kickoff times will be appearing soon for this season. i see that the opener at morgan state is at 7pm (per their site). would not be surprised if the games at unh and albany in the following weekends are also in the evening as those stadia have lights.
i agree with others here that our start times in sep and oct (with daylight savings time) should be in the 2-3 pm slot
Considering HC is now making a significant upgrade to the athletics facilities including an indoor practice facility, that most, if not all of our competitors do not have. I prefer the decision that was made to forgo lights at Fitton in exchange to having an outstanding indoor facility that can be used by all field sports during bad weather. Lights can easily be rented, a full time indoor 100 yard facility dedicated solely to HC Athletics, is rightly a higher priority.
HC is fortunate to have the land to have multiple venues, most dedicated to either a single or two sports. The majority of schools at the FCS level, who have lights, in their football stadiums, is because they lack the additional venues to host events. Villanova is a prime example.
Lights will come after the major overhaul of Fitton occurs.
If TPTB truly care about football attendance, they'll install lights (or rent them more often)....as I've said in other posts, the days of the well attended early kick-off games at Fitton (ouside of HC and FW) ended in the Reagan era....
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Jul 28, 2016 13:55:37 GMT -5
I doubt the change in time was to accommodate HC travel plans. HC is not going to travel the morning of a game in Baltimore. In the past, HC has flown to Georgetown, --and there are more flight options to DCA/IAD then there are to BWI.
As to why the time was moved, perhaps to increase attendance. After Friday night partying at the start of a semester, not too many would be racing to a stadium for an early game.
Post by Non Alum Dave on Jul 28, 2016 18:24:14 GMT -5
I seem to recall Baltimore type weather at the Morgan State game here. I remember walking by the visitors locker room and feeling bad for those guys, with all the doors open to let in the precious little bits of air.
In the past, HC has flown to Georgetown, --and there are more flight options to DCA/IAD then there are to BWI.
There may be more per day to DCA/IAD but Southwest has 9 flights a day from Providence to BWI plus another 9 per day from Boston. If you throw in Hartford and Manchester, you get another 12 -15 flights a day. So 30ish flights a day within 75 minutes or so of campus seems like a pretty good set of options to me.
Post by nycrusader2010 on Jul 28, 2016 19:52:38 GMT -5
When I was in school, PVD - BWI was pretty much the standard means of transportation for the basketball teams to travel to either American or Navy (now Loyola too I guess). The team has both flown and bussed to Georgetown but I believe they've flown out every trip since at least '06 -- in '08 it was Southwest out of Providence. Haven't kept tabs on team travel itinerary since I left so I'm sure others are more in the know. IIRC, HC athletics didn't have the budget to fly the football team down to Georgetown but usually ended up doing so through Gridiron Club donations.