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Friday, September 25, 2009

New renderings of UC's Jefferson Ave. Sports Complex

New renderings of the University of Cincinnati's "Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex" have been released. This complex will feature a full-sized 100-yard field which the lacrosse team will use for home games, and a smaller 50-yard practice field. During the winter months, the large field will be covered by a "bubble", providing an indoor practice space for football, lacrosse, track and field, and soccer. The indoor facility will maintain a temperature of 50-60 degrees, even in the harshest of Cincinnati's winters.


In constructing the new complex, the University will be removing a maintenance facility and a parking lot, one of only two large lots remaining on campus. The new facility will be adjacent to the University's existing Varsity Village complex, which includes Nippert Stadium, Fifth Third Arena at the Shoemaker Center, Gettler Stadium, Marge Schott Stadium, and Sheakley Lawn.



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11 comments:

UCstudent said...

Looks great, a lot more utility than the previous design. Let's hope they do something nice on the Jefferson side, that may be the view of campus everyone sees as they ride by on the streetcar and for sure where thousands of fans will walk to and from basketball and football games.

David Ben said...

Removing a parking lot... ouch. Ever tried to park on campus? Maybe we sould make sure that we don't ban other forms of transportation.

Vote no on Issue 9.

Cincinnati NAMjA said...

Go Bearcats!

5chw4r7z said...

That parking lot is rarely used during the week.
This spot on campus is the ugliest section, and the practice fields will be a welcome addition to an ugly underutilized section of campus.

Nathan said...

When I went to UC I never had a problem parking. The larger garages in my experience always had openings.
This looks like a welcome addition to a campus eyesore.

Radarman said...

U.C. should be easing out of the parking business. The alliance with Metro should be strengthened. It's so smart.

Radarman said...

U.C. should be easing out of the parking business. The alliance with Metro should be strengthened. It's so smart.

Jason said...

I work in Edwards so I'm very pleased that I'm losing my parking.

Now I'll likely have to park in Calhoun Garage for $87/month. What a deal!

Jason said...

The Metro partnership would be great if it was actually worthwhile, for me. The cost is $120/month. To get from my home to my work I must make 2 transfers and it would take a little over an hour.

Or, I can drive to work in less than 15 minutes.

Jason said...

Sorry, it's $120/term not $120/month.

David Ben said...

It's a shame that for employees the price is so much higher. As a student, paying $40 per quarter is a steal because I use the bus daily to get from class uptown to work downtown. Now I'm not paying for parking at UC (at a cost of $261/quarter = $87/month) and paying to park downtown near work at a cost of about $270/quarter ($90/month).

So even if the Metro cost me the Employee rate of $120 per quarter (or $40/month), I'd still take it because it's significantly less than paying $531/quarter ($177/month) to park.

Not to mention gas...

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