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It's not flawless but I thought I would share to see what everyone thought.
Plan A removed because the SEC won't allow it.
Plan B (Move all students back to the lower section and out of the upper deck)
1) Put half the student in one endzone and put half in the other endzone.
2) By taking your loudest fans and splitting them up into each endzone you're creating a more consistantly intimidating scoring chance for the opposition.
3) You're also increasing the overall noise level of the stadium as a whole.
This post has been edited 6 times, most recently by Red Goodman 20 months ago
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
I like plan B
The SEC won't let students be in rows 1-25 behind the opponent's bench, so Plan A has a real limit.
Moving seats is also very difficult logistically. You can't move the ones currently in the endzone to the student's UD seats, because there is a precedence over all the other ticket holders in who gets the better seats. So, you'd have to move them somewhere like the middle of the UD, move the people in the middle of the E/W UDs further out, and move the people on the edge of the E/W upper decks to the endzone UD.
The students would HATE plan A as a) it would spread them out too much and b) you cant see th game from the first 5 rows...
I like Plan B--pile em all close to the field in one endzone...
Both plans also have another major problem... it makes it far more difficult to keep the students contained. You don't want students having open access to seats, because that *would* cause problems. But, it isn't easy to to fence off the sections and tunnels without making it hard to get in or around the stadium.
Interesting....question here. Do most D1 schools fence in the students? I guess what I'm asking is there's no fence in the upper deck where they sit and not one in in the northwest section where the student section ends that I'm aware of (assuming you meant "fence" literally).
So far as I'm aware (and I've been to a lot of road games over the years), most probably don't, but the "big" ones do. For example, I know Ole Miss hasn't had a fence, because I saw students nearly get in fights with Alabama fans in 2007 trying to take their seats. But I know Miss. St., Florida and Auburn have a fence. LSU has a physical wall. I don't remember specifically on other stadiums (not something I usually look for), but you get the drift.
As drunk as the students are I dont think they should be allowed in an upper deck. (g)
Folks asking about pics so 1. Near Skagway AK 2. Ketchikan AK 3. Space Needle in Seattle. This summer was a great trip.
Ok yeah I gotcha. Well...scratch that plan too then.
I have mixed feelings. Normally I would want our students as close to the field as possible, but seeing how empty our student section is makes me question this decision.
This post was edited by CrimsNkentucky 20 months ago
Cow Bells or Thunder Sticks? (g)
Student section will not be empty if you take away ridiculous upper deck seating (worst idea in human history) and give us the correct allotment of tickets. Currently there are about 1,00 or so too many student tickets allotted, because those students only want to come to rivalry games and sit at home for the lesser ones (even conference games).
We need a modern day Shorty Price. On second thought.
No to the cowbells but another type of noisemaker would be great. The SEC has proven that they are not going to enforce that rule.
Vuvuzelas. Especially for the MSU game.
Surely people got this joke right lol?
You know that's something I haven't thought of actually.
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