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RE: Conference USA Football Stadiums
RG didnt put anything up for a popular vote. Everyone forgets we were ready to put the shovel in the ground when that little thing called Katrina hit. Building costs skyrocketed and forced the plans to change. We built what we could afford with the help of a 5 million $ gift from the Wendy's god
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For UAB, our dream OCS would be 40-45k. I'd like to get started with something smaller, say in the 20 - 27k range. Preferably on the high end.
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(06-30-2017 09:29 PM)Thegoldstandard Wrote:  RG didnt put anything up for a popular vote. Everyone forgets we were ready to put the shovel in the ground when that little thing called Katrina hit. Building costs skyrocketed and forced the plans to change. We built what we could afford with the help of a 5 million $ gift from the Wendy's god

Well, there was definitely a referendum on something related to our stadium and it (predictably) failed. It was a terrible idea. USM is not Hattiesburg. The people of Hattiesburg aren't USM's constituency and should have zero control over it.

As for plans changing, the smart thing to do would have been to hold off until conditions became more favorable. Instead, we expanded at the worst possible time. Not only were construction costs high, the expansion was completed right when we hired Fedora. We didn't need a damned stadium expansion to drum up interest, we had Larry Fedora.
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RE: Conference USA Football Stadiums
UTSA's stadium, the Alamodome just signed a 10 year naming rights contract with HEB. Texas's largest employer & biggest grocery store chain in the state. This comes after the 60 million dollar upgrades for the Final 4 in 2018 & nearly an additional 10 million dollars from the Valero Bowl. DT San Antonio also just approved two very large & unique looking condos that are close by. Improving the look of downtown. There will also be a walkway from the riverwalk area to the stadium which is on the opposite side of the highway. Very good progress.

I am not sure if this means it will be called the HEB Alamodome
07-17-2017 10:35 AM
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RE: Conference USA Football Stadiums
(06-30-2017 04:47 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 12:16 PM)panama Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 12:53 PM)WKUFan518 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 12:40 PM)SigNuTopper Wrote:  Yeah, WKU's expands. But considering we finally had our first sellout this last year since we played USM in 2012, and only had 4 sellouts in the last 9 years... I'd say we need to focus on getting fans to the game.

I'll never understand our attendance woes. We have some fantastic fans, and I doubt many other fan bases in CUSA travel better than WKU fans do. I guess it's just those casual fans that we lack.


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It's the Bowling Green culture and UK Walmart fan working against us...TIme and time again the causual fans have proven to us they will only come out to see WKU basketball or football play when we play an SEC opponent or what is deemed as a "big time opponent" for them....THey are not coming out to watch us play FIU, FAU, North Texas, etc....It sucks but its the way it is and has been for a long time....I was hoping FBS football would be enough to at least get 20k most games but its clear its not....

Stansbury is challenging the fan base to sell out our first WKU basketball home game this upcoming season, that might be a hard thing to do depending on opponent.....I like his attitude about it but BG and surrounding area is just really fickle and brainwashed on what is big time or not, I really don't know how WKU is going to break through that wall....Winning has proven its not good enough for football....

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I got 99 problems but selling out a 20k stadium ain't one.

I'm not so sure there my ODU bro. I saw some games of ours on TV and the stadium didn't look full. I think we might be seeing a decline too. That's why the new stadium will only be around 22k. What I'm confused about is why is it that when the study by Populous was complete, everyone was upset (including me) about the new stadium being only 22k, when the overall attendance is declining?
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(07-17-2017 12:21 PM)Retroview1955 Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 04:47 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 12:16 PM)panama Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 12:53 PM)WKUFan518 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 12:40 PM)SigNuTopper Wrote:  Yeah, WKU's expands. But considering we finally had our first sellout this last year since we played USM in 2012, and only had 4 sellouts in the last 9 years... I'd say we need to focus on getting fans to the game.

I'll never understand our attendance woes. We have some fantastic fans, and I doubt many other fan bases in CUSA travel better than WKU fans do. I guess it's just those casual fans that we lack.


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It's the Bowling Green culture and UK Walmart fan working against us...TIme and time again the causual fans have proven to us they will only come out to see WKU basketball or football play when we play an SEC opponent or what is deemed as a "big time opponent" for them....THey are not coming out to watch us play FIU, FAU, North Texas, etc....It sucks but its the way it is and has been for a long time....I was hoping FBS football would be enough to at least get 20k most games but its clear its not....

Stansbury is challenging the fan base to sell out our first WKU basketball home game this upcoming season, that might be a hard thing to do depending on opponent.....I like his attitude about it but BG and surrounding area is just really fickle and brainwashed on what is big time or not, I really don't know how WKU is going to break through that wall....Winning has proven its not good enough for football....

#G5Problems

If you can't get fans to come out I feel for you son

I got 99 problems but selling out a 20k stadium ain't one.

I'm not so sure there my ODU bro. I saw some games of ours on TV and the stadium didn't look full. I think we might be seeing a decline too. That's why the new stadium will only be around 22k. What I'm confused about is why is it that when the study by Populous was complete, everyone was upset (including me) about the new stadium being only 22k, when the overall attendance is declining?

For some reason, sellout and attendance are not the same. ODU has sold out every game but that doenst mean that everyone was in the seat and definatly not for the whole game. While its neat to keep the sellout thing going, its not a big deal to me. We still have the highest percentage of fans to capacity of anyone in C-USA. With a nicer stadium, good schedules and winning. People will still come to games.
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(06-30-2017 05:59 PM)AndreWhere Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 05:53 PM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(06-30-2017 04:51 PM)AndreWhere Wrote:  
(06-27-2017 06:02 PM)USM@FTL Wrote:  YES we need more seats! Are you kidding me?? How are you going to recruit HS talent when your stadium, and support, is smaller than their HS?

Expanding without getting to 40,000 was huge mistake. Giannini botched that expansion in every way. He put it up for a popular vote, then he lost the vote and settled for a design that makes it very difficult for us to ever get to 40,000. Only hope would be to build something in the North end zone, I guess. You could put bleachers there, but who'd want to sit in bleachers in the North end zone? You could put boxes there, except that the South end zone has enough boxes to meet demand for the foreseeable future, I'd imagine.

40,000 is a psychological thing. It seems small, since our capacity is already 90% of the way there, and we don't sell out consistently anyway. But to a recruit, coaching prospect, conference commissioner, etc. giving us the once-over, 40,000 makes an entirely different statement than 36,000. 40,000 is Georgia Tech; 36,000 is running elbows with LA Tech.

I've always thought we should build the infrastructure to make ourselves a destination road game for P5 schools: capacity, hotels, etc. We're not going to fill up a big stadium with the local yokels, but the fans of Bama, Auburn, A&M, etc. spend money that's just as valid. Spend more of it, probably. Giannini seem to have at least had this thought at one point, but then he lost his stupid referendum and gave up on it.

Not sure if Georgia Tech is the best example as Bobby Dodd holds 55k, which is middle of the pack for an ACC school. Also, it's city location gives it a totally different vibe than the rock. The one stadium that The Rock reminded me of in the P5 was WVU.

You're right about Dodd. Apparently they added about 11,000 seats circa 2002 and I somehow forgot that. It is right smack dab in the middle of Atlanta, which is pretty unique.

Never heard the WVU comparison, but that's interesting and I'm glad you came to our campus. People say all sorts of **** about USM but I've never heard anyone say they travelled there and hated it.

Im looking forward to next year when USM makes their trip to our "Rock!" 04-cheers
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(07-17-2017 10:35 AM)Lizard Breath Wrote:  UTSA's stadium, the Alamodome just signed a 10 year naming rights contract with HEB. Texas's largest employer & biggest grocery store chain in the state. This comes after the 60 million dollar upgrades for the Final 4 in 2018 & nearly an additional 10 million dollars from the Valero Bowl. DT San Antonio also just approved two very large & unique looking condos that are close by. Improving the look of downtown. There will also be a walkway from the riverwalk area to the stadium which is on the opposite side of the highway. Very good progress.

I am not sure if this means it will be called the HEB Alamodome

Do any of the upgrades to the Alamodome mean money into the utsa athletics bank account? And what does utsa pay to rent the facility? Lastly, will the upgrades include a large video/scoreboard? The ones I saw were small and cheesy.
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(07-17-2017 09:33 PM)Green Menace Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 10:35 AM)Lizard Breath Wrote:  UTSA's stadium, the Alamodome just signed a 10 year naming rights contract with HEB. Texas's largest employer & biggest grocery store chain in the state. This comes after the 60 million dollar upgrades for the Final 4 in 2018 & nearly an additional 10 million dollars from the Valero Bowl. DT San Antonio also just approved two very large & unique looking condos that are close by. Improving the look of downtown. There will also be a walkway from the riverwalk area to the stadium which is on the opposite side of the highway. Very good progress.

I am not sure if this means it will be called the HEB Alamodome

Do any of the upgrades to the Alamodome mean money into the utsa athletics bank account? And what does utsa pay to rent the facility? Lastly, will the upgrades include a large video/scoreboard? The ones I saw were small and cheesy.



Yes, all the upgrades will directly &/or indirectly provide money to the UTSA program.

They will be updating the Wifi & adding 2 video boards with 9 million dollars. That's from the Valero Committee.


The rest is for locker rooms, suites, bathrooms, beatification, bigger areas, new concourses, etc.


No one knows what HEB will be doing, they are already adding signs and naming certain areas HEB. So their money will also be added somewhere.

See Link

http://www.alamodome.com/news/detail/ala...completion
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