BL: Making Kenan Stadium Komfier & Kozier and…!

Kenan Stadium
BobLee
November17/ 2017

Making Kenan Komfier and Kozier…

and a Did You Know?

Thursday Bubba The Real AD at UNCCH announced that ABCers won’t have “aluminum” to kick around anymore amid Kenan’s lofty pines.

Beginning as soon as contracts can be signed… UNC will replace the current bleacher seating along both sidelines with individual BLUE seats w/ seat backs.. The immediate effects will be.. SeatsKenan

• Provide more comfortable seating for a maximum of 34,000 fans along the sidelines.
• Reduce the overall capacity of Kenan Stadium from 63,000 to around 53,000.
• Remove the infamous “aluminum-colored” aluminum bleachers visible on-camera when Kenan Stadium is at less than capacity.

The project is budgeted at only $7,000,000 which is chump changes compared to TGU legal fees of $30,000,000 and Larry’s fancy schmanzy IPF at $35,000,000.

The issue of reduced stadium capacity is not expected to be an issue. Official Kenan Stadium Attendance Guessers will continue their time-honored system of counting thumbs instead of noses… and throwing in an extra 5-6,000 just because…

NOTE:  It is similar to the math used for gauging student protests at UNCCH.  (1) Count the actual number of sad snowflakes holding misspelled signs… (2) double that number for the ones who meant to come but forgot… (3) add in the regional media covering the protest which always exceeds the actual number of sad snowflakes with misspelled signs…  (4) add another 32 just because…

This project should be completed in time for the 2018 season.

Reassigning season ticket holders will likely piss-off a number of’em.  That’s nothing new.

I know what you are thinking… Yes, I suggested this along with other really cool ideas several years ago when I saw the trend across America of lots of folks not actually going to games any more.

Specifically, I recommended…
• Install individual blue seats “between the 20s”…
• Paint the remaining bleachers C-blue and…
• Renumber the bleachers beyond the 20s both upper/lower, reducing the numbers of “supposed seats” by 6-8/row thereby expanding the comfort width of each bleacher seat by 3-4” per seat width.. It WOULD make a noticeable difference.
• Block out the corners of the upper decks with large blue canvas squares with the interlocking NC.. These could be removed for high-demand games i.e. “when NC State visits every other year”.
• The bottom 6-8 or so rows along the sidelines are obstructed view seating and should be sold at a greatly reduced price.

NOTE:  At NASCAR tracks those lower level seats next to the track (field) were known as “chicken bone alley”.   Fans in the upper rows would throw their chicken bones down on the fans below them.  There is no historical evidence that has ever happened at Kenan Stadium… or at Carter-Finley for that matter.

I thought there might be an issue regarding the concrete risers between rows. That the depth of the new seats does not create an ingress/egress issue for fans moving in/out of each row. Surely someone has measured all of that.

Blue Zone

There is no plan to force Blue Zoners to leave the creature comforts (A/C and “free” buffet) they pay a premium for. So their actual seats will, alas, remain empty even though they ARE on-site.

Installing cardboard Blue Zoners in those seats might help. It being UNCCH, there would have to be “diverse cardboard Blue Zoners”.

No one can figure how to create cardboard Transgendered Afro/Asian Vegan Blue Zoners. Suggestions are welcomed.

Maybe 2,000 cardboard Silent Sams in those otherwise empty BZ seats? Just a thought.

This is a positive move for UNC officials accepting the reality of trends among ACC member institutions with stadiums NOT named Death Valley… Lane… and Carter-Finley. Those three stadia are NOT having “fill’er up” issues… yet.

Louisville’s Papa John Stadium (the largest college-only stadium in America with ALL individual seats) is doing well “now” but that is “iffy” based on when Bobby Pitrino either leaves in the middle of the night again… or commits another heinous act of abject stoopidity. Either could happen at any time.

Pretty much all other ACC stadiums and 95% of stadiums across college football are having significantly reduced attendance issues due to various socio-techno-cultural trends in America.

Duke, Boston College, Pitt and Wake stadiums are especially “un-filled” with no likelihood of that changing… probably ever.

UNCCH will take some “heat” from hated rivals over this recent announcement because that’s what hated rivals do. Maybe Dave Doeren will exploit it in his recruiting pitch now that “sanctions” is no longer an issue to be exploited. …

Come to NC State and play in front of a larger crowd at our stadium than at UNCCH even though their IPF is newer and fancier than ours is…”

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Hey, Did You Know…
Today – Friday, November 17, 2017

Seventeen (17) National Champion College Sports Teams visited The White House today and met with President Donald Trump… and Secty Education Betsy DeVoss.  In their commemorative pictures… all student-athletes and coaches were smiling. None were “kneeling”.

LINK ~~~

The odds on you reading about this anywhere but right here are pretty much ZERO.

Notable by their absence were Roys Boys and South Carolina’s WBB.

Hey GUESS WHAT ???

ESPN’s College Gameday will be in Madison WI tomorrow (Sat)Notable, of course, as “The Home of Kid & Pastor Danny”. 

When GameDay Comes To Your School. – LINK.

Plans are for Danny to dress up as “Snoopy” and KidEIGHT Months pregnant w/ twinsas The MetLife Blimp.  Say Good Night, Gracie.

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ultraviolet
ultraviolet
2 years ago

I have the shortest legs the good Lord gives out that will still reach the ground. Even I have leg room issues in those bleachers. I can’t imagine the chair backs will help except when someone walks by and you stand you can back up a little more. Quite amazing to drop 10,000 seats though. I know they don’t need the money, but thats a drastic move.

Tin foil hat heel
Tin foil hat heel
2 years ago

Good thing I went on down yesterday to do a game on the cheap ($10) and sat in the seats my father had for 40+ years. I am going to miss being able to amble down and get in and sit wherever you please for a game with zero relevance for pennies on the dollar. This however is the biggest no brainier of all time, the stadium has been oversized for two decades now and it really is about creature comforts. What they need to do next is lower the field about 8-10 feet so you can actually see the… Read more »

Doug
Doug
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Fannies in seats are not as important now due to TV monies except for bragging rights. That may not last when ESPN decides to stop spending money like drunk sailors. I would simply and cheaply remove the low visibility seats and paint or cover the 100 yards with ads to bring in some revenue. Picture Joe’s Kwik Lube, Honest Al’s Used Cars. My on-the-cheap great idea is also just one of the many reasons I would be a very poor choice as AD anywhere. ????

ultraviolet
ultraviolet
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

I think ECU needs an AD with nearby roots. Boblee you’d make a good candidate just because I’d like to hear your speech when you fire a coach and bring in the next one. It has to be a doozy.

PA
PA
2 years ago

According to what little I know about UNC “travel arrangements,” they had nothing on their schedule yesterday, when all those teams went, or today. If it was Roy’s decision just think about how many members of the team were denied an opportunity of their lives…..regardless of who our President is. DISGUSTING, but typical Roy!!!!

BB.Derm
BB.Derm
2 years ago

The very reason I don’t know what UNC’s (or anyone else’s is) this season. I don’t know who the basketball team has played and don’t care (well, with the exception of Duke). Roy can kiss my ass.

72Packer
72Packer
2 years ago

Kenan needs the upgrade. It and Penn State’s stadium were both built for people 5’6″ weighing no more than 140. While they are working on the seats, increase the width of the concourses to make it safer.

OldWuf Vet
OldWuf Vet
2 years ago

Wish we had those comfy seats in my section of CF. On my row seems like everybody’s arse is too big to fit in their allotted space. Of course if they did, with the loss of seats my rank would probably put us in a less desirable spot or out all together. I guess ol’Roy’s boys couldn’t miss class. It’s amazing how prevelent the UNC jokes are nowadays; us ABC’ers aren’t even telling most of them???? I assume the SayWhatMedia corporate jet is fueled and ready, pilot standing by on the tarmac to transport you and Grandma Blondie north for… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
2 years ago

I LIKE IT. You must have spent a few extra “periods” of contemplation. It was concise and logical and funny….not even close to being abjectly stoopid…..my new word of the day. I always look up your “newby words” to make sure that I understand before I use them in mixed company. Abject -(of a person or their behavior) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing: I think that abject pretty much defines the multitude of the Tarheel faithful who worship at the Dome and Aluminum Shrines….forgive me for that….I am NOT really an ABC’er….just one who observes deviant behavior (Al Franken…..do… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

An “L” would be worse than more pictures of Al Franken groping wheel chair bound Dolly Parton look alikes…. I have yet to travel to any NCSU v WFU athletic event hosted in Winston Salem and see my Wuffies victorious….so not gonna see if I can break the “string” or maybe the curse. Staying home and watching on the HD. Not to mention the 7:30 game time…which would put me back around 2:00 or so and getting to pre service choir rehearsal at 10:00 on Sunday AM would be in doubt….and our director would “hurt me” and smile as I… Read more »

MMF
MMF
2 years ago

Why did the UNC BB team not go to the WH? Game/practice conflict? Gawd, I would sell my left nut and mortgage my right for that exposure and to meet POTUS 45. I hope this was not over political philosophical issues, if so there is probably a x section of these young men who will regret this decision some day, imho..Happy Thanksgiving to you and the familial..MMF.
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ps: I have spent many game day tailgating parties in Da Grove and CF does not hold a candle stick to that experience..no brag just fact..EC tailgating ant that bad either.

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

You nailed it. ORW and his “current events” knowledge would be like the survey that was done about Bernie Sanders’ Economic Policy versus Trump’s. When presented in an objective manner to LLLU (Left Liberal Leaning University) students….without mentioning a NAME….they overwhelmingly supported the MAGA plan versus the commune theory. BUT, when there was a BTW, this is TRUMP and this is Bernie, they immediately reversed the percentages and were all for Bernie’s socialist clap trap. That was done using control groups and the SAME presenters….like a focus group. Never thought about ORW using his “I am a Trump Hater” to… Read more »

Zoot
Zoot
2 years ago

The Alcoa Corporation is drawing the paperwork up now to sue and reclaim their tickets. It’s their birthright.

Zoot
Zoot
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Can you repeat that? I have a tin ear.

40yeartailgater
40yeartailgater
2 years ago

A key element at Carter Finley is that there is no better tailgating venue. Anywhere. Back in the day, people went for the football contest. Now I would argue more people than not go to tailgate, with the game being a secondary reason. At a recent game I had to leave early mid Q3. I was astonished at the number of tailgaters in the parking lot. Some watching the game on 60″ tv’s with generators humming. The actual game only a few yards away.

unctarheel1984
unctarheel1984
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Agreed as to his premise and your caveat. Tailgating in Chapel Hill will never compare with the great “between C-F and PNC” set up the State of NC provided for NC State. Life is a trade-off. Carolina cheerleader are still cuter. 😉

CNR
CNR
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Let us leave the Grove out of this. If one has never spent pre-game at the Grove with the Ole Miss band playing ‘Hot Toddy’, ‘Dixie’ and To ‘Dixie With Love,’ and felt the love and hospitality of Mississippians, both white folks and black folks, well. Sorry. as the English once took the Shamrock out of Ireland, Dixie is no longer permitted in the Grove or stadium. . Dixie is one of the tunes of the 1st Marine Division of which Waltzing Matilda is another. ‘Goober peas’ is another in honor of the Goobers, again both Black and White who… Read more »

Doug
Doug
2 years ago

May I suggest to 40year to write an angry letter to the editor of The Insider for omitting C-FS while including UNC, (I call BS on that one) App State, Wake Forest (underrated) and Duke. UW-Madison is on this list and many similar lists. ECU was left out even with all those cowboy boot wearing coeds prancing around in short skirts. It’s a pretty safe bet that most people think that “our” school is tops at everything. The only way I’ll show up for a tailgate is for Brunswick Stew or fish stew and once one gets west of LaGrange… Read more »

Jay
Jay
2 years ago

I thought the NCAA already made Kenan Komfier and Kozier…

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