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Date Posted: 10/ 3/15 10:02:11am Sat
Author: Steve
Subject: Re: Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell
In reply to: The Future 's message, "Re: Odd arrangements for fans at Cornell" on 10/ 3/15 9:12:20am 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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