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revefsreleets
08-04-2009, 02:38 PM
I cut my teeth on football at the old Rubber Bowl. Saw my first ever college football game there, played my first varsity football game there (as a frosh), played a lot of intramural ball in college there. Watched a LOT of Zips games there as the place crumbled around me. Good memories but it's time had passed...

Now we have a brand new, state of the state, beautiful stadium. It ain't the biggest by far, but it may be the nicest.

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SteelersinCA
08-04-2009, 04:28 PM
A stadium named after a telemarketing company? Whatever works.

SteelCityMan786
08-04-2009, 06:47 PM
Is this Stadium on Campus? It sure could help bring in some good MAC Caliber recruits in.

revefsreleets
08-04-2009, 08:59 PM
A stadium named after a telemarketing company? Whatever works.

Yeah, THAT'S the important thing to take away from this...:blah:

They already have one of the nicest field houses in the country, and the stadium is literally right behind...and, yes, it IS right on campus.

My seats are 2/3rds of the way up, right on the 45, aisle seats...

SteelersinCA
08-05-2009, 12:00 AM
I was unaware there was ANYTHING important to take from this. Jut not often a telemarketing company gets the naming rights to a stadium. Oh well, carry on with your bitterness.

revefsreleets
08-05-2009, 08:30 AM
How often does a ketchup company buy naming rights?

Infocision is a pretty big employer in this area. The owner is alum. Makes perfect sense...

And how am I being bitter? I'M not the one pooping on the parade here...I'm happy my school has a new stadium. Will it help them beat Penn State? No, but it will probably help them beat Kent State, and as a mid-major, that's what we're interested in.

SteelersinCA
08-05-2009, 09:51 AM
You take it as I was making a negative comment instead of just simple surprise. Not sure ketchup has the same negative connotations that telemarketers have, but if that wasn't surprising to you either, carry on.

revefsreleets
08-05-2009, 10:25 AM
But why the bitter comment? I'm not the one jacking threads here...

atlsteelers
08-05-2009, 11:58 AM
looks like a great stadium you should be proud.

SteelersinCA
08-05-2009, 01:02 PM
But why the bitter comment? I'm not the one jacking threads here...

Yeah, THAT'S the important thing to take away from this...:blah:



If expressing surprise over the naming rights is jacking a thread, I guess I'm a hi-jacker. It was simply surprising that a University would allow a telemarketing company to purchase the naming rights to a stadium, in my humble opinion. That's all it was. Your response was bitterness to an innocent head scratching comment. N not everything is as personal or insulting, some things are just simply interesting. Like I also said, whatever works to get a stadium.

revefsreleets
08-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Anyway...Totally stoked about the new stadium!

KeiselPower99
08-31-2009, 09:15 AM
Nice stadium. I went to the Rubber Bowl a few times and thought it was one of the better stadiums in the MAC.

revefsreleets
08-31-2009, 10:06 AM
Ieeshka! The Rubber Bowl USED to be a nice stadium. It's big, and had brand new prescription turf, but the stadium itself was a crumbling hulk...

bjacot
08-31-2009, 10:16 AM
Good to see the new stadium. The last couple of times I went to the Rubber Bowl, I felt perhaps I should have been wearing a hard hat. Its a crumbling relic.
Go Zips!

KeiselPower99
08-31-2009, 10:56 AM
Ieeshka! The Rubber Bowl USED to be a nice stadium. It's big, and had brand new prescription turf, but the stadium itself was a crumbling hulk...

I was there in 2004 when Akron came back to beat my Herd.

revefsreleets
08-31-2009, 11:17 AM
I was there in 2004 when Akron came back to beat my Herd.

That was an INCREDIBLE game...refresh my recollection: Was that the "blackout game", when the portable lighting crashed for 10 minutes?

KeiselPower99
09-01-2009, 09:13 AM
That was an INCREDIBLE game...refresh my recollection: Was that the "blackout game", when the portable lighting crashed for 10 minutes?

I do believe it was.

revefsreleets
09-05-2009, 03:24 PM
Went down to the new stadium this morning, walked around on the field and checked out my seats...it's pretty sweet!

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9122/cidimage0019.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/cidimage0019.jpg/)

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revefsreleets
09-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Guess I could have rotated the images, but feeling lazy today...regardless, it's nice to have a REAL football stadium after all these years...

revefsreleets
09-12-2009, 06:22 AM
w00t! Less than 7 hours til kickoff...we sold out (we average 11k a game, and the biggest crowd in the last 20 years was 18.5k) 30,000 tickets.

Exciting times for a smallish program...

revefsreleets
11-13-2009, 04:03 PM
If anyone gets a chance, ESPNU is showing my Zips new stadium tonight in HD...it ain't the biggest, but it's pretty nice.

I scored some Club Seats for this one...w00t!

Temple will probably beat us up pretty good...they run the ball well and have a really solid D line (Our offense is lethargic and we are weak against the run...a horrible combination against this kind of team). Our offense is on it's 3rd QB (true Frosh, although he has a bright future) and we are decimated by injuries at a bunch of positions, but I'm hoping for the best...the line is only 4....