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Date Posted: 10/ 3/15 8:27:44am Sat
Author: Gate'83
Subject: Re: Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell
In reply to: Gate Raider 's message, "Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell" on 10/ 3/15 1:25:05am Sat

>First, disappointing that the cheerleaders were not at
>the game and neither was the band. Then, the visitor
>side stands have been condemned and all fans had to
>sit on the Cornell side and there was no designated
>area for 'gate fans. The result was Colgate fans
>being in groups of 2 or 3 all over the home side. Not
>great for cheering the team on. The last quarter was
>tough to witness and see Colgate almost self destruct.
> 'gate was lucky they got the win. Defense came
>through on Cornell's last series. Everyone at the
>game was holding their breath for different reasons.

Watching the feed it also looked to be pretty deserted at Schoelkopf, was that true or a result of the camera angle? Box score said 9,000+, from the look of it on TV I would've guessed closer to 900.

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[> [> [> Re: Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell -- The Future, 10/ 3/15 9:12:20am Sat

I think there were 9,000. The stadium holds a little over 300,000 so it's deceptive.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell -- Steve, 10/ 3/15 10:02:11am Sat

I think you will find that there is no college stadium which holds 300,000.
Yeah, 8000 last night might be right, though.

I enjoyed the game even with its nailbiter of a last quarter. And if I were to moan, I would make 2 of them:

1- it must be very embarrassing for Cornell to allow their stadium to fall into disrepair- or whatever it was- so that the visitor stands were off limits. You might think closing them might give an advantage with broadcasts in that the home side would look more filled, And the thought did cross my mind.

2- I was disappointed that the Colgate athletic department did not send its cheerleading team for a drive that took 1.5 hours from Hamilton via a clever google routing that was new to me. It calls itself a team, has a coach, and this is our closest away game with no overnight or other expenses on a dry but cool evening. It's just not right and it conflicts with my memories of my past roadtrips as a student and alumnus.

Anyway, we have another win capped by that fight song with the stanza about drinking all the beer. Very satisfying for the 90 minute drive back last night.

Go 'gate!

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell -- Gate Raider, 10/ 3/15 11:03:25am Sat

I was told by a Cornell guy that the visitor side was condemned but, I have sat there many times and those stands don't look that old and seemed in pretty good shape to me. Steve, might be right about wanting to make the other side look more full. Frankly, the home side stands, excluding the new aluminum bench seats, are really showing their age.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell -- Tunkmaster, 10/ 4/15 11:25:30am Sun

For many, many years what you call the "visitors side" was actually the Cornell student section. The visitors' bench was on the crescent side of the field. Did Colgate have a block of seats reserved?

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