News McMahon Stadium Improvements

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  1. Madman

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    One of the big news items from the Fan Forum was the announcement of some much needed improvements to McMahon. One of the biggest, (pun intended), will be a brand new 30x50 foot HD scoreboard!

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    The Calgary Stampeders officially announced a number of upgrades for McMahon Stadium during the team’s Fan Forum on Monday night at the Red & White Club.

    “McMahon Stadium Society and the Stampeders have long enjoyed a strong and mutually beneficial relationship and the stadium upgrades for the 2014 season are just the latest example of the partnership,” said Stampeders president Gordon Norrie. “We’re all very dedicated to making the game-day experience the best it can be for our fans.”
    Scheduled improvements for the upcoming season include:
    • A new 30x50-foot scoreboard that will display high-definition videos and replays
    • A 11x-40-foot auxiliary scoreboard that will provide important messaging, live game stats and scoring
    • A new FieldTurf surface to replace the turf that was installed in 2006
    • Concourse expansion with additional washroom facilities and concessions
    • Enhanced pre-game Fan Zone with more food trucks, more entertainment and a seating area that will give fans the opportunity to start enjoying the game-day experience in advance of kickoff time
    • The expanded use of a Fan Hotline that will allow fans to anonymously contact security and report an issue in the stands that is detracting from their enjoyment of the game
    “McMahon Stadium is a great facility steeped in tradition and we will continue to work with McMahon Stadium Society to ensure that it continues to get better,” said Norrie. “The improvements this year follows the installation of seat covers, new LED signage and extensive renovations to the Red & White Club in 2013 and there’s more in store for the future.”

    From Stampeders.com
    http://www.stampeders.com/article/stadium-improvements-unveiled
     
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    Good to see they are improving the screen. I've been saying for years that it needed replacing, couldn't see a damn thing on the screen especially during a bright day.
     
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    YUPE - you called that one buddy!
     
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    Did they hint at any further details as to what the "concourse expansion" is going to be? I can't wait to see McMahon this year. I love that they are being proactive to get the place refreshed in the medium term until they ultimitly go ahead and plan a new stadium.
     
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    It is just an expansion in the north Concourse area - more bathrooms and additional food areas. I think it is about as significant as the extra money they spent of the Red and White club. Just something else I walk past on my way to my seat.
     
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    Goodbye scoreboard.

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    She gone.

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    Here is a view from McMahon on Saturday around new. The new turfs is SO FRIGGEN SOFT to walk on - like new carpet and think underlay in your home.
     

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    Excellent, thanks for the pictures Glenn.
     
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    From Rob Maver.

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    New NE concourse area well underway.

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    So are the handicap seats gone now? Or is it just the corners that are getting renovated?
     
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    Just pave it all and put up condos.
     
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    I'm led to believe it's just the corners that are being done, nothing changes in the handicapped seating.
     

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