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zeppelin128

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HSS, McClung, and Stokely Mngmt need to go badly along with the communications building in circle park and the admin building behind it.

That should be the last of the atinwiated looking buildings....Except for maybe Hyper.....
HSS and McClung are definitely 60s "modernist concrete squares in Soviet plaza."
They are eyesores compared to their surroundings.
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I forgot all about the spam can. Picture speaks for itself.
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I will have to say I was bummed they tore down the original Strong Hall, I thought it was a really cool building. And I ate at Sophie's all the time.
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HSS and McClung are definitely 60s "modernist concrete squares in Soviet plaza."
They are eyesores compared to their surroundings.
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I forgot all about the spam can. Picture speaks for itself.
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I will have to say I was bummed they tore down the original Strong Hall, I thought it was a really cool building. And I ate at Sophie's all the time.
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Was Sophie's on the "meal plan"? I seem to recall going there and it was much better than the other choices.
 
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Thank you for the source. I know the article says this has nothing to do with finances but I would be curious to how much we have lost over the past few seasons. Between decreased season ticket sales, a half empty stadium (after the half at least which affects concessions, etc) and I have to imagine decreased merchandise sales to frustrated fans I am sure we have taken a hit. The TV contract is not going anywhere and I know we still make bank but I bet the bean counters are watching the trends.
 
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Thank you for the source. I know the article says this has nothing to do with finances but I would be curious to how much we have lost over the past few seasons. Between decreased season ticket sales, a half empty stadium (after the half at least which affects concessions, etc) and I have to imagine decreased merchandise sales to frustrated fans I am sure we have taken a hit. The TV contract is not going anywhere and I know we still make bank but I bet the bean counters are watching the trends.
I think it has to do more with Fulmer wanting to fix the product on the field and build up a surplus before going and spending money on renovations that aren't really needed ( I know Neyland does need upgrades but not the kind Currie was floating ). With the upgrades Currie was proposing he was looking to price average fans out of the game and create more luxury seating, which was a terrible idea.
 
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HSS and McClung are definitely 60s "modernist concrete squares in Soviet plaza."
They are eyesores compared to their surroundings.
View attachment 188484

I forgot all about the spam can. Picture speaks for itself.
View attachment 188485
I will have to say I was bummed they tore down the original Strong Hall, I thought it was a really cool building. And I ate at Sophie's all the time.
View attachment 188488
I would love to see a traditional quad done where Humanities and McClung are now. Circle Park is another that needs to go
 
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Was Sophie's on the "meal plan"? I seem to recall going there and it was much better than the other choices.
Mel plan? In the 50s when I was there there was nos such thing as a meal plan. We would eat at the E&E, the Toddle House, Smokey Mountain Hot Dog, the Quarterback, Sams et. Byerlys cafeteria was the Sunday lunch place.
 
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Take out all the common folk seats and stock the whole place with the Hoity-Toity "special" luxury seats for "special" people !!!! Maybe they can get rid of all us riff-raff.... get attendance down to 10 - 15 thousand and still pay the bills that way.
 

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