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GMU: Where Construction is Tradition

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Yossarian, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. GMUgemini

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    Phase II is an expansion onto the RAC, about 14,500 sq. feet to include offices for the coaches, dedicated locker rooms for the basketball teams, and a screening room.

    Look like Phase I is supposed to cost us $1 million...
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  2. Five Two

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    Front door to the university
  3. DJ3

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    Was Phase 1 basically just kick out general students and put a lock on the door where only players and coaches know the code to get in?
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    This is Phase 1

    "The "Cage Gym" in the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC) will undergo a comprehensive, $1-million renovation that will include significant enhancements to the existing space, including the installation of new hardwood courts, new lighting, six basketball goals, video capabilities and George Mason Patriots branding.

    The 15,000-square foot space will feature a Robbins MVP Hardwood surface that will span the size of two basketball courts, which includes a full center court surrounded with two half courts on both sidelines. Robbins Sport Surfaces supplies hardwood courts for 90 percent of NBA teams' competition and/or training facility floors.

    In addition, all of the baskets are replicas of the EagleBank Arena basketball goals used for all home games. A lighting system will replace the existing lighting in the "Cage Gym" that will exceed NCAA recommendations by 25 percent. New Musco Lighting will be installed at EagleBank Arena as well, allowing for an improved game day atmosphere, before the start of the 2017-18 basketball season."
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    a day late on this....this is awesome! as Coach Paulsen says, #GAMECHANGER
  6. Vurbel

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    Kathy McKay is our T. Boone Pickens.
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  7. GMUgemini

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    Minus about $60 million?
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  8. Vurbel

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    Maybe I should have clarified. T Boone Pickens is to Oklahoma state as Kathy McKay is to Mason.


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  9. GMUgemini

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    Yes. Very thankful for her gift to help move the practice facility along.
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  10. Vurbel

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    Although, I could do without those hokie shirt time-outs.


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  11. gmujim92

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    Mason's T. Boone Pickens probably hasn't even been born yet.

    Given the university's growth and ambition, it will happen at some point.

    I just hope I live long enough to see the day Mason has an eight-figure individual donor.
  12. GMUgemini

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    How about a 9 figure (a la Michael Bloomberg's $1 billion gift to Johns Hopkins)?
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  13. gmujim92

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    I think we might be able to build a new arena for that ...
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  14. Vurbel

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    For $1billion? "Arena" singular?
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  15. GMUgemini

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    You could run the entire athletic department forever on an endowment created with the remaining money even after building a $150 million arena while reducing student fees to zero.

    That's fantasy talk, of course, but, hey, sometimes its nice to dream.
  16. Vurbel

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    While we're at it, a practice facility with a bowling alley and 3 bedroom luxury apartments for every player attached.


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  17. MasonFanatic

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    For $1 billion we could build an arena AND start a football team
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  18. GMUgemini

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    Even then, unless we get into the AAC, I don't want football. It's the only non-P5 conference that wouldn't force us to sacrifice basketball to play in a lesser football conference (AAC football is pretty good, too). But that would require them to want to expand to 14 members.
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    With 1 billion dollars I think we could go SEC football haha (even though I think ACC football is just as good). I wouldn't mind playing SEC basketball either. Become rivals with Vanderbilt.
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    Football. Isn't. Happening!

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