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Re: Viking Pavilion

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by BroadwayVik » January 5th, 2017, 6:59 pm

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Finally.

I'll never understand Portland's lack of alacrity, it's love affair with lethargy. Vitamin D deficiency? S.A.D., isn't it?

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by martymoose » January 6th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Cool that we finally have a camera.

It was encouraging to see the east pillars going up at the last men's game on New Years Eve.

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by BroadwayVik » January 6th, 2017, 7:33 pm

Image Yes, it was quite encouraging at that.

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by martymoose » January 6th, 2017, 9:49 pm

BroadwayVik wrote:Image Yes, it was quite encouraging at that.
Now Ruprecht...

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by BroadwayVik » January 6th, 2017, 10:50 pm

Image It will be a very nice pavilion when it's finished. You'll see.

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by bigskyconf » January 7th, 2017, 1:03 pm

BroadwayVik wrote:Image It will be a very nice pavilion when it's finished. You'll see.
As long as we can attract higher caliber opponents than the New Hope Bible College (and Dr. Hafzajees Van Gheest's lecture on Protein's effect on the Pancreas).

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by forestgreen » January 17th, 2017, 12:47 pm

Viking Pavilion shapes up as pride of Park Blocks

http://www.pamplinmedia.com/go/45-sport ... ark-blocks

Come April Fools' Day 2018, a new age is scheduled to dawn for the Portland State University athletic department.
April 1, 2018, is the tentative opening day for the upgraded Peter W. Stott Center, including the Viking Pavilion — a new arena that will seat about 3,000 fans for basketball.
The $50.1 million renovation is a joint project of PSU and Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to holding about 50 Viking sports events each year, the facility will house OHSU events and can be rented.
In fall 2017, Portland State volleyball will play its home matches at Concordia University.
Portland State is working with Lewis & Clark College to play its men's and women's basketball home games there next season, though no agreement has been finalized, according to Mike Lund, PSU associate athletics director for media and communications.
Basketball schedules usually are finalized in the spring. PSU men's basketball also will play three games in the fall in the PK80 tournament, which is booked for Memorial Coliseum and Moda Center.
Lund said under "strong consideration" is to have the first official event be PSU's "Night of Wine and Roses" fundraiser, which is scheduled for April 28, 2018.
Except for PSU sports, the university's Conferences and Events office is responsible for scheduling all events. The arena is expected to play host to lectures, graduations and more.
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is for the entire university. This is going to be a civic building that will connect not just Portland State students to athletics but the entire (Portland) community to campus," former PSU Athletic Director Mark Rountree says. "If your aspirations are to be one of the top urban institutions in the West, and you want to have lecturers come in, then you need to have a facility that can warrant that."
Rountree, who left PSU in December to take the assistant AD job at Georgia Tech, credits Stott and PSU President Wim Wiewel for getting the project underway. Stott has been a major donor to PSU, and the renovated center will continue to bear his name.
Rountree says the project is expected to stay within its $50.1 million budget. About $24 million is coming from state bonds, $7.5 million from OHSU, and $1.5 million from PSU student fees.
The remaining $17 million will come from philanthropic donations. According to Lund, fundraising is ongoing and is nearing the amount needed.
The 3,000 capacity for basketball will be double that of the existing Stott Center.
Rountree says says the capacity — 3,800 for concerts, lectures and graduations — was arrived at after the building's footprint, construction costs and market research were considered. He says an initial study suggested a 5,000-seat facility.
"Whether you build it for 5,000 seats or 3,000 seats, the kind of events you're going to attract are going to be the same," Rountree says.
Val Cleary, who took over as athletic director Jan. 1, says the pavilion will improve the university's connection with Portland and be a game-changer for the teams that will play there.
"The landscape of Portland State athletics is just going to change tremendously with the pavilion opening up," she says. "That's going to totally change our operation in terms of men's and women's basketball and volleyball."
The project already has helped the PSU football program. The first phase involved replacing a swimming pool with an 8,000-square-foot weight room, which is being used by PSU athletes and is substantially larger than its predecessor. The PSU Academic and Recreation Center, which opened seven years ago, has a pool.
The existing Stott Center basketball court is being used this season, even as foundation and structural work goes on where the new pavilion will rise.
The existing court will remain as a practice court and be available for small-scale events. It will be moved slightly to accommodate new offices along the north side.
The facility will include all athletic department offices, classrooms for university courses, and student lounge spaces. No physical education classes will use the building — none use the existing Stott Center.
About 250,000 to 350,000 people are likely to visit the new facility each year, Lund says.
No public parking will be added, though. Lund says the university had extensive discussions about adding parking, but the consensus is that the nearly 4,000 parking spaces managed by PSU will provide adequate parking for pavilion events.
Lund says Parking Structure 3, on the northwest corner of campus, is the least-used of the university's parking structures and most likely will be the main parking spot for events.
Cleary notes that mass transit serves the campus well, and that many fans use light rail to reach Providence Park and Moda Center. 
OHSU and other PSU activities will have scheduling priority once Vikings' sports and PSU commencement are booked.
Lund says the Oregon School Activities Association has expressed interest in staging high school tournaments at the pavilion.
"We would certainly welcome that and expect that to occur on some level for a variety of sports," Lund says. "Other tournaments and Portland events would also be scheduled. In the past, the Stott Center has held many events in the current gym, including high school graduations and proms."
The entire facility will be the Peter W. Stott Center. The Viking Pavilion will be the arena portion of the building. Not yet finalized is what the Vikings basketball and volleyball teams will call their new home.
"Whether we will say that the teams will be playing at the Peter Stott Center, the Viking Pavilion or at the Viking Pavilion at the Peter Stott Center has not been determined," Lund says.
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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by BroadwayVik » April 5th, 2017, 6:09 am

Here's an image I've not seen before of the Viking Pavilion interior design: The East Lobby.

Check it out: https://www.uniquevenues.com/sites/uniq ... _Lobby.jpg

Looks quite very nice!

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by martymoose » April 7th, 2017, 1:08 pm

The live camera on the Pavilion didn't fare so well in the wind storm today. ;-)

Oh, and the roof the the library could probably use a pressure wash this summer. Little moss starting to build up. ;-)

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by BroadwayVik » April 8th, 2017, 10:01 pm

Who's building the Viking Pavilion? Was it Fortis or Skanska? One of them anyway. The other is building the Karl Miller Center.

I would think one of us needs to get word to Mike Lund so he can inform the builder. My guess is it was the recent wind storm Portland had that knocked the webcam off its perch.

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I'll contact him, but I think it'll be up sooner if more of us contact him as well. Here goes.

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Re: Viking Pavilion

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by bigskyconf » May 18th, 2017, 6:03 pm

Anyone know if our new president was in attendance? I didn't see him in the picture.

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by BroadwayVik » May 31st, 2017, 1:45 am

Interesting comments on the Viking Pavilion from the outside:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthr ... d&t=199305

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by BroadwayVik » June 4th, 2017, 12:22 am

After viewing the online construction of the Viking Pavilion, I wonder, I just wonder if the longer-term plan might allow for the construction of an overhanging upper bowl of seating. ;)

The fact remains that attendance for the games is deficient. The seating has been set for 3,000, an increment level higher than the previous capacity of around 1,770. The idea here seems to be to begin with a reachable attendance goal and then hopefully build more seating when justified.

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Parking has always been a bugaboo of inconvenience. The treatment of commuting basketball fans affects the very image of the university at large. :)

Valerie thinks Tri-Met is the answer. Maybe for those relatively close, but not suburbanites. Mike talks about the 12th Avenue Parking Garage being available. Okay, but wouldn't it be wise to treat the fans with a measure of appreciation, warmth and hospitality. How? Through cooperation with University Parking, provide a place of urban refuge, a designated parking area within the garage just for the game attendees, perhaps quietly reserve it up on the highest level. Provide a sense of common cause and solidarity among Viking Bball fans. Vik fans together. Good treatment of arriving basketball fans tends to attract more. Upon arrival, the feeling becomes "You made it. Here is our place of parking convenience reserved just for you, our honored Viking fans. Welcome!" Simple hospitality and consideration feels good. People are attracted to what feels good and look forward to it. What attracts more is if that hospitality parking is institutionally-sanctioned and reliably available each game. Is there rooftop parking on Parking Garage III? Establish it as part of Tradition.

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Now if we can do something about our hackneyed game announcer. He should be out calling the Pendleton Roundup, not urban university basketball games. :?
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Bringing in a Heath Schroyer protégé could serve an the impetus here. If Barret Peery succeeds in creating the kind of excitement as was experienced during the Heath Schroyer era, attendance will very likely increase and remain steady and constant as it was during, especially, his third year. Basketball Viks were experiencing good success and we saw many good-sized crowds show up to games.

Note also that the design of the building is such that students using the building for other purposes will be able to peer in and witness game action as they walk past. This could add to the number of those who become interested and elect to attend. :o

We will also have community members who will use the facility for their own purposes who may decide that the arena is a quality collegiate sports venue and to attend games as well.

By this means, the 3,000 capacity may come to see a day when Viking basketball games become well-attended throughout the coming era, especially if the games are as fun and exciting as they were during the Heath Schroyer era. If the Viks are winning and the games become a hot ticket not only for the commuting student body but also for the surrounding community at large, the day may come when the addition of an upper bowl could become a viable mandate. :D

With higher demand, the capacity could then be conceivably doubled to 6,000, or nearly so. In such circumstance, being an early season ticket holder may serve to one's advantage.

If the addition of an overhanging upper bowl is structurally feasible, then this could reveal an incremental strategy in constructing the lower bowl first. A future upper bowl could then appear when justified and viable through further financing, a sensible approach for Portland State. 8-)

If indeed structurally feasible,
Build the program, build the attendance, build the seating.
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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by Pounder » June 5th, 2017, 4:09 pm

Name a program that's actually grown in the last 10-20 years.

Answer: Gonzaga. I think that's it, frankly.

So they outgrew their old 4,000-seat gym. Seemed like they could play games a mere mile away in 12,000-seat Veterans Memorial Arena. Yet they built a 6,000-seater on campus instead. Time may have proven that they underbuilt (I'm somewhat convinced that the only more insane resale prices for tickets in North America- outside your big playoff events- might be the Toronto Maple Leafs- or maybe Duke?).

I think the reason why is NCAA basketball continuing to indicate that they're not happy with overall attendance. OR... they're trying to protect increased ticket prices. Know what? It's the latter.

Remember, these schools all network, they get advice from each other, and for many years now, that advice leans toward "don't overbuild" instead of "don't underbuild." Go figure.

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by forestgreen » July 10th, 2017, 2:10 pm

Viking Pavilion taking shape! Within the article there is a video about the progress:

Viking Pavilion taking shape at Portland State University

http://katu.com/sports/college/vikings- ... king-shape
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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by Viktorious » July 27th, 2017, 10:55 pm

Anyone notice they have a second live cam for the interior now?

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by martymoose » July 28th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Viktorious wrote:
July 27th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Anyone notice they have a second live cam for the interior now?
Yeah, pretty neat to see that they've poured the concrete floor already.

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Re: Viking Pavilion

Post by Pounder » January 30th, 2018, 5:48 am

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