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Old 07-22-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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It's being renovated to the tune of more than $35 million. Here's good photo of it taken a few weeks ago:

http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/1043/961110.jpg

All told, since 2000, roughly $125 million has been spent on it. It should be finished by Sunday, September 5, when SMU rolls into town. The game will be televised on ESPN at 3:30 Eastern time/12:30 Pacific.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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The Jones is looking great! It will have a capacity of about 61,000 after these latest renovations are completed. That Sept 5th game won't come soon enough, I'm ready for some football!! Wreck 'Em Tech!!
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Shoot. I should have put the word "expansion" in the title. It's too late to edit, I think.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Yeah, I should have said expansion as well...lol. There have been some renovations but the expansion is the biggest part of what has changed at The Jones.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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It's really both an expansion and renovation, since about 7000 seats have been added since two years ago, and it looks 100 times better than it did on the outside.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Very well done. Looks a ton better than when I visited the campus back in spring of 1997. Back then, Municipal Arena was still hosting bouncyball games that smelled like the rodeo that was in there the night before and United Spirit was just getting off the ground...
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Very well done. Looks a ton better than when I visited the campus back in spring of 1997. Back then, Municipal Arena was still hosting bouncyball games that smelled like the rodeo that was in there the night before and United Spirit was just getting off the ground...
Yeah, I don't know what the Municipal Coliseum is used for any more. The city is throwing $4 million at the adjacent auditorium (don't ask me why), but I hope both are demolished some time in the next ten years. A similar-sized auditorium would do wonders for downtown Lubbock, I think.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Yeah, I don't know what the Municipal Coliseum is used for any more. The city is throwing $4 million at the adjacent auditorium (don't ask me why), but I hope both are demolished some time in the next ten years. A similar-sized auditorium would do wonders for downtown Lubbock, I think.
I hope they demolish that old Coliseum too, it's a waste of space just sitting there out on the edge of the Tech campus. Tech could use the space that thing sits on for so many other things, maybe even use that area as extra parking for the football stadium. And I agree, a new auditorium downtown would be a better way to go than renovating that old building.
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