has something similar at this point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDcS5IHXqsk

MrFlyerFanatic 05-10-2017 11:45 AM

so slow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ClaytonFlyerFan (Post 506372)
As a side note, the city saying it will "take at least another 30 days" to review the prints is ridiculous. Very inefficient operation to say the least.

Having gone through the approval process just to get a change of use permit, not to actually physically change the building, 30 days is quick in goverment time. Just to change commercial use. We had to submit plans of the existing building for approval. That took well over a month. Of course the previous plans on file with the city were filed in the 1970s and a number of undocumented changes had been made over the years.
The city now has a program where you can pay extra to have your own reviewer who then tells the person at the city it's OK to rubber stamp approval.

Buster Goode 05-10-2017 12:43 PM

We are investing $12.5 million in our facility, but yet we play in a conference with half the teams facilities could double as a makeshift homeless shelter. I guess I'm selfish for wanting to see us compete with stronger programs.

C-time 05-10-2017 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buster Goode (Post 506978)
We are investing $12.5 million in our facility, but yet we play in a conference with half the teams facilities could double as a makeshift homeless shelter. I guess I'm selfish for wanting to see us compete with stronger programs.

Homeless shelters usually aren't allowed to have the area you sleep in smell like chrlorine like Tom Gola Gymnasium. (I refuse to call that place an Arena like Lasalle does)

OSU Flyer 05-10-2017 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 506985)
Homeless shelters usually aren't allowed to have the area you sleep in smell like chrlorine like Tom Gola Gymnasium. (I refuse to call that place an Arena like Lasalle does)

Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center now!

/none of the naming rights to upgrade arena

C-time 05-10-2017 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OSU Flyer (Post 506987)
Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center now!

/none of the naming rights to upgrade arena

No F***ing Way!!!!!!!!!!

How in the world did they get that bank to pay them money for that!?!?!?!

Figgie123 05-10-2017 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 506988)
No F***ing Way!!!!!!!!!!

How in the world did they get that bank to pay them money for that!?!?!?!

Dr G agreed to open a checking account and do direct deposit of his salary? :)

OSU Flyer 05-10-2017 01:11 PM

Quote:

A source said the rights deal is worth millions of dollars over at least 10 years.
I'm gonna seriously have to question the judgement of these folks

DallasFlyer 05-10-2017 01:27 PM

I really thought they were going to wrap the arena in a giant red sweater. Oh well.

BRob2Perryman3 05-10-2017 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DallasFlyer (Post 507001)
I really thought they were going to wrap the arena in a giant red sweater. Oh well.

With the voice of a crotchety 70 old blaring on loop over the P.A "Sit down!"

C-time 05-10-2017 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BRob2Perryman3 (Post 507013)
With the voice of a crotchety 70 old blaring on loop over the P.A "Sit down!"

I actually heard they are installing automatic electrified gates along every aisle so that people can't walk up and down while play is going on. I would contribute directly to the installation of these.

m21eagle45 05-10-2017 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 507030)
I actually heard they are installing automatic electrified gates along every aisle so that people can't walk up and down while play is going on. I would contribute directly to the installation of these.

I wish the ushers would actually stop people from going down the stairs while the game is in play. They do this at a lot of venues, it makes the game experience a lot better.

runnerup 05-10-2017 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 507030)
I actually heard they are installing automatic electrified gates along every aisle so that people can't walk up and down while play is going on. I would contribute directly to the installation of these.

That would be great. Unless they would decriminalize tripping. I'm on aisle.

I swear some people come to games for exercise only.

C-time 05-10-2017 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by runnerup (Post 507032)
That would be great. Unless they would decriminalize tripping. I'm on aisle.

I swear some people come to games for exercise only.

I'm on an aisle right by the transition between the 300 and 400 section and I can't count how many kids I've had to catch from falling because of that odd step height. If I had time I'd trip their parents for not paying attention to their kids.

Hopefully they fix those odd height steps while installing my electric gates.

C-time 05-10-2017 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m21eagle45 (Post 507031)
I wish the ushers would actually stop people from going down the stairs while the game is in play. They do this at a lot of venues, it makes the game experience a lot better.

Exactly. I've been to plenty of places that enforce it quite easily.

ud2 05-10-2017 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m21eagle45 (Post 507031)
I wish the ushers would actually stop people from going down the stairs while the game is in play. They do this at a lot of venues, it makes the game experience a lot better.

It really bothers me when people do this.

Wait until a timeout or a stoppage of play to return to your seat please. It is extremely rude IMO when people do this.

The ushers should absolutely stop people from re-entering until there is a timeout or stoppage.

MrFlyerFanatic 05-10-2017 05:19 PM

It's a Dayton thing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Buster Goode (Post 506978)
We are investing $12.5 million in our facility, but yet we play in a conference with half the teams facilities could double as a makeshift homeless shelter. I guess I'm selfish for wanting to see us compete with stronger programs.

$67 million into the downtown library that is almost a year behind schedule.
On the up side, capacity will probably exceed Rose Hill Gymnasium.

Chris R 05-10-2017 05:50 PM

I havent been to a library in 20 years. If I can't find what I need with Lycos, Altavista, and Excite, it can't be found.

ClaytonFlyerFan 05-10-2017 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ud2 (Post 507037)

The ushers should absolutely stop people from re-entering until there is a timeout or stoppage.

Up until the last few years, the ushers in the corner where we used to sit did just the opposite, they would tell you you can not stand behind the seats in the 200's. Even when explaining that you had only been there for 54 seconds and at the next TV time out you would head to your seat, they would insist you move now. Luckily, I think this practice came to an end, I know a few of us in the area let management know our displeasure!

bigudfan 05-10-2017 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m21eagle45 (Post 507031)
I wish the ushers would actually stop people from going down the stairs while the game is in play. They do this at a lot of venues, it makes the game experience a lot better.

It seems the 314/414 aisle is the only way to get up to and down from the entire upper level of the arena. Unbelievable the amount of traffic during play.

djmark 05-10-2017 09:59 PM

My seats are in the last row of the 200 section where people are always standing behind us watching the game or just talking
The usher don't say anything to them because they are too busy watching the game
I realize most if not all of them volunteer their time, but just do your job and make them move
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Radar 05-11-2017 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m21eagle45 (Post 507031)
I wish the ushers would actually stop people from going down the stairs while the game is in play. They do this at a lot of venues, it makes the game experience a lot better.

This has been a pet peeve of mine for...ever!

For the most part, these usher are member of various local Knights of Columbus chapters. They usher and K of C reaps the $$ benefit. Given that, there is only so much authority they will be given...or even want. When issues rise to a certain level they flag down a member of the security staff.

However, I sit in a section that is heavily impacted by the up/down traffic and complained to UD facilities on several occasions. It led (I'm told) to Jeff Stevens making the announcement (and having it displayed on the video board) before games. Problem is, that announcement is made about 15 mins prior to tip and most fans either haven't arrived or are getting their pre-game beverage. It would be more impactful if made closer to player introductions, IMO.
Fortunately (for our section), enough people complained that the usher that works our section does, in fact, restrict people returning to their seats to only when there is a stoppage in play. When I stopped to thank him he told me he does it because of the complaints to arena staff.

Sooooo, instead of complaining to your neighbor or UDPride, suggest contacting the arena to let them know. And don't just complain to the folks who answer the phone in the ticket office. Call Scott DeBolt (Associate AD, Director of UD Arena) or someone on his staff. Leave a message if you get v'mail...you will get a call back.

UDGutter2 05-11-2017 09:18 AM

I sit in the lower the 300 level on the aisle by the restrooms. Happens quite a bit, but not as much as it used to. This past season Devin Oliver came to a game and came up in this area. He got a little mobbed, not a lot, but it caused people to be standing when and where they normally wouldn't. This caused the resident loudmouth, who yells if someone has a hair that stands on end in front of him, to yell "SIT DOWN". Don't know if he ever figured out how embarrassed he should have been.

OSU Flyer 05-11-2017 09:28 AM

0.0 chance naming rights are sold to help pay for this?

CE80 05-11-2017 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OSU Flyer (Post 507092)
0.0 chance naming rights are sold to help pay for this?

That is way too optimistic.

TA111 05-11-2017 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OSU Flyer (Post 507092)
0.0 chance naming rights are sold to help pay for this?

Ticket holders are going to pay for this. It was made pretty clear in the meeting I attended.

lhsgolf19 05-11-2017 11:17 AM

All I gotta say is... Wow! Will be freaking amazing in a few years.

Recruiting will go up because of this.

Flytech 05-11-2017 11:25 AM

New video about upcoming renovations just released:

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

TommyGola 05-11-2017 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TA111 (Post 507098)
Ticket holders are going to pay for this. It was made pretty clear in the meeting I attended.

That is an absolute necessity to keep a competitive program. Frankly, if anyone wants a bargain, go watch a D-3 team in a gymnasium. I hate to be so abrupt, but higher ticket prices is the harsh reality of maintaining an NCAA venue and a competitive D-1 team.

ud69 05-11-2017 11:32 AM


C-time 05-11-2017 12:23 PM

If I had seats in the lower corner sections that are now limited view seats because of the posts for the corner terrace suites I would be requesting a relocation immediately. Those seats are going to be a tough sell in my opinion. UD will make up for it with the money they make from the terrace suits, but it's still bad to have those good seats become basically worthless.

BlueMiniS 05-11-2017 12:28 PM

Any idea if they are selling the old seats? Did I miss a mention?

Figgie123 05-11-2017 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 507131)
If I had seats in the lower corner sections that are now limited view seats because of the posts for the corner terrace suites I would be requesting a relocation immediately. Those seats are going to be a tough sell in my opinion. UD will make up for it with the money they make from the terrace suits, but it's still bad to have those good seats become basically worthless.

Do you realize that those posts currently exist at the Arena now? The only thing you can argue is that the terraces are going to be lower, so maybe it blocks some of the few rows at the top.

DDN article about First Four that has a 360 degree view from the floor which you can zoom, and at the end a picture from the concourse where you can clearly see one of those structure poles.

m21eagle45 05-11-2017 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Figgie123 (Post 507136)
Do you realize that those posts currently exist at the Arena now? The only thing you can argue is that the terraces are going to be lower, so maybe it blocks some of the few rows at the top.

DDN article about First Four that has a 360 degree view from the floor which you can zoom, and at the end a picture from the concourse where you can clearly see one of those structure poles.

I was just getting ready to say that. Those poles are already in place.

Jeff 05-11-2017 12:39 PM

Rollo to get his own personal throne, half way up, center court.

jerseyflyer09 05-11-2017 12:48 PM

Oh my God a new camera angle. That's bigger than everything else.

C-time 05-11-2017 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Figgie123 (Post 507136)
Do you realize that those posts currently exist at the Arena now? The only thing you can argue is that the terraces are going to be lower, so maybe it blocks some of the few rows at the top.

DDN article about First Four that has a 360 degree view from the floor which you can zoom, and at the end a picture from the concourse where you can clearly see one of those structure poles.

I knew there were posts there, but it just looked to me like they were larger and positioned differently in the new pictures.

C-time 05-11-2017 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerseyflyer09 (Post 507139)
Oh my God a new camera angle. That's bigger than everything else.

So to me it sounds like they are going to move the camera to the opposite side of the court just like CBS does for the NCAA games. My question is if UD is going to flip the benches to opposite side of the court too. I always like to watch games on the side of the court opposite the benches. I currently sit in 412 but if they flip the benches I'd want to the other side(403-405)

EDIT: I think I've answered my own question. After looking more closely at the info UD put out it says they are "Removing the existing crow's nest camera platform and creating a new one in the upper EAST side seats." So I think the camera is going to stay on the same side of the court as it is now. The NCAA/CBS always put the camera on the opposite side because the crow's nest would have been in the way. With it gone there is no reason to flip it to the other side and have a bunch of people wanting to flip sides like I would have.

MikeF 05-11-2017 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerseyflyer09 (Post 507139)
Oh my God a new camera angle. That's bigger than everything else.

I'm easily satisfied:

1. Do something about that waste-of-space center scoreboard which also, depending on your seats, blocks the view of the corner video boards.

2. Do something behind the baskets to address the non-functioning blank spaces.

3. Improve the camera angles so CBS and its partners don't have to rotate the court and so it doesn't look like an "all-22" view for normal games.

Fudd 05-11-2017 01:09 PM

Did I see air conditioning as part of the last years renovation plans? Some of those early season games can be blistering in the upper decks.

ud69 05-11-2017 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeF (Post 507145)
I'm easily satisfied:

1. Do something about that waste-of-space center scoreboard which also, depending on your seats, blocks the view of the corner video boards.

2. Do something behind the baskets to address the non-functioning blank spaces.

3. Improve the camera angles so CBS and its partners don't have to rotate the court and so it doesn't look like an "all-22" view for normal games.

You should be quite happy. Looks like they addressed all 3 of your items.

TommyGola 05-11-2017 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fudd (Post 507147)
Did I see air conditioning as part of the last years renovation plans? Some of those early season games can be blistering in the upper decks.

Yes, that will be part of the environmentally improved upgrades. Look for heating and cooling that is based on some of the latest renewable techniques.

Yorkshire Flyer 05-11-2017 01:23 PM

Looks impressive. I haven't missed a home game in years but have to admit, I am concerned going forward if I will be able to afford going to all of the games. Anxious to see what increases I will see. Anyway, it just may be Great for UD and bad for me. Have to wait and see.
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SeasonTicketFan 05-11-2017 01:24 PM

Another really nice planned renovation is adding/improving the access to the concourses. The arena bottlenecks go to the concourses and restrooms.

The plan calls for the space on the side of the concourses to open and up and give more access to those areas.

Ace22 05-11-2017 01:31 PM

The website tells you what the seat licenses will be through 2024. Looks like my seats in 313 will cost $50 each in seat license beginning in 2019.

sheg 05-11-2017 01:49 PM

I didn't see wifi. Data reception is poor everywhere in the arena, especially below ground level.

Maybe I missed it?

Ace22 05-11-2017 01:51 PM

Phase II for wifi

Radar 05-11-2017 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TommyGola (Post 507124)
That is an absolute necessity to keep a competitive program. Frankly, if anyone wants a bargain, go watch a D-3 team in a gymnasium. I hate to be so abrupt, but higher ticket prices is the harsh reality of maintaining an NCAA venue and a competitive D-1 team.

You mean...like 5/3 Arena (UC) before upgrade? Or Hinkle? Or Cintas? They aren't D-3 but they don't come close to the current UD Arena. Pretty competitive programs if you ask me.

jumpin' joe 05-11-2017 02:25 PM

I've been to 99%+ games since the Arena opened in 1969. I really like what I see in the plans. As a side note, I had a nice chat with Dr. Spina right before he was attending his first game at the Arena (this was before he was actually President). I told him of my long association with UD and the Arena and he asked me if we needed a new Arena. I told him to experience the game atmosphere and I think you'll have your answer afterwards.

N2663R 05-11-2017 02:26 PM


MikeF 05-11-2017 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ud69 (Post 507148)
You should be quite happy. Looks like they addressed all 3 of your items.

Now, if I could just get them to go back to Coke products...

UDGutter2 05-11-2017 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeF (Post 507186)
Now, if I could just get them to go back to Coke products...

Maybe they should do like beer, and give options. Cannot drink Coke.

Flyer2 05-11-2017 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m21eagle45 (Post 507031)
I wish the ushers would actually stop people from going down the stairs while the game is in play. They do this at a lot of venues, it makes the game experience a lot better.

Usher at the top of Section 208 did it most of last season. With the new modifications it may not work.

Flyer2 05-11-2017 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 507142)
I knew there were posts there, but it just looked to me like they were larger and positioned differently in the new pictures.

New Glasses?

Flyer2 05-11-2017 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NorthwestFlyer (Post 506375)
30 days to get through a building permit for a $12 million renovation is actually pretty efficient considering there are likely several engineering and utility disciplines and pier reviews that happen on something like this.

Those Pier reviews are for the boat landing coming off the river.:D

Its my wise a..s day.

Flyer2 05-11-2017 04:11 PM

Not addressed is the graduation ceremonies of UD and the High Schools if the start construction after the first 4 is over.

Climate controlled seating bowl slated for 2019-20

N2663R 05-11-2017 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 507142)
I knew there were posts there, but it just looked to me like they were larger and positioned differently in the new pictures.

As someone who could possibly be affected by poles that are repositioned, I agree. That said, these may not be the exact final layouts. Time will tell, but overall this looks like a home run!

PUG85 05-11-2017 07:56 PM

I'd settle for free Wifi

C-time 05-12-2017 12:46 AM

Thank the lord that the people at FlyerFaithful.com fixed the biggest mistake in UD's arena plans. Misspelling LOWD was completely unacceptable. I simply can't believe they used Loud in their original picture.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_jrzmXWAAIYpF5.jpg:medium

UDGutter2 05-12-2017 06:42 AM

I will not, I cannot, spell loUD without UD. I do not understand how UD could spell loUD any other way.

Fudd 05-12-2017 07:02 AM

It is interesting that the Arena will have windows behind the 400 sections in the future. I've always thought it was intimidating to not be able to see where the 400s ended when the lights go down at gametime. You look up and it seems like the crowd just continues until it fades out of sight. It also looks like they may be considering covering up the trusses in the roof with a dropped ceiling when you look at the simulation video. I'm not sure if they did that just because it was hard to show the detail in the computer simulation, or if it is really part of the plan. The placement of the lights is totally different too. If that is true, I wonder how it will change the gametime lighting. I like how only the court is illuminated today.

CE80 05-12-2017 08:32 AM

Tresses is hair. Trusses are structural members. I don't know the difference between genetic and congenital but that I know. :)
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jumpin' joe 05-12-2017 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C-time (Post 507245)
Thank the lord that the people at FlyerFaithful.com fixed the biggest mistake in UD's arena plans. Misspelling LOWD was completely unacceptable. I simply can't believe they used Loud in their original picture.

Looks like every fan is a white Caucasian male. I don't see the students either. Maybe they are on spring break. I can't believe they wouldn't show for VCU which now seems to be our official biggest rival. :D:eek:

bcross 05-12-2017 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fudd (Post 507254)
It is interesting that the Arena will have windows behind the 400 sections in the future. I've always thought it was intimidating to not be able to see where the 400s ended when the lights go down at gametime. You look up and it seems like the crowd just continues until it fades out of sight.

It's also great at hiding those empty seats at the top of the 400s.

Chris R 05-12-2017 02:33 PM

Can someone explain -- to an out-of-touch Gen X loser like myself -- what the purpose and attraction of misspelling LOUD is. If you can just dumb it down to the simplest parts I would be most appreciative because I'm just not getting the pun, joke, acronym, etc. I haven't understood it from the very beginning, but there's always the chance I missed the memo or some post-modern pop-culture reference.

What am I missing. It feels like a Monty Python joke that flew over my head. Or have I grossly over-estimated the reason.

BRob2Perryman3 05-12-2017 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris R (Post 507298)
Can someone explain -- to an out-of-touch Gen X loser like myself -- what the purpose and attraction of misspelling LOUD is. If you can just dumb it down to the simplest parts I would be most appreciative because I'm just not getting the pun, joke, acronym, etc. I haven't understood it from the very beginning, but there's always the chance I missed the memo or some post-modern pop-culture reference.

What am I missing. It feels like a Monty Python joke that flew over my head. Or have I grossly over-estimated the reason.

Good luck. Ive been trying to get that explanation since it started.

THirt 05-12-2017 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris R (Post 507298)
Can someone explain -- to an out-of-touch Gen X loser like myself -- what the purpose and attraction of misspelling LOUD is. If you can just dumb it down to the simplest parts I would be most appreciative because I'm just not getting the pun, joke, acronym, etc. I haven't understood it from the very beginning, but there's always the chance I missed the memo or some post-modern pop-culture reference.

What am I missing. It feels like a Monty Python joke that flew over my head. Or have I grossly over-estimated the reason.

It started as a way to mock our dear old friend John R, turned into an inside joke, and took off from there. Thumbs down to lowd.
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The Fly 05-12-2017 02:41 PM

I don't get it either, unless the "ow" is to mean so loud it hurts. But if that's the case, I prefer the "you can't spell loud without UD" argument. Misspellings on a college campus -- purposeful or not -- just look silly.

C-time 05-12-2017 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by THirt (Post 507300)
It started as a way to mock our dear old friend John R, turned into an inside joke, and took off from there. Thumbs down to lowd.
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It may have started that way, but I think John R seems okay with it since he's wearing a LOWD tshirt in this pic on his son's twitter account.

https://twitter.com/GhostMcHistory/s...97746533277696

Buster Goode 05-12-2017 03:06 PM

You can't get plowd without being LOWD.

bcross 05-12-2017 03:52 PM

It was the frequent misspellings of Dayton Flyers as "Daytona" or "Fliers" etc., by various media outlets that led to BR and others misspelling everything on purpose. People embraced it and "Lowd" was the word that stuck.

UD62 05-12-2017 03:58 PM

Cheerleaders didn't help with "FAYERS"

C-time 05-12-2017 03:58 PM

Don't forget forget this one too. VCU fans love using it.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/...1wsnetvekg.gif

rollo 05-12-2017 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Buster Goode (Post 507311)
You can't get plowd without being LOWD.

Does this mean if Clayton wears PLAID he's going to get....oh, never mind. No chance in h e l l. :whiteflag:

ClaytonFlyerFan 05-12-2017 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by rollo (Post 507330)
Does this mean if Clayton wears PLAID he's going to get....oh, never mind. No chance in h e l l. :whiteflag:

Your #1 in my book Rollo, guess which finger? :D

If every couple had it as good as my wife and I after 24 years, this would be a lot happier world to live in! Of course my plaid speedo helps!

Chris R 05-12-2017 05:31 PM

I literally cant believe something so stupid was spawned from something so stupid and irrelevant. I was better off not knowing -- I gave fans more credit that way.

Jeff 05-12-2017 10:47 PM

How can we be so worried about LOWD? (I'm an old fart and think it's funny). The real issue is the rending of the arena itself. There's no way it's accurate....

Try to find one red sweater vest in the pic....


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