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Facilities - Public Phase Begins and New Details emerge

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=206470360

    Full PDF of Plan Linked Here: http://www.cubuffs.com//pdf8/1443386.pdf

    First Phase: Academic Center under EAST stands in folsom + preventing folsom from falling into the creek. Concourse is gonna change something fierce.
    Second phase: Dal Ward expansion/enclosing stadium.
    Third phase: IPF/outdoor practice fields.
    Fourth phase: Balch/west side
     
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  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Re: Facilities - New Details emerge (Hope you don't like family housing)

    Mick's never going to get laid again!

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  3. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    First things first, :woot:

    Now we've got that out of the way:

    1. They're doing this all bassackwards! We need the IPF and Balch improvements first.
    2. No timetable on any of this. The way things have gone, can we expect the IPF this century let alone this decade?

    But still, :woot:
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    big positive: The gold lot aint moving!! We hope. Or will it become the Academic Building?

    counter argument: Getting the foundation stuff fixed is really important. Messing with foundation stuff is EXPENSIVE. And it's a lot better to do it earlier, rather than later. Also, I don't want Folsom to fall into the creek. :lol: I think the academic building is just something they can tack onto that project.

    Next: expansion = more $ in tickets, and sooner. so it should be 2d. Also you are expanding dal ward at the same time, which helps.

    3d and 4th phases are the "sexy" upgrades, but the ones that would take the most time/money.
     
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  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Merry xmas
     
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    added the pic - take a look for some interesting visualizations. Also, looks like Gold lot will survive.
     
  7. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll concede the structural issues are first priority. However, I disagree with your statement about expansion, and this has been discussed many times before. There isn't a demand for tickets right now. Adding more seats doesn't necessarily mean more money. Which is why I think redoing Balch and the west side is more important. Premium seats and more amenities over there might make more money, I just don't think ****** seats in the north endzone will at this point.

    At this point is key, we need to start winning and winning big to create demand for more seats. We need players to do that. We need legit facilities to get legit players.

    Thus:

    1. Fix structural issues
    2. Build IPF
    3. Premium upgrades
    4. Expand stadium
    5. Profit.
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    bah, by 2045 when the second phase is completed, we will be winning big, so we gotta get ti done right away!
     
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    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Fair point. :sad1:
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Me so horny
     
  11. Liver

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    2045?

    gawd.

    even i'll think i'm old by then.
     
  12. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    Cue the people saying "they aren't doing it (the way/as fast/as big) as I want it, so I won't contribute to it." We have our long-awaited announcement, thus I'm guessing that is the next item on the Buffs fans' bitch-list.
     
  13. sweaty teets

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    we do take our college football seriously :woot:
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Daily Camera comments already bringing the entertainment
     
  15. CarolinaBuff

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    Seriously though, no time table was given for all this, was it? I didn't see one mentioned.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Wonder how much Solich is contributing to the $50M
     
  17. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't think we get that until the Regents vote on it. I expect/hope we will see things move in accordance with the timelines in HCMM's contract.
     
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    Your back will be dead by then.

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    The 4- and 5-star recruits are going to be lining up now, right?!??
     
  20. Buffnik

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    It will help a lot. Look what it did for hoops. All part of the package.
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    So, the 170 million is a bit lower than the 200 to 250 they were talking about earlier - are we taking savings from moving the IPF into an easier spot for construction and putting them into the keg? Pure speculation.
     
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    Bravo.

    This announcement is long over due. This welcome news is better late than never.

    I applaud President Benson for recognizing that intercollegiate athletics is the front porch of the university.

    CU's reputation of running a cash strapped athletic department that is willing to let a national champion caliber football program fall to the depths of college football futility was a major liability.

    Our porch needed a makeover.

    The Buffs have a new coach and a new facilities plan. This is progress.

    Now let's put our shoulders together and make this happen sooner than later.
     
  23. BuffSurveyor

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    ..........................Looks like CSU may have their project off the ground and done first the way the CU Administration presented theirs. It looks like a good plan though.
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You do realize that we want CSU to get their project done (as long as it doesn't cost taxpayer dollars), right? It's the only way we can be nearly 100% certain of our games against them moving out of Denver and back to campus.

    Whatever, though. This post will be the last one in this thread that mentions CSU. Completely off topic.
     
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    Go **** yourself you piece of flaming ****
     
  26. SuperD

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    I'm thrilled to finally get the announcement on this, a little confused on the scope and budget though. Not to be a Debbie downer but we are planning on trying to get in a stadium expansion, academic center, IPF, and various renovations at about half of what Arizona is spending on their stadium renovation. Either the math is off, or our plans are significantly less ambitious. Hopefully it will be awesome, I just hope they go beyond the typical meet minimal expectations approach the school has taken with athletics support in the past.
     
  27. leftybuff

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    Well, an announcement. Very good.
     
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    i think it looks awesome and i'm excited that they are taking the steps to move this forward! let's all donate special towards this. seriously.
     
  29. Darth Snow

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    Per a local columnist on twitter, Phase 1 and 2 combined cost 39$ million.

    Per Reedmarks, 25$million pledged already.
     
  30. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    It's great to see them FINALLY get off the couch on their porch and make some sort of announcement. IPF third is somewhat disappointing though.
     

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