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Exclamation Within next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
Mark you calendars.

Within the next decade there will be an on campus football stadium at the UofM.04-rock

Where on campus, you may ask?

Between Southern Ave. and Park Ave. where the golf course is, currently own by the city.

One thing that has hurt our national perception of Tiger football has been lack of on campus facilities.

Now we have begun fixing that problem with the long awaited (over a decade) indoor practice facility finally completed.

Next phase will be relocating the student athletes to nearby future on campus housing. Rudd has mentioned this before.

It is 0.7 miles both ways on the yet to be purchased golf course land. Perfect location for new athletic village.

Accompanying it will be a 40,000 seat multi-purpose on campus stadium that will serve as an athletic/academic facility, a la Colorado State's new stadium.

Having on campus football will bring back alumni, create new fan support and donors.

Parking won't be that big of an issue as is now at LBS. Less capacity means less vehicle traffick. Students will be able to walk to the games, meaning much less parking needed.

The land is roughly 200 acres, therefore leaving space for additional developments in the future.

Such as an on campus basketball arena.

Right now, the Forum is ideal. But eventually an on campus arena will be needed if UofM is to ever expect a major power conference invite.

As for the future of the Liberty Bowl Stadium?

It's already reached it's financial limits of upgrading. And it's structural design is outdated and not modern enough to enhance or remodel.

The SHC and LBC can remain there, but may also choose to leave for another city.

Might be a bad loss for the city, but UofM needs to put it's needs and priorities first for a change.

It's time to stop depending on the citizens to invest into something they don't really support.
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RE: Without next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
Good conversation starter at least.
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RE: Without next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
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RE: Without next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
It's the right spot but I'll never see it in my lifetime (which hopefully is > 10 years more).
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RE: Without next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
I'd rather see it physically on the campus like Misstake. But I'll take it.
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RE: Without next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
There will have to be a lot of leniency from the city for either basketball or football to move away from their current venues. The city makes too much money off of Tiger athletics at LB and FEF to allow the school to build a competing facility.
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Can't see it happening. I'd like it to, but just can't see it.
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RE: Within next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
(08-20-2020 04:42 PM)TigerFan40 Wrote:  There will have to be a lot of leniency from the city for either basketball or football to move away from their current venues. The city makes too much money off of Tiger athletics at LB and FEF to allow the school to build a competing facility.

UofM has its own BOR now and doesn't have to get permission anymore from city nor state to build.

The only thing the city could do is block the sale of the land to the UofM. But then the UofM can counteract by filing a discriminative lawsuit against the city.

There are legal ways around the city.
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(08-20-2020 04:28 PM)Claw Wrote:  I'd rather see it physically on the campus like Misstake. But I'll take it.

It can't be on the main campus due to lack of space and parking.

The additional land would be a connection of the main campus and Park Ave. Complex on the south campus.
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Will it also have an underground hyperloop to shuttle students back and forth to the games?
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Original thread.
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RE: Within next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
Why only 40k---why limit revenue----why not 60k----TIGERS routinely (ok a couple times yearly) draw 50k in spite of announced attendance . I thought rumor was university was going to buy MEMPHIS MEMORIAL stadium . Make it bigger.
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RE: Within next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
(08-20-2020 04:53 PM)Penny1 Wrote:  
(08-20-2020 04:28 PM)Claw Wrote:  I'd rather see it physically on the campus like Misstake. But I'll take it.

It can't be on the main campus due to lack of space and parking.

The additional land would be a connection of the main campus and Park Ave. Complex on the south campus.

Baloney. There are ways to do it. What is lacking is the will.
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RE: Within next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
(08-20-2020 04:51 PM)Penny1 Wrote:  
(08-20-2020 04:42 PM)TigerFan40 Wrote:  There will have to be a lot of leniency from the city for either basketball or football to move away from their current venues. The city makes too much money off of Tiger athletics at LB and FEF to allow the school to build a competing facility.

UofM has its own BOR now and doesn't have to get permission anymore from city nor state to build.

The only thing the city could do is block the sale of the land to the UofM. But then the UofM can counteract by filing a discriminative lawsuit against the city.

There are legal ways around the city.

Caulkins has stated that even though we have our own board, the state will not allow the school to take on that kind of debt. The only way it happens if the school does a deal with the city sort of like the tennis facility. If that happens then the bowl game, SHC, and large concerts will be played at the new stadium. The school already owns the land Audubon park golf course is on so this is probably the most realistic plan
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RE: Within next 10 years Memphis will have an on campus stadium
(08-20-2020 06:01 PM)Bathtub Gin Wrote:  
(08-20-2020 04:51 PM)Penny1 Wrote:  
(08-20-2020 04:42 PM)TigerFan40 Wrote:  There will have to be a lot of leniency from the city for either basketball or football to move away from their current venues. The city makes too much money off of Tiger athletics at LB and FEF to allow the school to build a competing facility.

UofM has its own BOR now and doesn't have to get permission anymore from city nor state to build.

The only thing the city could do is block the sale of the land to the UofM. But then the UofM can counteract by filing a discriminative lawsuit against the city.

There are legal ways around the city.

Caulkins has stated that even though we have our own board, the state will not allow the school to take on that kind of debt. The only way it happens if the school does a deal with the city sort of like the tennis facility. If that happens then the bowl game, SHC, and large concerts will be played at the new stadium. The school already owns the land Audubon park golf course is on so this is probably the most realistic plan

Caulkins is clueless of what he spews out. Just another media talking head.

The school doesn't own the land. They inquired about it a few years ago, but nothing came of it.
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I understand the pessimism and negativity. That's been the norm from Tiger fans forever.

But if San Diego State, a school in a very similar situation as the UofM, can build an on campus stadium then so can the UofM.
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Ike has known of this plan for awhile but, Ike is not allowed to comment
However, Ike can say 40K is the target size but, there will be room for expansion.
Ike has been to ECU stadium and was very impressed, He believes TIGERNATION will have something
Similar, of course ours will be state of the Art. Ike want's to see BLUE TURF and he knows the BLUE
Is on the table
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Penny 1
Coastal Carolina has a OCS and it is impressive, seats about 25K with room for expansion, just joined the sunbelt
And has teal colored turf.
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(08-20-2020 04:55 PM)aardWolf Wrote:  Will it also have an underground hyperloop to shuttle students back and forth to the games?

Being discussed.
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(08-20-2020 08:18 PM)Browning Hall Wrote:  
(08-20-2020 04:55 PM)aardWolf Wrote:  Will it also have an underground hyperloop to shuttle students back and forth to the games?

Being discussed.

Interesting.
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