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WillWeaverRVA

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Whats gonna happen to the Diamond? Great venue for Womens softball with renovation.
AFAIK the entire area is expected to be redeveloped with the existing Diamond slated for demolition when the new ballpark is complete. Unlike the downtown arena (which is honestly a fiasco that has Dominion's paws all over it), this seems much more likely to happen sometime in the next 10 years or so.
 
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DisplacedRam

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From The Athletic's latest Bubble Watch article--


VCU (16-6, 6-3; NET: 36, SOS: 88): On Friday night, VCU took its second loss of the season to the other Rams, those hailing from Rhode Island, which we think means VCU has to be called the “other” Rams until next season. Anyway, Mike Rhoades’ team is still trending toward the postseason, but it’s hardly the guarantee one might have assumed even a month or so ago. This is looking more and more like a double-digit seed. Things are getting a little hairy.
 

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From The Athletic's latest Bubble Watch article--


VCU (16-6, 6-3; NET: 36, SOS: 88): On Friday night, VCU took its second loss of the season to the other Rams, those hailing from Rhode Island, which we think means VCU has to be called the “other” Rams until next season. Anyway, Mike Rhoades’ team is still trending toward the postseason, but it’s hardly the guarantee one might have assumed even a month or so ago. This is looking more and more like a double-digit seed. Things are getting a little hairy.
Sounds about right until we do something to earn that single digit seed back. Big games coming up.
 

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From The Athletic's bubble watch updated today--


VCU (17-6, 7-3; NET: 35, SOS: 75): The Rams handled Davidson with minimal fuss Friday night, which is good and all, but not really the most pressing concern here. As Richard C. mentioned in our live Q&A on Friday: “VCU is 0-5 away from home against top-100 teams. Three such opportunities remain. Won’t they need to win all three of those? No team got in with a 2-6 road/neutral record last year against that group.” We hadn’t registered this before, but Richard’s right — VCU’s road performance is a big issue. We’d have the Rams in the tournament over plenty of other bubble teams, that’s for sure, but the committee might not be so inclined, and VCU will have to add wins outside the Siegel Center to its résumé — possibly as early as Saturday’s crosstown drive to Richmond.
 
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Sooo...the downtown area north of Broad St. was nothing but blight and J Sarge, so VCU created the Biotechnical Park. The city desperately needed a children’s hospital, so VCU is building one. The Carver Area was falling into blight so VCU caused it to be revitalized. The city was paralyzed about building a ballpark, so VCU spearheaded a plan and will build one. The city needs a new arena to revitalize the downtown, create jobs and attract people, and private funds arrived to build one, but the city council kills it. If it wasn’t for VCU, we could have held a funeral for Richmond’s downtown a long time ago. The City Council is rife with small thinkers or no thinkers at all.
 

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Sooo...the downtown area north of Broad St. was nothing but blight and J Sarge, so VCU created the Biotechnical Park. The city desperately needed a children’s hospital, so VCU is building one. The Carver Area was falling into blight so VCU caused it to be revitalized. The city was paralyzed about building a ballpark, so VCU spearheaded a plan and will build one. The city needs a new arena to revitalize the downtown, create jobs and attract people, and private funds arrived to build one, but the city council kills it. If it wasn’t for VCU, we could have held a funeral for Richmond’s downtown a long time ago. The City Council is rife with small thinkers or no thinkers at all.
 
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Sooo...the downtown area north of Broad St. was nothing but blight and J Sarge, so VCU created the Biotechnical Park. The city desperately needed a children’s hospital, so VCU is building one. The Carver Area was falling into blight so VCU caused it to be revitalized. The city was paralyzed about building a ballpark, so VCU spearheaded a plan and will build one. The city needs a new arena to revitalize the downtown, create jobs and attract people, and private funds arrived to build one, but the city council kills it. If it wasn’t for VCU, we could have held a funeral for Richmond’s downtown a long time ago. The City Council is rife with small thinkers or no thinkers at all.
VCU Health wanted to get involved in the project. They were going to build office space, a new Ronald McDonald house which would've been great, and pharmacy, more parking. VCU strongly supported the project. But council has had their mindset that no matter what the project was going to die. It's unfortunate.
 

WillWeaverRVA

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VCU Health wanted to get involved in the project. They were going to build office space, a new Ronald McDonald house which would've been great, and pharmacy, more parking. VCU strongly supported the project. But council has had their mindset that no matter what the project was going to die. It's unfortunate.
It probably wouldn't have been as good for VCU as it seemed at first. The whole project was basically Dominion's baby, and VCU basically would have been paying Dominion rent.
 
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It probably wouldn't have been as good for VCU as it seemed at first. The whole project was basically Dominion's baby, and VCU basically would have been paying Dominion rent.
I guess that area will continue to be an eye sore for awhile and people will take their money to Charlottesville, Norfolk.
 

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It probably wouldn't have been as good for VCU as it seemed at first. The whole project was basically Dominion's baby, and VCU basically would have been paying Dominion rent.
VCU would not have been paying Dominion rent. VCU would own the land and doesn't pay state taxes to begin with. What VCU would have built/builds would have complimented the Navy Hill project. And nothing is stopping VCU from moving forward. The City of Richmond does NOT have any control over VCU. That's why VCU and the Flying Squirrels are building a new baseball stadium on State owned land and the City of Richmond is now not part of the deal.
 
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