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    Clyde Williams stadium

    Really enjoyed the pics of Clyde Williams Stadium, having a stadium right in the middle of the neighborhood is very cool. I never got to see a game there but I remember driving past it many times in the back seat of my dad's car. Didn't Devaney complain about the condition of the field after the tie game in 1972?



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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Don't recall the condition of the field in '72 but do recall a sign that one student displayed in the end zone student section. "Johnny Rodgers has the Heisman, Rich Glover stole it for him." One of those had to be there to get it moments. The ISU student section was along the field and in the end zone corner. The NU fans were in the end zone. By the end of the game, the police were standing in the separating aisle, top to bottom, attempting to keep the peace. NU was headed to the Orange Bowl. The oranges from the NU section rained down on the field. Oranges from the ISU student section rained down on the NU fans. The good 'ol days of Clyde Williams.



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    I remember being at a game at Clyde Williams and a student had a sign that said
    "Johnny Rodgers, How fast on grass?"

    This was after he was picked up for possession and also refering to his abilities to run on our natural turf versus the arti-turf they had at Memorial Statdium in Lincoln.


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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Just keep in mind that when JT was built there was nothing around it at all. There has been a lot of development around JT over the past 30 years and 30 years from now it could be almost as crowed. I like the location of JT because the University seems to keep expanding down that way and it is easy access.



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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Jack Trice was opened in 1975 at a cost of 7.6 million dollars, why didn't we have the for sight to spend a couple million more and finish both end zones? Now we spend 30 million for restrooms and upgrades. At least the AD Lou McCullough didn't put a running track inside the stadium aka Kansas. Don't get me wrong, I love our stadium, just wish they would have lower bowled it at the time.


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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    The beauty of Clyde Williams was that it was accessible to so many via foot. A lot of what is now rental properties west of campus use to be all single family homes. The downside of games at Clyde was that unless you lived within walking distance it was tough to find parking and there was no such thing as tailgating like there is now.


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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Splendid View Post
    Jack Trice was opened in 1975 at a cost of 7.6 million dollars, why didn't we have the for sight to spend a couple million more and finish both end zones? Now we spend 30 million for restrooms and upgrades. At least the AD Lou McCullough didn't put a running track inside the stadium aka Kansas. Don't get me wrong, I love our stadium, just wish they would have lower bowled it at the time.
    There are actually drawings out there showing designs vastly different than the final product.

    (1) That was all the money ISU could scrounge up at the time
    (2) There were several outcries that the stadium would be too big
    (3) Parts of the east side had to be redone because of massive settling during construction (guessing that wasn't free to fix)



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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    There are actually drawings out there showing designs vastly different than the final product.

    (1) That was all the money ISU could scrounge up at the time
    (2) There were several outcries that the stadium would be too big
    (3) Parts of the east side had to be redone because of massive settling during construction (guessing that wasn't free to fix)
    were those ever published?



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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    were those ever published?
    The drawings/renderings? Yes, some were.



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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    The drawings/renderings? Yes, some were.

    I would LOVE to see them. Do you suppose they'd be in the Special Sections at Parks?

    Maybe I'll swing by sometime this week and see.



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    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    I would LOVE to see them. Do you suppose they'd be in the Special Sections at Parks?
    I don't even know if they exist anymore.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Splendid View Post
    Jack Trice was opened in 1975 at a cost of 7.6 million dollars, why didn't we have the for sight to spend a couple million more and finish both end zones?
    Oh, and the stadium was 100% funded from donations. Absolutely zero outside assistance.



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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    The drawings/renderings? Yes, some were.
    I remember those too. Some of the proposed stadiums were very dramatic, certainly having to cost more to build than the eventual stadium that we built.



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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    7.6 million in 1975 dollars would be worth roughly 29.9 million today. How come Pollard hasn't started a "grass roots" type fund raiser for the south end zone? I'd chip a good chunk of change in if I knew my money was going towards specifically that cause.


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    Re: Clyde Williams stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Ace000087 View Post
    7.6 million in 1975 dollars would be worth roughly 29.9 million today. How come Pollard hasn't started a "grass roots" type fund raiser for the south end zone? I'd chip a good chunk of change in if I knew my money was going towards specifically that cause.
    I'm sure if you e-mail/call that can be arranged VERY easily.



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