The End of Miller Hill?

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The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by AppSt94 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:07 am

In last nights YC Zoom call, details of stadium configuration for the Carolina game were laid out. 3,000 temporary bleacher seats are going to be placed in the South End Zone. They announced that they will remain in place for the entire season. This might be a test run on bowling in the stadium.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by Saint3333 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:14 am

The people asking for more seats could get there wish here. Easier to add seats there and connect the two sides. Wonder how high they could go without blocking the board? Could be the seats closest to the field while building over the visitor entrance to avoid fan interaction.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by mike87 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:24 am

I've never been a hill sitter but always had an appreciation for those that did. A green space for the hippies has just been the Appalachian way. Hate to see if go.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by EastHallApp » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:24 am

I know some folks would like to see that. Personally I would find it disappointing.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by Appmountaineers19 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:27 am

https://deseret.brightspotcdn.com/dims4 ... CK.0.0.jpg

I could envision something like this. Not as high but I always thought it could go up to the top of the hill because as you walk on the road you are still below the screen.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by HkyMtneer » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:43 am

Are we sure these temporary bleachers are going over the actual hill itself? I could also envision using the expanded pavement area and going up and over the restrooms on each side of the scoreboard, with a tunnel underneath for foot traffic. JMU used to have the same setup in their endzone - with temporary bleachers that straddled a pedestrian walkway underneath. 1,500 seats going up on each side of the scoreboard wouldn't seem to be too hard or impede too much. Also, we're not getting much of a capacity bump for the Carolina game if we put seats directly over Miller Hill...negligible at best.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by bigdaddyg » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:44 am

Would it be feasible or possible to add seating on the corners and leave a nice strip of hill down the middle for a few hundred? Couldn’t they do this and increase the metal seating by about 2,500 but still leave some grass down the middle? I know it’s not a fair comparison but doesn’t Clemson still have the hill seating? With the new conference structure I can envision far more 30k+ games than 22k with the closer teams bringing fans. Way more JMU, Marshall and ODU versus Texas State, South Alabama and Georgia State

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by fjblair » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:51 am

Either do it properly by enclosing it or leave it alone.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by AppSt94 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:04 am

HkyMtneer wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:43 am
Are we sure these temporary bleachers are going over the actual hill itself? I could also envision using the expanded pavement area and going up and over the restrooms on each side of the scoreboard, with a tunnel underneath for foot traffic. JMU used to have the same setup in their endzone - with temporary bleachers that straddled a pedestrian walkway underneath. 1,500 seats going up on each side of the scoreboard wouldn't seem to be too hard or impede too much. Also, we're not getting much of a capacity bump for the Carolina game if we put seats directly over Miller Hill...negligible at best.
As it was explained last night. The seats are going on the hill. They will go up to the walkway. The rationale is the hill doesn’t maximize the space. People sprawling out take up more room than if there were seats.

The capacity bump is all relevant to what the Fire Marshall will allow.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by AppSt94 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:05 am

fjblair wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:51 am
Either do it properly by enclosing it or leave it alone.
It could be a test run to gauge feasibility of closing it in.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by Appmountaineers19 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:08 am

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=htt ... AdAAAAABAD

Or this...This seems more conducive to our needs. Put the band in the seats and more students section (wrap around to where its at) in the grass. The other have the seats GA

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by Appmountaineers19 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:13 am

Appmountaineers19 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:08 am
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=htt ... AdAAAAABAD

Or this...This seems more conducive to our needs. Put the band in the seats and more students section (wrap around to where its at) in the grass. The other have the seats GA or grass can be family section.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:19 am

1. I don't see the point. UVA, Wake, Clemson (Although only partial) make their hills work for them, why can't we? If they were going to bring the seats closer to the field I could understand, but to just put it on the hill, I don't get it.

2. I hope it's done well, and not just thrown together and look sloppy.

3. Will this allow Cline a better view of Howard's knob?

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by Gonzo » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:23 am

AppSt94 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:07 am
In last nights YC Zoom call, details of stadium configuration for the Carolina game were laid out. 3,000 temporary bleacher seats are going to be placed in the South End Zone. They announced that they will remain in place for the entire season. This might be a test run on bowling in the stadium.
*Edited*
Reread the OP and saw the word SOUTH.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by AppSt94 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:33 am

Gonzo wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:23 am
AppSt94 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:07 am
In last nights YC Zoom call, details of stadium configuration for the Carolina game were laid out. 3,000 temporary bleacher seats are going to be placed in the South End Zone. They announced that they will remain in place for the entire season. This might be a test run on bowling in the stadium.
*Edited*
Reread the OP and saw the word SOUTH.
Haha. The masses in the NEZ would have rioted if they left those stands up.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by AppSt94 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:35 am

/\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:19 am
1. I don't see the point. UVA, Wake, Clemson (Although only partial) make their hills work for them, why can't we? If they were going to bring the seats closer to the field I could understand, but to just put it on the hill, I don't get it.

2. I hope it's done well, and not just thrown together and look sloppy.

3. Will this allow Cline a better view of Howard's knob?
It wouldn’t matter. He would spend the time looking at the field and pining for the track.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by Gonzo » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:36 am

AppSt94 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:33 am
Gonzo wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:23 am
AppSt94 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:07 am
In last nights YC Zoom call, details of stadium configuration for the Carolina game were laid out. 3,000 temporary bleacher seats are going to be placed in the South End Zone. They announced that they will remain in place for the entire season. This might be a test run on bowling in the stadium.
*Edited*
Reread the OP and saw the word SOUTH.
Haha. The masses in the NEZ would have rioted if they left those stands up.
It wouldn't have been surprising after the broken awning promises.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by AppSt94 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:38 am

Gonzo wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:36 am
AppSt94 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:33 am
Gonzo wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:23 am
AppSt94 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:07 am
In last nights YC Zoom call, details of stadium configuration for the Carolina game were laid out. 3,000 temporary bleacher seats are going to be placed in the South End Zone. They announced that they will remain in place for the entire season. This might be a test run on bowling in the stadium.
*Edited*
Reread the OP and saw the word SOUTH.
Haha. The masses in the NEZ would have rioted if they left those stands up.
It wouldn't have been surprising after the broken awning promises.
True. But the Beer Garten is a hit.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by AppSt94 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:47 am

Appmountaineers19 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:08 am
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=htt ... AdAAAAABAD

Or this...This seems more conducive to our needs. Put the band in the seats and more students section (wrap around to where its at) in the grass. The other have the seats GA
I like the layout in this.

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Re: The End of Miller Hill?

Unread post by Appmountaineers19 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:54 am

AppSt94 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:47 am
Appmountaineers19 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:08 am
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=htt ... AdAAAAABAD

Or this...This seems more conducive to our needs. Put the band in the seats and more students section (wrap around to where its at) in the grass. The other have the seats GA
I like the layout in this.
Even put the seats below

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