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    Default Re: A&M-Commerce's Hawkins Field @ Memorial Stadium getting some big upgrad

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLionWire View Post
    A lot of alums and fans are upset with the Lion head going away, but I don't have a problem with it. It will save us 65k a year in maintaining the field and that can go to a new or revamped press box or the numerous issues with the West Side of the stadium, like new bathrooms, wheelchair access, and other things. Still, that stadium has come a country mile from where it was when I first set foot on campus.

    Plus, I would be more excited for a 7800 square feet addition to the Locker Rooms for an actual football facility than a huge logo on the field.

    Either way, McMurray is a smart AD and I trust him. Sometimes being a leader means doing the unpopular thing.
    It costs 65K per year to have that ugly lion on the football field? Getting rid of it is the best move the AD has made in a long time then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASURAM2010 View Post
    It costs 65K per year to have that ugly lion on the football field? Getting rid of it is the best move the AD has made in a long time then!
    Yeah, I guess it gets coated in gold leaf before every game or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeTAMUC View Post
    Yeah, I guess it gets coated in gold leaf before every game or something?
    Seriously, thats a lot of coin every year. I know the logo is huge, but what kind of maintenance has to be done every year that costs 65K...someone's brother a turf installer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASURAM2010 View Post
    Seriously, thats a lot of coin every year. I know the logo is huge, but what kind of maintenance has to be done every year that costs 65K...someone's brother a turf installer?
    I'm pretty sure they meant it costed $65k to have the head on the field when it was installed. I don't see why it would cost a penny to maintain the Lions head.

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    If they`d just sell the golden throne the assistants used to carry Colby around campus on they'd have plenty of money for whatever we need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionFan View Post
    I'm pretty sure they meant it costed $65k to have the head on the field when it was installed. I don't see why it would cost a penny to maintain the Lions head.
    Grooming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionFan View Post
    I'm pretty sure they meant it costed $65k to have the head on the field when it was installed. I don't see why it would cost a penny to maintain the Lions head.
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    https://dribbble.com/shots/2446007-ETSU-Commerce-Lion

    What about a large version of this guy on the field ?

    His name is “Lucky” the Lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    https://dribbble.com/shots/2446007-ETSU-Commerce-Lion

    What about a large version of this guy on the field ?

    His name is “Lucky” the Lion
    Lucky the Lion is our mascot. That's just a vintage logo of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionFan View Post
    Lucky the Lion is our mascot. That's just a vintage logo of him
    Yeah, I know. I’ve been around East Texas State aka TAMUCommerce long enough to remember when some legislators first wanted to close the school in the mid eighties to moving the whole thing to Texarkana. A friend of mine transferred from there for fear of the school closing and losing credits. Brother just hung in there saying he had no other real options.

    If the school hadn’t lost so many students during that decade. I believe they would have an enrollment today more than Tarleton and SFA around the 17k. Most likely already be D1.

    I do agree with Jake that the stadium needs to be revamped. Besides some piecemeal projects here and there it still mostly appears as it did in the eighties.
    Last edited by Techster88; 06-11-2019 at 07:51 PM.

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    Me PERSONALLY, I prefer "old school" football stadiums. I prefer grass over artificial turf. I prefer nostalgic stadiums.....with long traditions.

    You can keep the AT&T Stadium, Allen Eagle Stadium, etc.... and give me places like Lambeau Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUPops View Post
    Me PERSONALLY, I prefer "old school" football stadiums. I prefer grass over artificial turf. I prefer nostalgic stadiums.....with long traditions.

    You can keep the AT&T Stadium, Allen Eagle Stadium, etc.... and give me places like Lambeau Field.
    You might recruits don’t. Two recruits this past year both slammed TAMUC and TAMUK as being worse venues than their HS. Over time if others improve their facilities and you don’t it will take a toll on your program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    You might recruits don’t. Two recruits this past year both slammed TAMUC and TAMUK as being worse venues than their HS. Over time if others improve their facilities and you don’t it will take a toll on your program.
    That might be true for some....but I know dozens & dozens of players that selected programs who had worse stadiums & facilities than their HS.

    There are more universities that have less as far as stadium & facilities than Allen HS.....but that doesn't stop recruiting.

    Not sure I want players who care more about stadiums or unis than the program and system.

    Some of the top reasons my son selected Angelo State (in order):

    (1) Offensive System
    (2) Known as a top school for the Major he wanted
    (3) Possibility of playing freshman year
    (4) Recruiter (Gascamp)
    (5) Dorm rooms
    (6) San Angelo's amenities
    (7) 4 1/2 hours from home

    Never once did he talk about the stadium or uniforms. But he played two season of football a year from 2nd grade thru 10th grade. Then 4 seasons of arena football 6th-9th, and of course 4 years of 7/7 in HS. So he played 26 SEASONS of football before he ever reached college. Because of that, he has played in every type of stadium and on every type of field possible. From Florida to Nevada. When you are a PLAYER, the stadium and unis don't matter. BUT of course he liked nice facilities & fields, and loved nice unis....but it was at the bottom of the priority list. Same goes for just about every PLAYER I have coached and or known for 36 years. The only players that all that bling really mattered to were "B" players or non-starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUPops View Post
    That might be true for some....but I know dozens & dozens of players that selected programs who had worse stadiums & facilities than their HS.

    There are more universities that have less as far as stadium & facilities than Allen HS.....but that doesn't stop recruiting.

    Not sure I want players who care more about stadiums or unis than the program and system.

    Some of the top reasons my son selected Angelo State (in order):

    (1) Offensive System
    (2) Known as a top school for the Major he wanted
    (3) Possibility of playing freshman year

    (4) Recruiter (Gascamp)
    (5) Dorm rooms
    (6) San Angelo's amenities
    (7) 4 1/2 hours from home

    Never once did he talk about the stadium or uniforms. But he played two season of football a year from 2nd grade thru 10th grade. Then 4 seasons of arena football 6th-9th, and of course 4 years of 7/7 in HS. So he played 26 SEASONS of football before he ever reached college. Because of that, he has played in every type of stadium and on every type of field possible. From Florida to Nevada. When you are a PLAYER, the stadium and unis don't matter. BUT of course he liked nice facilities & fields, and loved nice unis....but it was at the bottom of the priority list. Same goes for just about every PLAYER I have coached and or known for 36 years. The only players that all that bling really mattered to were "B" players or non-starters.
    Those two should be the most important.

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