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New Basketball/Volleyball Facility

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Scotch, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Quote from the Camera:

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    Link to Facility Renderings

    http://www.cubuffs.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?SPSID=4457&SPID=274&DB_OEM_ID=600&PALBID=363297


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  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    freaking awesome. such a great investment.
     
  3. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    If the actual facility looks anything like that, it will really provide a 'face-lift' to that side of the event center
     
  4. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Is this facility comparable to the other basketball facilities in the conference? Just curious with recruiting in mind.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Looks very nice.
     
  6. GoldenBuff

    GoldenBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I didn't realize it was actually going to be attached to Coors. All of the renderings I had seen were head on facing east and I guess I missed that part. I like this even more now.
     
  7. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    I would think so. I haven't seen any other Big 12 facilities to know for sure, but when the facility was in the planning stages, the hoops coaches and AD reps did a tour of other Big 12 facilities to get an idea of what they wanted in Boulder.
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Wow. That's really cool. Any idea how they'll work out access to the bottom level of the CEC with that big thing in the way of the roll doors?
     
  9. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Glad this is going down, it really is and was a must get. Looks nice.
     
  10. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Isn't that where the planetarium is? What about the laser shows?
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It looks like they're making the stairs to the front entrance more of a gradual incline so that you don't need to be part Sherpa to make it to the door.
     
  12. GoldenBuff

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    The planetarium is a ways west on the opposite side of coors.
     
  13. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  14. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    the new facility is on the northwest corner.
     
  15. DBT

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    Baylor's. I think the practice facility is the one in front, but am not sure.


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  16. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    we are going to have to get some construction pics of this throughout the next year and post them in this thread. The good thing about CU's groundbreaking is they start construction immediately, not like other place where they snap pics and fence off a lot for 3 years.
     
  17. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That facility looks pretty sweet.
     
  18. sackman

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    One thing I like about it is that it softens the look of the CEC itself. Not so much of a bomb shelter look to it, at least from certain angles.
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:

    To me, it currently looks like one of those WW2 pill boxes the Germans built.
     
  20. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Good idea.
     
  21. GoldenBuff

    GoldenBuff Club Member Club Member

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    For most of the construction projects going on now, facilities puts up a webcam that updates once an hour or something like that. There's no cam up on the practice facility yet but I'm going to be checking in and I'll post a link when it comes up.
     
  22. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    This is going to be a huge lift for the three programs in this regard.

    Even better, that means the CU AD can start seriously planning for what needs or should be done with Folsom Field.
     
  23. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    too bad we dont defend it like that.
     
  24. sackman

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    Dude, the Germans didn't defend those all that well, either. Just sayin.
     
  25. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Good point, they dont seem to work long term.
     
  26. aik

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    Visually, the proposed look is more appealing than UT's facility which looks like a yuppie McMansion (though considering the city that one's in, makes some sense). I've been inside Cooley Pavilion when they had men's and women's practice running at the same time. That was a very impressive look so I'm anxious for this bad boy to get finished. Hopefully things stay on schedule and two seasons from now we have three postseason caliber programs calling this place home.
     
  27. buffgal

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    I donated a small amount of money for this and I sure hope it is actually completed and helps our teams.

    Please post pictures if possible of the progress as I no longer live in Colorado to go see it.
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    They've got a trailer on the site now is all. It won't be until they're done with all the HS graduation stuff they do at Coors before things get going. I'll try to get a photo posted every month or so.
     
  29. GoBuffs!!

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    Drove by the other day, and dirt has started moving, looks like things are moving along. The only thing is the new Center for Community dwarfs the CEC. And people complain by the couple million they spent on the practice facility, I think this was some of the best money spent so far.
     
  30. Darth Snow

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    Construction Update w/ pics

    Stopped by the site today. No worries, it's going strong now that the high school stuff is done. Pretty excited.
     

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