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Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by CSpoke, Jun 19, 2012.
There are crews working on remodeling the Colvin Annex. Does that have anything to do with the tennis facilities? It looks really nice from the road.
Those courts actually belong to Rec Sports. I know they were completely renovating the annex as part of the overall renovations to the Colvin Center.
I hope to god they aren't putting the track around the soccer field. So far I would say they are doing a great job with the facility expansions at osu, but this would be a mistake. The girls don't deserve a half ass combo soccer field. They are one of our better teams and a high school complex isn't acceptable. I take that back...my high school didn't have a track around our field. Hopefully they aren't short cutting to save some money. It isn't as involving for the fans, and the girls don't get the homecourt advantage like they do now.
Don't screw this up AD!
has nothing to do with the new tennis facility.....the new tennis facility is going to be north of the Watkins Center (McElroy and Washington)
I drove by Tuesday evening. If you remember the parking lot slopes to the East. Major leveling is needed before any construction can start. They get it level then they have to do the plumbing. No work has started as of last Tuesday.
TU hosted the NCAA National Championships in 2008, I believe. I've heard that many out-of-staters also didn't find their set-up very fan friendly either, which is probably why TU hasn't really been in the running to host another Championships since then.
Renovating the Colvin again? What are they doing this time?
I didn't explain that well enough. The renovations to the annex are part of the master plan for the Colvin, which the main phase was the toal renoavation that was recently completed.
Crap! Total renovation and expansion to the main facility. As I understadn it this last phase of renovations is to the annex, tennis courts and intramural fields.
The new Soccer stadium will not have a track, the OSU Soccer coaches were against that. I was told a few weeks ago that just about all of the "underground" type work (Water / sewer lines, electrical...ect) have been completed for the new Tennis facility
I can get some pics sometime in the next could of days. I go on shift tomorrow and will be able to go by when I get off the next day.
They have actually hosted the NCAA's twice.......2008 was men's and women's...........
I just think that Georgia is going to host a larger number, because their facilities are so fan friendly.....it's more about the attendance (and revenue) than layout of the facility....nothing wrong with TU.....but for me, I like courts lined up in a row more.......where fans can watch several matches at once easier.....
perhaps most of you weren't aware, but we (OSU, and yes, I was directly involved and did much of the planning and work) hosted the women's D-I championship in 1985, at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center......more than tripled the attendance records at the time for the women's event (which was only in it's fourth year)......Cowgirls lost in the quarterfinals to #6 Cal-Berkely 5-4 (lost number 3 doubles 7-6, 7-6, and had set points in both sets), after beating #3 Texas in the first round 6-3. We had 5,000 fans on the day of that quarterfinals show up at the tennis center (for a women's only tournament, that may well still be a record).
The new Res Life building will be going where the track currently sits, and the track is being moved to the Athletic Village. As of right now, there hasn't been talk of moving soccer yet.
As I understand it (purely from message board posts), the university is relocating track and soccer separately and funding the replacement facilities on athletic department land in exchange for the land that these facilities currently occupy.
update on tennis facility.......
what work that was done earlier in the month was to relocate some underground utilities (don't know specifically which one or ones).....now the actual earthwork will begin this month.
I went to a handfull fo tennis matches while at OSU. Didnt see a one of you there.