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outofzone

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You say "proposed new stadium" to NIMBY's and they think 50k plus people will be routinely invading their space, tailgating and making lots of noise at all hours of the night.  Most people outside of softball don't realize that 2k is a huge crowd for a college softball game and most games are in the middle of the afternoon. 


Way to rally around your program uh? 

Duke DID put their new stadium adjacent to residential n'hoods. Maybe take a page from their book.
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You say "proposed new stadium" to NIMBY's and they think 50k plus people will be routinely invading their space, tailgating and making lots of noise at all hours of the night.  Most people outside of softball don't realize that 2k is a huge crowd for a college softball game and most games are in the middle of the afternoon. 


I cannot think of a more perfect location on the UVa campus than the proposed location at Lambeth Field. It is practically shaped for softball and the pillared collonade will make one of the more dramatic outfield viewsheds in all of softball.  It is a little cluttered around that area but where in Charlottesville is not. A zillion times improvement over the laugher of a field and location they were used to.

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I cannot think of a more perfect location on the UVa campus than the proposed location at Lambeth Field. It is practically shaped for softball and the pillared collonade will make one of the more dramatic outfield viewsheds in all of softball.  It is a little cluttered around that area but where in Charlottesville is not. A zillion times improvement over the laugher of a field and location they were used to.



No doubt, it would be an impressive facility.

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lovsofbal

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Is that a building on the left field line?
3leftturns

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ON the line?
Dusty

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From my previous post from the RFP, I would presume the building on the 3b side (not literally on the line) would most likely be the following:

The new venue will provide an indoor hitting/pitching facility to provide maximum flexibility for player development.  Other highlights of the project include the following field level areas: team locker rooms, lounge/nutrition area, and a sports medicine room, team meeting rooms, home/visitor bullpens, laundry, and field maintenance
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Are they really going to put bleachers across the entire outfield?
Shadetree

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Are they really going to put bleachers across the entire outfield?


Those "bleachers" in the outfield are the historic concrete stands from the old Lambeth Field.  Makes for an awesome backdrop to the new softball facility.  Also the building down the left field line is similiar to what Alabama has down left field for anyone that has been there.  UVa will go from worst to first with this much needed improvement.
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ON the line?


Haha.. yes right ON the line.   [biggrin]   

seriously that building, hitting facility or whatever is needs to be moved down the line. I see the left field view from the stands being blocked if you sit on the third base side.
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Present day view from within colonnade.  The field was named for first UVA athletic director and was original home of baseball and football teams so it's historical value is in athletics.

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Haha.. yes right ON the line.   [biggrin]   

seriously that building, hitting facility or whatever is needs to be moved down the line. I see the left field view from the stands being blocked if you sit on the third base side.


Here is a baseball stadium with similar building. No obstructed views.

https://goo.gl/images/c639PX
3leftturns

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Haha.. yes right ON the line.   [biggrin]   

seriously that building, hitting facility or whatever is needs to be moved down the line. I see the left field view from the stands being blocked if you sit on the third base side.
Well.... those seats cut off before the dugout starts.... I don't see there being much obstruction.... but if they expanded seating to above the dugout, it would definitely be an issue.
outofzone

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http://www.justinsworldofsoftball.com/2018-conference-forecasts

Duke above Ga Tech?
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Sealfinger

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Duke > GT is close but probably right. GT's jr. pitcher, who was probably the #2 starter and pitched most/a majority of the innings by a single pitcher, has left the team, considerably weakening GT and maybe catapulting Duke to the penultimate position in the ACC rankings.
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I can't track down FSU's box scores from last year. Is it just me, or is the site busted?
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I can't track down FSU's box scores from last year. Is it just me, or is the site busted?


http://data.seminoles.com/stat/softballhtmls/teamstat.htm?_ga=2.23500794.1334025819.1516820076-774623626.1516820076
3leftturns

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Yeah, 404s on each box score
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Yeah, 404s on each box score


it was working when I posted the link . I tried a couple of them .
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UVa eliminated Lambeth field as a site to build it's new softball facility.

After much controversy, the University announced at a Board of Visitors meeting Wednesday that it is no longer proposing to construct a softball stadium at Lambeth Field. Instead, U.Va. will continue to investigate three alternative locations — the University Hall parking lot, a soccer practice field near Klöckner Stadium and the Park, located on North Grounds.

“We’d like to suggest to the committee that the Lambeth Field site be removed from consideration,” said Colette Sheehy, the University’s senior vice president for operations. “Instead, we’d like to take the next few weeks leading up to the March Building and Grounds Committee to consider some of the other sites.”

The site that makes the most sense of the remaining three is the soccer practice field near Klockner Stadium.  Klockner is the multi-purpose stadium that hosts field hockey, lacrosse and soccer.  It also sits next to the baseball stadium and track and field facility so it will increase traffic during the spring but that can be alleviated with road improvements and parking can be improved once they tear down University Hall (old basketball facility) and it will bring softball back into the athletic footprint.

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2018/01/uva-removes-lambeth-field-from-list-of-potential-softball-stadium-locations

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Who is the sleeper team this year in the ACC? 
3leftturns

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I really like BC to finally make the tournament
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I really like BC to finally make the tournament


I dont know much about Boston College.  
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ACC preseason poll

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State has been chosen as the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference softball preseason favorite, as voted by the league’s 12 head coaches. The Seminoles, winners of the past four regular-season and tournament titles, received 121 points and 11 first-place votes.
 
North Carolina, the 2017 ACC Softball Tournament runner-up, received 105 points and one first-place vote. Notre Dame, a semifinalist in last year’s conference tournament, received 97 points. Louisville and Boston College round out the top five with 90 and 85 points, respectively.
 
Following Boston College were Syracuse (62), Virginia Tech (57), Virginia (43), Pitt (42), NC State (41), Georgia Tech (29) and Duke (20).
 
With the addition of Duke for the 2018 season, the ACC will split into the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions. Florida State, the preseason No. 6 team in the country, will be joined in the Atlantic Division by Boston College, Louisville, NC State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. The Coastal Division will include Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
 
2018 ACC Softball Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Florida State (11) – 121
2. North Carolina (1) – 105
3. Notre Dame – 97
4. Louisville – 90
5. Boston College – 85
6. Syracuse – 62
7. Virginia Tech – 57
8. Virginia – 43
9. Pitt – 42
10. NC State – 41
11. Georgia Tech – 29
12. Duke – 20


sballwatcher

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What are the chances Wake and Miami add softball in the coming years to complete the ACC?
3leftturns

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Miami is like USC with their no-land excuse
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ACC preseason poll

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State has been chosen as the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference softball preseason favorite, as voted by the league’s 12 head coaches. The Seminoles, winners of the past four regular-season and tournament titles, received 121 points and 11 first-place votes.
 
North Carolina, the 2017 ACC Softball Tournament runner-up, received 105 points and one first-place vote. Notre Dame, a semifinalist in last year’s conference tournament, received 97 points. Louisville and Boston College round out the top five with 90 and 85 points, respectively.
 
Following Boston College were Syracuse (62), Virginia Tech (57), Virginia (43), Pitt (42), NC State (41), Georgia Tech (29) and Duke (20).
 
With the addition of Duke for the 2018 season, the ACC will split into the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions. Florida State, the preseason No. 6 team in the country, will be joined in the Atlantic Division by Boston College, Louisville, NC State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. The Coastal Division will include Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
 
2018 ACC Softball Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Florida State (11) – 121
2. North Carolina (1) – 105
3. Notre Dame – 97
4. Louisville – 90
5. Boston College – 85
6. Syracuse – 62
7. Virginia Tech – 57
8. Virginia – 43
9. Pitt – 42
10. NC State – 41
11. Georgia Tech – 29
12. Duke – 20



My heart is crying.  FIX THIS AM!
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My heart is crying.  FIX THIS AM!

FloSoftball picked GT to finish ahead of Duke, so you have that going for you!
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FloSoftball picked GT to finish ahead of Duke, so you have that going for you!


Anytime GT is behind Boston College, it’s a bad thing.
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Anytime GT is behind Boston College, it’s a bad thing.


Does this mean Shelly Hoerner is not on your Christmas card list?
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With the addition of Duke for the 2018 season, the ACC will split into the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions. Florida State, the preseason No. 6 team in the country, will be joined in the Atlantic Division by Boston College, Louisville, NC State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. The Coastal Division will include Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
 


Does anyone know if this split of the ACC into Atlantic and Coastal divisions will have any effect on the ACC tourney format or future scheduling?  

I understand that everyone gets into the ACC tourney now instead of just the top 8 but will they split bracket the tourney and have a Coastal bracket winner take on the Atlantic bracket winner for the championship? If so, that would give UNC as close to a bye to the championship as possible given the current competitive makeup of the Coastal division.  If they do a single bracket tourney with combined seeding from 1-12 then the only thing that changes is that there are more teams involved.

On the scheduling side, will they have Coastal and Atlantic teams play each other every year and in alternate years schedule teams from the other division?  If so, Coastal teams only draw FSU every 3rd year instead of every other year while Atlantic teams draw them every year which would impact standings and tourney seedings.

Just wondering. 


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