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By Neo
#533723 Most recent rumor on the new arena:

It will be put between the Vines and Demoss. This will allow it to be treated as an overflow facility for large events and/or Convo.
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By Purple Haize
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Neo wrote:Most recent rumor on the new arena:

It will be put between the Vines and Demoss. This will allow it to be treated as an overflow facility for large events and/or Convo.


Interesting.
I was sort of envisioning it over by the Track and Aquatic center in order to keep it company. Plenty of room for Parking and expansion
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By Class of 20Something
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ballcoach15 wrote:If they put it near Vines Center, it will not affect parking, (there is none).

I wish LU would build a parking garage between Vines and 460.


I don't think they want anything obstructing the view of the campus from 460. It's literally free advertising.

Speaking of advertising, the sign on University Blvd, between Williams Stadium and 460 is being replaced. There are two large concrete footers that look spaced for a standard billboard viewable from both the highway and the university.
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By Purple Haize
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Class of 20Something wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:If they put it near Vines Center, it will not affect parking, (there is none).

I wish LU would build a parking garage between Vines and 460.


I don't think they want anything obstructing the view of the campus from 460. It's literally free advertising.

Speaking of advertising, the sign on University Blvd, between Williams Stadium and 460 is being replaced. There are two large concrete footers that look spaced for a standard billboard viewable from both the highway and the university.


That's smart and common sense should have dictated that happen (with both signs visible from 460) when they first put them up
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By Cider Jim
#533741 Oh, right in front of the new indoor Football Practice Facility, they have a new red brick wall with "Liberty University" signage that looks as classy as it can be. And just in time for New Student Orientation today!
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By Class of 20Something
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Cider Jim wrote:Oh, right in front of the new indoor Football Practice Facility, they have a new stone wall with "Liberty University" signage that looks as classy as it can be. And just in time for New Student Orientation today!


Took a walk on campus Sunday and took pics. Ill post the album soon.
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By Class of 20Something
#533745 http://imgur.com/a/I0FlZ

Album delivered.
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By alabama24
#533746
Purple Haize wrote:The best thought for a new arena IMO is where the Indoor Practice Facility is now. But since that spot is taken no telling


:dontgetit

If you had said "where the hockey arena is," I would have agreed with you.
By cruzan_flame13
#533747 I believe where they have the arena planned (Doc's plus parking lot) is perfect for a few main reasons:

1. Very visible for free advertisement.
2. Away from the main campus where it would be crowded(thinking of the growth of basketball and the increase of support/fans).
3. Easy to enter and leave during an event(the addition of a parking garage and the development of Liberty Mountain Drive).
4. Help exhibit an impressive look of the college campus during live broadcasting (my opinion on this one but the trees and dorms in the background helps with advertising).
5. The students on East would have no excuse to get involved with activities (lived on East and there's a stereotype about the East Campus community that is somewhat true).
6. Docs will be inside the facility so people would like to check out the arena and other units inside.
7. Start of a new era(basically a boost of the previous eras) of basketball, volleyball, wrestling, s.o.a.r dunk, and other activities.

*Side Note: I notice Purple mention the area where the indoor track/nanatorium is located. That wouldn't be a good idea for four reasons:

1. Not really visible from the main campus
2. Don't want too many facilities away from campus especially for recruiting visitation.
3. They're building a new cross country course around that area so that area was meant for running plus swimming.
4. From the master plan, there might be more dorms and businesses/hospitality in that area. This may also include a gas station (they say this plan is tentative but that's usually what's said fot most of the projects).
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By Purple Haize
#533751 Your #2's contradict each other

I liked it where the Indoor Practice Facility is because it would tie in nicely with everything over there. While incredibly awesome the IPF really only has 1 use. You'd hav great ingress/egress as well, something LU is historically not noted for!!

The reason I was thinking over by the Indoor Track area is because putting something massive over there with what is already existing would be super cool. The drawback is that it is a little further from the main campus. Whereas the IPF is right there. But since they won't tear the IPF down it's all up in the air
By cruzan_flame13
#533752
Purple Haize wrote:Your #2's contradict each other

I liked it where the Indoor Practice Facility is because it would tie in nicely with everything over there. While incredibly awesome the IPF really only has 1 use. You'd hav great ingress/egress as well, something LU is historically not noted for!!

The reason I was thinking over by the Indoor Track area is because putting something massive over there with what is already existing would be super cool. The drawback is that it is a little further from the main campus. Whereas the IPF is right there. But since they won't tear the IPF down it's all up in the air



I was stating that the area at east is not on main campus (like where the vines is located) but it wouldn't be good at the location of ITF because that's off campus (basically). So it would be on campus but not clustered with the academic precinct. If it would be by the indoor track, it would be quite far and I'm not sure if people would head up there for games during the weekdays.

First #2: Stating that it wouldn't be clustured on main campus/academic precinct area (although still on a reachable part of campus).

Second #2: Stating that it's basically 'off' campus (although it's not, it sure feels like it) and not an easily reachable area that students and some others might make the trip to (those who don't have cars or do not use their cars as much).
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By Class of 20Something
#533753
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:Your #2's contradict each other

I liked it where the Indoor Practice Facility is because it would tie in nicely with everything over there. While incredibly awesome the IPF really only has 1 use. You'd hav great ingress/egress as well, something LU is historically not noted for!!

The reason I was thinking over by the Indoor Track area is because putting something massive over there with what is already existing would be super cool. The drawback is that it is a little further from the main campus. Whereas the IPF is right there. But since they won't tear the IPF down it's all up in the air



I was stating that the area at east is not on main campus (like where the vines is located) but it wouldn't be good at the location of ITF because that's off campus (basically). So it would be on campus but not clustered with the academic precinct. If it would be by the indoor track, it would be quite far and I'm not sure if people would head up there for games during the weekdays.

First #2: Stating that it wouldn't be clustured on main campus/academic precinct area (although still on a reachable part of campus).

Second #2: Stating that it's basically 'off' campus (although it's not, it sure feels like it) and not an easily reachable area that students and some others might make the trip to (those who don't have cars or do not use their cars as much).


Can you two just find something you agree on? Is no thread safe from your incessant bickering?
By ATrain
#533754
Class of 20Something wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:Your #2's contradict each other

I liked it where the Indoor Practice Facility is because it would tie in nicely with everything over there. While incredibly awesome the IPF really only has 1 use. You'd hav great ingress/egress as well, something LU is historically not noted for!!

The reason I was thinking over by the Indoor Track area is because putting something massive over there with what is already existing would be super cool. The drawback is that it is a little further from the main campus. Whereas the IPF is right there. But since they won't tear the IPF down it's all up in the air



I was stating that the area at east is not on main campus (like where the vines is located) but it wouldn't be good at the location of ITF because that's off campus (basically). So it would be on campus but not clustered with the academic precinct. If it would be by the indoor track, it would be quite far and I'm not sure if people would head up there for games during the weekdays.

First #2: Stating that it wouldn't be clustured on main campus/academic precinct area (although still on a reachable part of campus).

Second #2: Stating that it's basically 'off' campus (although it's not, it sure feels like it) and not an easily reachable area that students and some others might make the trip to (those who don't have cars or do not use their cars as much).


Can you two just find something you agree on? Is no thread safe from your incessant bickering?


They're like an old married couple
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By Class of 20Something
#533755
ATrain wrote:
They're like an old married couple


Except not adorable.
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By LUAlum1215
#533757
Class of 20Something wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:If they put it near Vines Center, it will not affect parking, (there is none).

I wish LU would build a parking garage between Vines and 460.


I don't think they want anything obstructing the view of the campus from 460. It's literally free advertising.

Speaking of advertising, the sign on University Blvd, between Williams Stadium and 460 is being replaced. There are two large concrete footers that look spaced for a standard billboard viewable from both the highway and the university.


If you're talking about what I think you are, the footers are for electric line poles/supports. Over this past weekend they pulled down old lines and are putting up new ones. If you look at East behind the dorms there has been significant clearing of the woods- all making way for new power lines.
By cruzan_flame13
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Class of 20Something wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:Your #2's contradict each other

I liked it where the Indoor Practice Facility is because it would tie in nicely with everything over there. While incredibly awesome the IPF really only has 1 use. You'd hav great ingress/egress as well, something LU is historically not noted for!!

The reason I was thinking over by the Indoor Track area is because putting something massive over there with what is already existing would be super cool. The drawback is that it is a little further from the main campus. Whereas the IPF is right there. But since they won't tear the IPF down it's all up in the air



I was stating that the area at east is not on main campus (like where the vines is located) but it wouldn't be good at the location of ITF because that's off campus (basically). So it would be on campus but not clustered with the academic precinct. If it would be by the indoor track, it would be quite far and I'm not sure if people would head up there for games during the weekdays.

First #2: Stating that it wouldn't be clustured on main campus/academic precinct area (although still on a reachable part of campus).

Second #2: Stating that it's basically 'off' campus (although it's not, it sure feels like it) and not an easily reachable area that students and some others might make the trip to (those who don't have cars or do not use their cars as much).


Can you two just find something you agree on? Is no thread safe from your incessant bickering?



What are you talking about? I was just expressing what I meant by both reasons. You took it as bickering but that was not my attempt.
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By Purple Haize
#533759
Class of 20Something wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:Your #2's contradict each other

I liked it where the Indoor Practice Facility is because it would tie in nicely with everything over there. While incredibly awesome the IPF really only has 1 use. You'd hav great ingress/egress as well, something LU is historically not noted for!!

The reason I was thinking over by the Indoor Track area is because putting something massive over there with what is already existing would be super cool. The drawback is that it is a little further from the main campus. Whereas the IPF is right there. But since they won't tear the IPF down it's all up in the air



I was stating that the area at east is not on main campus (like where the vines is located) but it wouldn't be good at the location of ITF because that's off campus (basically). So it would be on campus but not clustered with the academic precinct. If it would be by the indoor track, it would be quite far and I'm not sure if people would head up there for games during the weekdays.

First #2: Stating that it wouldn't be clustured on main campus/academic precinct area (although still on a reachable part of campus).

Second #2: Stating that it's basically 'off' campus (although it's not, it sure feels like it) and not an easily reachable area that students and some others might make the trip to (those who don't have cars or do not use their cars as much).


Can you two just find something you agree on? Is no thread safe from your incessant bickering?


This was not bickering. He did a good job explaining his statements and I would have said as much and do so now. I don't necessarily agree but see his point.

Maybe you should try to reduce your caffeine intake or a lower sugared cereal in the morning grumpy pants
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By Purple Haize
#533760
Class of 20Something wrote:
ATrain wrote:
They're like an old married couple


Except not adorable.


I'm more adorable than a freakin basket of puppies!
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By Purple Haize
#533761
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Class of 20Somethin[quote="cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:Your #2's contradict each other

I liked it where the Indoor Practice Facility is because it would tie in nicely with everything over there. While incredibly awesome the IPF really only has 1 use. You'd hav great ingress/egress as well, something LU is historically not noted for!!

The reason I was thinking over by the Indoor Track area is because putting something massive over there with what is already existing would be super cool. The drawback is that it is a little further from the main campus. Whereas the IPF is right there. But since they won't tear the IPF down it's all up in the air



I was stating that the area at east is not on main campus (like where the vines is located) but it wouldn't be good at the location of ITF because that's off campus (basically). So it would be on campus but not clustered with the academic precinct. If it would be by the indoor track, it would be quite far and I'm not sure if people would head up there for games during the weekdays.

First #2: Stating that it wouldn't be clustured on main campus/academic precinct area (although still on a reachable part of campus).

Second #2: Stating that it's basically 'off' campus (although it's not, it sure feels like it) and not an easily reachable area that students and some others might make the trip to (those who don't have cars or do not use their cars as much).


Can you two just find something you agree on? Is no thread safe from your incessant bickering?



What are you talking about? I was just expressing what I meant by both reasons. You took it as bickering but that was not my attempt.[/quote]

I didn't take it as bickering. I thought it was a refreshing well thought out and concise clarification and responded accordingly
By rogers3
#533764
Purple Haize wrote:In the back of my mind I think the powers that be are still clinging to the Civic Center option. Not 100% sure where you'd build it. The best thought for a new arena IMO is where the Indoor Practice Facility is now. But since that spot is taken no telling


Or the current TRBC location, since I think LU owns it now.
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By LUAlum1215
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LUAlum1215 wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:If they put it near Vines Center, it will not affect parking, (there is none).

I wish LU would build a parking garage between Vines and 460.


I don't think they want anything obstructing the view of the campus from 460. It's literally free advertising.

Speaking of advertising, the sign on University Blvd, between Williams Stadium and 460 is being replaced. There are two large concrete footers that look spaced for a standard billboard viewable from both the highway and the university.


If you're talking about what I think you are, the footers are for electric line poles/supports. Over this past weekend they pulled down old lines and are putting up new ones. If you look at East behind the dorms there has been significant clearing of the woods- all making way for new power lines.


Confirmed: The footings are for large power line poles. No new sign in that area.
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By Class of 20Something
#533789 Kinda sad. That old sign is kinda dinky
By rhezick
#533863
rogers3 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:In the back of my mind I think the powers that be are still clinging to the Civic Center option. Not 100% sure where you'd build it. The best thought for a new arena IMO is where the Indoor Practice Facility is now. But since that spot is taken no telling


Or the current TRBC location, since I think LU owns it now.


When did that happen? I thought that was all hypothetical talk Jonathan spoke of but did that actually take place?
By rogers3
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rhezick wrote:
When did that happen? I thought that was all hypothetical talk Jonathan spoke of but did that actually take place?


This is referenced as the church building in city records, but I think it its the LCA portion of the facility. Don't think the church has changed hands, but it wouldn't be a surprise if it did.

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By Yacht Rock
#533872 Yeah, I had heard from several sources over the last year that Liberty bought the LCA building and I've started getting several emails from Liberty asking if we're interested in sending our kids to LCA.

The irony.
By rhezick
#533873
rogers3 wrote:
rhezick wrote:
When did that happen? I thought that was all hypothetical talk Jonathan spoke of but did that actually take place?


This is referenced as the church building in city records, but I think it its the LCA portion of the facility. Don't think the church has changed hands, but it wouldn't be a surprise if it did.

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Interesting. I mean that's pretty definitive. Wonder if the plans to move the church are taking shape.
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By Sly Fox
#533892 I have no direct knowledge whatsoever. But what if this part of a move away from LCA being operated by TRBC toward LU? Just spitballing.
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By Class of 20Something
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Sly Fox wrote:I have no direct knowledge whatsoever. But what if this part of a move away from LCA being operated by TRBC toward LU? Just spitballing.


Well the Liberty University Online Academy is already a thing. It could make sense to tie it into LCA rather than LU. Liberty Christian Academy Online is more clear anyway.