Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by skibum, Jan 6, 2012.
Doesn't matter, we'll all be dead before either one happens.
I really wanted to go with the bushes option - but those kind of projects only get completed once every twenty years or so.
Bump... Why didn't I make this a public poll? If the mods could adjust that, it would be allsome to see who got this wrong...
I still don't think that CSU will ever build that on-campus pipe dream
sheep eat plants and bushes.... feed the frenzy
BTW CSU's prez has said fundraising was going slower than he thought it would and they're still not half way there yet. Supposed deadline of October this year. Jack Graham has gone quiet
Has 'Gasm gone quiet on the topic?
Unpossible. She's a screamer.
I'm actually nervous for them. They have spent a lot of money on coaches and restructured their salaries to reflect trying to take it to a new level. This hasn't moved the needle on attendance. The lack of a hit on fundraising makes the whole bring in a business man AD project seem like it could have been a mistake, and now they are right where they started with more $'s spent and no invitation to the big boy money train conferences.
In the end, having several viable football schools in Colorado is a good thing. I'm very excited CU is moving forward with their project. I'm sorry, although not surprised, that the whole internet chatter about the money already having been raised was just more BS. I wish CSU the mountain conference had not formed the Mtn Network. It took a fun mid week ESPN game machine and moved the conference backwards in my opinion. CSU's business school just schooled CU's in the rankings. Hopefully that is a wake up call for that department at CU and hopefully they can use some of that business acumen to market their football program and get their stadium sold out for 3-4 games a year.
I'm not nervous for them. According to their fans and school, they are never at risk for anything, and things never go bad and everything is always part of a master plan.
Pretty much where I'm at. They annoy me. I just hope that they don't put the state in a position where we see increased tuitions and/or a tax bailout for CSU. They're playing a dangerous game of high risk with a long shot at the big reward of a major conference invite. I fear that they're tilting at windmills.
While the fundraising has been a little slower than they had hoped, based on comments I have heard from people close to the CSU AD, they are now very confident that the funding is there. Graham is rumored to have stated at a recent meeting that "I said we will raise the money for this stadium or we will die trying and I am happy to say that I am finally very confident I wont be dying."
They are tweaking the design a bit to reduce costs. A restaurant had been planned, but sounds like it might be removed or moved to another location to invest in other areas of the stadium.
I agree with you about the Mountain Network. It was a great idea that was ahead of its time, but it limited exposure. That situation seems to have been helped out a bit by the new television deal for the conference. For instance, CSU's game against Boise State will be televised nationally on ESPN 2 this year.
wasn't it supposed to be done by this summer too? or was that 2015?
Originally, yes. Now 2018 "at the earliest."
2016 has been and remains the goal.
That would be impressive, if October is the goal for fundraising... to then have the whole stadium built by 2016.
I thought you had to wait til the growth cycle of your greenhouses was complete ('16). Then 2 years to complete after that, only after finding a new location for the greenhouses
Slider really deserves a lot of rep for finding this little gem. I have to ssra before I can hit him, but this is gold, Jerry. Pure gold. The only bad part is that we can't get 'gasm back here to laugh at him some more. The guy is a treasure trove of idiocy.
212million minimum is the best part
I'm particularly fond of "owned. Told ya so."
I know it's mean to laugh at the retarded kid, but it's just so damn easy in this case.
Also justified since his brother is the one leading the charge, amirite?
I would've repped Slider if he'd posted a gem with "jelly?" in it.
That is certainly a contributing factor, yes.
This information came from an article done by Matt Stephens who failed to properly check his sources (imagine that). He interviewed one professor for the story and never confirmed the timeline with anyone else in the athletic department. The goal still remains 2016. It might eventually change, but no one is talking about that right now.
To be clear, we're talking about it.
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