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RE: Just want to add a little more unrest
(01-11-2018 01:55 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  If on-campus weren't important, the dream scenario would be a joint venture with an ownership group to put a 30,000-seat football/MLS stadium with all the bells and whistles somewhere easily accessible. Obviously that won't be happening.

I do wonder how many options ODU would have if it was OK with off-campus, and how much better and/or cheaper they'd be compared to shoehorning a stadium rebuild in the current location.

In most instances I'm steadfastly against off campus. I've seen some programs that have done it and interest just struggles. I know students aren't a huge percentage of our football attendance, but I wonder if they would just stop showing up completely if it was off campus.
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(01-10-2018 09:35 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  I was thinking on the way home that we should be talking to the city of Norfolk about throwing in some dough. Have them abandon the Scope reno and go all-in with ODU. Will never happen. Must be nice for UAB.

Perhaps if we would have commited to a downtown stadium like I suggested numerous times. What benefit would the city gain by building it on campus?
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(01-11-2018 04:58 PM)Old Blue Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 09:35 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  I was thinking on the way home that we should be talking to the city of Norfolk about throwing in some dough. Have them abandon the Scope reno and go all-in with ODU. Will never happen. Must be nice for UAB.

Perhaps if we would have commited to a downtown stadium like I suggested numerous times. What benefit would the city gain by building it on campus?

Norfolk benefits tremendously from ODUs growth and success. If it is good for ODU its good for Norfolk and vice versa. The Navy, ODU and Norfolk Southern are probably the three most important things in the entire city. Norfolk should throw in 10 million and use it for high school playoff games and other civic type events. They don't mind paying for things downtown. It would generate significant revenue over time in tax revenue from hotels, meals etc from visiting teams, ticket sales, traveling fans etc.
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The Port is toward the top of the list.
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(01-11-2018 05:31 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  The Port is toward the top of the list.

Yes, that was an oversight. But, also, my understanding is that Norfolk gets nothing from the port directly. All that goes straight to Richmond to be distributed to the western localities and NOVA. Of course, Norfolk gets no revenue directly from ODU either, so the benefits to the area are similar.
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(01-11-2018 06:57 PM)monarx Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 05:31 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  The Port is toward the top of the list.

Yes, that was an oversight. But, also, my understanding is that Norfolk gets nothing from the port directly. All that goes straight to Richmond to be distributed to the western localities and NOVA. Of course, Norfolk gets no revenue directly from ODU either, so the benefits to the area are similar.

I don't understand your second and third sentence. What do you mean?
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(01-12-2018 12:49 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 06:57 PM)monarx Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 05:31 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  The Port is toward the top of the list.

Yes, that was an oversight. But, also, my understanding is that Norfolk gets nothing from the port directly. All that goes straight to Richmond to be distributed to the western localities and NOVA. Of course, Norfolk gets no revenue directly from ODU either, so the benefits to the area are similar.

I don't understand your second and third sentence. What do you mean?

That as a non-profit ODU isn't paying taxes back to the city, neither is the Navy and the Port. The Port makes a lot of money, but Norfolk gets none of it, the state keeps it to redistribute as they see fit. At least thats what a Norfolk politician told me. "Norfolk is the golden goose that lays lots of eggs for the western parts of the state."

ODU, the Navy and the Port are huge economic benefits for the city though, because hopefully a sizable portion of people working there live in the city. They shop in the city, eat in the city etc and contribute to the economy that way. There are also private business that are started to support those entities. Additionally, a more academically robust ODU would draw businesses and research to the region as they would be attracted to hiring our grads and partnering with our researchers and labs. Its no coincidence the research triangle is in between UNC, Duke and NC State for example.
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