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  • donley2
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Yes, I meant ones (like Hayward) that don't double as football stadiums.

    But are you sure that there are so many FCS football stadiums that still have tracks around them. I can think of some that don't now or never did.
    I would not suggest I am sure. I would suggest it is highly likely that it is still more than half, but I might be wrong and I am too lazy to google map a 150 stadiums.

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  • tandfman
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    Yes, I meant ones (like Hayward) that don't double as football stadiums.

    But are you sure that there are so many FCS football stadiums that still have tracks around them. I can think of some that don't now or never did.

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  • donley2
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    There are few T&F stadiums in the entire U.S. with a capacity in 5 figures.
    I assume you mean ones that don't double as football stadiums. Also I guess it depends on your defintion of "few". Because there are probably literally dozens of high school football stadiums in Texas that seat more than 10K. Also there are roughly 150 FCS football stadiums that seat 10K or more and the vast majority of those still have tracks around them I believe.
    Last edited by donley2; 10-01-2020, 06:16 PM.

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  • tandfman
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    There are few T&F stadiums in the entire U.S. with a capacity in 5 figures.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    12,500 is a similar size to Crystal Palace.

    In defence of Eugene vs European stadiums, most of the US is much more sparsely populated than most parts of Europe. For example, Oregon is bigger than the UK but it's population is about half that of Greater London. I would have thought that few cities of Eugene's side have a T&F stadium with a capacity in 5 figures.
    The old Hayward was far better than Crystal Palace which I went to many times. The new one is amazing. Zurich was definitely great and about 20,000 I think.

    Hayward is unique in the US. Lots of football stadiums with a track.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

    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.
    12,500 is a similar size to Crystal Palace.

    In defence of Eugene vs European stadiums, most of the US is much more sparsely populated than most parts of Europe. For example, Oregon is bigger than the UK but it's population is about half that of Greater London. I would have thought that few cities of Eugene's side have a T&F stadium with a capacity in 5 figures.

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  • Helen S
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post
    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.
    only? I remember running indoor races indoors at William & Mary on their 12 laps to the mile indoor track.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by bruce3404 View Post

    Leeds where the last great thing that happened was the Who over 50 years ago.
    Don Revie would like a word...

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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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