Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by absinthe, Jul 12, 2016.
Low info marketing link for us: http://sevensouthtailgating.com/cu/
This is gonna be fun.
As that site gets filled in, it will be very helpful. As is, it does give a nice barebones outline of what they plan on doing at Franklin. It is going to be awesome. Franklin may become one of the top tailgating locations in the Pac-12.
Have you done the Rose Bowl? they are on a golf course around the stadium its pretty cool. Stanford is also decent - meh on: UofA, ASU, CAL, USC
Our family and our friends have our two spots picked out. I am so excited to see how this all works out!
RG just gets it.
I have been to the rose bowl with the band and have seen the tailgating from afar. It is nice, and the location is really good, I just think you lose something when the game/tailgating/stadium aren't on campus.
Stanford have prime location, but their passion as fans leaves a lot to be desired I think. Plus I have had issues with their fans. For me it is a hard pass on Stanford.
This is great, looking forward to the tailgating.
This is going to be such an amazing gameday atmosphere for fans, visitors, recruits and media. With that, it's going to make a ton of bank for the AD to be in the business of supplying tailgate supplies & labor (while making things very convenient for fans on Franklin). Throw in the money that will be made from food & beer vendors + admission tix to the IPF along with so much more CU memorabilia getting sold with the new team store... CU is going to be so much more profitable for home games.
From there: win.
From there: fix & monetize Balch with an expansion of premium seating options on the west side.
CU is on the path to being the model for how to run a college football program.
There is so much right with what they're doing with Franklin. I'm impressed. It's like they a view the fans as customers and are doing their best to make them happy. Amazing concept around here historically.
Seriously, this Franklin Field experience is going to be a game changer. It's one of those kinds of things that the NFL wishes it could do, but can't.
What are they doing?
Franklin tailgaters will park in the new garage under the IPF. They will have all their tailgate gear stored at CU. everybody gets an assigned tailgate spot on Franklin fIeld. CU staffers will go out and set up your site and have it ready for you when you arrive. Never lose tailgating due to weather. All the fun of tailgating with none of the hassle.
What if we take up donations and get an All Buffs spot? Just a thought.
they are doing 115 slots for this season and I'd guess even with the cost increase they are taken, Franklin was at ~175 last year. I pressed them hard on this and said look you want the Ole Miss atmosphere you need to cram more people in. They think they can get it to ~250 over time. I dont know that there are 250 groups/individuals that will front the new cost load.
That honestly is my only concern - to get this right you need mass and energy, will they have it?
If we're winning and this thing is as cool as it seems it will be, those numbers are shooting fish in a barrel.
Do you think they will have tents on the actual practice field? I don't and I think that is the limiting factor and I don't think it will end up like the Grove. Not that it's a bad thing if CU is different.
Old Franklin when i got is was 320 passes but Bohn had grandfathered a bunch of people in and only 250 or so were at full-tilt. that was when full till was 1k and you could offset against your pass with seat licenses so effectively i was in franklin for $100.
Now its a little more expensive, you can still offset against the core donation with seat license cost but...there is a significant "services" fee attached. I am in wait and see mode - I'll pay for this year see how it goes and how many games i can make. I think they could see 10-20% turn over at year end, especially of we suck.
Also i doubt Rick will do it but i do believe he should gift spots to people like Buffs4Life and the alumni C club.
Why wouldn't they?
The will not to start, the plan is 1 ring around the outside this year. Go double deep next when kinks are worked out. Then find another 30 spaces. I'd like to see them encroach perhaps on 1 endzone to get another 20 or so tents.
Coaches no want tents, metal, glass, etc on their field.
Makes sense. That sucks.
If Buffs4Life had a spot, that just raises the interest level of visiting the Buff Walk area because of who fans might see hanging out there. C Club makes sense because that drives the donor base if they're signing people up. I'd add Buff Belles to that, too. What those organizations add to the experience and give back far exceeds an opportunity cost of maybe $5k a year that the AD would get for selling those spots. (Actually, much less than $5k since the 3 people who missed out would be very likely to buy a tailgating spot elsewhere on campus.)
Can anyone wander in and mooch or do you have to pay for access?
It's right up against the sidewalk, including the Buff Walk where our personalized bricks are installed.
I think one of the reasons is control over what is happening on the field. Remember, the players practice on the field so they can't take the chance of hidden broken glass being lost in the practice field that could cut a player. Remember, in the email sent out to the doners that will be tailgating there, they said that glass is prohibited. I have a feeling that not everyone will comply with that rule. Plus, if it's a snowy/rainy day, they don't want the practice field getting too torn up with people standing on it for 6 hours tailgating and creating mud spots. Plus, people will throw out near empty drinks with limes and lemons that will all have to be picked up. I have seen it happen.
What I think will happen is that the next two years will be a big learning experience for not only the tailgaters but the AD and how and when they will expand, if they do. I think they will address how much wear and tear is done, potential issues and then address how and if they expand.
I think the opportunity is there and the more the merrier but some questions have to be answered. JMO.
fwiw, I'm going to guess that long-term we are going to see a killer new bridge to where the practice fields used to be, the East Campus fields relocated there and the family housing re-designed. All together, that's going to be the main extension of the tailgating area with less of it happening on the other lots around campus near dorms.
Boy, I do like the looks of that.
I think the gates will be open to everyone just as they always have been. People, not cars (as in the past).
It's the old rendering and not quite what was actually done, but the concept is illustrated pretty well in that.
It shows future potential like others were talking about above. If it works out and that place is a mad house and the practice field stays safe for the players, I'm all for it!
Pack em' in, rake in the $$$ and win. Sounds good to me.
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