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    Seen the new big screen. Sits to far back from stands hard to see. Is the Island is the only stadium with Turf when it rains players get muddy? Who was the bright one who thought Turf + Island = Good idea? Is it JM's stadium? More brown at the Island than JM's field.

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    It was a real shame when the island flooded like 1 week after the turf was put in...
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    Has anyone ever thought about taking that turf up and having it steamed cleaned?

    It looks bad even when its dry.
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    I know they spent a lot of $$$ and did about everything they could do to clean it after the flood. The whole stadium was under water, when the water left, you couldnt see the field - there was a solid flat surface of thick dirty river mud.

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    Has anyone ever thought about taking that turf up and having it steamed cleaned?

    It looks bad even when its dry.
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    Every once in a while I still hear that Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center still wants to expand with more property, and that they would buy the stadium and help put a new state of the art facility up at the Highlands to which would help in a number of ways: Out of the flood plain; easy access off of the interstate; right beside the retail hub of Ohio County/Wheeling, a new amusement park, new hotels, plenty of parking; and help ensure the Super Six will be in Wheeling for years to come. That would great if that is followed through.

    Anybody else hear any more on this?

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    I have heard that rumor. Also a minor league baseball stadium and an arena. Is there truth to those rumors?

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    I have head about the possibly relocation to the highlands...


    There is a price tag for everything... it will eventually happen, but yet for a couple years. The price and worth of that property will only go UP.
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    A new stadium at The Highlands is a great idea.

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    The Jumbothron is a joke. Steubenvilles is first class in comparison. I understand from some contacts in county government there are some future plans on the books for a stadium at he Highlands and this is perhaps one reason why too much money wasn't spent on a more larger expensive Mombo Jumbo.


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    In spite of all that every one has said it is till the BEST STADIUM in the valley.

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    Everyone wants BIG RED
    They will all be ready for us.
    Their goal will be beating BIG RED.
    15 weeks is such a short time in our lives.
    Take them one week at a time.
    Take their best shots....And give'em ours.
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    Everyone wants BIG RED
    They will all be ready for us.
    Their goal will be beating BIG RED.
    15 weeks is such a short time in our lives.
    Take them one week at a time.
    Take their best shots....And give'em ours.
    And let them know why,
    "We are the Champions"
    "We are Tradition"
    "We are BIG RED"

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    Quote Originally Posted by luap krap View Post
    In spite of all that every one has said it is till the BEST STADIUM in the valley.
    I have to disagree. You can't beat Harding Stadium for quality and history.

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    I like Wheeling Island seats. Being high up yet close to the field is cool. Big Red stadium has a feel that Wheeling Island just does not have.

    They really do need to move that Jumbo to the back of the end zone (right/left). Sitting at the 50 yard line the Jumbo is to hard to see.

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    The one drawback at Harding Stadium is that there is no room on the visitors sideline. Plus a couple years ago, parts of the turf was coming up.
    WIS is still the best IMHO.
    Last edited by Wildman; 08-18-2008 at 10:41 PM.

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    I can agree it's the best stadium in the valley. Although, Big Red's field is really nice as well. I remember going there to watch Big Red play John Glenn my senior year a couple years back and was impressed with their stadium. Their home side is really big and awesome. The jumbotron at Big Red is sweet too. Big Red is right up there with the Island stadium.

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    The Video Board at Wheeling Island is bigger and has a better picture than the one at Steubenville. That comes from the man at Daktronics who installed both video boards. The reason Steubenville looks bigger is that it sit on top of the field (Which in my opinion is better than being 50 feet away from the field).

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    That is one sweet looking scoreboard at Harding Stadium.

    I run the scoreboard at Parkersburg Stadium Field and thought our new one was great until I saw that one at Steubenville.
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    Yeah, and also, that horse blows out fire!

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    To me, Wheeling Island Stadium is bland, not much color anywhere to be found other than the endzones. The scoreboard is 50-75 feet from the field itself, that is what makes the video-screen seem so small. I do like the seating, being close to the field. The only negative about Harding Stadium is the visitors sidelines......there isn't a whole lot of room over there. The players' momentum will have him closing in on the fence in a hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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