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RE: Jox lunch guys just said UAB AD Mark Ingram stated big announcement coming
(08-10-2017 09:18 PM)UABslant Wrote:  I genuinely hope this is righting a wrong. UAB and the system allowed positive periods in the program's early years to be squandered & even dumped upon by UA System trustees & our own inaction to strike while the iron was hot.
It looks like the surveys we were asked to do a while back we're actually taken to heart and our administration realized the only way to fix it was to hire the people who do it for one of the top programs in the country (they are, there's no point in denying it).
We have committed to the program, now the admin is committing to do what it takes to make it successful... I hope.

I'm all for The Bruno's event group doing it because I believe they will do a better job than UAB has done in the past, but just as a point of order...

Most Alabama fans can't stand how the Bruno's team has screwed up the tailgating in Tuscaloosa. Where before every group had a certain spot they would have for every game and there were basically communities where you had the same neighbors week after week, year after year, the Brunos team has changed things up practically every year since they took over. Breaking up tailgating groups by reallocating spots based on money donated every year, then working with the city to shut down tailgating spots that groups moved to that weren't under the Bruno's team's jurisdiction in order to force as many people as possible to pay into the more profitable tailgating setup they created. The whole setup, at least in Tuscaloosa, isn't geared towards the convenience of the fans, its geared towards maximizing income generated for Bruno's and the university.
08-11-2017 08:33 AM
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(08-11-2017 08:33 AM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  Most Alabama fans can't stand how the Bruno's team has screwed up the tailgating in Tuscaloosa. Where before every group had a certain spot they would have for every game and there were basically communities where you had the same neighbors week after week, year after year, the Brunos team has changed things up practically every year since they took over. Breaking up tailgating groups by reallocating spots based on money donated every year, then working with the city to shut down tailgating spots that groups moved to that weren't under the Bruno's team's jurisdiction in order to force as many people as possible to pay into the more profitable tailgating setup they created. The whole setup, at least in Tuscaloosa, isn't geared towards the convenience of the fans, its geared towards maximizing income generated for Bruno's and the university.

The Bruno Event Team did that? I have heard these complaints but the people I've talked to were under the impression UA made these changes. I guess they did, technically, by hiring Bruno Event Team, but this is the first time someone has mentioned Bruno Event Team's role to me. Good to know.

Do you think this has something to do with UAB changing the tailgating arrangements at Legion Field for this coming season?
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08-11-2017 09:07 AM
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RE: Jox lunch guys just said UAB AD Mark Ingram stated big announcement coming
Tailgating was F-ed up before Bruno was hired. It's a long story but yes, they are pushing some of these things. All in all Bruno event team will be good for us.

The priority points thing is all Ingram 100% While I think it's not an overall bad thing priority points should not be used for every thing. Common sense should rule in certain situations.

The Athletic department is just not equipped to handle huge events as we have seen in the past. We are in a different situation than Tuscaloosa and it should be a help to our situation. I cant speak for Tuscaloosa nd quite frankly don't care.
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Everyone I know that goes to Tuscaloosa hates what Bruno did there. That being said, we are in a very different situation. I think having them on board will improve the logistics of our gameday. Beyond all that, having Hallman working with us- whether you like him or not- is a positive if we want out of Legion Field. He pulls a lot of strings when it comes to sports in B'ham. He can only help when it comes to getting a new stadium downtown.
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If you donate more money to Alabama, you bump those who donate less. It's a business.
08-11-2017 09:26 AM
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Sorry if I donated six figures I'd expect a better location than the guy that donated $500. That's how you fund programs
08-11-2017 09:46 AM
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The big donors are being taken care of, don't worry. The priority points system is a way of getting smaller donors to consistently give and attend. The majority of the fanbase are smaller donors, so keeping that consistent stream of income is incredibly important.
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Let's just enjoy it until we are so big that we can piss everyone off and still sell out a stadium...then we can gripe about which event team is heading it up.
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(08-10-2017 09:53 PM)imjustafatkid Wrote:  
(08-10-2017 09:31 PM)bladhmadh Wrote:  as long as they have soap and toilet paper in the bathrooms Ill be happy. im still convinced that was a deliberate act not supplying the bathrooms

Doesn't the city handle the bathroom maintenance?

You have not been to enough games to know what the game day experience at Lesion Field has been over the years or you wouldn't have said that. The only time that soap, toilet paper, and paper towels were certain to be there was the game after the Classic. Concessions were bad to awful. There was much more that I'm hoping is now behind us,
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(08-11-2017 06:09 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(08-10-2017 09:53 PM)imjustafatkid Wrote:  
(08-10-2017 09:31 PM)bladhmadh Wrote:  as long as they have soap and toilet paper in the bathrooms Ill be happy. im still convinced that was a deliberate act not supplying the bathrooms

Doesn't the city handle the bathroom maintenance?

You have not been to enough games to know what the game day experience at Lesion Field has been over the years or you wouldn't have said that. The only time that soap, toilet paper, and paper towels were certain to be there was the game after the Classic. Concessions were bad to awful. There was much more that I'm hoping is now behind us,

Hell I remember having to try more than one bathroom before finding one with a stall door, much less TP.
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