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RE: Visited Tulsa's campus last weekend
(06-15-2017 07:32 AM)Downtown Shocker Brown Wrote:  I believe it only holds 24k since the last remodel. Lets say we get Tulsa to agree to schedule a non-con there. To make it worthwhile, it takes money from a promoter. With that few seats, getting two schools to make enough money to play there versus somewhere else is going to be tough.

If the 24,000 number is correct for football, there are ways to increase that with temporary bleacher seating and even standing room only in roped off areas. We do this (temp bleachers) for some soccer games on campus and have several bleachers ready to errect for each home soccer match. I'm pretty sure they can be ordered and put in on a temporary basis. You probably have close to enough seats right now if the 24,000# is accurate. Both AF and us normally average less than 30,000 each year. But you would have to make sure there are enough concessions, bathrooms etc though. But those are easy to get. Just get some renta-jons and the use of tents to sell a lot of hotdogs and soda. It can be done. If the stands are solid and the field is smooth, it'll be fine. It would be nice to make it an annual event if things work out.
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RE: Visited Tulsa's campus last weekend
(06-18-2017 07:06 PM)rabidTU2 Wrote:  
(06-15-2017 07:32 AM)Downtown Shocker Brown Wrote:  I believe it only holds 24k since the last remodel. Lets say we get Tulsa to agree to schedule a non-con there. To make it worthwhile, it takes money from a promoter. With that few seats, getting two schools to make enough money to play there versus somewhere else is going to be tough.

If the 24,000 number is correct for football, there are ways to increase that with temporary bleacher seating and even standing room only in roped off areas. We do this (temp bleachers) for some soccer games on campus and have several bleachers ready to errect for each home soccer match. I'm pretty sure they can be ordered and put in on a temporary basis. You prbably have close to enough seats right now if the 24,000# is accurate. Both AF and us normally average less than 30,000 each year. But you would have to make sure there are enough concessions, bathrooms etc though. But those are easy to get. Just get some renta-jons and the use of tents to sell a lot of hotdogs and soda. It can be done. If the stands are solid and the field is smooth, it'll be fine. It would be nice to make it an annual event if things work out.

It would be great, but would it help the cause or hurt it for FB in Wichiya? I don't know.
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RE: Visited Tulsa's campus last weekend
(06-18-2017 10:40 PM)Downtown Shocker Brown Wrote:  
(06-18-2017 07:06 PM)rabidTU2 Wrote:  
(06-15-2017 07:32 AM)Downtown Shocker Brown Wrote:  I believe it only holds 24k since the last remodel. Lets say we get Tulsa to agree to schedule a non-con there. To make it worthwhile, it takes money from a promoter. With that few seats, getting two schools to make enough money to play there versus somewhere else is going to be tough.

If the 24,000 number is correct for football, there are ways to increase that with temporary bleacher seating and even standing room only in roped off areas. We do this (temp bleachers) for some soccer games on campus and have several bleachers ready to errect for each home soccer match. I'm pretty sure they can be ordered and put in on a temporary basis. You prbably have close to enough seats right now if the 24,000# is accurate. Both AF and us normally average less than 30,000 each year. But you would have to make sure there are enough concessions, bathrooms etc though. But those are easy to get. Just get some renta-jons and the use of tents to sell a lot of hotdogs and soda. It can be done. If the stands are solid and the field is smooth, it'll be fine. It would be nice to make it an annual event if things work out.

It would be great, but would it help the cause or hurt it for FB in Wichita? I don't know.

It probably would help. Its the start of a long road. With CFB you'd have to take your time and do it in steps, but the stadium from what I remember from decades ago and what I see now isn't that bad a start. Stadium size isn't the main problem imo. There are several stadiums of similar size already playing D-! CFB. In the MAC, CUSA and SBC.

MAC
NIU - 23,595
Toledo - 26,244
Ball St -22,500
Bowling Green - 24,000
Ohio - 24,000
Kent St - 25,319
Miami - 24,286

CUSA
WKU - 22,113
ODU - 20,118
FIU - 20,000
Charlotte - 15,314

Sunbelt
App St - 23,150
Ga Southern - 25,000

Independents
Idaho - 16,000
UMass - 17,000

Mountain West
Utah St - 24,206

Source - Phill Steele CFB Magazine 2016
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