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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post

    Your lack of knowledge about our sport is stunning. The Prefontaine Classic has rated as the BEST MEET IN THE WORLD three times in the past seven years according to All-Athletics.com and that number might be higher except that I believe they stopped ranking meets in 2018-9 (help anyone?). So keep your smarmy attitude in Leeds where the last great thing that happened was the Who over 50 years ago.
    Seen meets all over and Pre is the best these days.

    As for stadiums and Yorkshire. They knocked down Don Valley in Sheffield a few years ago and it was only built in 1991.

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  • bruce3404
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    Originally posted by wibblesWOO View Post

    yes, and every year since then it had an excess of 50,000 seats available for the WC in 2017 and annual DL meets, not the feeble rubbish presented at Oregon. Even the East European countries have better and bigger stadiums that can and do run Track and field competitons every year. Mind you , I never expected a rational admittance of how poor this Stadium will be outside the WC.
    Your lack of knowledge about our sport is stunning. The Prefontaine Classic has rated as the BEST MEET IN THE WORLD three times in the past seven years according to All-Athletics.com and that number might be higher except that I believe they stopped ranking meets in 2018-9 (help anyone?). So keep your smarmy attitude in Leeds where the last great thing that happened was the Who over 50 years ago.

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  • wibblesWOO
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post

    The 12,500 seats are permanent; there will be something approaching 25-30,000 for the WCs. As larger events like the Olympic Trials and Prefontaine Meets happen, they'll have the ability to move seating in and out. The idea was to not make it so huge that it looked empty when the University of Oregon team holds home meets, where the average attendance tends to hover around 5,000. Even the Olympic stadium in London had to be re-purposed for football.
    yes, and every year since then it had an excess of 50,000 seats available for the WC in 2017 and annual DL meets, not the feeble rubbish presented at Oregon. Even the East European countries have better and bigger stadiums that can and do run Track and field competitons every year. Mind you , I never expected a rational admittance of how poor this Stadium will be outside the WC.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post

    The 12,500 seats are permanent; there will be something approaching 25-30,000 for the WCs. As larger events like the Olympic Trials and Prefontaine Meets happen, they'll have the ability to move seating in and out. The idea was to not make it so huge that it looked empty when the University of Oregon team holds home meets, where the average attendance tends to hover around 5,000. Even the Olympic stadium in London had to be re-purposed for football.
    12,500 is about perfect. The large fear when the design came out with few details was it would be way too big.

    The temporary stands are going to be something though.

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  • bruce3404
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    Originally posted by wibblesWOO View Post

    thats pathetic for a WC in a country somewhat interested in sport .!!
    The 12,500 seats are permanent; there will be something approaching 25-30,000 for the WCs. As larger events like the Olympic Trials and Prefontaine Meets happen, they'll have the ability to move seating in and out. The idea was to not make it so huge that it looked empty when the University of Oregon team holds home meets, where the average attendance tends to hover around 5,000. Even the Olympic stadium in London had to be re-purposed for football.

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  • Conor Dary
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    I'm curious when they will get rid of the construction fencing around Hayward. I've asked and no one knows.

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  • wibblesWOO
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    As I said..12,500 seats.
    thats pathetic for a WC in a country somewhat interested in sport .!!

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  • bruce3404
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    Agreed. From day one it looked like a little one-upmanship on the part of our neighbor and I doubt the average Springfield taxpayer would be happy about a facility that wouldn't get much use, though perhaps they could build something that would be multi-purpose, not unlike the set up they had in Boise some years back for the NCAA indoors. When it was first announced in 2019, they indicated that they wanted "cranes up" sometime in 2021. We'll see.

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  • Conor Dary
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    I'll be amazed if that indoor track ever comes off.

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  • bruce3404
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    Not at Hayward. The indoor track is simply a 140 meter warm up track. However, the city of Springfield committed to build an indoor facility a few miles from Hayward. Talks are ongoing, but no new news since May of this year.
    Last edited by bruce3404; 09-29-2020, 10:10 PM.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Does this mean that Oregon high schoolers could have an indoor championship?

    I recall when the indoor track was temporarily in Portland for the USATF Indoor Nationals and WIC, the high schoolers got to run in an indoor meet for the first time ever in Oregon. Too bad that the indoor track was sold out/of/state shortly afterwards.

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  • bruce3404
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    XMAS Day, as coined by coach Robert Johnson is about to arrive. The athletes will get their first looks at the locker rooms and underground training facilities this week. There are windows next to the indoor track that overlook the soccer fields and while there are some temporary drapes up to hide the view, a crack in the drapes here and there reveals a six lane track along with many photos of Duck athletes on the wall, celebrating not only those who achieved on the track, but also those who were great student athletes and hard working teammates. As I understand it, the facilities will rival those of the football program which drew a cover article in SI some years back when they were unveiled. There are photos of various Duck superstars above the tunnels where the lower and upper bowl meet. Pretty hard to discern who's who from outside the gates, but I know that the tunnel at the finish line features Devon Allen. The powers that be are still trying to figure out how to allow the general public access to the stadium, but with some ugly CV numbers in Eugene these past weeks and the state limitation of 100 socially isolated persons at any outdoor events, they're going to have to get creative or simply wait things out.

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  • Conor Dary
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    unacceptable use of copyrighted material removed; easy enough to ID what the topic is and include an URL. This particular Otis Davis piece has been linked on our home page since early this morning.
    Last edited by gh; 09-06-2020, 11:12 PM.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by bad hammy View Post

    I'm guessing that DRB was referring to the 'I've seen that picture' comment. The picture with Otis Davis is new in today's paper; his silhouette on the tower is what you've seen a hundred times.
    Oh that. Yes I meant the picture on the Tower. That Davis photo only ran today.

    I knew Jerome died in 1982. 43...sad. The indoor track in the Student Rec Center has a large photo and story on Jerome on the wall that is impossible to miss....Until Covid-19 appeared I ran in there often.
    Last edited by Conor Dary; 09-06-2020, 10:28 PM.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    I've seen that picture a hundred times now. I must confess that up until today I thought it was Harry Jerome. Oops!
    I'm guessing that DRB was referring to the 'I've seen that picture' comment. The picture with Otis Davis is new in today's paper; his silhouette on the tower is what you've seen a hundred times.

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