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Old 05-30-15, 12:00 PM
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Canton's Tom Benson Stadium construction cost surges to $80 Million

Canton's Tom Benson Stadium construction cost surges to $80 Million -
New details are to be available in Sunday's (tomorrow) special section of The Repository.

Here is a quote from a previous CantonRep article ...

Hall of Fame Village has evolved from an original plan to renovate what used to be called Fawcett Stadium for about $25 million. IRG has projected $80 million for Fawcett, of which $10 million was donated by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, and $10 million came from state funding.
About 76 percent of the $476 million will be dedicated to three projects: $80 million for Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium; $127 million for a full-service, four-star hotel; and $157 million for what is the signature new attraction, the Hall of Fame NFL Experience. Those three projects will cost $364 million.
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Old 05-30-15, 12:31 PM
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Lots and lots of new jobs for Stark County. These projects should be really great for you folks over there. Sincere congratulations.
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Old 05-30-15, 01:04 PM
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IRG has projected $80 million for Fawcett, of which $10 million was donated by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, and $10 million came from state funding.
And the other $60 million?
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Old 05-30-15, 01:34 PM
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With all the purported billions that are projected to pour into Canton, it's a small price to pay.
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Old 05-30-15, 01:42 PM
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Same company that did Jerry's Place is going to do the design work.
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Old 05-30-15, 03:29 PM
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Same company that did Jerry's Place is going to do the design work.
HKS does good work, usually. Hopefully they go more Lucas Oil Stadium (brick; industrial-ish) and less Landed Spaceship.
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HKS does good work, usually. Hopefully they go more Lucas Oil Stadium (brick; industrial-ish) and less Landed Spaceship.
You don't think that either is a bit, um, overkill, for a HS stadium?
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You don't think that either is a bit, um, overkill, for a HS stadium?
Says a backer of a school with, I believe, the only indoor practice facility for football in the state.
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You don't think that either is a bit, um, overkill, for a HS stadium?
What would be overkill?

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What would be overkill?
An $80 million stadium modeled on either Lucas Oil or AT&T.
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That's not what I said.

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That's not what I said.

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Who gives a crap if it's "Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk". SMH
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Says a backer of a school with, I believe, the only indoor practice facility for football in the state.
No, A lot of the college and pro teams in the state have one.
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Old 05-30-15, 06:46 PM
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Says a backer of a school with, I believe, the only indoor practice facility for football in the state.
It's used a lot for more than just the HS football team.
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Old 05-30-15, 07:49 PM
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Says a backer of a school with, I believe, the only indoor practice facility for football in the state.
Canton is going to get one as well. Details Sunday.
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Not surprised you don't understand.

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Canton is going to get one as well. Details Sunday.
My gawd, how will the other schools in Div. 1 ever compete?
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My gawd, how will the other schools in Div. 1 ever compete?
By recruiting players from 7 counties.
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By recruiting players from 7 counties.
Never gets old, does it?
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By recruiting players from 7 counties.
Walked into that one!
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Never gets old, does it?
Nope
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A special section in The Rep tells all about the Stadium and the village,enjoy it football fans.
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Still very interested to see what the final stadium plans look like, and thus where the 80 million is going. Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas (pictured below) was built for 60 million. Hopefully Benson Stadium won't have to be condemned a year after it opens, however.

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A few things I can think of off the top of my head:
- New lockerooms
- New scoreboard
- New facade (I'd hope for brick)
- Expansion of capacity and/or addition of luxury suites
- Renovated or new press boxes
- Seats instead of bleachers
- Improved restrooms
- Improved concessions areas
- General improvements and repairs to existing structure
- New turf


Thankfully, the firm hired for this is top notch and something like what happened with that stadium in Texas should be entirely avoided.


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Old 05-31-15, 05:33 PM
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Very little available on line today.

What is in the special section of note beside two columns available?
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Still very interested to see what the final stadium plans look like, and thus where the 80 million is going. Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas (pictured below) was built for 60 million. Hopefully Benson Stadium won't have to be condemned a year after it opens, however.

I found that whole situation down there to be hilarious.
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- General improvements and repairs to existing structure
You do realize that the existing structure (save the new press box) will be entirely demolished?
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Then it will be demolished

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I hope the sight lines will be the same and it will not be built similar to professional stadiums where the seats are so far away from the field.
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I really, really would love to see all of this happen, but I am extremely skeptical. I hope this is all NFL money but I foresee them trying to pass this onto the area with tax increases. That is how they do it. Suck you in with some bait and leave you hanging. If that is the case, I say NOGO. The NFL is fat with cash, this area does not have it to fund these types of ventures and I hope not to see what I suspect is coming.

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