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RE: O.C.S. is unnecessary and is not the reason that we were not
(09-25-2021 01:20 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  People that are wanting a smaller stadium to eliminate the walk-up sales are screwing the average TIGER fan. There are many fans that just cant afford season tickets ---but always attend a game or two buying tickets at the gate

At the MISTAKE games last week there was a steady stream of people buying tickets at the stadium

Make it a 80K seats not 45k----dang guys make it easier to attend not harder

Don't price out half our fan base by requiring them to buy season tickets

The city has always been a walkup town

You can’t play major D1 football and charge high school ticket prices.
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(09-25-2021 12:39 PM)memtiger1987 Wrote:  
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(09-25-2021 07:43 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  Even when the B-12 tells us an OCS is an essential criteria, you say no, SMH. The B-12 wants to see a financial commitment to the athletics program - we can't show that paying rent in a mislocated 56 year old municipal stadium that is too large for our fan base to be motivated to buy season tickets. Further the B-12 see the LBS as a tired, old stadium - and they know, one of their teams comes here every year. Down the road, if attendance against B-12 opponents picks up, the OCS can expanded because the demand for seats will pay for it. But we will likely never get that chance because the B-12 has told us we need an OCS to be invited. Every school in the B-12 plays in an OCS. Every school invited from the AAC has an OCS. USF got the message, announced an OCS & already has a $50M commitment from private sources to kickoff their fund raising campaign. What more evidence do you need?

I just don't buy the "commitment" argument - at least not the notion that we have to drop $150-200M on a new stadium to get admitted to a new conference. As far as I can tell, BYU has not done anything to their stadium in the past 40 years beyond what has been done to LBMS. UCF's stadium is 14 years old and cheaply built, no sign of any big commitment there. Meanwhile, Colorado State built a very nice $226M stadium and is barely mentioned as a P5 target. New stadiums built in the last decade at Tulane, North Texas or FAU have not catapulted those schools into contention for anything.

If in fact the B12 is demanding a new stadium for Memphis to get in, then they have an extremely inflated opinion of themselves. Do they think they're the NFL? Maybe professional sports leagues can pull that off - and it's usually the owners who demand new arenas, not the league. But there's no way a B12 invite is worth a $150-200M price tag. For a conference whose "power" status is on life support to make that kind of a demand is laughable, and I wouldn't blame our administration for telling them where they could stick it. Taking on that kind of financial obligation to get into a conference which may be no better than the current AAC in a few years, and would probably have to invite us anyway under those circumstances, doesn't make much sense.

Jeez man. Like them or not, BYU is a national brand. Other than Notre Dame, they were, by far, the most appealing program available. And ND isn’t going to the Big12.

We play in a tired 56 year old stadium. Sometimes you have to build a new facility. We moved out of the MSC.

No matter if we ever get an invite to the Big12, we’ll have a new stadium. One where students that live on or near campus can walk to. One that bring alumni back on campus. I haven’t stepped foot on campus since I graduated. And that was a long time ago. There has been absolutely no reason for me to do so. I’d bet others have similar stories.

Much of the cost of building will go back into the community. While I’m sure some will go to national contractors, they’ll still source products locally and hire workers.

It will draw better recruits, which in turn should produce good teams. How we’ve done so well with so little is just amazing. The best example is USF and UCF. One program was a BCS team, the other small time. One school invests heavily, one doesn’t. One school was invited into the Big12, the other finally announced they are building an OCS. USF sat idly while their competitor had a vision….. Build the OCS!

The vast majority of P5 stadiums were built before the liberty bowl stadium.

The Cincinnati stadium is 107 years old.

The U of Kansas stadium will be 100 on Halloween weekend.
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RE: O.C.S. is unnecessary and is not the reason that we were not
(09-25-2021 01:20 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  People that are wanting a smaller stadium to eliminate the walk-up sales are screwing the average TIGER fan. There are many fans that just cant afford season tickets ---but always attend a game or two buying tickets at the gate

At the MISTAKE games last week there was a steady stream of people buying tickets at the stadium

Make it a 80K seats not 45k----dang guys make it easier to attend not harder

Don't price out half our fan base by requiring them to buy season tickets

The city has always been a walkup town

If they can buy a ticket at the gate, they can buy a ticket in advance. And half of our fanbase isn’t living in poverty (last I checked).
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RE: O.C.S. is unnecessary and is not the reason that we were not
(09-25-2021 01:47 PM)ncrdbl1 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 12:39 PM)memtiger1987 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 11:47 AM)CRM114 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 07:43 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  Even when the B-12 tells us an OCS is an essential criteria, you say no, SMH. The B-12 wants to see a financial commitment to the athletics program - we can't show that paying rent in a mislocated 56 year old municipal stadium that is too large for our fan base to be motivated to buy season tickets. Further the B-12 see the LBS as a tired, old stadium - and they know, one of their teams comes here every year. Down the road, if attendance against B-12 opponents picks up, the OCS can expanded because the demand for seats will pay for it. But we will likely never get that chance because the B-12 has told us we need an OCS to be invited. Every school in the B-12 plays in an OCS. Every school invited from the AAC has an OCS. USF got the message, announced an OCS & already has a $50M commitment from private sources to kickoff their fund raising campaign. What more evidence do you need?

I just don't buy the "commitment" argument - at least not the notion that we have to drop $150-200M on a new stadium to get admitted to a new conference. As far as I can tell, BYU has not done anything to their stadium in the past 40 years beyond what has been done to LBMS. UCF's stadium is 14 years old and cheaply built, no sign of any big commitment there. Meanwhile, Colorado State built a very nice $226M stadium and is barely mentioned as a P5 target. New stadiums built in the last decade at Tulane, North Texas or FAU have not catapulted those schools into contention for anything.

If in fact the B12 is demanding a new stadium for Memphis to get in, then they have an extremely inflated opinion of themselves. Do they think they're the NFL? Maybe professional sports leagues can pull that off - and it's usually the owners who demand new arenas, not the league. But there's no way a B12 invite is worth a $150-200M price tag. For a conference whose "power" status is on life support to make that kind of a demand is laughable, and I wouldn't blame our administration for telling them where they could stick it. Taking on that kind of financial obligation to get into a conference which may be no better than the current AAC in a few years, and would probably have to invite us anyway under those circumstances, doesn't make much sense.

Jeez man. Like them or not, BYU is a national brand. Other than Notre Dame, they were, by far, the most appealing program available. And ND isn’t going to the Big12.

We play in a tired 56 year old stadium. Sometimes you have to build a new facility. We moved out of the MSC.

No matter if we ever get an invite to the Big12, we’ll have a new stadium. One where students that live on or near campus can walk to. One that bring alumni back on campus. I haven’t stepped foot on campus since I graduated. And that was a long time ago. There has been absolutely no reason for me to do so. I’d bet others have similar stories.

Much of the cost of building will go back into the community. While I’m sure some will go to national contractors, they’ll still source products locally and hire workers.

It will draw better recruits, which in turn should produce good teams. How we’ve done so well with so little is just amazing. The best example is USF and UCF. One program was a BCS team, the other small time. One school invests heavily, one doesn’t. One school was invited into the Big12, the other finally announced they are building an OCS. USF sat idly while their competitor had a vision….. Build the OCS!

The vast majority of P5 stadiums were built before the liberty bowl stadium.

The Cincinnati stadium is 107 years old.

The U of Kansas stadium will be 100 on Halloween weekend.

Make note - ALL OF YOUR EXAMPLES ARE ON CAMPUS. And all of the schools you have mentioned are now in the P5 - they have nothing to prove their worthiness.
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(09-25-2021 01:20 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  People that are wanting a smaller stadium to eliminate the walk-up sales are screwing the average TIGER fan. There are many fans that just cant afford season tickets ---but always attend a game or two buying tickets at the gate

At the MISTAKE games last week there was a steady stream of people buying tickets at the stadium

Make it a 80K seats not 45k----dang guys make it easier to attend not harder

Don't price out half our fan base by requiring them to buy season tickets

The city has always been a walkup town

Nope. That is no way to run any kind of major enterprise, which is what we aspire to be.
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I’m in the stadium. At 20 min til kickoff,I estimate the crowd in the seats at less than 10,000. I hope a lot of folks are coming in late.
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(09-25-2021 01:47 PM)ncrdbl1 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 12:39 PM)memtiger1987 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 11:47 AM)CRM114 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 07:43 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  Even when the B-12 tells us an OCS is an essential criteria, you say no, SMH. The B-12 wants to see a financial commitment to the athletics program - we can't show that paying rent in a mislocated 56 year old municipal stadium that is too large for our fan base to be motivated to buy season tickets. Further the B-12 see the LBS as a tired, old stadium - and they know, one of their teams comes here every year. Down the road, if attendance against B-12 opponents picks up, the OCS can expanded because the demand for seats will pay for it. But we will likely never get that chance because the B-12 has told us we need an OCS to be invited. Every school in the B-12 plays in an OCS. Every school invited from the AAC has an OCS. USF got the message, announced an OCS & already has a $50M commitment from private sources to kickoff their fund raising campaign. What more evidence do you need?

I just don't buy the "commitment" argument - at least not the notion that we have to drop $150-200M on a new stadium to get admitted to a new conference. As far as I can tell, BYU has not done anything to their stadium in the past 40 years beyond what has been done to LBMS. UCF's stadium is 14 years old and cheaply built, no sign of any big commitment there. Meanwhile, Colorado State built a very nice $226M stadium and is barely mentioned as a P5 target. New stadiums built in the last decade at Tulane, North Texas or FAU have not catapulted those schools into contention for anything.

If in fact the B12 is demanding a new stadium for Memphis to get in, then they have an extremely inflated opinion of themselves. Do they think they're the NFL? Maybe professional sports leagues can pull that off - and it's usually the owners who demand new arenas, not the league. But there's no way a B12 invite is worth a $150-200M price tag. For a conference whose "power" status is on life support to make that kind of a demand is laughable, and I wouldn't blame our administration for telling them where they could stick it. Taking on that kind of financial obligation to get into a conference which may be no better than the current AAC in a few years, and would probably have to invite us anyway under those circumstances, doesn't make much sense.

Jeez man. Like them or not, BYU is a national brand. Other than Notre Dame, they were, by far, the most appealing program available. And ND isn’t going to the Big12.

We play in a tired 56 year old stadium. Sometimes you have to build a new facility. We moved out of the MSC.

No matter if we ever get an invite to the Big12, we’ll have a new stadium. One where students that live on or near campus can walk to. One that bring alumni back on campus. I haven’t stepped foot on campus since I graduated. And that was a long time ago. There has been absolutely no reason for me to do so. I’d bet others have similar stories.

Much of the cost of building will go back into the community. While I’m sure some will go to national contractors, they’ll still source products locally and hire workers.

It will draw better recruits, which in turn should produce good teams. How we’ve done so well with so little is just amazing. The best example is USF and UCF. One program was a BCS team, the other small time. One school invests heavily, one doesn’t. One school was invited into the Big12, the other finally announced they are building an OCS. USF sat idly while their competitor had a vision….. Build the OCS!

The vast majority of P5 stadiums were built before the liberty bowl stadium.

The Cincinnati stadium is 107 years old.

The U of Kansas stadium will be 100 on Halloween weekend.

Those are university owned on-campus stadiums with somewhat historical significance and it may have made sense to preserve them and keep then updated. Very few here want to compare apples to apples. Start with Legion Field, or some of the others that incentivized schools to build their own.
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(09-25-2021 01:47 PM)ncrdbl1 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 12:39 PM)memtiger1987 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 11:47 AM)CRM114 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 07:43 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  Even when the B-12 tells us an OCS is an essential criteria, you say no, SMH. The B-12 wants to see a financial commitment to the athletics program - we can't show that paying rent in a mislocated 56 year old municipal stadium that is too large for our fan base to be motivated to buy season tickets. Further the B-12 see the LBS as a tired, old stadium - and they know, one of their teams comes here every year. Down the road, if attendance against B-12 opponents picks up, the OCS can expanded because the demand for seats will pay for it. But we will likely never get that chance because the B-12 has told us we need an OCS to be invited. Every school in the B-12 plays in an OCS. Every school invited from the AAC has an OCS. USF got the message, announced an OCS & already has a $50M commitment from private sources to kickoff their fund raising campaign. What more evidence do you need?

I just don't buy the "commitment" argument - at least not the notion that we have to drop $150-200M on a new stadium to get admitted to a new conference. As far as I can tell, BYU has not done anything to their stadium in the past 40 years beyond what has been done to LBMS. UCF's stadium is 14 years old and cheaply built, no sign of any big commitment there. Meanwhile, Colorado State built a very nice $226M stadium and is barely mentioned as a P5 target. New stadiums built in the last decade at Tulane, North Texas or FAU have not catapulted those schools into contention for anything.

If in fact the B12 is demanding a new stadium for Memphis to get in, then they have an extremely inflated opinion of themselves. Do they think they're the NFL? Maybe professional sports leagues can pull that off - and it's usually the owners who demand new arenas, not the league. But there's no way a B12 invite is worth a $150-200M price tag. For a conference whose "power" status is on life support to make that kind of a demand is laughable, and I wouldn't blame our administration for telling them where they could stick it. Taking on that kind of financial obligation to get into a conference which may be no better than the current AAC in a few years, and would probably have to invite us anyway under those circumstances, doesn't make much sense.

Jeez man. Like them or not, BYU is a national brand. Other than Notre Dame, they were, by far, the most appealing program available. And ND isn’t going to the Big12.

We play in a tired 56 year old stadium. Sometimes you have to build a new facility. We moved out of the MSC.

No matter if we ever get an invite to the Big12, we’ll have a new stadium. One where students that live on or near campus can walk to. One that bring alumni back on campus. I haven’t stepped foot on campus since I graduated. And that was a long time ago. There has been absolutely no reason for me to do so. I’d bet others have similar stories.

Much of the cost of building will go back into the community. While I’m sure some will go to national contractors, they’ll still source products locally and hire workers.

It will draw better recruits, which in turn should produce good teams. How we’ve done so well with so little is just amazing. The best example is USF and UCF. One program was a BCS team, the other small time. One school invests heavily, one doesn’t. One school was invited into the Big12, the other finally announced they are building an OCS. USF sat idly while their competitor had a vision….. Build the OCS!

The vast majority of P5 stadiums were built before the liberty bowl stadium.

The Cincinnati stadium is 107 years old.

The U of Kansas stadium will be 100 on Halloween weekend.

Cinci put over $100 million into that old stadium. And it’s on campus.
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Ike wonders why only 25K showed up for the battle of the unbeatens on a beautiful day.
Does anyone think our OOC SCHEDULE had anything to do with the 12
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I have never been able to understand our fanbase.
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(09-25-2021 03:35 PM)Marc Mensa Wrote:  I have never been able to understand our fanbase.

I haven’t either, but UTSA just doesn’t provide much interest. Anyone that’s paying attention knows they’re a pretty good team, but I just don’t think this matchup provides excitement.

This goes to Ike’s point about playing P5 teams.
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O.C.S. is unnecessary and is not the reason that we were not
Do we have a different kickoff guy? He’s consistently kicking it into the end zone.
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(09-25-2021 10:23 AM)Agrizz Wrote:  The Louisville stadium is not really on campus (much like UCF and Baylor). All are about a mile away from their main campus. Their main stadium parking is adjacent to these stadiums. So fans and alumni would never step foot on the campus in this case either. It would be like putting a place on the Tiger south campus. I like what you are saying about starting at say 40-44K, then see what happens from there. If they are going to do it then do it "on campus" I really like how Tulane shoe horned their stadium into a small area. It is a tight fit. It would need to be somewhat larger for Memphis though. Cincinnati's place also did the same but is the right size.

UCF’s stadium is not a mile off campus. It is surrounded by other athletics facilities and dorms. You can argue that it’s on the edge of campus but it is very much on campus. It is much nicer than all the naysayers would have you believe.
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(09-25-2021 07:43 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  
(09-24-2021 11:42 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  #2 on everyone's list only behind cindy.

I stated multiple times why we were not #2 on everybody's list only behind Cindy--and was demonized for it. I suggested BEFORE the 4 were chosen why we probably would be left out. Funny thing though- when we were left out --a week after I suggested the reason why we would be left out--Geoff Calkins suggested the same reason why we were left out

MEMPHIS MEMORIAL STADIUM is not the reason why we were not picked and will have no bearing one way or the other the next go round

A lack of O.C.S. is not the reason we were not chosen last time and will have no bearing one way or the other the next go round

I will say this if we do choose to build O.C.S. --it should not be a Mickey Mouse small stadium ala 40k. It better be 55k plus--because if we do get in a power 5 we will need the seats----people suggesting 40/45k are just plain wrong----why does MEMPHIS always sell itself short----and why should we ever make it hard for our fans to get tickets to the games----MORE SEATS MEANS MORE FANS AT GAMES

If the BIG12 add 2 more --I think we MIGHT/MAY have a shot----don't limit the number of fans that can go to the games

Even when the B-12 tells us an OCS is an essential criteria, you say no, SMH. The B-12 wants to see a financial commitment to the athletics program - we can't show that paying rent in a mislocated 56 year old municipal stadium that is too large for our fan base to be motivated to buy season tickets. Further the B-12 see the LBS as a tired, old stadium - and they know, one of their teams comes here every year. Down the road, if attendance against B-12 opponents picks up, the OCS can expanded because the demand for seats will pay for it. But we will likely never get that chance because the B-12 has told us we need an OCS to be invited. Every school in the B-12 plays in an OCS. Every school invited from the AAC has an OCS. USF got the message, announced an OCS & already has a $50M commitment from private sources to kickoff their fund raising campaign. What more evidence do you need?

I've been following most of the B12 threads. I must have missed it. So, can you share the link where the B12 said we didn't get in because of not having an OCS?
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(09-25-2021 11:47 AM)CRM114 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 07:43 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  Even when the B-12 tells us an OCS is an essential criteria, you say no, SMH. The B-12 wants to see a financial commitment to the athletics program - we can't show that paying rent in a mislocated 56 year old municipal stadium that is too large for our fan base to be motivated to buy season tickets. Further the B-12 see the LBS as a tired, old stadium - and they know, one of their teams comes here every year. Down the road, if attendance against B-12 opponents picks up, the OCS can expanded because the demand for seats will pay for it. But we will likely never get that chance because the B-12 has told us we need an OCS to be invited. Every school in the B-12 plays in an OCS. Every school invited from the AAC has an OCS. USF got the message, announced an OCS & already has a $50M commitment from private sources to kickoff their fund raising campaign. What more evidence do you need?

I just don't buy the "commitment" argument - at least not the notion that we have to drop $150-200M on a new stadium to get admitted to a new conference. As far as I can tell, BYU has not done anything to their stadium in the past 40 years beyond what has been done to LBMS. UCF's stadium is 14 years old and cheaply built, no sign of any big commitment there. Meanwhile, Colorado State built a very nice $226M stadium and is barely mentioned as a P5 target. New stadiums built in the last decade at Tulane, North Texas or FAU have not catapulted those schools into contention for anything.

If in fact the B12 is demanding a new stadium for Memphis to get in, then they have an extremely inflated opinion of themselves. Do they think they're the NFL? Maybe professional sports leagues can pull that off - and it's usually the owners who demand new arenas, not the league. But there's no way a B12 invite is worth a $150-200M price tag. For a conference whose "power" status is on life support to make that kind of a demand is laughable, and I wouldn't blame our administration for telling them where they could stick it. Taking on that kind of financial obligation to get into a conference which may be no better than the current AAC in a few years, and would probably have to invite us anyway under those circumstances, doesn't make much sense.

The New Big 12 currently has 5 schools ranked and they would be ranked if the conference were together right now so power status isn't an issue and the AAC has never come close to that consistently. It is also arguably the best basketball conference and will make more money since the 40% slice in value was dependent on the Big 12 staying at 8. Adding the 4 schools (or potentially 6) should cut into that significantly. Memphis should be in the Big 12 right now and putting down the conference in order to justify not investing in facilities upgrades or expansion is silly and shortsighted. It should be all hands on deck. None of the other P5 conferences are expanding and the Big 12 will likely be the 3rd or 4th best conference unlike the old Big East and certainly light-years ahead of the AAC. Cincinnati did this, hesitated, back in 2011 and the Big 12 and ACC passed us over, which is why we invested in our facilities. I guarantee that the SEC and ACC would ask for the same concessions and I doubt that Memphis' administration would tell them to "stick it". I also guarantee that if you told the Big 12 to "stick it" that it would get around to EVERY P5 conference and would effectively relegate you to the G5 permanently. It has to be all-in for Memphis because they may be the only remaining G5 school that controls its own destiny when it comes to getting a P5 invite.
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I don't see the Big XII happening.

I don't see 55,000 fans paying real ticket prices.

I don't see a fanbase opposing a new stadium as a Big XII fanbase.

It's not going to happen, and it is because of the fanbase.

It's not going to happen.
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(09-25-2021 04:13 PM)memtiger1987 Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 03:35 PM)Marc Mensa Wrote:  I have never been able to understand our fanbase.

I haven’t either, but UTSA just doesn’t provide much interest. Anyone that’s paying attention knows they’re a pretty good team, but I just don’t think this matchup provides excitement.

This goes to Ike’s point about playing P5 teams.

We can take 30k to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl & not get 25k in the Liberty Bowl on beautiful fall day… it’s just always been that way.
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(09-25-2021 07:28 PM)Claw Wrote:  I don't see the Big XII happening.

I don't see 55,000 fans paying real ticket prices.

I don't see a fanbase opposing a new stadium as a Big XII fanbase.

It's not going to happen, and it is because of the fanbase.

It's not going to happen.

We aren’t ready to move up.
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RE: O.C.S. is unnecessary and is not the reason that we were not
(09-25-2021 06:45 PM)tigertaylor Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 07:43 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  
(09-24-2021 11:42 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  #2 on everyone's list only behind cindy.

I stated multiple times why we were not #2 on everybody's list only behind Cindy--and was demonized for it. I suggested BEFORE the 4 were chosen why we probably would be left out. Funny thing though- when we were left out --a week after I suggested the reason why we would be left out--Geoff Calkins suggested the same reason why we were left out

MEMPHIS MEMORIAL STADIUM is not the reason why we were not picked and will have no bearing one way or the other the next go round

A lack of O.C.S. is not the reason we were not chosen last time and will have no bearing one way or the other the next go round

I will say this if we do choose to build O.C.S. --it should not be a Mickey Mouse small stadium ala 40k. It better be 55k plus--because if we do get in a power 5 we will need the seats----people suggesting 40/45k are just plain wrong----why does MEMPHIS always sell itself short----and why should we ever make it hard for our fans to get tickets to the games----MORE SEATS MEANS MORE FANS AT GAMES

If the BIG12 add 2 more --I think we MIGHT/MAY have a shot----don't limit the number of fans that can go to the games

Even when the B-12 tells us an OCS is an essential criteria, you say no, SMH. The B-12 wants to see a financial commitment to the athletics program - we can't show that paying rent in a mislocated 56 year old municipal stadium that is too large for our fan base to be motivated to buy season tickets. Further the B-12 see the LBS as a tired, old stadium - and they know, one of their teams comes here every year. Down the road, if attendance against B-12 opponents picks up, the OCS can expanded because the demand for seats will pay for it. But we will likely never get that chance because the B-12 has told us we need an OCS to be invited. Every school in the B-12 plays in an OCS. Every school invited from the AAC has an OCS. USF got the message, announced an OCS & already has a $50M commitment from private sources to kickoff their fund raising campaign. What more evidence do you need?

I've been following most of the B12 threads. I must have missed it. So, can you share the link where the B12 said we didn't get in because of not having an OCS?

So you think our president just announced out of the blue that he would talk to the state legislature about stadium funding for an OCS after we were passed over? Or that the USF BOT immediately started a funding drive for an OCS because they were passed over OR that all 3 AAC schools invited have an OCS? OR that every school in the B-12 has an OCS. Yep, I suppose you need a link or a direct call from the B-12 commissioner to understand what is needed when every B-12 media source has spelled it out in the last week or so.
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(09-25-2021 12:57 PM)shere khan Wrote:  
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(09-25-2021 11:36 AM)shere khan Wrote:  
(09-25-2021 09:54 AM)Browning Hall Wrote:  South Alabama had a vision. It doesn’t appear to have had anything to do with Big12 admittance.

Get On Campus

The University launched a fundraising campaign in August with the goal of building an on-campus football stadium by 2020. The campaign, called Get On Campus, is part of a comprehensive effort to fund the new stadium.

“Our students, fans, alumni and visiting fans deserve to be on our beautiful campus to enjoy a traditional college football game day,” said Joel Erdmann, the University’s athletic director.

The state-of-the-art stadium will provide students, alumni and the Mobile community with an unrivaled fan experience at Jaguar football games and will significantly elevate the University’s growing national profile in athletics, academics and student life. The future stadium will be located adjacent to the Jaguars’ football field house and newly opened Jaguar Training Center.

The University has committed that the stadium will not be paid for with tuition dollars from students.

“We are committed to having an on-campus football stadium at South, and we are committed to doing everything within our power to have that stadium open for the 2020 football season,” said President Tony Waldrop. “We also are committed to not using our students’ tuition dollars to build a stadium.”

Fundraising efforts for the stadium will be ongoing. The Get On Campus campaign will be evaluated continuously, and the campaign’s progress will determine how quickly the University can move ahead to the next phases of construction.

“Now is the time to give all of our alumni, fans and supporters the opportunity to get involved in the Get On Campus campaign, which provides opportunities for everyone, at all levels of support, to help make our on-campus stadium a reality,” said Waldrop.

https://www.southalabama.edu/departments...ampus.html

I’m guessing the end result was close to the planned result.

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Yeah they got out of that shitehole ladd peebles. The Univ could do it if they had the balls to tell the city to frick off and would quit pissing off alums.

I went to the last game we played down there and was surprised. I did not find it to be a shithole as many have described. Beer was priced right too.

I bet you went heavy, esp at night

03-lmfao

The neighborhood was kinda iffy but it was a day game. I don't carry. Afrraid I might have to cap a mofo for not acting right.
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