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AState preparing to file Lawsuit against Miami
Miami has informed us they have zero intention of paying the 650K buyout for the cancelled game in September. We've in turn offered a set of dates for a possible rescheduled game that both schools have open. Miami has refused to play on those dates

They have until Thursday to change course on one of those issues, or the suit will be filed.

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So I guess the lawyers win!
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Live look at A-State-Miami negotiations...
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At this point, what wpuld you rather have? A home game with Miami or the $650k?

I believe a win over Miami is worth more than $650k. But a loss? What kinda game day rev does Ark St produce for a sellout?

Personally i would rather have the home game, win lose or draw. The build up and gameday experience for a home sellout would seem to be worth more than 650k winor lose.

Hopefully this gets resolved quickly, either way.
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(02-12-2018 12:51 PM)Saint3333 Wrote:  So I guess the lawyers win!

That's what we pay them for!

Most of this comes down to the "Act of God" clause in the original game contract. Miami claims that the Hurricane has made it where they do not have to pay. AState's counter is that the clause was for weather in Jonesboro, or something that made travel impossible. Miami ended up leaving the city anyway during the hurricane, they just flew to Atlanta instead of Jonesboro.

We've lost something in the 7 figure range from ticket refunds to loss of revenue from that game, and want our money back.
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(02-12-2018 12:54 PM)TrojanNation Wrote:  At this point, what wpuld you rather have? A home game with Miami or the $650k?

I believe a win over Miami is worth more than $650k. But a loss? What kinda game day rev does Ark St produce for a sellout?

Personally i would rather have the home game, win lose or draw. The build up and gameday experience for a home sellout would seem to be worth more than 650k winor lose.

Hopefully this gets resolved quickly, either way.

School won't ever fully admit what we make revenue wise off a big home game, but when we played Missouri a couple years earlier and St. Louis wanted us to move the game, we quoted a price of over 2 million dollars.

My guess is Economic impact would be around 2 million for a sellout.

Date Negotiations are tricky here: Both school have common open dates in 2020 and 2022. However Miami has refused to play on those days because it would mean playing two road OOC games in a season. They've countered with dates about 10 years down the road from now, but we've balked because no one actually believes they would play a game scheduled that far off. I've heard a rumor that we've indicated a willingness to accept a reduced buyout in exchange for a separate home and home scheduled in the future. But we don't want a situation where Miami randomly has to come to Jonesboro in 9 or 10 years, when both schools will probably have new coaches and administrations in place.
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AState preparing to file Lawsuit against Miami
They are asses. They essentially got a free home buy game from us.

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Miami has open dates we offered to reschedule to, but they are refusing.
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Like I needed any new reasons to hate those thugs.
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RE: AState preparing to file Lawsuit against Miami
The full letter AState sent Miami is included with the Article

Highlights:

1. Miami does not dispute they could have traveled and played in Jonesboro on Sept 9th. They chose not to because of the impending Hurricane.

2. AState offered Miami free use of local hotels after the game and an opportunity to practice at our facilities after the game. Miami refused

3. AState offered to move the game to Friday September 8th. and pay personally for Miami's travel to Jonesboro for the game. Miami refused.

4. AState extended deadlines as a show of good faith to allow scheduling negotiations to play out

5. Miami has offered to play after 20205. AState has refused because it would stretch the original contract over a decade (Our original trip to Miami was in 2014)

6. AState offered common open dates for both schools in 2020 and 2021. Miami refused, indicating that they wanted to host an FCS on those days instead.

7. AState offered to play an extra buy game in Miami if they would reschedule for 2021 or 2022, Miami refused.

Letter points out that the AState/Miami game was the only cancelled game from 2017 that has not either ended with a paid buyout or a rescheduled game. Pointed out that Florida State made up with ULM already, UF paid Northern Colorado. Memphis paid Georgia State, Central Florida paid Maine. and FIU worked out a scheduling agreement with multiple schools to make up their game. FAU played and Stayed in Wisconsin in the days following the game.
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