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RE: Amid less CUSA revenue, UAB forced to make tough cuts
I hope they are able to put some amount of suites on both sides unlike the renderings.

--Congratulations on the progress!!
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(07-18-2018 10:45 AM)hooverblazer Wrote:  Well in happy UAB news, the Birmingham Civic Center Authority sold the $300M in bonds necessary to finance the stadium construction and downtown arena renovations yesterday. Sale is expected to close August 7th with site work starting before the end of the year. They have hired Populus as the design firm (will be different than the initial renderings).

Stadium is planned to be done by summer 2021 and the arena renovations done by early 2022.

Great news. That's going to help you guys a lot. Legion Field is in it's final days.
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(07-18-2018 03:34 PM)Ourland Wrote:  Great news. That's going to help you guys a lot. Legion Field is in it's final days.

My coworker went to Alabama in the 90s and said it was a rust bucket then. Congrats UAB fans. You deserve it.

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RE: Amid less CUSA revenue, UAB forced to make tough cuts
(07-17-2018 12:53 AM)Ourland Wrote:  
(07-16-2018 10:21 AM)APPdiesel Wrote:  
(07-12-2018 07:54 PM)Ourland Wrote:  This is where it's all headed for G5. Rice has already scheduled OOC games with ULL and area FCS schools. They have fans that will show up and fill seats. It's a sad reality. Once the Big 12's future is determined, I expect to see movement.

Unless I'm misunderstanding your point...why is playing regional schools a sad reality? Obviously scheduling regional P5s > G5s > FCS but what's wrong with scheduling to sell tickets?

Conference alignment being what it is for the forseable future, why not prioritize regionalism in OOC scheduling? Again, under the model P5>G5>FCS. App State has done this. We've used creative models to get UNC, USC, and Wake to schedule in Boone. We've scheduled ODU, Marshall, and UNCC to come to Boone. We've filled the remaining holes with ex-SOCON rivals ETSU and Elon. It's not the perfect model but it's worked.

I'm a big advocate of regional scheduling /realignment. I don't know why I used the word 'sad,' other than to try to describe the current state of college athletics. "Sickening" may be a more appropriate adjective to describe it.

And we had good attendance against ULL because it was a guaranteed W
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RE: Amid less CUSA revenue, UAB forced to make tough cuts
(07-18-2018 10:45 AM)hooverblazer Wrote:  Well in happy UAB news, the Birmingham Civic Center Authority sold the $300M in bonds necessary to finance the stadium construction and downtown arena renovations yesterday. Sale is expected to close August 7th with site work starting before the end of the year. They have hired Populus as the design firm (will be different than the initial renderings).

Stadium is planned to be done by summer 2021 and the arena renovations done by early 2022.

Congrats UAB
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(Yesterday 07:22 PM)winston70 Wrote:  
(07-17-2018 12:53 AM)Ourland Wrote:  
(07-16-2018 10:21 AM)APPdiesel Wrote:  
(07-12-2018 07:54 PM)Ourland Wrote:  This is where it's all headed for G5. Rice has already scheduled OOC games with ULL and area FCS schools. They have fans that will show up and fill seats. It's a sad reality. Once the Big 12's future is determined, I expect to see movement.

Unless I'm misunderstanding your point...why is playing regional schools a sad reality? Obviously scheduling regional P5s > G5s > FCS but what's wrong with scheduling to sell tickets?

Conference alignment being what it is for the forseable future, why not prioritize regionalism in OOC scheduling? Again, under the model P5>G5>FCS. App State has done this. We've used creative models to get UNC, USC, and Wake to schedule in Boone. We've scheduled ODU, Marshall, and UNCC to come to Boone. We've filled the remaining holes with ex-SOCON rivals ETSU and Elon. It's not the perfect model but it's worked.

I'm a big advocate of regional scheduling /realignment. I don't know why I used the word 'sad,' other than to try to describe the current state of college athletics. "Sickening" may be a more appropriate adjective to describe it.

And we had good attendance against ULL because it was a guaranteed W

You guys belong in the same conference. It's a perfect rivalry. You already hate one another. Play every year!
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