Alfond Money

Posted by: dunbar on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 8:12 pm

https://www.umainealumni.com/athletics/these-plans-for-athletics-and-recreation-are-spectacular/

Here`s the first leak. Thanks, UMAA

Posted by: MaineBlackBearFan on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 8:26 pm

What`s soccer draw 200 a game? 

Posted by: dunbar on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 8:26 pm

https://www.umainealumni.com/athletics/these-plans-for-athletics-and-recreation-are-spectacular/

Here`s the first leak. Thanks, UMAA

Posted by: fafan on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 9:13 pm

OMG, that is beyond dissappointment.

There must be more to tomorrow`s announcement than what is being reported. If Maine does not replace the field turf this summer they might as well drop the dam sport. It has been an embarrassment for 5 years, Most high schools in Maine with field turf take better of their fields than UMaine does. 

Posted by: dunbar on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 9:28 pm
fafan wrote:

OMG, that is beyond dissappointment.

There must be more to tomorrow`s announcement than what is being reported. If Maine does not replace the field turf this summer they might as well drop the dam sport. It has been an embarrassment for 5 years, Most high schools in Maine with field turf take better of their fields than UMaine does. 


Why is it beyond disappointment? I wouldn`t base judgement off a Larry article (if it`s even accurate) and if you look closely to the first rendering you can start to piece together each project.

Can we act like adults and get all of the information before jumping to conclusions?

Posted by: mainejeff on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 10:03 pm

Wow....what is with all of the leaks?

So....new FH, Soccer & Softball fields as indicated in the rendering.  I like the 2 sided stadium seating for FH & Soccer....makes sense.

New basketball arena will be built in main parking lot in front of field house.  Does it include hockey arena too?  That building looks large....and of course Alfond Stadium blocks view of Alfond Arena....which may or may not still exist.  OK....I`m a bit more excited now.Laughing

Posted by: mainejeff on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 10:07 pm

Also.....looks like the shadow of a new indoor dome to left of Soccer field.

Posted by: fafan on Wed Feb 17th, 2021 7:26 am

So in this drawing there is no more existing Alfond, so the new building is hockey/basketball arena??? Guess this is why we need more details.

Posted by: thebam on Wed Feb 17th, 2021 7:43 am

" There has been speculation about possible construction of a new hockey facility to replace 45-year-old Alfond Arena, but it is expected the facility will instead undergo renovations to help UMaine keep pace with opponents." 

Exactly how much lipstick can you put on a pig? This will be the biggest disappointment of this entire project if true.