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RE: Mayor Strickland interview 98.9
(06-03-2022 07:54 AM)Claw Wrote:  
(06-03-2022 07:37 AM)griffin Wrote:  
(05-22-2022 03:22 AM)Stammers Wrote:  
(05-21-2022 10:59 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  
(05-20-2022 03:48 PM)Tiger87 Wrote:  Not at all. Laird clearly said he thought optimum was low 40's. Just let it go and move on.

I will post when and what I want thank you----Laird clearly stated at the 23:00 mark that low 40s was not set in stone/agreed upon/finalized/------the university had the brains to stay at MEMPHIS MEMORIAL STADIUM without alienating many fans ---plus they were not stupid enough to build a tiny mickey mouse at todays mega cost ----and then later have to add thousands more seats at even higher mega mega cost

The model from the studies and the consensus was Colorado State at 41,000. Laird wasn't stupid enough to say that the school didn't get what they want, so Plan B was the next best thing. 38,000 - 44,000 was ideal.

Quote:they were not stupid enough to build a tiny mickey mouse at todays mega cost

Signed...

40,000 Houston
38,000 Cincinnati
41,000 Colorado State
44,000 UCF
45,000 Baylor
45,000 TCU

03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao

We may get our wish for an even smaller stadium than 50K, the final seat count is no where near in stone. I’ll be surprised if it’s not much lower than 50k before it’s all over.
I think that might work if the Liberty Bowl Game and SHC can make up the seat revenue by increased suite revenue. That's what I expect to happen. It's money out of the university's pocket, but we seem to be unable to negotiate with any strength.

The SHC should be fine. I’m guessing they’ll have a difficult time finding a replacement that brings anywhere near the number of fans JSU did. There aren’t a lot of options out there.
06-03-2022 02:40 PM
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RE: Mayor Strickland interview 98.9
(05-23-2022 07:09 PM)Stammers Wrote:  
(05-23-2022 05:47 PM)geosnooker2000 Wrote:  
(05-17-2022 03:06 PM)TiminMem23 Wrote:  
(05-17-2022 03:01 PM)Marc Mensa Wrote:  
(05-17-2022 02:59 PM)TiminMem23 Wrote:  And why do you think that is? Here's a hint: The University can't fund it.

If I had to guess, the majority of the of the LB renovations will be funded by tax dollars, with some private donations made.

If it was an OCS, it would be twice the cost and would likely need to be paid for by private donations, which the University can't get. Not enough big $$$ boosters around willing to do it. Not to mention the obstacles involved with acquiring land and finding parking all that.

Embrace what we're getting, not what you wish we'd get.

If we can’t fund it, then how can we compete for P5 membership with others who can?

It's a great question. Probably a big reason why the Houston's and Cincinnati's of the world have passed us by.

Our lack of $$$ issues will be exacerbated in this new NIL world, especially in football.

And why do you people think we have a lack of donor money? It couldn't possibly be because we don't play on campus, therefore there is no alumni Connection to the university, right?

Absolutely 100% true. Donor funds, fundraising and endowment are all much lower than they should be, because we don't have an OCS.

That's not it. SMU got their money for the OCS and now they are expanding, and no one is still going to go to the games.

Our problem is that the every day fan won't/can't contribute to the level needed to be a P5.
06-03-2022 04:19 PM
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RE: Mayor Strickland interview 98.9
(06-03-2022 04:19 PM)Tiger46 Wrote:  
(05-23-2022 07:09 PM)Stammers Wrote:  
(05-23-2022 05:47 PM)geosnooker2000 Wrote:  
(05-17-2022 03:06 PM)TiminMem23 Wrote:  
(05-17-2022 03:01 PM)Marc Mensa Wrote:  If we can’t fund it, then how can we compete for P5 membership with others who can?

It's a great question. Probably a big reason why the Houston's and Cincinnati's of the world have passed us by.

Our lack of $$$ issues will be exacerbated in this new NIL world, especially in football.

And why do you people think we have a lack of donor money? It couldn't possibly be because we don't play on campus, therefore there is no alumni Connection to the university, right?

Absolutely 100% true. Donor funds, fundraising and endowment are all much lower than they should be, because we don't have an OCS.

That's not it. SMU got their money for the OCS and now they are expanding, and no one is still going to go to the games.

Our problem is that the every day fan won't/can't contribute to the level needed to be a P5.

SMU's tiny fanbase sucks, however their alumni base does not. We have an endowment of $220 million. SMU has an endowment of $2 billion.
06-03-2022 04:56 PM
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