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This actually seems like a good idea for USF. A lot of practice facilities that I've seen just look like a big shed anyway. The rendering of this one looks nice. BTW, I heard UCF toyed with a variation of this , with walls and no roof.

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"If it's raining, the field is dry. If it's hot, you're under shade," Ingram said. "So what do we need the walls for? At the end of the day, what are we talking about? It doesn't get cold here."If it's raining, the field is dry. If it's hot, you're under shade," Ingram said. "So what do we need the walls for? At the end of the day, what are we talking about? It doesn't get cold here.

http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/uab-is-building-a-unique-indoor-football-practice-facility-without-walls/

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Outside the box thinking... I like it.

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I like it as well. It saves a lot of money and allows for practice out of the rain while not spoiling the team with AC. It's an excellent solution to the IPF. I give it a "YES VOTE!". :GoBulls:

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Do we have any scientists here?  Does it not being enclosed have any bearing on whether they can stay out during lightning?

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1 minute ago, Bourbon Bull said:

Do we have any scientists here?  Does it not being enclosed have any bearing on whether they can stay out during lightning?

Interesting question. Not a scientist but, I did stay at a Holiday Inn once last year. My guess would be that if the structure was grounded, it would be fine. :icon_drink:

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I love how UAB goes from discontinuing their football program to creating this one of a kind Indoor/Outdoor Practice Facility. I would think that this would give USF no reason not to create something similar. 

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Pole Barn

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1 hour ago, ToroDeFuego said:

BTW, I heard UCF toyed with a variation of this , with walls and no roof.

:thumbsup:

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Maybe in Alabama that will be ok. But down here in Florida I would still be concerned for lightning. The good thing about a complete indoor practice facility is no cancelled practice due to the ever present afternoon thunderstorms here.

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13 minutes ago, BiggTipp said:

Maybe in Alabama that will be ok. But down here in Florida I would still be concerned for lightning. The good thing about a complete indoor practice facility is no cancelled practice due to the ever present afternoon thunderstorms here.

Like he said, how does it stop lightening?

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