Personally, until we had this new tenant, I never really saw a need for lights. I love the Saturday afternoon football games with the mountains in the background. From a cost/benefit standpoint it never made sense to me….my personal opinion only.
I’m pretty sure a home/home wasn’t really in the cards. Navy made a pledge to schedule a Patriot League team every year and implied that it would be different teams. I may be wrong though.
I go down to Navy every year for at least one game. I don’t recall any games being scheduled at night.
Lights and scoreboard are important,if not essential. Sept early Oct late afternoon ,early evening games will boost attendance.
Scoreboard. One we got now unreadable half the time. Needs upgrade. Shortsightedto do anything less than what Lafayette already has.
I know very little about electricity but I guess that running enough current to power stadium lights would be far more than for Lafayette where the stadium is on campus and even for the light standards at the soccer and lacrosse fields which are located across the street from Stabler.
Would Saturday night games attract more students?
Lehigh has a much bigger liability factor than Lafayette with night football games. Fisher is on the edge of the campus along city streets. Goodman has vast areas of darkness, fields and woods. Not a good mix when alcohol is mixed in.
I still prefer the Saturday afternoon game with the mountain in the background and hiking around the tailgates.
Scoreboard was upgraded a couple years ago to make the numbers more intense and readable. I understand the wish for jazzing things up with a video board, and that might help lure more students back. On problem is wear to put it? My thought would be at an angle on the embankment above the northeastern corner of that endzone.