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1 Quad Cities Region on 2010-02-26, 22:18

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Background: This will be my third cj ever, with my previous two on Simtropolis. This will be a fictional Region which will consist of four major anchor cities, and several smaller suburbs and towns creating one big metropolitan area. I will spare all the details of how many downloads I use, and since I have to many to name, I will just say thank you to all the BATer, Modders, and lot makers for doing what you do to make SC4 continue its great legacy!


Current pic of the region

History: The region was first explored by the British, who eventually founded the colony of Port Charlotte, named after the Queen at the time. The colony prospered as more and more colonists came. It became one of the major British ports in the new world for the British. When the American Revolution came about, colonists of Port Charlotte also fought for independence, due to the need of troops in the American Colonies, the British were driven out easily, and eventually signed a treaty with the colonists of Port Charlotte.

Transportation: Today the transportation of the region is very complex with subways, trains, and buses carrying many of commuters to and from the numerous destinations in the region. CSX, NS, BNSF, and Union Pacific, transport many goods, and products throughout the region. Amtrak handles passenger rail service in the region, and QCTA (Quad Cities Transportation Authority) transports many commuters by bus, elevated rail and subway. Port Charlotte International serves the flights from all around the world.


A freight train passes through the industrial area of Port Charlotte

Sports: Sports are extremely popular in the region. No matter the standings, fans flock to see the games. We will look at the major sports venues in the region.

Stadium at Harbour Park:
venue type: baseball stadium
seating capacity: 60,000
Teams: Port Charlotte Green Sox



pic of the Stadium at Harbour Park


Seating chart for Port Charlotte Baseball

Shop n' Save Center:
venue type: indoor arena
seating capacity: 20,000 for hockey and lacrosse
Teams: Port Charlotte Prowlers



Pic of the Shop n' Save Center

more later please comment.



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2 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-02-26, 22:24

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cool, loved the city with the little island and the history too

keep with the good work Wink

3 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-02-26, 23:51

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Awesome; the region shot is so cool! Smile

4 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-02-27, 15:16

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It looks great so far. Keep up the good work

-Rainyday

5 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-02-27, 23:36

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Nice job! Smile and good luck with this CJ.

6 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-02-28, 09:45

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Thank you all for the comments, I'll have another short update later this week.


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7 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-04, 20:01

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Looks like a nice region so far. Smile I can't wait to see more!


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8 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-06, 11:17

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Thank you all so much for your comments.

Update 1-Education

The Quad Cities region has many educational oppurtunities with numerous colleges, including universities, and Community College. Today we will lok at some of the bigger schools in the area.

QCCC: Quad Cities Community College branch campuses are everywhere in the area. QCCC offers degrees in business, finance, science, and fine arts. The entire QCCC system has enrolled 18,000 students, with the largest branch cumpus having 4,000 students.

Port Charlotte University: PCU is the oldest and richest school in the Quad Cities. Established in the 1800s by Mark Cunningham, the school has since enrolled thousands of students. The school has recently finished its entrance into D1 sports with the completion of the new University Arena built to hold hockey and basketball. Before being a college , the actual Campus was an abandoned military base. Upon being bought by the founder, everything was converted to support a university. School Athletic teams call themselves the Bulldogs and they're colors are blue and white


A view of the Campus, and surrounding area. The Arena and Football Stadium can also be seen.



The School Athletics Logo

Laurier Mountain University: LMU is one of the smaller schools in the region. Located in the mountains to the east of the main Quad Cities, in the town of Blue Mountain. LMU has an excellent medical and communications program, with fewer than 12,000 students the school has turned to athletics as a way to attract more students. The school bought an old high school football stadium, and now plays D1 football, the school also plays hockey but has to share an arena with a minor league team, as the school plays at the Mountainside Civic Arena in downtown Blue Mountain. The school is looking to move its sports to the SCAA next season.


Here is the school athletics logo.

College Hockey: All local universities play in the local D1 college hockey league known as the ICHA (Intercollegiant Hockey Association) below are the standings.

Port Charlotte University 12- 5- 3
Westmont College 11-8- 1
Hanes State Ravens 11- 9- 0
Laurier Mountain University 10- 8- 2
Bay State Mariners 5- 12- 3
St. John Christian College 2-17-1
New Chatham Tech 1- 19- 0
Georges Brown College 0-20- 0

more schools are looking to join the ICHA as hockey is a popular sport in the Quad Cities.


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9 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-08, 00:25

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Nice entry and facilities. Smile

10 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-08, 19:29

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Nice university! I love the detail that you showed about the school, and also the surroundings of the school. Smile


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11 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-13, 19:41

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dcmetro2834: Thanks
blakesterville: thanks, I always try to put a lot of detail into updates like that

Update 2 Transportation

The QCTA (Quad Cities Transportation Authority) transports many commuters by bus, elevated rail and subway everyday. QCTA started as small streetcar company back in the 1900s, and expanded with every year to make itself what it is today. With numerous bus routes, subway/ elevated rail lines throughout the metro area. QCTA also operates ferry services in Port Charlotte, and has a contract with Amtrak for regional rail service.


QCTA metro trains in the industrial area.

QCTA has the highest safety rating with no major crashes since 2006. QCTA's newest metro rail line completed in febuary now extends into the mountains east of the metro area connecting the town of Blue mountain to the rest of the metro area. After buying an abandoned railroad track the QCTA began the project in the spring of 2009. The whole line runs as ground light rail only making stops in Blue mountain.


a QCTA train heads into Blue Mountain on the newest metro rail line


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12 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-14, 16:00

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Wow, awesome update! I really like the train! Smile

13 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-14, 16:02

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Nice update!


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14 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-16, 23:06

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Nice region! =D

15 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-18, 20:18

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Alexgamer03: Thanks
blakesterville: Thanks
dcmetro: Thanks, I personally like that pic too. Very Happy

While I take pictures for my next update here is a preview:


The region growing fast

Also the shot of the region has been updated on the first post


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16 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-19, 17:27

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Can't wait to see more!

17 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-20, 23:01

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Update 3 To the Playoffs:

The ICHA (Intercollegiant Hockey Association) hockey playoffs have been played out, which means the time for the ICHA Frozen Finals the top 4 teams in the league play for the Kevin O'mara Cup. This year the battle for the O'mara Cup includes: Port Charlotte University Bulldogs, Westmont College Wildcats, Laurier Mountain University Lions, and the Hanes State Ravens. The Bulldogs and Wildcats rivalry is expected to be one of the greatest games in the ICHA Frozen Final history. Below is the matchups for the first games of the tournament:



The favored team in the tournament is the Westmont College Wildcats who are making their first apearence in the ICHA Frozen Finals. All games are being broadcasted on the ICAA Sports Network, and on KLMK Soft Rock Radio. This year all games of the tournament will be played at the Shop n' Save Center in downtown Port Charlotte.


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18 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-20, 23:03

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well it looks great here also..

great work so far with the transit !

Brian

19 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-25, 21:24

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bben: Thanks, I always like to make transit very reliable in my cities, as well as sports.

Update 3 Continued:

The ICHA O'mara Cup this year has been presented to the Westmont College Wildcats who defeated the LMU Lions in the ICHA championship by a score of 4-3, and winning thier first ever O'mara Cup



With the 09-10 season done, many changes will happen over the summer. Four new teams will enter the league, one of them being the very high scoring New Chatham University who are moving up from D2 hockey, LMU will also build a new arena on campus, and the league will revise the rules.



more to come, please comment


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20 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-03-27, 00:58

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Nice update, I love all the sports! Very Happy

21 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-04-11, 22:17

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Thanks dcmetro

Here is a news update for you guys to read while I take some pics for the next update.


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22 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-04-20, 18:39

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Update 5 New Chatham

New Chatham is currently one of the fastest growing cities in the Quad Cities area. It is also the second largest city in the metro area. The city has been serviced by the QCTA in the form of bus service, but just recently built three new subway lines, and added ground light rail through downtown and the Stadium District. New Chatham like the other three cities that make up the metro area, has a rich sports history. It is currently home to the New Chatham Beavers baseball team who currently play in the SLB AAA. The city has just recently completed a new indoor arena in anticipation of being home to an STLL franchise next year.


A picture of Downtown New Chatham, the QCTA light rail and City Center Casino can be seen.


A picture of Chatham Energy Stadium home to the New Chatham Beavers, and the newly built Central Chatham Bank Arena.

New Chatham also prides itself for having a great education system, with numerous high schools, and elementary schools. New Chatham Tech one of many big universities in the region, and is also a great sports school.


New Chatham Tech Campus, and Sports Facilities, they also recently built a lacrosse stadium.

more soon please comment
Also be sure to check out the first post, I have added some new pics



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23 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-04-20, 18:45

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the downtown looks very cool, i liked the black building Smile

24 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-04-20, 21:44

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Very nice downtown and city! Very Happy

25 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-04-23, 18:47

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Here is a short news article about the upcoming SLB AAA season


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