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Middle Tennessee Facilities Upgrades and Master Plan
Middle Tennessee AD, Chris Massaro, has presented planned facility upgrades to the MT Board of Directors. Below is the video portion of the presentation that illustrates converting the area between Floyd Stadium and the Murphy Center into athletics venue courtyard. The new facilities would include an IPF, a new football facility with locker room and coaches suites, and end zone facility with club seats. It will also include a new basketball facility just below the Murphy Center...

Facilities Video

Below is the full presentation to the board if you are interested. Note: this is a large (PPT) file to download...
http://www.mtsu.edu/boardoftrustees/meet...U_Web.pptx
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Much of the rest of campus has certainly undergone massive transformations in the near eight years since I moved away, hope we're able to pull this off and keep it close to what's presented.
02-14-2018 03:28 PM
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Middle was in need of some serious upgrades, I don’t like you guys, but your program has earned it and some support is overdue
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clt says we may need to hire your AD
02-14-2018 06:11 PM
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Impressive.Any cost figures?
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When I talked to Chris about it a few weeks back I guessed $80 to $100 million to do it all and then caveated my guess and said or $60 M with no bells and whistles (which is the MT way). And he said that was almost identical to the numbers the architects gave them. So, in other words somewhere between $60 and $100 million.
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Sounds great, hope it happens and is more than just a set of designs that ends up on some dusty shelf somewhere.
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(02-14-2018 01:36 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Middle Tennessee AD, Chris Massaro, has presented planned facility upgrades to the MT Board of Directors. Below is the video portion of the presentation that illustrates converting the area between Floyd Stadium and the Murphy Center into athletics venue courtyard. The new facilities would include an IPF, a new football facility with locker room and coaches suites, and end zone facility with club seats. It will also include a new basketball facility just below the Murphy Center...

Facilities Video

Below is the full presentation to the board if you are interested. Note: this is a large (PPT) file to download...
http://www.mtsu.edu/boardoftrustees/meet...U_Web.pptx

Very nice additions, but I am shocked that such a huge project doesn't encompass any upgrades to the Murphy Center. I certainly respect your basketball team of late, but I think that place is an eye sore. Wooden pull-out bleachers plus a track around the top? There has to be something that can be done during this project to give it a much needed face lift.

However, I love the concept of tying all your facilities together. And I'm definitely jealous of the IPF. That's one thing that should be nearing completion at WKU as I type this were it not for a power play by a local medical group. That one really stings.
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(02-14-2018 11:53 PM)Hilltopper413 Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 01:36 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Middle Tennessee AD, Chris Massaro, has presented planned facility upgrades to the MT Board of Directors. Below is the video portion of the presentation that illustrates converting the area between Floyd Stadium and the Murphy Center into athletics venue courtyard. The new facilities would include an IPF, a new football facility with locker room and coaches suites, and end zone facility with club seats. It will also include a new basketball facility just below the Murphy Center...

Facilities Video

Below is the full presentation to the board if you are interested. Note: this is a large (PPT) file to download...
http://www.mtsu.edu/boardoftrustees/meet...U_Web.pptx

Very nice additions, but I am shocked that such a huge project doesn't encompass any upgrades to the Murphy Center. I certainly respect your basketball team of late, but I think that place is an eye sore. Wooden pull-out bleachers plus a track around the top? There has to be something that can be done during this project to give it a much needed face lift.

However, I love the concept of tying all your facilities together. And I'm definitely jealous of the IPF. That's one thing that should be nearing completion at WKU as I type this were it not for a power play by a local medical group. That one really stings.

There is something in the works for suites in Murphy Center, I don't know if that's separate from this project or not.
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Yikes! That is a lot of sour mesh whiskey!
(02-14-2018 07:01 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  When I talked to Chris about it a few weeks back I guessed $80 to $100 million to do it all and then caveated my guess and said or $60 M with no bells and whistles (which is the MT way). And he said that was almost identical to the numbers the architects gave them. So, in other words somewhere between $60 and $100 million.
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Quote:...Trustees approved a new Athletics Master Plan, which now goes to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for review. The plan, required before fundraising efforts can go forward, suggests several improvements such as a new football team facility; Murphy Center practice court improvements and club seating; an entry plaza; and a new multi-sport indoor practice facility.....

http://www.cannoncourier.com/mtsu-2-new-...-cms-17414
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Looks great. What's the anticipated fundraising timeline?
03-29-2018 12:35 PM
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(03-29-2018 12:35 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  Looks great. What's the anticipated fundraising timeline?

Not sure. I've heard some rumors money has already been raised for the first phase or two. It just has to be green lighted by the state.

Won't be long before we have that answer officially though.
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Here's more from the Post on that includes expected costs and describes the phases...

https://www.murfreesboropost.com/news/mu...cafae.html
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The only bad part is the removal of the wookie steps leading into the Murphy Center. I know western fans have a special place in their hearts for them.
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Middle has been a good addition to CUSA
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(03-29-2018 01:44 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  The only bad part is the removal of the wookie steps leading into the Murphy Center. I know western fans have a special place in their hearts for them.

At least leave one of the four corners with wookie steps, just for our friends from Western :)
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(03-29-2018 01:52 PM)shiftyeagle Wrote:  Middle has been a good addition to CUSA

If you dont mind the smell of their fans04-cheers


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(03-29-2018 02:10 PM)WKUYG Wrote:  
(03-29-2018 01:52 PM)shiftyeagle Wrote:  Middle has been a good addition to CUSA

If you dont mind the smell of their fans04-cheers


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