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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.

Dusty

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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
Still_JAD

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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.
lovsofbal

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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.
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