Illinois Football Performance Center

Your negative crap is on all the threads. Why don't you pick one, and I'll stay away from that one, and enjoy the optimism on the other threads.
Man, I bet your fun to be around.
Of people who post a lot, I feel like I'm the single most optimistic person about this upcoming season. It's here man, this roster is not like what we had before.

I'd been waiting for the 247 "Team Talent Composite" to come out for this season, and it's telling us that we will be the more talented team in 9 of our 12 games this year!

But of course, to be REALLY optimistic is to be downplaying any chance at success, because it's an already known outcome that we won't make a bowl game, and the critical mission is to justify not firing Lovie when we fail. That's REAL optimism and positivity.

 
Woodridge, IL
I'm very curious how it's gonna work from a gameday operations perspective. If the team needs to use the corridor between the facility and MS, then that's going to have to be cut off from spectators. And the new build already eliminated the walkway from 4th Street. How the heck is anyone going to get into the East Stands? Are they all going to have to enter from the South? That will be a nightmare.

I'm sure it's been thought about by smarter people than me, but it seems like routes of ingress to the stadium is suddenly a real problem, the other side of the coin to having all the team-focused facilities so close.
This map shows the 4th Street entrance still open, but it doesn't look like they've updated it despite it saying its the 2019 stadium map.
 
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Why can't we appreciate the upgrade for a while, please.
I think the Illini performance center is one of the best in the country and is as functional, aesthetically pleasing and cool as any. Well above middle of the pack. Many of the new performance centers don't have the light but have similiar fuctionality. The Smith center has lots of windows and natural light. Iowa and some others are a bit claustrobic. Illini use of both natural and artificial light is above the curve.
 
I think the Illini performance center is one of the best in the country and is as functional, aesthetically pleasing and cool as any. Well above middle of the pack. Many of the new performance centers don't have the light but have similiar fuctionality. The Smith center has lots of windows and natural light. Iowa and some others are a bit claustrobic. Illini use of both natural and artificial light is above the curve.
I do agree with this. I dunno about claustrophobic, the Iowa one has a ton of square footage, but all that white and fluorescent lighting makes it kinda antiseptic.

Not all the design choices in ours are exactly my cup of tea either, but the team meeting room is terrific, I like the wood in the locker room, it's overall a very effective use of the money.
 
LittyvILLe
I do agree with this. I dunno about claustrophobic, the Iowa one has a ton of square footage, but all that white and fluorescent lighting makes it kinda antiseptic.

Not all the design choices in ours are exactly my cup of tea either, but the team meeting room is terrific, I like the wood in the locker room, it's overall a very effective use of the money.
Don't lose your edge.....I know you're here because you love the Illini, but I secretly think you are half full. 😎