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RE: New football stadium
Tulane has plans to open Yulman stadium by the start of the 2014 football season to coincide with our first year in the BE.

http://www.tulanestadium.com/

The home opener will be the first Tulane on campus football game held since the mid 1970s. Tulane has dedicated more than 125 million dollars to athletic infrastructure in the past decade including a new 5,000 seat baseball stadium, a Basketball and volley ball practice facility, renovated basketall arena and now a new football stadium that will be opened in 2014.

There was some opposition for the stadium that led to a local neigborhood orginization teaming up with a city council member. They tried to force and interim zoning district for the area in an effort to thwart the stadium but the zoning commision did not agree and the zonning measure was pulled. The Plans for the stadium were in compliance with the current zoning laws. You can read more about the fight on the tulane stadium web site listed above.
(This post was last modified: 12-15-2012 10:14 PM by Green Wave.)
12-15-2012 04:34 PM
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RE: New football stadium
(12-08-2011 05:51 PM)Matrix Wrote:  You know what? I'd forgotten that Tulane was once in the SEC a long time ago. Could someone please tell me how you all got the stadium financed (other than the big check I heard that Malcolm Glazer wrote for y'all, I'm curious about the amount given by him - is he a Tulane Alumni?) and was there any interference similar to what we've been facing here at UAB with our board of so-called "trustees?"


His son and daughter-in-law are Tulane grads. Jill Glazer does a whole lot for the University.

Tulane was not only in the SEC, but holds more SEC football championships than 4 or 5 current members combined.

The Tulane Board of Trustees became a rubber-stamp machine for (thank God now former) President Scott Cowen. Cowen, who loved to see his name in the press, spent 11 of his 15 years as President doing his best to keep Tulane athletics small time. He misread the Tea Leaves badly, and actually bad mouthed the Big East regularly. It was shocking to see him and his clown of an AD, Rick Dickson, announcing that Tulane would be joining the Big East when just months earlier he had been putting it down. His "Tulane Model" was an utter failure. Had Cowen been more astute, he would have hired Rich Rodriquez (who made the spread offense popular when he was the O coordinator at Tulane in '97 and '98 and was told he was going to get the head job) kept Sandy Barbour as AD, and gotten Tulane into the Big 12 in the mid 2000's.

Many folks "in the know" claim that the Glazers actually pushed Cowen to improve Tulane's commitment to athletics. They do own one of the most popular sports franchises in the world, and I'm not talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
07-12-2014 09:55 AM
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