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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawfish View Post
    Curtains around section 300 seats would work and if we got a prime opponent in like we had in the early 90s (UCONN or Maryland I think?) they could still sell the 300 section tickets.
    Umass with camby and calapari came in at 1 around that time

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Anyone else notice how messed up the video board in the middle was last night? Hopefully just loose wires, screens aren't very old.
    Yeah, those screens were in bad shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicky Rustle View Post
    You want to paint everything black????? Don't you. You should start a petition to change the school colors to black. Then you could have your high school, college and pro team all in black.
    Just the ceiling, would make it feel like a smaller building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragincajun10 View Post
    That's cool, rc10. What program did u use to create that?

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    Yeah, you are correct. There was about 11K in the dome that night. It would be nice to buy a game like that occassionally.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
    Umass with camby and calapari came in at 1 around that time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMD7636 View Post
    If they have black seats, the empty seats will show up more with fans wearing red. The red seats in the first rendering look hot.
    Actually, no they won't. The biggest thing people are going to notice is the lighting. All of the lights will be LED's and the majority of the lighting will now be directed toward the court. You won't be seeing nearly as much of the stands from tv, etc as you are now. It will have much more of a big time atmosphere.

    Phil Ashurst of the Dome will be my guest on BEV today. We're going to talk more about that.

    Someone asked if a rendering will be released and I would think yes. But in this case, renderings won't mean much. You'll see the lower level be closer to bowled in and the seats moved closer to the court.

    But the real change in this place will come with the lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise View Post
    Actually, no they won't. The biggest thing people are going to notice is the lighting. All of the lights will be LED's and the majority of the lighting will now be directed toward the court. You won't be seeing nearly as much of the stands from tv, etc as you are now. It will have much more of a big time atmosphere.

    Phil Ashurst of the Dome will be my guest on BEV today. We're going to talk more about that.

    Someone asked if a rendering will be released and I would think yes. But in this case, renderings won't mean much. You'll see the lower level be closer to bowled in and the seats moved closer to the court.

    But the real change in this place will come with the lighting.
    I think a lot of people won't think it's a big deal until they actually see it. But one of the biggest issues with the Cajundome is lighting-based for basketball. And to create a "light dome" over the court, that darkens the seating areas, is a major atmosphere change for both the fans and the basketball players. I've never enjoyed the lighting in the Cajundome for basketball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise View Post
    Actually, no they won't. The biggest thing people are going to notice is the lighting. All of the lights will be LED's and the majority of the lighting will now be directed toward the court. You won't be seeing nearly as much of the stands from tv, etc as you are now. It will have much more of a big time atmosphere.

    Phil Ashurst of the Dome will be my guest on BEV today. We're going to talk more about that.

    Someone asked if a rendering will be released and I would think yes. But in this case, renderings won't mean much. You'll see the lower level be closer to bowled in and the seats moved closer to the court.

    But the real change in this place will come with the lighting.
    I wish you would ask him about painting the roof: what color will it be, could they include a UL logo, etc.

    I just sent an email to G. Davis, but I think you would get a quicker response, lol. I even asked him if it was a matter of cost, would they consider doing a fund raising campaign to cover the costs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    I think a lot of people won't think it's a big deal until they actually see it. But one of the biggest issues with the Cajundome is lighting-based for basketball. And to create a "light dome" over the court, that darkens the seating areas, is a major atmosphere change for both the fans and the basketball players. I've never enjoyed the lighting in the Cajundome for basketball.
    I so totally agree: second only to the antiquated seating, the lighting will have a HUGE impact on the game atmosphere. It will also significantly reduce costs.

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    That's cool, rc10. What program did u use to create that?
    I didn't create it... I just found it on Ashurst's Youtube channel. He has all kinds of videos of the Cajundome. This was one of them... looks like it was a proposal rendering from Daktronics. I don't know if they are doing it but it looks pretty cool.

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    I guess you could do the typical advertisements on a ribbon just like the ones inside the dome. That could bring in more advertising revenue to offset any costs.


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    This may have been discussed already...what is going to be done about the outside roof of the dome. It honestly looks like a giant snail has slithered over it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajuns_fan View Post
    I wish you would ask him about painting the roof: what color will it be, could they include a UL logo, etc.

    I just sent an email to G. Davis, but I think you would get a quicker response, lol. I even asked him if it was a matter of cost, would they consider doing a fund raising campaign to cover the costs....
    The roof is going to get cleaned up. I'll ask about paint. Logo ain't happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    I think a lot of people won't think it's a big deal until they actually see it. But one of the biggest issues with the Cajundome is lighting-based for basketball. And to create a "light dome" over the court, that darkens the seating areas, is a major atmosphere change for both the fans and the basketball players. I've never enjoyed the lighting in the Cajundome for basketball.
    THIS.

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    The roof is going to get cleaned up. I'll ask about paint. Logo ain't happening.
    Paint sounds good to me. I say sell the space to advertisers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I guess you could do the typical advertisements on a ribbon just like the ones inside the dome. That could bring in more advertising revenue to offset any costs.
    Agreed, and it makes the dome look newer. Kinda like the upgrades to the outside of the Superdome.

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    What is going to happen to the people that seat on the floor (next to the court)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fais do-do View Post
    What is going to happen to the people that seat on the floor (next to the court)?
    That will be part of the re-seating process. That question will be answered at a later date. I've heard they'll still be courtside, but I do not know that. Just a rumor I heard.

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    Mildew can be handled without painting.

    I'm sure an upgrade is needed and if there are leaks they should be patched until the upgrade.

    But I suspect the roof doesn't need to look as bad as it does.


    A little cleaning would have gone a long way. Waiting for paint jobs is inefficient.


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