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FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby CAA Flagship » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:34 am

FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit, according to fans

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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby Rob Iola » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:27 am

Franklin Field's #1??? I like how the article gushes about it being built in 1895 and "renovated" in 1922...
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby Gil Dobie » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:30 am

Rob Iola wrote:Franklin Field's #1??? I like how the article gushes about it being built in 1895 and "renovated" in 1922...


I think they are in reverse order :nod:
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby 89Hen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:18 am

Rob Iola wrote:Franklin Field's #1??? I like how the article gushes about it being built in 1895 and "renovated" in 1922...

:dunce: :tothehand:

Several Ivy League schools received shoutouts, including Yale, Harvard and Penn. The Quakers' Franklin Field gets the nod due to its unrivaled history.


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Postby bandl » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:22 am

YAAAAASSSSSSSS!!!!! MORE STREAMERS, BITCHES!!!!!!!!

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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby BlackFalkin » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:23 am

Roos Field :D I'm glad to see EWU mentioned in there but they forgot EWU's National Championship in 2010. They credited NDSU with it in the article. :roll:
I also have to give UM more credit, WaGriz is no easy place to play. I also think MSU should have been mentioned over Franklin Field & possible over Dykehouse Stadium.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby 89Hen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:24 am

BlackFalkin wrote:Roos Field :D I'm glad to see EWU mentioned in there but they forgot EWU's National Championship in 2010. They credited NDSU with it in the article. :roll:
I also have to give UM more credit, WaGriz is no easy place to play. I also think MSU should have been mentioned over Franklin Field & possible over Dykehouse Stadium.

Not since the renovation. Looks like a first class place.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby BlackFalkin » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:32 am

89Hen wrote:
BlackFalkin wrote:Roos Field :D I'm glad to see EWU mentioned in there but they forgot EWU's National Championship in 2010. They credited NDSU with it in the article. :roll:
I also have to give UM more credit, WaGriz is no easy place to play. I also think MSU should have been mentioned over Franklin Field & possible over Dykehouse Stadium.

Not since the renovation. Looks like a first class place.


I'm sure it looks great but SDSU's record attendance is not a sellout at 17,730/19k and Bobcat stadium is 17,777. Also MSU's stadium is at like 5,000ft with fans so annoying you'll want to turn around and tell them to STFU. ;) Maybe they're honorable mention.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby 89Hen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:51 am

BlackFalkin wrote:
89Hen wrote:Not since the renovation. Looks like a first class place.


I'm sure it looks great but SDSU's record attendance is not a sellout at 17,730/19k and Bobcat stadium is 17,777. Also MSU's stadium is at like 5,000ft with fans so annoying you'll want to turn around and tell them to STFU. ;) Maybe they're honorable mention.

FWIW, I'm not sure it's about attendance, otherwise your 8600 seat stadium wouldn't be on the list.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:49 am

89Hen wrote:
Rob Iola wrote:Franklin Field's #1??? I like how the article gushes about it being built in 1895 and "renovated" in 1922...

:dunce: :tothehand:

Several Ivy League schools received shoutouts, including Yale, Harvard and Penn. The Quakers' Franklin Field gets the nod due to its unrivaled history.


Best stadium in the Ivy is Princeton and it's not close.

Much as I hate to agree with the #1 anti-Ivy poster on this board -- and it's not even close-- this statement is correct. The new Princeton Stadium is the best in the league.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby 89Hen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:51 am

Ivytalk wrote:#1 anti-Ivy poster on this board -- and it's not even close

I have no problem with that title. If they every give up their hypocrisy and participate in the playoffs, I will become one of their biggest supporters. :nod:
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:01 am

89Hen wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:#1 anti-Ivy poster on this board -- and it's not even close

I have no problem with that title. If they every give up their hypocrisy and participate in the playoffs, I will become one of their biggest supporters. :nod:

Right now the snowflakes at Harvard are still fighting over the future of the preppie "final clubs" and the unfortunates who populate them. I'm afraid the Ivy football playoffs aren't even on the radar screen.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby 89Hen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:18 am

Ivytalk wrote:
89Hen wrote:I have no problem with that title. If they every give up their hypocrisy and participate in the playoffs, I will become one of their biggest supporters. :nod:

Right now the snowflakes at Harvard are still fighting over the future of the preppie "final clubs" and the unfortunates who populate them. I'm afraid the Ivy football playoffs aren't even on the radar screen.

Then my title remains in tact. 8-)
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Postby SuperHornet » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:34 am

I believe Franklin Field IS a former NFL stadium....
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby 89Hen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:45 am

SuperHornet wrote:I believe Franklin Field IS a former NFL stadium....

It is, and it certainly is a fun thing to see, but it's not a nice stadium IMO. Track, metal bleacher, no amenities, etc...

Oh, and no crowds. I know I just said that attendance wasn't a big factor, but visiting a stadium that's 80% empty sux.

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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:59 am

89Hen wrote:
SuperHornet wrote:I believe Franklin Field IS a former NFL stadium....

It is, and it certainly is a fun thing to see, but it's not a nice stadium IMO. Track, metal bleacher, no amenities, etc...

Oh, and no crowds. I know I just said that attendance wasn't a big factor, but visiting a stadium that's 80% empty sux.

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And artificial turf.

Penn sux.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:59 am

89Hen wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Right now the snowflakes at Harvard are still fighting over the future of the preppie "final clubs" and the unfortunates who populate them. I'm afraid the Ivy football playoffs aren't even on the radar screen.

Then my title remains in tact. 8-)


intact

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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby 89Hen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:18 pm

Ivytalk wrote:
89Hen wrote:Then my title remains in tact. 8-)


intact

:nod:

No, I meant a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.
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Postby Ibanez » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:59 pm

89Hen wrote:
SuperHornet wrote:I believe Franklin Field IS a former NFL stadium....

It is, and it certainly is a fun thing to see, but it's not a nice stadium IMO. Track, metal bleacher, no amenities, etc...

Oh, and no crowds. I know I just said that attendance wasn't a big factor, but visiting a stadium that's 80% empty sux.

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Sounds like Charleston Southern's "stadium". :shock:
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Postby AZGrizFan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:02 pm

So cute to see y'all arguing about who's second.

While hundreds of fans sided with the Fargodome, the consensus winner for best football stadium across the FCS — at least among our social media commenters — appears to be the University of Montana's Washington-Grizzly Stadium.


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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:09 pm

89Hen wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:
intact

:nod:

No, I meant a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.

Gotcha.
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby BDKJMU » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:54 pm

Rob Iola wrote:Franklin Field's #1??? I like how the article gushes about it being built in 1895 and "renovated" in 1922...

1. Washington-Grizzly
2. Fargodome
3. Bridgeforth
4. Cowboy (McNeese)
5. Burgess-Snow Field at JSU
6. Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (SDSU)
7. Stambaugh (YSU)
8. UNI Dome
9. Roos Field (EWU)
10. Franklin Field (UPENN)
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Postby Rob Iola » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:13 pm

BDKJMU wrote:
Rob Iola wrote:Franklin Field's #1??? I like how the article gushes about it being built in 1895 and "renovated" in 1922...

1. Washington-Grizzly
2. Fargodome
3. Bridgeforth
4. Cowboy (McNeese)
5. Burgess-Snow Field at JSU
6. Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (SDSU)
7. Stambaugh (YSU)
8. UNI Dome
9. Roos Field (EWU)
10. Franklin Field (UPENN)

What are you trying to say?
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby BDKJMU » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:24 pm

Top 10 attendance last year
1. Montana 25,377
2. James Madison 19,844 (regular season avg 21,646)
3. Florida A&M 19,710
4. Jackson St. 19,660
5. North Dakota St. 18,556
6. Montana St. 6 17,907
7. Jacksonville St. 17,576
8. Delaware 16,478
9. Liberty 16,377
10. Grambling 16,335
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I'd remove:
-EWU not even Top 30 in attendance. Maybe they would be regular season avg. And the ugliest playing field I've ever seen.
-UPENN. Yeah its historic, but its in the middle of Philly with scattered city parking & virtually no tailgating.

I'd add:
-the Fightin Falwells, still I-AA this year. Those are some rowdy, sober Christians.
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-MSU..
-Princeton
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Re: FCS football: The 10 best stadiums to visit

Postby BDKJMU » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:26 pm

Rob Iola wrote:
BDKJMU wrote:1. Washington-Grizzly
2. Fargodome
3. Bridgeforth
4. Cowboy (McNeese)
5. Burgess-Snow Field at JSU
6. Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (SDSU)
7. Stambaugh (YSU)
8. UNI Dome
9. Roos Field (EWU)
10. Franklin Field (UPENN)

What are you trying to say?

That Franklin Field isn't #1 like you asked.
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