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    Frenchie,

    I'd be shocked it the stadium is not symmetrical.


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    Behind the third base bleachers that is not possible because of the club house being about 3 feet from the bleachers. Am I making myself understood?.......Someone said that the structure will come up inside the clubhouse.....????????......
    Actually I think there will be two support structures going through the clubhouse. So yes it should be fairly symmetrical but probably not a complete mirror. As it stands right now the first base bleachers and third base bleachers are not at the same elevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    I posted this in the past. Will the configuration of the new construction behind third and first base bleachers be the same? Will it look the same? Looking at the pictures behind the first base bleachers you can see the footing of the new section coming out behind the bleachers about 15 feet or so. Behind the third base bleachers that is not possible because of the club house being about 3 feet from the bleachers. Am I making myself understood?.......Someone said that the structure will come up inside the clubhouse.....????????......Looks like about 20 white hats and yellow shirts on site today.
    Sorry, I thought I had posted it earlier. If my memory is correct, Tony said the clubhouse would be inaccessible as there would be structural supports for the deck to be installed behind the third base bleachers that are physically going THROUGH the clubhouse. Until all the work on this support and deck is complete the clubhouse will be unusable. The team will be using the Cox center until the work is finished.

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    When I grow up, I want to work in construction. Looks like a pretty stress free job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    Sorry, I thought I had posted it earlier. If my memory is correct, Tony said the clubhouse would be inaccessible as there would be structural supports for the deck to be installed behind the third base bleachers that are physically going THROUGH the clubhouse. Until all the work on this support and deck is complete the clubhouse will be unusable. The team will be using the Cox center until the work is finished.
    Still trying to figure it out. How will they build this support behind the third base bleachers like on the first base side with the clubhouse in the way? What are you saying is that they are going to have a hole in the clubhouse for the support beams and after the stadium is completed the team will occupy the clubhouse with construction going through it? The construction on the first base side will be about 15 feet or so behind the bleachers. If they do this on the third base side the clubhouse should be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    Still trying to figure it out. How will they build this support behind the third base bleachers like on the first base side with the clubhouse in the way? What are you saying is that they are going to have a hole in the clubhouse for the support beams and after the stadium is completed the team will occupy the clubhouse with construction going through it? The construction on the first base side will be about 15 feet or so behind the bleachers. If they do this on the third base side the clubhouse should be gone.
    Frenchie the only thing that will disturb the clubhouse are a couple of support pillars. I'm guessing they are no more than two feet in diameter so a couple of those isn't going to be that big of a deal. They will cut out some holes in the clubhouse roof and the clubhouse floor to pour the footings and pillars. Once they are installed they will seal around them in the roof. The platforms elevation will not interfere with the clubhouse either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    When I grow up, I want to work in construction. Looks like a pretty stress free job.
    You might want to reconsider that.

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    Frenchie,

    I'd be shocked it the stadium is not symmetrical.

    The stadium seating will be symmetrical the support columns may not. If they are not who cares, you won't see the columns as they will be enclosed in the brick facade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    Still trying to figure it out. How will they build this support behind the third base bleachers like on the first base side with the clubhouse in the way? What are you saying is that they are going to have a hole in the clubhouse for the support beams and after the stadium is completed the team will occupy the clubhouse with construction going through it? The construction on the first base side will be about 15 feet or so behind the bleachers. If they do this on the third base side the clubhouse should be gone.
    As answered in another post, yes the support column will go through the clubhouse with the roof being sealed once completed and with the clubhouse being reoccupied once the work is done.

    This will be in use until they begin work on the proposed new $4M clubhouse-training (pitching/hitting) facility which was discussed as part of the stadium project but was delayed. I'm thinking it will be as nice or nicer than those at South Alabama which were sponsored by ex-Jag major leaguer's Jon Lieber and Luis Gonzales.

    I wonder if we have some current/former major leaguer's who may play a part in their construction?

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    I wonder if we have some current/former major leaguer's who may play a part in their construction?
    I can think of a couple who made millions.......

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    As answered in another post, yes the support column will go through the clubhouse with the roof being sealed once completed and with the clubhouse being reoccupied once the work is done.

    This will be in use until they begin work on the proposed new $4M clubhouse-training (pitching/hitting) facility which was discussed as part of the stadium project but was delayed. I'm thinking it will be as nice or nicer than those at South Alabama which were sponsored by ex-Jag major leaguer's Jon Lieber and Luis Gonzales.

    I wonder if we have some current/former major leaguer's who may play a part in their construction?
    So the Cox building will be taken down before the new Clubhouse is built therefore the coach and players will have to move out of the Cox building when the roof is sealed around the columns that will go through the old clubhouse......Please don't advertise this because the school to the east of us and the one to the north of us.....way north, will have a field day on that plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    So the Cox building will be taken down before the new Clubhouse is built therefore the coach and players will have to move out of the Cox building when the roof is sealed around the columns that will go through it......Please don't advertise this because the school to the east of us and the one to the north of us.....way north will have a field day on that plan.
    Yes, the Cox building will stay until the current baseball stadium construction is completed. The current clubhouse went through a renovation about 2-3 years ago and will serve until the new clubhouse complex is built.

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    Come on Frenchie, this should not be too difficult to understand!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    So the Cox building will be taken down before the new Clubhouse is built therefore the coach and players will have to move out of the Cox building when the roof is sealed around the columns that will go through the old clubhouse......Please don't advertise this because the school to the east of us and the one to the north of us.....way north, will have a field day on that plan.
    I'm not understanding why you think this is a problem. Almost any building of any size has numerous support columns in it. What is the big deal with a couple of them in the current clubhouse?

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    Where is the new clubhouse facility going to be located when built? Getting a little thin on room in that area. Also what would be the projected purpose of the old clubhouse once the new one is completed? Any ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duggie35 View Post
    Come on Frenchie, this should not be too difficult to understand!
    I am sticking with my observation. If I want to add a workshop in my backyard where my hot house is, what would be your solution in doing this job? And don't say this is apple and oranges either....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    I'm not understanding why you think this is a problem. Almost any building of any size has numerous support columns in it. What is the big deal with a couple of them in the current clubhouse?
    It is not only the support columns, it the brickwork between the support columns. But of course, I am going with the picture posted on the billboard outside of the Tigue and also on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    It is not only the support columns, it the brickwork between the support columns. But of course, I am going with the picture posted on the billboard outside of the Tigue and also on here.


    The footprint for the stadium is BIGGER than the footprint for the clubhouse. The outside of the clubhouse will be inside the stadium. So the bricks you see on the outside of the stadium will not be at the same place as the outside of the club house. Imagine putting a little box inside of a big box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    Where is the new clubhouse facility going to be located when built? Getting a little thin on room in that area. Also what would be the projected purpose of the old clubhouse once the new one is completed? Any ideas?
    Third base line where the existing bullpen is located. This would be a multistory facility and sketches indicate it could have some open area on the first floor. Think along the lines of a beach house where it is elevated. That would keep it from interfering with walking paths, covered pavilion area and even leave the bullpen pretty much intact.

    I have not heard anything regarding the existing clubhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    The footprint for the stadium is BIGGER than the footprint for the clubhouse. The outside of the clubhouse will be inside the stadium. So the bricks you see on the outside of the stadium will not be at the same place as the outside of the clubhouse. Imagine putting a little box inside of a big box.
    So we will have a building within a building. Would love to have someone tell me where they have ever seen construction like this. After they build the new clubhouse will the old clubhouse remain as some relic of the past inside the bowels of the stadium? I guess what I am saying, why hold on to this building at all. The coaches and players are in the Cox building now. Maybe, and just maybe the ones in charge will construct a new building knowing that the Cox has to come down. I will be going down there today to see the footprint of the new construction along the third base side. And maybe, if I can find someone to give me answers about that section and how it will look. I am not pushing for some explanation, just curious......Might see Rob. He will know.

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