LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

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LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by News » Wed May 22, 2019 12:58 am

http://www.college-sports-journal.com/i ... me-lights/

Lehigh Athletics simply can’t ignore the outside forces of college football and televised sports forever.

They need one renovation more than any other – lights in order to open up the possibility of hosting late afternoon or early evening games.

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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by Lehigh74 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:01 pm

Excellent article. What are the chances that this will actually happen?
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by van » Thu May 23, 2019 4:53 pm

just waiting on a donor to dig into their pockets, like all upgrades
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by Sundayamqb » Thu May 23, 2019 10:43 pm

Good piece, good history.
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by CHIP72 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:49 am

Yeah, Goodman Stadium needs three upgrades in particular more than any others IMO:

1) Add lights
2) Add a video board
3) Improve the PA system
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by Richb-3 » Sun May 26, 2019 11:21 am

12-15 years ago The LU-Penn game in October was delayed for well over an hour because of Lightening. Sooner or later their will be a Thunderstorm during a November Football Game. Will that game be made up Sunday afternoon, or Monday afternoon? Or will we switch those Starting times to 10:30 AM like that Lafayette Game in the 90's.

Seems to me if Sterrett asks for $2 million for stadium and parking lights, the money will appear.
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by ngineer » Thu May 30, 2019 2:35 pm

I think the video board would be money better spent to add 'juice' to the atmosphere. Night games will not draw any better due to compettion with High School games and people who'd rather not tailgate in the dark. IF we get a home game for playoffs, than bring in temporaries. Schools do that all the time. Now if a donor comes up with the money, then, certainly, you don't look a gift horse in the mouth, but if only U. money, I don't see any 'return' on the investment. I think you may have more incidents of people having schedule conflicts with night time games.
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by Richb-3 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:54 pm

HS do not play Saturday night games ver often,just if they share stadiums
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by ngineer » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:29 pm

Seems like BASD stadium usually used Saturday nights. Our primary 'competitor', locally. A lot of money for the few times used. As said. don't look a gift horse in the mouth, but to me there are bigger priorities. I prefer a Saturday afternoon game with the tailgating.
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Re: LFN: It's High Time Lehigh Football Got Murray Goodman Stadium some Lights

Post by Richb-3 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:37 pm

Bethlehem and Allentown have 3 schools that use their stadiums, so each likely has 5 Saturday night games has except that since they play each other, it is more likely 2-3 Saturday night games a year. I doubt if there are even 12 scheduled Saturday night games a year in the whole valley. (probably more are played because of Friday night rain outs.)

Relative to our attendance, Lafayette's attendance seems like it is doubled since they got lights.

I am not sure why you can't tailgate at 4:30-6:30 instead of 10 to noon.

I think students would rather begin tailgating then rather than just after they get up.

Only possible reason that Sterrett isn't asking for $2M to do this is that Alumni a lot older than me don't want to drive home in the dark
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