Gibbs Stadium is a 13, 000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It opened in 1996 and is home to the Wofford College Terriers football team and it is the home to the Spartanburg High School varsity football team. It is home to the 30th largest college football scoreboard in the nation at 1,485 square feet and it was named for the Gibbs family, long-time donors to Wofford, for their 1 million dollar donation to build it
East Tennessee State University
East Tennessee State University is a public university located in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system of colleges and universities, the sixth largest system of public education. ETSU has off-campus centers in nearby Kingsport and Elizabethton, ETSU was founded as East Tennessee State Normal School in 1911 to educate teachers, the K-12 training school, called University School, operates to this day. By 1930, the name had changed again to East Tennessee State Teachers College. In 1943, East Tennessee State Teachers College was expanded into a college with a range of liberal arts offerings, the college became East Tennessee State University in 1963, adopting the name it holds today. ETSU announced plans to open a College of Pharmacy in 2005, full accreditation was granted in June 2010, shortly after the first class of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy graduated. In December 2007, the College of Public and Allied Health split into two new colleges, the College of Public Health and the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences.
Both are part of ETSU’s Health Sciences Division, which includes the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. In late 2009, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Board of Regents authorized the formation of a Ph. D program in Sport Physiology and this program, the first of its kind in the United States, focuses on sports science and physiology in athletics. It features concentrations in sport physiology and sport performance and started in 2010, the research mission of ETSU advances scholarly and creative activity that enhances the teaching and learning environment and benefits the regional and global communities served. ETSU strongly supports and encourages faculty and student research, in FY12, ETSU was awarded over $50 million in research, public service, and training/instruction grants. ETSU collegiate athletic teams, nicknamed Buccaneers, compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference, the Buccaneers rejoined the Southern Conference in July 2014 after competing in the Atlantic Sun since 2003, when they dropped football.
In the 2006-07 year, ETSU won both the men and womens All-Sport trophies, winning seven team titles. They repeated as the overall and mens All-Sport champions in 2007-08 with three titles, in 2008-09 with five team titles, and in 2009-10 with three team titles. ETSU has won the Bill Bibb Trophy for the best overall Atlantic Sun athletic program all six years since it was first awarded for the 2006-07 season. Current mens sports at ETSU are football, basketball, cross country, soccer and track, Womens sports are basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and field and volleyball. Mens soccer competed at the level in the fall of 2007, before entering NCAA. A new on-campus soccer field, Summers-Taylor Stadium, opened in fall 2007, in the 2007-08 season, the womens basketball team made their first trip to the NCAA tournament
United States dollar
The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution. It is divided into 100 smaller cent units, the circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars. The U. S. dollar was originally commodity money of silver as enacted by the Coinage Act of 1792 which determined the dollar to be 371 4/16 grain pure or 416 grain standard silver, the currency most used in international transactions, it is the worlds primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use the Federal Reserve Notes for paper money, while the country mints its own coins, or accepts U. S. coins that can be used as payment in U. S. dollars. After Nixon shock of 1971, USD became fiat currency, Article I, Section 8 of the U. S.
Constitution provides that the Congress has the power To coin money, laws implementing this power are currently codified at 31 U. S. C. Section 5112 prescribes the forms in which the United States dollars should be issued and these coins are both designated in Section 5112 as legal tender in payment of debts. The Sacagawea dollar is one example of the copper alloy dollar, the pure silver dollar is known as the American Silver Eagle. Section 5112 provides for the minting and issuance of other coins and these other coins are more fully described in Coins of the United States dollar. The Constitution provides that a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and that provision of the Constitution is made specific by Section 331 of Title 31 of the United States Code. The sums of money reported in the Statements are currently being expressed in U. S. dollars, the U. S. dollar may therefore be described as the unit of account of the United States. The word dollar is one of the words in the first paragraph of Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution, dollars is a reference to the Spanish milled dollar, a coin that had a monetary value of 8 Spanish units of currency, or reales.
In 1792 the U. S. Congress passed a Coinage Act, Section 20 of the act provided, That the money of account of the United States shall be expressed in dollars, or units. And that all accounts in the offices and all proceedings in the courts of the United States shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation. In other words, this act designated the United States dollar as the unit of currency of the United States, unlike the Spanish milled dollar the U. S. dollar is based upon a decimal system of values. Both one-dollar coins and notes are produced today, although the form is significantly more common
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people. The International Fire Code, portions of which have adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction. It specifies, For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms and it requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating. Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the size of the venue. For sports venues, the decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors, chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area.
Seating capacity of venues plays a role in what media they are able to provide, in contracting to permit performers to use a theatre or other performing space, the seating capacity of the performance facility must be disclosed. Seating capacity may influence the kind of contract to be used, the seating capacity must be disclosed to the copyright owner in seeking a license for the copyrighted work to be performed in that venue. Venues that may be leased for private functions such as ballrooms and auditoriums generally advertise their seating capacity, seating capacity is an important consideration in the construction and use of sports venues such as stadiums and arenas. The seating capacity for restaurants is reported as covers, a restaurant that can seat 99 is said to have 99 covers, seating capacity differs from total capacity, which describes the total number of people who can fit in a venue or in a vehicle either sitting or standing. Use of the term public capacity indicates that a venue is allowed to more people than it can actually seat.
Again, the total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law
Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States, Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, Tennessees capital and second largest city is Nashville, which has a population of 654,610. Memphis is the states largest city, with a population of 655,770, the state of Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact generally regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians. What is now Tennessee was initially part of North Carolina, Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1,1796. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, occupied by Union forces from 1862, it was the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war.
Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state besides Virginia and this sharply reduced competition in politics in the state until after passage of civil rights legislation in the mid-20th century. This city was established to house the Manhattan Projects uranium enrichment facilities, helping to build the worlds first atomic bomb, Tennessees major industries include agriculture and tourism. Poultry and cattle are the primary agricultural products, and major manufacturing exports include chemicals, transportation equipment. In the early 18th century, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi in present-day Monroe County, the town was located on a river of the same name, and appears on maps as early as 1725. The meaning and origin of the word are uncertain, some accounts suggest it is a Cherokee modification of an earlier Yuchi word. It has been said to mean meeting place, winding river, according to ethnographer James Mooney, the name can not be analyzed and its meaning is lost.
The modern spelling, Tennessee, is attributed to James Glen, the governor of South Carolina, the spelling was popularized by the publication of Henry Timberlakes Draught of the Cherokee Country in 1765. In 1788, North Carolina created Tennessee County, the county to be established in what is now Middle Tennessee. When a constitutional convention met in 1796 to organize a new out of the Southwest Territory. Other sources differ on the origin of the nickname, according to the Columbia Encyclopedia. Tennessee ties Missouri as the state bordering the most other states, the state is trisected by the Tennessee River. The highest point in the state is Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome, which lies on Tennessees eastern border, is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail, and is the third highest peak in the United States east of the Mississippi River
Johnson City, Tennessee
Johnson City is a city in Washington and Sullivan counties in the U. S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Johnson City was 63,152, Johnson City is the principal city of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which covers Carter and Washington counties and had a combined population of 200,966 as of 2013. The MSA is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the Tri-Cities region and this CSA is the fifth largest in Tennessee with an estimated 500,538 people in residence. William Bean, traditionally recognized as Tennessees first colonizer, built his cabin along Boones Creek near Johnson City in 1769, in the 1780s, Colonel John Tipton established a farm just outside what is now Johnson City. During the State of Franklin movement, Tipton was a leader of the loyalist faction, in February 1788, an armed engagement took place at Tiptons farm between Tipton and his men and the forces led by John Sevier, the leader of the Franklin faction.
Founded in 1856 by Henry Johnson as a station called Johnsons Depot, Johnson City became a major rail hub for the Southeast. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Johnson City served as headquarters for the narrow gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad, both rail systems featured excursion trips through scenic portions of the Blue Ridge Mountains and were engineering marvels of railway construction. The Southern Railway passes through the city, during the American Civil War, before it was formally incorporated in 1869, the name of the town was briefly changed to Haynesville in honor of Confederate Senator Landon Carter Haynes. Henry Johnsons name was restored following the war, with Johnson elected as the citys first mayor on January 3,1870. The town grew rapidly from 1870 until 1890 as railroad and mining interests flourished, the national depression of 1893, which caused many railway failures and a resulting financial panic, halted Johnson Citys boom town momentum.
In 1901, the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Mountain Home, construction on this 450-acre campus, designed to serve disabled Civil War veterans, was completed in 1903 at a cost of $3 million. Prior to completion of the facility, the value of the entire town was listed at $750,000. The East Tennessee State Normal School was authorized in 1911 and the new campus located directly across from the National Soldiers Home. Johnson City began rapidly growing and became the fifth-largest city in Tennessee by 1930, together with neighboring Bristol, Johnson City was noted as a hotbed for old-time music, it hosted noteworthy Columbia Records recording sessions in 1928 known as the Johnson City Sessions. Native son Fiddlin Charlie Bowman became a recording star via these sessions. The Fountain Square area in downtown featured a host of local, during the 1920s and the Prohibition era, Johnson Citys ties to the bootlegging activity of the Appalachian Mountains earned the city the nickname of Little Chicago.
Stories persist that the town was one of distribution centers for Chicago gang boss Al Capone during Prohibition. Capone had a distribution network within the southern United States for alcohol smuggling
It is located in Chattanooga, United States. The stadium is named in honor of W. Max Finley, former chairman of the Rock Tenn Corporation, bronze busts of both Finley and Davenport adorn the main entryway to the stadium. In 1997, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program stopped using Chamberlain Field, on Oct.18,1997, the Mocs opened up their new home, Finley Stadium Davenport Field, as an overflow crowd of 22,646 watched UTC defeat Tennessee State 28-7. The 20, 668-seat facility is part of the citys Southside revitalization project, a stadium project for UTC and Chattanooga had been talked about by city leaders for quite some time before it came to fruition. Chamberlain Field on the UTC campus, which opened in 1908, had the distinction of being the second-oldest on-campus stadium in the nation, officials agreed that something needed to be done. The $28.5 million project needed supporters to become a reality, donations from the private sector ranged anywhere from a 10 dollar bill to $1 million.
In fact, nearly 40 percent, or $10.2 million of the project, the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County contributed $13 million, the State of Tennessee gave $3.5 million, and the University donated $2.9 million. Ground breaking on the site that was once the Rock Tenn plant was held March 7,1996, seven months later, the Stadium Corporation named the facility Finley Stadium Davenport Field. The facility, designed by Derthick, Henley & Wilkerson and built by C&I Specialty, the $350,000 scoreboard includes a giant matrix screen and the Stadium Club can hold 250 for pregame or postgame functions. The press box can hold 60 media representatives, has three radio booths, and a television broadcast booth. On either side of the pressbox is the stadiums Wall of Champions, identical home and visitors locker rooms contain a separate training area and coaches locker room, as well as an extensive player locker area. Adjacent to the stadium is the First Tennessee Pavilion, the old Ross-Meehan Foundry has been renovated into an open-air pavilion which has become a favorite for tailgaters, complete with food and beverage concessions and a childrens area.
The pavilion offers tailgaters a perfect atmosphere around the stadium while providing protection from the weather without being indoors. In 2015, a new surface was installed to replace the old for $600,000 - with the ability to erase football lines or soccer lines depending on the event to be held
The Tony and Nancy Moye Football and Lacrosse Complex is a 10,200 seat football and lacrosse stadium on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, United States. The university initially announced the complex would have 6,000 seats, the first football game at Moye Complex was on August 31,2013, Mercer defeated Reinhardt University in front of an overflow crowd of 12,172 spectators. Drake, Anderson and Moye are university trustees and were major donors towards the stadium, the president of Five Star Automotive Group, Charlie Cantrell, is president of the Mercer Athletic Foundation. The complex is located adjacent to Mercers other athletic facilities including Hawkins Arena, Claude Smith Field, there is a 101-room Hilton Garden Inn on university-owned land adjacent to the complex. Parking lots are available for visitors-spectators arriving via the Mercer University Drive exit off of Interstate 75, Mercer Bears Claude Smith Field University Center
Johnson Hagood Stadium
Johnson Hagood Stadium, is a 21, 000-seat football stadium, the home field of The Citadel Bulldogs, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. When the condition of the existing College Park Stadium became so poor as to be unservicable, the new stadium was opened October 15,1927, with a football game between The Citadel and Oglethorpe. The original stadium seated 10,000 fans and was oriented east-west, the current Johnson Hagood Stadium was designed by the architectural firm of Halsey & Cummings. It opened with seating for 22,343 on October 16,1948, the formal dedication of the new $600,000 stadium took place at The Citadel-Clemson football game held on December 4,1948, before a then-record crowd of approximately 16,000. The Citadel suggested buying the stadium from the city in 1962, it wanted it for its sports program, and it was eventually purchased by The Citadel from the city of Charleston in 1963. The venue hosted the 1983 and 1984 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship games, the location of the stadium had once been a mariners graveyard.
In 1948, when the stadium was being built, a miscommunication led to the gravestones being moved, in 1993, the bodies of 13 sailors were discovered under the parking lot. After the discovery of the sunken H. L. Hunley in 1995, archaeologists were given permission to conduct more thorough searches as part of the renovations of the stadium, and four of the five sailors bodies were located under the home stands. The remains were reinterred at Magnolia Cemetery, in 2001, The Citadel opened the Altman Athletic Center located in the South end zone. The facility features home and visitor locker rooms, officials’ room, in 2005 stadium underwent a major renovation to update the facility by adding an improved media center, luxury skyboxes, and other features. In February 2005, The Citadel opted to make changes to the facility instead. In 2008 the West Side Tower opened, the Bulldogs celebrated the re-opening of the West Stands for the 2006 season. The completed project features luxury suites, club seats, a press box.
The field was named Sansom Field in 2008, commemorating the loyalty and generosity of the distinguished and active alumnus, in 2016, The Citadel determined that lead paint needed remediation on the east side of the stadium. The work resulted in the entire east side being closed for the first game of the 2016 season, the capacity was thus 10,500 for the first game and about 15,000 for games. The Board of Visitors decided to renovate the east side of the stadium. Sansom Field at Johnson Hagood Stadium
VMI Keydets football
The VMI Keydets football team represents the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The Keydets compete in the Southern Conference of the NCAA Division I FCS, VMI plays their home contests at 10, 000-seat Alumni Memorial Field, as they have since 1962. Historically VMIs biggest rival was Virginia Tech, today, VMIs biggest rival is the The Citadel, as the two teams have battled 70 times, with The Citadel leading the series 38–30–2. The winner of each receives an award known as the Silver Shako. The last contest occurred on November 22,2014, in which The Citadel rushed for nearly 400 yards en route to a 45–25 victory, in addition to The Citadel, VMI has minor rivalries with William & Mary and Richmond. The Tribe and the Keydets first met in 1908, and William & Mary leads that series 52–33–2, VMIs competition with Richmond goes back farther, to just their third year of existence. Richmond has won 41 games to VMIs 40, and the teams have tied five times, the Keydets have played Virginia and Virginia Tech 82 and 79 times, respectively.
VMI football dates back to 1873 with a season, featuring a 4–2 loss to Washington. No player or coaching records are known from that game, the Keydets would not have another intercollegiate team until 1891 under coach Walter Taylor III. Taylor was the son of Walter H. Taylor, a Civil War lieutenant colonel, the Keydets went 3–0–1 in 1891, with a win and tie against Washington and Lee and defeats of St. Johns and Pantops Academy. VMI had two undefeated seasons in 1892 and 1894, and a total record of 32–10–2 during the 19th century. Although they were undefeated in 1899 by a virtue of a lone win over Washington & Lee. VMI continued to have success on the field during the early 1900s, ropers brief two-year tenure was highlighted by wins over NC State and Davidson. After several seasons of mediocrity, VMI returned to their ways in 1911 under Alpha Brummage. After Brummage left VMI for Kentucky, where he would become the football and basketball coach. VMI joined the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1918, many of the members of which formed the bulk of the Southern Conference after the disbandment in 1921.
In 1920, Blandy Clarkson led VMI to its third of only four seasons with a 9–0 record. With the finished construction of Alumni Field in 1921, VMI football no longer needed to play on the Parade Ground situated in front of the barracks, the stadium was placed around the same place it is today, and was completed at a total cost of $69,000
Seibert Stadium is a 6, 700-seat multi-purpose stadium in Homewood, Alabama. It is home to the Samford University Bulldogs college football team, the facility opened in 1958 and is named for F. Page Seibert, who in 1961, donated money for the completion of the stadium, the largest crowd in stadium history was in 1994 when over 11,000 showed up to see Steve McNair and Alcorn State. The four-level Bashinsky Press Tower was completed before the 1989 season, a partially covered film deck is located atop the facility, and an elevator serves all levels. At the same time, more than 200 theatre-type reserved seats were added in front of the press tower, aluminum seating replaced the original wooden seats. A scoreboard featuring an electronic message board was added before the 1994 season. In fall 2005, the grass surface was replaced with an LSR Blade Synthetic Surface. That surface was updated and replaced in the summer of 2014, in 2009, Samford added the Cooney Family Field House in the south end zone of the stadium.
The field house holds a room, weight room, training room, equipment room, coaches offices
Paladin Stadium is a 16, 000-seat stadium located near Greenville, South Carolina, USA. It was built in 1981 at a cost of $2 million and it was expanded to its current capacity in 1985, and is currently home to the Furman Paladins football team. The stadium was converted to field turf before the 2010 season, in addition to football, Paladin Stadium is used for graduation ceremonies and concerts. Media related to Paladin Stadium at Wikimedia Commons