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#2018301 - 06/21/17 08:31 PM Memorial Stadium
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$300M renovation announcement from Papa John in KC this evening.

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2017/jun/21/zenger-announces-plans-300-million-renovation-memo/
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#2018302 - 06/21/17 08:42 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Okay, all you inside guys need to go ahead and spill your guts. If you want to be known as a true 'Insider', we need the drawings on this board afore September fergawdsakes. WTH is Zenger's problem. Go to JoCo, release drawings. Dam simple. Why make it hard.

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#2018304 - 06/21/17 09:00 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: John_Brown]
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Does he have the financing in place to build it?

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#2018305 - 06/21/17 09:14 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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My understanding was that only $25k+ donors have even gotten close to seeing those plans.

The indoor practice addition was interesting to read as well.
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#2018309 - 06/22/17 04:48 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I've heard they've gotten commitments for about 1/2 the cost already.

Also, Zenger said the current plans won't be finalized for another 3 weeks or so. I believe this is in part do to potential final input from some other top tier type donors. If things go well it sounds like they could potentially get some more major funding committed before they start hitting up us "regular folk" for some more donations.

Haven't read the story posted here yet, so this may have been covered, but heard the 1st phase is going to be tearing down the East side right after the final home game then the West side will be done and finally the bowl will be squared. They plan on keeping the bowl exterior though, so it won't be torn down.

Edited to add that the 1st thing they're doing before any of the actual stadium work is the new indoor facility. Hearing it's going to be built near the stadium though not sure of the exact spot.


Edited by Kman_blue (06/22/17 04:51 AM)
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#2018311 - 06/22/17 07:38 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Edited to add that the 1st thing they're doing before any of the actual stadium work is the new indoor facility. Hearing it's going to be built near the stadium though not sure of the exact spot.


They're filling in Potter Lake and putting it there.
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#2018317 - 06/22/17 10:27 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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It can't be done by filling in my favorite pond in the whole world.
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#2018318 - 06/22/17 10:28 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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potential there for a fine stadium but can't see $300 million getting it with the indoor facility add on. below is cal's $320 million in-progress renovation. ku doesn't have an indoor now?

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#2018319 - 06/22/17 10:35 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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We currently use Anschutz Pavillion for our indoor practices. It doubles as the indoor track facility (if memory serves). It just isn't in an ideal location to the rest of the football facilities.

No idea why Cal is relevant to KU's upcoming renovations.
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#2018320 - 06/22/17 11:03 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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i've been to cal. actually, we lived our there for a time. the stadiums are a lot alike. cal did have to do earthquake stuff that ran their costs up. but ku is doing a demolish plan that may compensate for that from a cost standpoint. look forward to seeing the renderings.
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#2018322 - 06/22/17 11:13 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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I work at Camping world stadium in Orlando. 3 years ago the lower level (~50,000 bleacher seats) were completely torn down and rebuilt with 40,000 chair-back seats, split between 2 levels, 2 indoor clubs, new field, and suite/ press box renovations- all for $207 million. I cant figure out how to add an image- but if you google it, it was the entire lower 2 levels.

$300 million can go a very very long way in college football stadiums.

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#2018323 - 06/22/17 11:15 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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Originally Posted By: tmcats
... ku is doing a demolish plan that may compensate for that from a cost standpoint. look forward to seeing the renderings.

You do realize this is NOT an animal rendering facilities being built?
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#2018324 - 06/22/17 11:20 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: MNJhawk]
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Originally Posted By: MNJhawk
I work at Camping world stadium in Orlando. 3 years ago the lower level (~50,000 bleacher seats) were completely torn down and rebuilt with 40,000 chair-back seats, split between 2 levels, 2 indoor clubs, new field, and suite/ press box renovations- all for $207 million. I cant figure out how to add an image- but if you google it, it was the entire lower 2 levels.

$300 million can go a very very long way in college football stadiums.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camping_World_Stadium

It shows a couple pics at the bottom
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#2018326 - 06/22/17 11:39 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: MNJhawk]
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Originally Posted By: MNJhawk
I work at Camping world stadium in Orlando. 3 years ago the lower level (~50,000 bleacher seats) were completely torn down and rebuilt with 40,000 chair-back seats, split between 2 levels, 2 indoor clubs, new field, and suite/ press box renovations- all for $207 million. I cant figure out how to add an image- but if you google it, it was the entire lower 2 levels.

$300 million can go a very very long way in college football stadiums.

granted. but this also includes an indoor practice facility. i have no clue if that's a $15 or $50 million item. camping stadium below.




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#2018328 - 06/22/17 12:09 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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Originally Posted By: tmcats
i've been to cal. actually, we lived our there for a time. the stadiums are a lot alike. cal did have to do earthquake stuff that ran their costs up. but ku is doing a demolish plan that may compensate for that from a cost standpoint. look forward to seeing the renderings.


So your point was to brag that you traveled to the East Bay once? Is this a big deal in farmville?
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#2018329 - 06/22/17 12:23 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Haven't you heard? Timmy used to work for Chevron and took the ferry and blah blah blah Stanford MBA blah blah blah.

Yawn.
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#2018331 - 06/22/17 01:02 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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yep, the sausalito ferry commute was pretty awesome. beat the hell out of the golden gate bus.

now, how about staying on point and discussion of your stadium renovation?
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#2018332 - 06/22/17 01:04 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Yawn.
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#2018333 - 06/22/17 01:37 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: MNJhawk
I work at Camping world stadium in Orlando. 3 years ago the lower level (~50,000 bleacher seats) were completely torn down and rebuilt with 40,000 chair-back seats, split between 2 levels, 2 indoor clubs, new field, and suite/ press box renovations- all for $207 million. I cant figure out how to add an image- but if you google it, it was the entire lower 2 levels.

$300 million can go a very very long way in college football stadiums.

granted. but this also includes an indoor practice facility. i have no clue if that's a $15 or $50 million item. camping stadium below.





That is PRE renovations. Thats the old citrus bowl before it was completely redone. That $207 million also included new locker rooms

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#2018334 - 06/22/17 01:47 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: MNJhawk]
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Originally Posted By: MNJhawk
Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: MNJhawk
I work at Camping world stadium in Orlando. 3 years ago the lower level (~50,000 bleacher seats) were completely torn down and rebuilt with 40,000 chair-back seats, split between 2 levels, 2 indoor clubs, new field, and suite/ press box renovations- all for $207 million. I cant figure out how to add an image- but if you google it, it was the entire lower 2 levels.

$300 million can go a very very long way in college football stadiums.

granted. but this also includes an indoor practice facility. i have no clue if that's a $15 or $50 million item. camping stadium below.





That is PRE renovations. Thats the old citrus bowl before it was completely redone. That $207 million also included new locker rooms
I have posted some construction pics.
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#2018335 - 06/22/17 01:47 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: MNJhawk]
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there. lower 2 levels built from scratch. 40,000 seats. 207million

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#2018336 - 06/22/17 01:48 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Yawn.
Go take a nappy now
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#2018337 - 06/22/17 01:52 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: MNJhawk]
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sorry ill stop now. I am just excited that i figured out how to post pictures.

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#2018339 - 06/22/17 02:29 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Haven't you heard? Timmy used to work for Chevron and took the ferry and blah blah blah Stanford MBA blah blah blah.

Yawn.


GSB grads don't ride the ferry.
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#2018340 - 06/22/17 03:10 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Don't recognize the GSB acronym. Always thought that meant "grow some balls."

Hearing from a couple different people around the Lawrence area that a single donor was ponying up a number in the $100M range.
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#2018341 - 06/22/17 03:29 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Don't recognize the GSB acronym. Always thought that meant "grow some balls."

Hearing from a couple different people around the Lawrence area that a single donor was ponying up a number in the $100M range.
I have little faith in "my sources" from you. Link?
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#2018342 - 06/22/17 03:54 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Come to Lawrence with some beer money, and I will introduce you to them.
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#2018343 - 06/22/17 04:03 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Come to Lawrence with some beer money, and I will introduce you to them.
If the last names are Simons, Williams and /or Johnson, already friends...
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#2018344 - 06/22/17 04:05 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Oh, Hadl is another last name that comes to my mind.

I grew up in Lawrence and worked with many top donor families. Doubt you "know them". We lived on 20th & Mass area. Near Simons main house. My mom was the main nurse at Eldridge Hotel for old man Simons in his hospice years in the 60's there.
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#2018345 - 06/22/17 04:12 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Great? Feel free to share any rumors they've provided to you.
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#2018346 - 06/22/17 04:15 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Great? Feel free to share any rumors they've provided to you.
They want to know who dgless21 is

The way you spill your guts on Bob in KSU land makes me leery to meet up with you. Ya know?
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#2018347 - 06/22/17 04:30 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Roger Craft furniture-know those guys. Keep me updated on "sources"!!
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#2018349 - 06/22/17 04:37 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Long time friend with Sanders family. Sanders Motors on ninth. Keep going?
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#2018351 - 06/22/17 05:08 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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This thread has turned stupid.
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#2018354 - 06/22/17 05:20 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
This thread has turned stupid.


Hell, it turned stupid when Zenger announced the pricetag! crazy

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#2018355 - 06/22/17 05:23 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I would agree--especially with at least two conference teams building brand new stadiums for less.

Curious to see where the indoor facility ends up, and the overall year to year plans--or if he plans to get it done in one offseason (which seems unlikely).

Also interested to see if it actually increases ticket sales/attendance--and by how much.
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#2018357 - 06/22/17 05:56 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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According to the "letter" (via email) from Zenger, HNTB will be doing the "renderings."

It will also take 3-5 years to complete.
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#2018359 - 06/22/17 07:51 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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The timeline will be dependent on the donations of us "average Joe's" in large part as I believe they think they've gotten commitments for what larger donations they can already.

Have heard the optimal plan will be done in 3 phases over the course of 3 off-seasons and the reason why the price tag is so high despite it being a renovation is because KU isn't cutting any corners and doing this thing first class.

I think this is going to look amazing and shock the hell out of a lot of our less attentive football fans when it gets done.
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#2018364 - 06/23/17 05:03 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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So this is a 5 year plan that may actually start.

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#2018368 - 06/23/17 08:36 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: INation]
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Originally Posted By: Sheahon Zenger
Dear Jayhawk Fan,

It is with great pleasure that I reach out to you today. As many of you have heard or read in the last 24 hours, we have announced a plan to renovate Memorial Stadium. This massive project – with an estimated cost upwards of $300 million – will position Kansas football as a national leader among conference and power five programs for generations to come.

Thanks to the hard work, creativity, and innovation of HNTB in Kansas City, we will have finalized renderings in three weeks and will release them, along with more specific details of this project, to the public in September. The goal for completing this project is to use a phased approach spanning 3-5 years.

Currently, we are concentrating on segments that will directly impact our football student-athletes, as evidenced by the newly renovated locker room, players’ lounge, Mrkonic Auditorium and outdoor practice fields. Next on the list will include the construction of an indoor football facility, which we have needed for decades and will enhance our team's ability to more effectively prepare for games.

The fan-amenity phase of Memorial Stadium Renovations will focus on improving hospitality spaces for season ticket holders at many price points. These amenities will make coming to Memorial Stadium a more special, extraordinary experience.

As I have stated before with great enthusiasm, it is a special time to be a Jayhawk! With the recent announcement of new Chancellor Dr. Douglas Girod and the remarkable construction all over our campus, there is a great deal of excitement surrounding KU. The announcement of this project only adds to that excitement.

With the deck of all other facilities projects cleared, our attention is solely focused on helping elevate our football program. We will use multiple revenue streams to fund this large-scale project; chief among them will be the philanthropic support of our donors and fans. I cannot overstate the importance of your role as loyal Jayhawks in the completion of this endeavor. We will need your help and support to make this plan a reality.

Once again, thank you for your continued support and loyalty to all of our programs. Stay tuned for more information on this historic project to be released in September.

Rock Chalk!

Sheahon Zenger


For any of you that may not have gotten it -- here's the Zenger letter.
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#2018369 - 06/23/17 09:34 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Are they making it bigger or just vastly improving the current size. 300 million doesn't get you that much anymore. But anything will be an improvement.
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#2018370 - 06/23/17 09:58 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: PHOGUSHER]
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Are they making it bigger or just vastly improving the current size. 300 million doesn't get you that much anymore. But anything will be an improvement.


$300 million will go a long way in Kansas.
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#2018371 - 06/23/17 11:11 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: PHOGUSHER]
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Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
Are they making it bigger or just vastly improving the current size. 300 million doesn't get you that much anymore. But anything will be an improvement.


Happy Birthday, usher.

I believe the goal is just improvements. More seat backs. Better sight lines. Prettying the place up. Rounding off the bowl.
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#2018375 - 06/23/17 04:22 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: INation]
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Originally Posted By: INation
So this is a 5 year plan that may actually start.
It's a [n]3 to 5[/b] plan and whether it's 3 years versus 5 years is going to be largely dependent on how many donations they can get from us fans and how quickly they can get them, so step up if you can! I know I am.

Oh, and it's happening. There's NO "may" in it, it's a definite.
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#2018376 - 06/23/17 04:30 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: INation
So this is a 5 year plan that may actually start.
It's a [n]3 to 5[/b] plan and whether it's 3 years versus 5 years is going to be largely dependent on how many donations they can get from us fans and how quickly they can get them, so step up if you can! I know I am.

Oh, and it's happening. There's NO "may" in it, it's a definite.
Definitely a possibility is what you mean. I seem to remember fundraising for the gridiron club. Can you tell me where it is? Either the funds or the club?
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#2018377 - 06/23/17 04:31 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: INation
So this is a 5 year plan that may actually start.
It's a [n]3 to 5[/b] plan and whether it's 3 years versus 5 years is going to be largely dependent on how many donations they can get from us fans and how quickly they can get them, so step up if you can! I know I am.

Oh, and it's happening. There's NO "may" in it, it's a definite.


"Coming Soon: The GRIDIRON CLUB"...........I seem to recall this a decade ago. I suppose when dealing with KU one has to define the word "soon" or possibly even "definite" is a special way?

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#2018378 - 06/23/17 04:36 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: PHOGUSHER]
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Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
Are they making it bigger or just vastly improving the current size. 300 million doesn't get you that much anymore. But anything will be an improvement.
It'll be the 4th or 5th most expensive stadium renovation in college football history. It's about 75 million more than what Michigan spent on theirs and about 100 million more than what both Tennessee and Ohio St. spent on theirs. Granted all renovations definitely aren't the same and some of these others were done several years ago, but it's still a very substantial amount being spent.

Also, the entire new Central District being built at KU cost $350 million and that covers 55 acres of redevelopment and 5 major buildings being built. I think $300 million can get us a lot.

As for if it will be bigger or not, I don't believe the capacity will be much different when completed. Heard a couple of months ago that it would be designed to be more easily expanded in the future if needed though. Haven't heard that recently in all the stuff I've heard.
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#2018379 - 06/23/17 04:38 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: beenahawk]
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Originally Posted By: beenahawk
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: INation
So this is a 5 year plan that may actually start.
It's a [n]3 to 5[/b] plan and whether it's 3 years versus 5 years is going to be largely dependent on how many donations they can get from us fans and how quickly they can get them, so step up if you can! I know I am.

Oh, and it's happening. There's NO "may" in it, it's a definite.


"Coming Soon: The GRIDIRON CLUB"...........I seem to recall this a decade ago. I suppose when dealing with KU one has to define the word "soon" or possibly even "definite" is a special way?

BTW: KAI can KMA if they want anything more out of me!
I will contribute some more when I have an event at the gridiron club. Beena, "your" invited!
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#2018380 - 06/23/17 04:49 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: beenahawk]
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Originally Posted By: beenahawk
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: INation
So this is a 5 year plan that may actually start.
It's a [n]3 to 5[/b] plan and whether it's 3 years versus 5 years is going to be largely dependent on how many donations they can get from us fans and how quickly they can get them, so step up if you can! I know I am.

Oh, and it's happening. There's NO "may" in it, it's a definite.


"Coming Soon: The GRIDIRON CLUB"...........I seem to recall this a decade ago. I suppose when dealing with KU one has to define the word "soon" or possibly even "definite" is a special way?

BTW: KAI can KMA if they want anything more out of me!
I don't think that ever was put out definitively like this stadium renovation is and nobody in the know was saying it was a definite either. I don't recall being told by anyone I knew either that it was anymore definitive than they'd raised a good chunk of $$ for it already. But of course we all know that that upgrade (not a renovation really) got axed when Lew began his witch hunt and then stepped down himself shortly after that, and the donations dried up almost as quickly. KUAD never got anywhere near this far along with that project.

Sorry to hear about your apparent previous bad experiences with KUAD donations and that it's created such animus toward any future donations, especially toward this project, to the point that you refuse to make any more. Hopefully most other KU fans don't have that attitude/experience so this thing gets done in the 3 year time period instead of 5.
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#2018381 - 06/23/17 04:50 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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I will contribute some more when I have an event at the gridiron club. Beena, "your" invited!
Go figure, KUCO isn't gonna be a contributor...as usual.
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#2018384 - 06/23/17 05:30 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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The new chancellor being there has me feeling a bit better about it. I can't imagine he'd want this to be one of the first things announced on his watch only to see it flop.
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#2018385 - 06/23/17 06:40 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I will contribute some more when I have an event at the gridiron club. Beena, "your" invited!
Go figure, KUCO isn't gonna be a contributor...as usual.
As usual, you don't know who contributes to the Williams Fund.
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#2018386 - 06/23/17 06:47 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
The new chancellor being there has me feeling a bit better about it. I can't imagine he'd want this to be one of the first things announced on his watch only to see it flop.
New longer contract will be his first floperoo for Z and co.
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#2018390 - 06/23/17 11:07 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I will contribute some more when I have an event at the gridiron club. Beena, "your" invited!
Go figure, KUCO isn't gonna be a contributor...as usual.
As usual, you don't know who contributes to the Williams Fund.
Right, you're probably one of those who thinks the Williams Fund is named after Roy.

Also, we're talking about stadium renovation contributions and straight from your own mouth, you're not gonna contribute, aka you're not going to be a contributor.
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#2018393 - 06/24/17 01:21 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I will contribute some more when I have an event at the gridiron club. Beena, "your" invited!
Go figure, KUCO isn't gonna be a contributor...as usual.
As usual, you don't know who contributes to the Williams Fund.
Right, you're probably one of those who thinks the Williams Fund is named after Roy.

Also, we're talking about stadium renovation contributions and straight from your own mouth, you're not gonna contribute, aka you're not going to be a contributor.
You are incorrect, as usual, on both your wild assumptions. Assuming makes an ass out of you and your buddy here.
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#2018396 - 06/24/17 08:22 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I will contribute some more when I have an event at the gridiron club. Beena, "your" invited!

You are incorrect, as usual, on both your wild assumptions. Assuming makes an ass out of you and your buddy here.
I didn't assume anything.

I doubted the veracity of your 1st statement and I naively took you at your word on the 2nd one. It looks like we now know that you "know" the Williams Fund is named after Roy. I also guess I should doubt the veracity of all of your statements as you are now claiming the 2nd is an assumption.

So, tell me when is this event at the non-existent never to be built anytime in the foreseeable future gridiron club which coincides with your donation to the stadium renovation going to be?
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#2018398 - 06/24/17 08:40 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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kman quote -(1.) "Right, you're one of those who think the Williams Fund is named after Uncle Roy" My answer - "You're incorrect, as usual, on both of your wild assumptions (1.), (2.)"

(2.) "...Straight from the horse's mouth...not contributing" My answer was - see above (2.)

Keep on being an ass, I shake my head sometimes.
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#2018400 - 06/24/17 08:56 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Got it. It settled then, you know for a fact it's named after Roy and you still aren't gonna contribute to the stadium renovation project. Thanks for being so definitive about it now.
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#2018401 - 06/24/17 09:00 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
The new chancellor being there has me feeling a bit better about it. I can't imagine he'd want this to be one of the first things announced on his watch only to see it flop.
I agree. He definitely looked enthusiastic when Zenger brought it up at the KU alumni event at the well in Waldo last Wednesday. It's apparent from how they all interacted that Zenger, Dr. Girod, and coach Beaty all get along and have a united vision of improving KU football. Was told that Dr. Girod has had a suite at Memorial for a several years too, so I think he's fully behind the football program and realizes how important to the University as a whole it is.

I think he fully intends to see this thing through to the finish as soon as possible,
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#2018402 - 06/24/17 09:23 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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There will be quite a finish to this thing ASAP.
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#2018409 - 06/24/17 11:28 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Kook always turns a good thread to bad. Trolls every topic.
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#2018414 - 06/24/17 12:13 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Kook always turns a good thread to bad. Trolls every topic.
Let your imagination run wild 58
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#2018428 - 06/24/17 04:07 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Just the facts, Mame?
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#2018432 - 06/24/17 06:39 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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$300M announced reno as we experience 2-22 win-loss record. Can you say OMG 😲 !

At least we can say Zenger is all in for sure. In trouble, that is.
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#2018443 - 06/25/17 11:16 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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seeing that it will be done in phases (where different sides of the field will be renovated 1 year at a time) would suggest to me that the field will not be lowered like had been mentioned many times over the last decade+.

Kman and others that have some connections- does this match the rumors you have heard?

If so i'm curious of what direction they go to improve the site-lines from the stands. and also wonder what they will do with the south end. I doubt they close it off completely but just putting a more permanent structure there would be huge. right now it looks like a high school or JUCO stadium when the camera faces that way.

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#2018444 - 06/25/17 12:27 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I've heard that one of the parking lots on the west side (55-59 or a combination) is most likely to be the spot for the new indoor facility. It will be first because it can start before the season ends.

I've heard west side of the stadium will be torn down and rebuilt first because that's the side where you have the vast majority of fans/donors. No one saying the field will be lowered. Heard that stands may be moved closer to the field though.

Again, before anyone complains and asks for links, this is merely bar stool/water cooler chatting from people who have a tendency to be right more often than not. Take with a grain of salt.
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#2018447 - 06/25/17 02:05 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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The renovation plans are still a few weeks off...so no I don't expect any specifics just yet. Need to do something with that god awful horseshoe.
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#2018452 - 06/25/17 04:51 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: MNJhawk]
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I haven't heard anyone mention the field is going to be lowered either. Also haven't really heard much on the south end. I've mostly just heard about the bigger parts of the renovation which is to say the addressing of the west side, east side, north end bowl and the indoor facility. Someone did say something a few months ago though alluding to them possibly doing something with more directly connecting the exit from Anderson to the stadium which I took as some sort of add-on being built between Anderson and the SW corner of the stadium. Only 1 person said this though and I haven't heard anything about it since.

On which side they do first, I've heard conflicting info with the east side being mentioned most. Then again, the people I've heard this from aren't 1st hand sources either, but are usually reliable and know more than I do about this type of thing.
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#2018453 - 06/25/17 05:18 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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East side 1st makes a lot more sense to me. I know most of the donors/ ST holders sit west but east side is the TV side. If its going to be a 3- 5 year project; for the last 2-4 years you want the TV cameras facing the renovated side for season ticket sales and recruiting purposes.

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#2018454 - 06/25/17 05:22 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
$300M announced reno as we experience 2-22 win-loss record. Can you say OMG 😲 !

At least we can say Zenger is all in for sure. In trouble, that is.
Don't you have anything else to say? How many more records will you break?
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#2018459 - 06/25/17 07:53 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Let's stay on topic ok
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#2018467 - 06/25/17 10:14 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Let's stay on topic ok
Topic is on Memorial Stadium renovation and not about Beaty. Try to keep up.
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#2018472 - 06/26/17 09:44 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
I haven't heard anyone mention the field is going to be lowered either. Also haven't really heard much on the south end. I've mostly just heard about the bigger parts of the renovation which is to say the addressing of the west side, east side, north end bowl and the indoor facility. Someone did say something a few months ago though alluding to them possibly doing something with more directly connecting the exit from Anderson to the stadium which I took as some sort of add-on being built between Anderson and the SW corner of the stadium. Only 1 person said this though and I haven't heard anything about it since.

On which side they do first, I've heard conflicting info with the east side being mentioned most. Then again, the people I've heard this from aren't 1st hand sources either, but are usually reliable and know more than I do about this type of thing.


I have heard there will be a tunnel from Anderson to add some showmanship to the field entrance--I guess.

As for the south side, I have heard they will be putting a small amount of seats/stands there with the goal of leaving the hill view unobstructed. However, I'm not sure how we'd keep the current screen, add seats, and leave the hill unobstructed.
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#2018479 - 06/26/17 01:19 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Even if it was just like 5-10 rows of seats with maybe a little outdoor club/concourse behind it, it would look 100X better and still leave the overall view of the hill. its the huge extra space and fences that need to be covered up.

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#2018485 - 06/26/17 02:36 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Right. But every stadium still has the big jumbotron.

You can't leave it in front of the new seats, and if you put it on top of even 5 or 10 rows, you're already starting to obstruct that view.
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#2018495 - 06/27/17 08:48 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I've been away on vacation for the last week but saw this news by email from the Athletics department. But I'm also not a loser and get on message boards in the evening or on vacation so here are my thoughts..

This is absolutely huge for the program. It seems as though most of the funds are already there. Obviously will take a lot of time but this is what needed to happen to keep the stadium on campus and in the middle of Lawrence, just like it should be.

I am excited to see the drawings of the renovation. Memorial can maintain it's classic look on the outside while making it incredible inside the concrete walls. I'm going to attend a game this fall, and it will be bittersweet to be there for the last time in a stadium that has remained the exact same for 50+ years. But I am excited to sit in the stands in the future as Memorial will be the place to be on Saturdays in the fall.

This program has been trending down for 8 years now. The tide is turning and it's great to be a Jayhawk as this thing keeps building and building.
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#2018499 - 06/27/17 10:47 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: kylecof11]
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Originally Posted By: kylecof11
I've been away on vacation for the last week but saw this news by email from the Athletics department. But I'm also not a loser and get on message boards in the evening or on vacation so here are my thoughts..

This is absolutely huge for the program. It seems as though most of the funds are already there. Obviously will take a lot of time but this is what needed to happen to keep the stadium on campus and in the middle of Lawrence, just like it should be.

I am excited to see the drawings of the renovation. Memorial can maintain it's classic look on the outside while making it incredible inside the concrete walls. I'm going to attend a game this fall, and it will be bittersweet to be there for the last time in a stadium that has remained the exact same for 50+ years. But I am excited to sit in the stands in the future as Memorial will be the place to be on Saturdays in the fall.

This program has been trending down for 8 years now. The tide is turning and it's great to be a Jayhawk as this thing keeps building and building.
You are NOT a loser. And I agree "this program has been trending down for 8 years" (kman will be soon telling us otherwise). I too hope to be at the early games in Sept as they promise to be the most interesting to see if unicorn magic has indeed become reality.
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#2018518 - 06/27/17 03:08 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Well I didn't mean still trending downwards. From 2008 season to the 2015 season (8 years) it was nothing but doom and gloom. But 2016 was an improvement and recruiting has been up there as well.


Edited by kylecof11 (06/27/17 03:11 PM)
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#2018521 - 06/27/17 03:27 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: kylecof11]
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Originally Posted By: kylecof11
Well I didn't mean still trending downwards. From 2008 season to the 2015 season (8 years) it was nothing but doom and gloom. But 2016 was an improvement and recruiting has been up there as well.
I only meant the program overall, not the recruiting for Kansas as well.
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#2018527 - 06/27/17 05:03 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: kylecof11]
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Originally Posted By: kylecof11
Well I didn't mean still trending downwards. From 2008 season to the 2015 season (8 years) it was nothing but doom and gloom. But 2016 was an improvement and recruiting has been up there as well.
Don't play the troll's game. This is what he thrives on.
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#2018530 - 06/27/17 06:31 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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There is a difference between the two trends 58. That was my point. And I'm not a troll any more than you are a old fart.
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#2018537 - 06/27/17 07:28 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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You are NOT a loser. And I agree "this program has been trending down for 8 years" (kman will be soon telling us otherwise). I too hope to be at the early games in Sept as they promise to be the most interesting to see if unicorn magic has indeed become reality.
Nope, I agree the program had been trending down for the 8 years from 2008 to 2015. 2016 was the beginning of our current upward trend.
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#2018539 - 06/27/17 07:31 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Everything starts with solid recruiting and that has happened and thus an upward trend.
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#2018541 - 06/27/17 07:34 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Everything starts with solid recruiting and that has happened and thus an upward trend.


lol

Yeah, because "solid recruiting" just magically happens.
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#2018544 - 06/27/17 07:38 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Everything starts with solid recruiting and that has happened and thus an upward trend.


lol

Yeah, because "solid recruiting" just magically happens.
Listen here [censored] bait, quit trolling me.
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#2018546 - 06/27/17 07:39 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Everything starts with solid recruiting and that has happened and thus an upward trend.


lol

Yeah, because "solid recruiting" just magically happens.
Listen here [censored] bait, quit trolling me.


Jail bait?
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#2018547 - 06/27/17 07:40 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Everything starts with solid recruiting and that has happened and thus an upward trend.


lol

Yeah, because "solid recruiting" just magically happens.
Listen here [censored] bait, quit trolling me.


Jail bait?
No, you know where I'm going with this.
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#2018550 - 06/27/17 07:42 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: JimWest


lol

Yeah, because "solid recruiting" just magically happens.
Listen here [censored] bait, quit trolling me.


Jail bait?
No, you know where I'm going with this.


Click bait? Shark bait? No, I don't know. I'm assuming you are attracted to me in some way though since I am "bait" to you.
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#2018560 - 06/27/17 09:22 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Hey Jimbu tt ...you should be happy. The new stadium is going to have a Rainbow Room....lol
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#2018561 - 06/27/17 09:33 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: PHOGUSHER]
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Hey Jimbu tt ...you should be happy. The new stadium is going to have a Rainbow Room....lol


I'm a fan of the complete spectrum of light.
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#2018563 - 06/27/17 10:51 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I knew that. I'm
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#2018590 - 06/28/17 07:09 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
Hey Jimbu tt ...you should be happy. The new stadium is going to have a Rainbow Room....lol


I'm a fan of the complete spectrum of light.
too bad your brain doesn't...
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#2018593 - 06/28/17 09:10 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
Hey Jimbu tt ...you should be happy. The new stadium is going to have a Rainbow Room....lol


I'm a fan of the complete spectrum of light.
too bad your brain doesn't...


Too bad my brain doesn't what? Did you forget to verb?
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#2018594 - 06/28/17 10:02 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
Hey Jimbu tt ...you should be happy. The new stadium is going to have a Rainbow Room....lol


I'm a fan of the complete spectrum of light.
too bad your brain doesn't...


Too bad my brain doesn't what? Did you forget to verb?
What, do I have to spell it out for you?
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#2018596 - 06/28/17 10:31 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: JimWest


I'm a fan of the complete spectrum of light.
too bad your brain doesn't...


Too bad my brain doesn't what? Did you forget to verb?
What, do I have to spell it out for you?


Uh, yeah. It's called communicating. I can't read your mind.
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#2018604 - 06/29/17 10:25 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I have half a mind to...
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#2018606 - 06/29/17 11:03 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I have half a mind too...

FYP
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#2018608 - 06/29/17 11:40 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I have half a mind too...

FYP
I used both hands to lob the softball over the plate.
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#2018611 - 06/29/17 12:41 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Now stop you two. Don't become like dot net posters.
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#2018615 - 06/29/17 01:07 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Why can't anyone ever stay on any type of topic on here... Pisses so many people off.

Back to the original damn post..

I am excited to see the final drawings for the stadium. I still am curious on what ideas have been thrown around. Do they square off the North EZ, and add a few rows of seats on the south end. Or do they leave the bowl and make it just incredible while keeping the same infrastructure and bowl seatin.
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#2018616 - 06/29/17 01:14 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: kylecof11]
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What I heard a while ago about the north end is they're keeping the exterior infrastructure but squaring off the inside.

I think Dgless21 laid out what they're going to do to the south end with building a tunnel/addition to Anderson to the stadium and some permanent low rise seating under the scoreboard.
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#2018619 - 06/29/17 01:36 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I heard they are replacing the field with a gigantic OLED screen and we won't need a scoreboard anymore.
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#2018628 - 06/29/17 05:06 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: kylecof11]
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Originally Posted By: kylecof11
Why can't anyone ever stay on any type of topic on here... Pisses so many people off.

Back to the original damn post..

I am excited to see the final drawings for the stadium. I still am curious on what ideas have been thrown around. Do they square off the North EZ, and add a few rows of seats on the south end. Or do they leave the bowl and make it just incredible while keeping the same infrastructure and bowl seatin.
So when you argued with me over 32 or 30 team ranking, were we still on topic?
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#2018629 - 06/29/17 05:28 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
I heard they are replacing the field with a gigantic OLED screen and we won't need a scoreboard anymore.
Are they outlawing cleats? A field with a gigantic OLED would be pricy. And kinda slippery IMO.
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#2018633 - 06/29/17 07:32 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: JimWest
I heard they are replacing the field with a gigantic OLED screen and we won't need a scoreboard anymore.
Are they outlawing cleats? A field with a gigantic OLED would be pricy. And kinda slippery IMO.


$300 million goes quite a long way. And, yeah, they'll stop wearing cleats.
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#2018635 - 06/30/17 09:03 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: kylecof11
Why can't anyone ever stay on any type of topic on here... Pisses so many people off.

Back to the original damn post..

I am excited to see the final drawings for the stadium. I still am curious on what ideas have been thrown around. Do they square off the North EZ, and add a few rows of seats on the south end. Or do they leave the bowl and make it just incredible while keeping the same infrastructure and bowl seatin.
So when you argued with me over 32 or 30 team ranking, were we still on topic?


That was on the recruiting page, numbnuts.
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#2018636 - 06/30/17 09:33 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
What I heard a while ago about the north end is they're keeping the exterior infrastructure but squaring off the inside.

I think Dgless21 laid out what they're going to do to the south end with building a tunnel/addition to Anderson to the stadium and some permanent low rise seating under the scoreboard.


this makes sense, kman, because that end of the stadium is the primary distinguishing characteristic that makes the structure itself unique. the area between the stands and exterior facade can then be used as a walk-around space like many stadiums have adapted these days.

cool albeit different than memorial
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#2018641 - 06/30/17 04:31 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
I've heard they've gotten commitments for about 1/2 the cost already.

Also, Zenger said the current plans won't be finalized for another 3 weeks or so. I believe this is in part do to potential final input from some other top tier type donors. If things go well it sounds like they could potentially get some more major funding committed before they start hitting up us "regular folk" for some more donations.

Haven't read the story posted here yet, so this may have been covered, but heard the 1st phase is going to be tearing down the East side right after the final home game then the West side will be done and finally the bowl will be squared. They plan on keeping the bowl exterior though, so it won't be torn down.

Edited to add that the 1st thing they're doing before any of the actual stadium work is the new indoor facility. Hearing it's going to be built near the stadium though not sure of the exact spot.


It kind of sounds like what they did to Soldier Field in Chicago. They tore down everything but the facade and basically built a new stadium inside of that. This sounds similar. That also makes me wonder if they have to keep a certain amount of the original structure because it is a memorial similar to Soldier Field.

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#2018642 - 06/30/17 04:33 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I am surprised they are announcing it now. I just assumed they would need to get more momentum behind it first, i.e. More wins. That would definitely help in fund raising.

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#2018643 - 06/30/17 05:16 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: moose1]
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Registered: 01/18/06
Loc: Topeka,Kansas
Originally Posted By: moose1
I am surprised they are announcing it now. I just assumed they would need to get more momentum behind it first, i.e. More wins. That would definitely help in fund raising.

I think everyone realizes if we wait on the stadium until we have a couple of winning seasons it will be too late. These improvements are to position us if there is another realignment in college football. I suspect we are looking at a 5 year project from now which puts us in 2022. ... when all hell could break loose when those tv contracts start coming up for renegotiation. We need to show some major improvement on the field this year and I believe everyone expects that to happen.

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#2018649 - 07/01/17 01:36 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: moose1]
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Originally Posted By: moose1
That also makes me wonder if they have to keep a certain amount of the original structure because it is a memorial similar to Soldier Field.


Yeah, it would be impossible to build a new, better, memorial to anything. Tradition at all costs!
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#2018651 - 07/01/17 01:42 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: moose1]
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Originally Posted By: moose1
I am surprised they are announcing it now. I just assumed they would need to get more momentum behind it first, i.e. More wins. That would definitely help in fund raising.


This is retarded thinking, by definition. So, rather than moving forward, you want to hamstring the entire program by withholding improvements to the facilities until they win? You do realize that most of the current players will not get to enjoy the new facilities, therefore their efforts will not be rewarded, right?

If we are in a constant state of waiting for more success before we try to make improvements...guess what...improvements will never happen.

This guy must have the old adage, "The beatings will cease once morale improves." tattooed on his chest.


In summation:

moron.
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#2018652 - 07/01/17 01:45 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: track]
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Originally Posted By: track
I think everyone realizes if we wait on the stadium until we have a couple of winning seasons it will be too late.


The better question is what the hell does winning have to do with having a decent stadium?

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These improvements are to position us if there is another realignment in college football.


duh

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I suspect we are looking at a 5 year project from now which puts us in 2022. ...


No one thinks otherwise. What is gained by posting the obvious?

"Durr hurr... water is wet you guys!!!"

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when all hell could break loose when those tv contracts start coming up for renegotiation. We need to show some major improvement on the field this year and I believe everyone expects that to happen.


What a pointless "contribution."
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#2018660 - 07/01/17 06:58 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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From your perspective and mine I agree, but clearly not from moose which is why my post was directed to him not you. Some aren't as well informed on the college football scene as you and I. smile

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#2018661 - 07/01/17 06:58 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: track]
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Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: track
Originally Posted By: moose1
I am surprised they are announcing it now. I just assumed they would need to get more momentum behind it first, i.e. More wins. That would definitely help in fund raising.
We need to show some major improvement on the field this year and I believe everyone expects that to happen.
I hate to agree with JW on anything, but, it's a pointless contribution. Sounds like you're wishing something happens re: wins.
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#2018662 - 07/01/17 06:59 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: track
Originally Posted By: moose1
I am surprised they are announcing it now. I just assumed they would need to get more momentum behind it first, i.e. More wins. That would definitely help in fund raising.
We need to show some major improvement on the field this year and I believe everyone expects that to happen.
I hate to agree with JW on anything, but, it's a pointless contribution. Sounds like you're wishing something happens re: wins.

Agreed... just trying to help moose out.... but you are hardly one to talk. I can't count the number of useless posts you and 58 have made to each other.


Edited by track (07/01/17 07:01 AM)

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#2018663 - 07/01/17 07:02 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: track]
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Originally Posted By: track
From your perspective and mine I agree, but clearly not from moose which is why my post was directed to him. Some aren't as well informed on the college football scene as you and I. smile
Can I suggest PM in the future then, if you don't mind? Hate to read propaganda from anyone. "We all believe" blah blah etc.
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#2018664 - 07/01/17 07:04 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I never heard of 58. Go on...

"I can't count the numbers" can be helped with some remedial math classes. Just a suggestion.
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#2018665 - 07/01/17 07:11 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I never heard of 58. Go on...

"I can't count the numbers" can be helped with some remedial math classes. Just a suggestion.

Right back at you... Suggest you and 58 PM each other in the future or just get a room together

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#2018666 - 07/01/17 07:30 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Loc: Wichita
Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: moose1
I am surprised they are announcing it now. I just assumed they would need to get more momentum behind it first, i.e. More wins. That would definitely help in fund raising.


This is retarded thinking, by definition. So, rather than moving forward, you want to hamstring the entire program by withholding improvements to the facilities until they win? You do realize that most of the current players will not get to enjoy the new facilities, therefore their efforts will not be rewarded, right?

If we are in a constant state of waiting for more success before we try to make improvements...guess what...improvements will never happen.

This guy must have the old adage, "The beatings will cease once morale improves." tattooed on his chest.


In summation:

moron.


Learn how to read moron. I didn't say I did not want the improvements. All I said was I was surprised at the timing of the announcement.

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#2018669 - 07/01/17 11:26 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: track]
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Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: track
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
I never heard of 58. Go on...

"I can't count the numbers" can be helped with some remedial math classes. Just a suggestion.

Right back at you... Suggest you and 58 PM each other in the future or just get a room together
I certainly can't PM you. PM blocker you...
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#2018670 - 07/01/17 02:17 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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Registered: 08/29/02
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Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
What I heard a while ago about the north end is they're keeping the exterior infrastructure but squaring off the inside.

I think Dgless21 laid out what they're going to do to the south end with building a tunnel/addition to Anderson to the stadium and some permanent low rise seating under the scoreboard.


this makes sense, kman, because that end of the stadium is the primary distinguishing characteristic that makes the structure itself unique. the area between the stands and exterior facade can then be used as a walk-around space like many stadiums have adapted these days.

cool albeit different than memorial


Off topic but since you mentioned 'em, please explain why CSU is not being invited into the Truckstop 12? They obviously want the glory w/ that stadium, they'd fit right in w/ our fellow 'taters, huge research budget, back into the Colorado market. The only way this works is to get back to 12 like-minded institutions and regain some of that old Big8 can-do mojo. Baffles me.

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#2018671 - 07/01/17 03:47 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: John_Brown]
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Originally Posted By: John_Brown
Off topic but since you mentioned 'em, please explain why CSU is not being invited into the Truckstop 12? They obviously want the glory w/ that stadium, they'd fit right in w/ our fellow 'taters, huge research budget, back into the Colorado market. The only way this works is to get back to 12 like-minded institutions and regain some of that old Big8 can-do mojo. Baffles me.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Beat Mizzou


CSU is mediocre or below in every sport that matters.

Despite the stadium, they don't add much, if any, TV revenue. I honestly don't think with Bobo they're much better than KU, ISU, or the other teams near the bottom in the Big 12 in football.

I haven't seen that they're much better in other revenue generating sports when it comes to big 12 competition.
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#2018672 - 07/01/17 08:03 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: John_Brown
Off topic but since you mentioned 'em, please explain why CSU is not being invited into the Truckstop 12? They obviously want the glory w/ that stadium, they'd fit right in w/ our fellow 'taters, huge research budget, back into the Colorado market. The only way this works is to get back to 12 like-minded institutions and regain some of that old Big8 can-do mojo. Baffles me.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Beat Mizzou


CSU is mediocre or below in every sport that matters.

Despite the stadium, they don't add much, if any, TV revenue. I honestly don't think with Bobo they're much better than KU, ISU
Bobo isn't much better? Really? 14-12 as head coach isn't much better? Than 2-22? You are beyond delusional dgless...

Honesty is not your strong suit.
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#2018673 - 07/01/17 09:59 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Registered: 12/16/09
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: John_Brown
Off topic but since you mentioned 'em, please explain why CSU is not being invited into the Truckstop 12? They obviously want the glory w/ that stadium, they'd fit right in w/ our fellow 'taters, huge research budget, back into the Colorado market. The only way this works is to get back to 12 like-minded institutions and regain some of that old Big8 can-do mojo. Baffles me.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Beat Mizzou


CSU is mediocre or below in every sport that matters.

Despite the stadium, they don't add much, if any, TV revenue. I honestly don't think with Bobo they're much better than KU, ISU
Bobo isn't much better? Really? 14-12 as head coach isn't much better? Than 2-22? You are beyond delusional dgless...

Honesty is not your strong suit.
14-12 in a non Power 5 conference isn't exactly dominating.
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#2018675 - 07/01/17 10:16 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: John_Brown
Off topic but since you mentioned 'em, please explain why CSU is not being invited into the Truckstop 12? They obviously want the glory w/ that stadium, they'd fit right in w/ our fellow 'taters, huge research budget, back into the Colorado market. The only way this works is to get back to 12 like-minded institutions and regain some of that old Big8 can-do mojo. Baffles me.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Beat Mizzou


CSU is mediocre or below in every sport that matters.

Despite the stadium, they don't add much, if any, TV revenue. I honestly don't think with Bobo they're much better than KU, ISU
Bobo isn't much better? Really? 14-12 as head coach isn't much better? Than 2-22? You are beyond delusional dgless...

Honesty is not your strong suit.
14-12 in a non Power 5 conference isn't exactly dominating.
Who said CSU was dominating? Dgless has to know that Bobo has a program pointed the right way. I can only hope & wish our guy has a coaching strategy that is for the college game. Had a decent HS run.
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#2018678 - 07/02/17 01:04 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Nothing you've said addressed the point that they would be much better than KU or ISU in the big 12.

When they can't consistently beat teams like Air Force, Idaho, or Wyoming, let's not pretend CSU would come into the Big 12 and be anything more than a bottom dweller like KU and Iowa State are currently.
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#2018681 - 07/02/17 08:19 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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KUCO can't understand the difference between having an average strength of schedule of #18 in the country the past 2 years versus having one #113 in the country the last 2 years, nor can he understand having a roster of around 85 recruited scholarship players versus one of around 65 recruited scholarship players the past 2 years.

KUCO is the Mongo of this board.

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#2018682 - 07/02/17 08:32 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Nothing you've said addressed the point that they would be much better than KU or ISU in the big 12.

When they can't consistently beat teams like Air Force, Idaho, or Wyoming, let's not pretend CSU would come into the Big 12 and be anything more than a bottom dweller like KU and Iowa State are currently.
http://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/c...ales/435997001/

CSU is primed to go big time. Bobo isn't much better than "our guy"? Really? Hmmm, 2-22 OR an above average .500 winning record? You two are "to infinity and beyond" with your beliefs system. SOS doesn't mean d!ck when you are as far down as we are. CSU probably beats KU in 2015-6. We will never know for sure - we don't want to invite "them people". Mongo stupid is refusing to compare programs.

BTW you said Bobo wasn't much better than our program or ISU. Not CSU.
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#2018683 - 07/02/17 09:38 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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For whatever reason, you're trying to change this to a conversation of Beaty vs Bobo.

My original comment was about CSU the athletic program and specifically the football team "with Bobo."
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#2018684 - 07/02/17 10:50 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
SOS doesn't mean d!ck when you are as far down as we are.
This in a nutshell is why you're the Mongo of this board.

The difference between what CSU faced and what KU faced in the past 2 years is analogous to a race between a BMW 540i with an engine with 1 working cylinder and a slipping transmission facing an arduous steep uphill curvy mountain road versus a Ford Taurus with little to nothing wrong with it facing a nice relatively straight road with a few small hills. Bobo gets in the Taurus and drives off without too much hassle while Beaty gets in the 540i and struggles to get the thing even started. You'd proclaim that Bobo was a much better more capable driver cause his car is further down the road than Beaty's while completely ignoring the different roads being traveled and all the things wrong with the BMW to begin with.

Willful ignorance or absolute stupidity are the only conclusions to explain your constant extremely flawed diatribe.
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#2018685 - 07/02/17 11:19 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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"Willful ignorance or absolute stupidity are the only conclusions to explain your constant extremely flawed diatribe."

That's kuco

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#2018686 - 07/02/17 11:45 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
SOS doesn't mean d!ck when you are as far down as we are.
This in a nutshell is why you're the Mongo of this board.

The difference between what CSU faced and what KU faced in the past 2 years is analogous to a race between a BMW 540i with an engine with 1 working cylinder and a slipping transmission facing an arduous steep uphill curvy mountain road versus a Ford Taurus with little to nothing wrong with it facing a nice relatively straight road with a few small hills. Bobo gets in the Taurus and drives off without too much hassle while Beaty gets in the 540i and struggles to get the thing even started. You'd proclaim that Bobo was a much better more capable driver cause his car is further down the road than Beaty's while completely ignoring the different roads being traveled and all the things wrong with the BMW to begin with.

Willful ignorance or absolute stupidity are the only conclusions to explain your constant extremely flawed diatribe.
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pic...0&FORM=IGRE

This is what a crapped out BMW Kansas is. No, we should be grateful for "that guy" stealing our money while coaching us to an 11 games lost average over the past two years.
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#2018688 - 07/02/17 03:49 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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#2018692 - 07/02/17 06:20 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: kuco_voc
Next movie is going to be called "Dumb and getting Dumber"
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#2018693 - 07/02/17 06:28 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Fail. If you can't post an actual picture, stop posting until you learn.

Also, everyone is judging you for using Bing.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bing
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#2018695 - 07/02/17 06:32 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Are we even discussing the renovations anymore. Get back on topic ya damn plow billlies.
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#2018697 - 07/02/17 07:17 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Fail. If you can't post an actual picture, stop posting until you learn.

Also, everyone is judging you for using Bing.

I'm showing you and your buddy how little I take seriously your comments.

Now we are sneering at CSU! New stadium, record breaking season tics sold, new two year coach winning games, bowling. Nope they suk!!
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#2018699 - 07/02/17 07:29 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: PHOGUSHER]
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Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
Are we even discussing the renovations anymore. Get back on topic ya damn plow billlies.
We are not going to have a gridiron club. Please accept our apologies.
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#2018700 - 07/02/17 08:10 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Fail. If you can't post an actual picture, stop posting until you learn.

Also, everyone is judging you for using Bing.

I'm showing you and your buddy how little I take seriously your comments.

Now we are sneering at CSU! New stadium, record breaking season tics sold, new two year coach winning games, bowling. Nope they suk!!


Never sneered or said they sucked. I simply suggested they would be near the bottom of the Big 12 in football.

Nothing you have posted since has suggested any reason to believe otherwise.
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#2018701 - 07/03/17 07:35 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Fail. If you can't post an actual picture, stop posting until you learn.

Also, everyone is judging you for using Bing.

I'm showing you and your buddy how little I take seriously your comments.

Now we are sneering at CSU! New stadium, record breaking season tics sold, new two year coach winning games, bowling. Nope they suk!!

... they would be near the bottom of the Big 12 in football and all major sports.

Nothing you have posted since has suggested any reason to believe otherwise.
That's right Bobo can't coach! Solich at Ohio U can't coach! Bohl at Wyoming can't coach! But "that guy" can! He's proved it by getting a substantial raise. Believe it!
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#2018702 - 07/03/17 07:58 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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No one said that either.

Do you enjoy arguing against points that you create yourself?

Or are you really just this dumb?
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#2018703 - 07/03/17 08:46 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: John_Brown]
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Originally Posted By: John_Brown
Originally Posted By: tmcats
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What I heard a while ago about the north end is they're keeping the exterior infrastructure but squaring off the inside.

I think Dgless21 laid out what they're going to do to the south end with building a tunnel/addition to Anderson to the stadium and some permanent low rise seating under the scoreboard.


this makes sense, kman, because that end of the stadium is the primary distinguishing characteristic that makes the structure itself unique. the area between the stands and exterior facade can then be used as a walk-around space like many stadiums have adapted these days.

cool albeit different than memorial


Off topic but since you mentioned 'em, please explain why CSU is not being invited into the Truckstop 12? They obviously want the glory w/ that stadium, they'd fit right in w/ our fellow 'taters, huge research budget, back into the Colorado market. The only way this works is to get back to 12 like-minded institutions and regain some of that old Big8 can-do mojo. Baffles me.

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big 12 made a decision not to bring any school presently outside the power 5. that may prove wise if an alliance with the pac 12 comes to pass, or, perhaps more likely, the two arizona schools come over after their gor's expire. presently, that's my two big 12 expansion/survival cases. had the league added the last go-around, jb, csu was #1 on my list of "availables" as well.
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#2018704 - 07/03/17 09:08 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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big 12 made a decision not to bring any school presently outside the power 5. that may prove wise if an alliance with the pac 12 comes to pass, or, perhaps more likely, the two arizona schools come over after their gor's expire.


"perhaps more likely"??!??

You are on crack. There is a 0% chance the AZ schools leave the PAC for the Truckstop 10. 0%.

There is absolutely nothing attractive about leaving the West Coast for the pointless middle of the country.

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presently, that's my two big 12 expansion/survival cases. had the league added the last go-around, jb, csu was #1 on my list of "availables" as well.


You're a complete idiot.
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#2018707 - 07/03/17 11:06 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Let's remember what ESPN and Fox thought of the Big 12 adding teams like CSU:

"The Big 12’s TV partners are pushing back on the conference’s plans to expand.

ESPN and Fox Sports believe that expansion with schools from outside the power five conferences will water down the Big 12 and make it less valuable, not more, sources said. But the Big 12 is financially motivated to add more teams."

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2016/08/01/Media/Big-12-TV.aspx
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#2018708 - 07/03/17 11:29 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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both see the pac 12 situation bringing better opportunities in the future to the big 12, be that alliance or adding the 'zona schools. i'm sure the pac 12 network setup didn't set well with the networks.
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#2018712 - 07/03/17 04:21 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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both see the pac 12 situation bringing better opportunities in the future to the big 12, be that alliance or adding the 'zona schools. i'm sure the pac 12 network setup didn't set well with the networks.


lol
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#2018716 - 07/03/17 05:00 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I don't understand how Zona or ASU in the Big 12 helps the networks.

It probably helps the Big 12 overall, but it doesn't seem to help either school or the networks.

We'd have to be exceedingly worthwhile financially to convince anyone at UA or ASU that it's a good idea, and if it is exceedingly worthwhile financially to join the big 12, it is somewhat questionable that they'd be our top choices.
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#2018717 - 07/03/17 05:06 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I don't understand how Zona or ASU in the Big 12 helps the networks.

It probably helps the Big 12 overall, but it doesn't seem to help either school or the networks.

We'd have to be exceedingly worthwhile financially to convince anyone at UA or ASU that it's a good idea, and if it is exceedingly worthwhile financially to join the big 12, it is somewhat questionable that they'd be our top choices.


There is no basis in reality for any idea that the AZ schools will ever come to the Truckstop 10.
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#2018718 - 07/03/17 06:06 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Jim West has hijacked this thread. Have fun!!
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#2018719 - 07/03/17 06:17 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Jim West has hijacked this thread. Have fun!!


Says the trolling asshat with earflaps that adds to every thread that, "Beaty is 2-22 and got a raise."
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#2018720 - 07/03/17 08:27 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
the trolling asshat with earflaps (dgless) that adds to every thread that, "Beaty is 2-22 and got a raise."
You should continue duking it out with Jim
West. It's what you do best, asshat.
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#2018721 - 07/03/17 08:48 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Jim West saves Selma Hayek from the big metal spider. I'm a fan.

Plus, he comes up with his own insults.

Side note. I'm truly curious what kind of BS has to be posted before our moderators stop jerking off and moderate even a single thread.
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#2018722 - 07/03/17 08:56 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Jim West saves Selma Hayek from the big metal spider. I'm a fan.

Plus, he comes up with his own insults.

Side note. I'm truly curious what kind of BS has to be posted before our moderators stop jerking off and moderate even a single thread.
Your comments should be moderated dude. This is supposedly a non-unicorn thread.
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#2018723 - 07/03/17 09:19 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I started this thread to discuss Memorial Stadium renovations. Like usual, with you around, it got off course.

Do you have anything non-unicorn to add to the discussion about Memorial Stadium?
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#2018724 - 07/03/17 09:40 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
I started this thread to discuss Memorial Stadium renovations. Like usual, with you around, it got off course.

Do you have anything non-unicorn to add to the discussion about Memorial Stadium?
The three year timeframe is the best course over five. If we don't win soon, and I hear five years from Beaty's mouth to get a competitive team again, the stadium will help placate the fans for the lean years ahead. That's my two cents.
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#2018736 - 07/06/17 12:35 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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#2018748 - 07/06/17 05:44 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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But if the guy can't coach, it isn't going to help him.
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#2019230 - 07/27/17 10:43 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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http://www2.kusports.com/news/2017/jul/26/zenger-memorial-stadium-renovation-project-kus-all/

Ugh.

"Architect renderings of the project initially were expected to be unveiled sometime in September. But though a September reveal still remains in play, it’s now possible the designs might not reach the public eye until October, a KU official told the Journal-World."
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#2019233 - 07/27/17 01:47 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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must have just commissioned the work.
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#2019235 - 07/27/17 04:27 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I am still excited about this. Do they do it in 2 or 3 phases? I think they'll knock out the sides in one phase and then the end zone seating on another phase. I remember Texas A&M knocking theirs out in a fairly short time (2 years maybe) and their stadium seats 100,000+ with multiple tiers.

Do they square off the north end zone? What do they do with the south end zone and adding a tunnel from locker room to field? All sorts of questions, and I couldn't be more pumped to see the results.

I looked at the comments on the story and there were a lot of "Blow it up and start over" which makes no sense to me. Nothing would beat Memorial on campus and in it's original shell at the bottom of the hill.
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#2019237 - 07/27/17 06:40 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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But if the guy can't coach, it isn't going to help him.
Like coach said its for the fans.
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#2019259 - 07/30/17 08:26 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: 58hawk]
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Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
But if the guy can't coach, it isn't going to help him.
Like coach said its for the fans.
Ultimately the coach is at the stadium on game days to try and win games and attract fan base. The stadium is probably a microcosm of the overall program. Enough said.
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#2019408 - 08/07/17 12:59 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I saw this about a week ago but Keegan wrote an article on it. http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/keegan-...ium-exterior-d/

One of the many things I like about Beaty is his willingness to show respect for the past. The locker room mentions past players, as do the meeting rooms and now the exterior of Memorial.
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#2019409 - 08/07/17 01:16 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Here's what they look like. (Credit: Brent Flanders)
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#2019410 - 08/07/17 01:19 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Another minor update (Credit: snapchat):

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#2019417 - 08/07/17 09:39 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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#2019421 - 08/08/17 08:59 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Here's what they look like. (Credit: Brent Flanders)


that looks like [censored] tbh
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#2019422 - 08/08/17 08:59 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Another minor update (Credit: snapchat):



omg pick a font
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#2019423 - 08/08/17 09:33 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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That's a crispy $300M at work.

Zenger gettin' it done.
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#2019428 - 08/08/17 11:31 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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that looks like [censored] tbh
Forgive me if I don't agree with someone's opinion who thinks the wicky wicky wild wild wild west was a good movie. LOL
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#2019429 - 08/08/17 11:32 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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Originally Posted By: JimWest
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Another minor update (Credit: snapchat):



omg pick a font
OK, I really did LOL on this comment. haha
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#2019430 - 08/08/17 11:44 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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The stadium looks subpar. The pictures aren't terrible.



(credit: I. Ballinger)
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#2019431 - 08/08/17 11:48 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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they should clean the concrete soil. it isn't all that hard to do.

why aren't they using the ku font?

the inset pictures look fine to me. are they of ku legends like 'the comet'?
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#2019436 - 08/08/17 03:27 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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That's what I like about Memorial. Looks like the Colosseum in Rome.
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#2019437 - 08/08/17 03:29 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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Originally Posted By: tmcats
they should clean the concrete soil. it isn't all that hard to do.

why aren't they using the ku font?

the inset pictures look fine to me. are they of ku legends like 'the comet'?
He's on there. No. 48.
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#2019444 - 08/08/17 09:48 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
The stadium looks subpar. The pictures aren't terrible.



(credit: I. Ballinger)


Memorial Stadium??

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#2019447 - 08/09/17 08:08 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Yes, Memorial Stadium...?
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#2019450 - 08/09/17 03:16 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
The stadium looks subpar. The pictures aren't terrible.



(credit: I. Ballinger)
I dunno, I still really like the original parts of the stadium. I like that old school colloseum look.

I think those new touches look great.

Of course, this is all temporary for the next couple of years before the renovations really kick in.
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#2019451 - 08/09/17 03:24 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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they should clean the concrete soil. it isn't all that hard to do.

why aren't they using the ku font?

the inset pictures look fine to me. are they of ku legends like 'the comet'?
The guys in the middle in the crimson are 3 of the 5 KU College Football Hall of Fame players, Gale Sayers, John Hadl, and Ray Evans.

The other guys are recent KU greats like Talib, Stuckey, Gordon, etc.
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#2019455 - 08/09/17 03:35 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I don't dislike that specific piece of the stadium.

There are pieces of the stadium that definitely could use some upkeep beyond the pictures. Some of the stains and aging looks cool.

Other stains just make the stadium look old/bad, IMO.

Ready to see the renovations!
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#2019467 - 08/09/17 07:42 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Two things from someone returning to the board after several years away....lamenting the shitshow that KU football had become.

Glad to hear of the renovations. Very much needed, and anyone who states we need to win before we do this, hasn't followed the history of KU on the gridiron at all. Beatty has done well in a full rebuild mode that was necessitated due to the stupidity of Lew "F football" Perkins. My biggest fear is that Beatty will get us to a certain level of respectability, potentially even getting us into a bowl game in the next couple of years, as KSU will definitely take a step back after Snyder packs it in after this season. Then, along comes a program like Baylor, fresh off getting its hands slapped for being too rapey, 2-3 years down the road and says Hey David! We love what you've done with another former doorstop of a program up there in Lawerence, how about you bring your knowledge and connections with Texas high school coaches down here to Waco, where we will pay you 3.5 times as much per year with a five year guarantee?

The other item that we have to look at is, many fewer people are paying for cable and satellite TV (myself excluded). When these guaranteed contracts come up, the amount offered for the Truckstop 10 (or as I prefer Little Tex Ten) will not be enough to keep us a financial major player nationwide. This remodel is to make our entire athletic department more attractive to the B1G, IMHO. There WILL be four 16 team conferences in the new model. Which conference of the SEC, B1G, ACC, PAC, or Truckstop 10 do you honestly think will be eliminated? We [censored] the bed by not having a commisioner that cared about the conference, rather than one whose sole concern was having a revenue loss leader LonghornNetwork. We lost our asses by letting NU, CU, Meth, and aTm slide away to stronger, more stable conferences. The middle of the country is dying. The regions where those other conferences are located are the active growth and technology leaders.

My two cents.
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#2019470 - 08/09/17 09:47 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUHawkhead]
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Holy crap KUHH, that is some serious negativity you have let build up! Welcome back!

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#2019471 - 08/09/17 10:15 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUHawkhead]
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Originally Posted By: KUHawkhead
Two things from someone returning to the board after several years away....lamenting the shitshow that KU football had become.

Glad to hear of the renovations. Very much needed, and anyone who states we need to win before we do this, hasn't followed the history of KU on the gridiron at all. Beatty has done well in a full rebuild mode that was necessitated due to the stupidity of Lew "F football" Perkins. My biggest fear is that Beatty will get us to a certain level of respectability, potentially even getting us into a bowl game in the next couple of years, as KSU will definitely take a step back after Snyder packs it in after this season. Then, along comes a program like Baylor, fresh off getting its hands slapped for being too rapey, 2-3 years down the road and says Hey David! We love what you've done with another former doorstop of a program up there in Lawerence, how about you bring your knowledge and connections with Texas high school coaches down here to Waco, where we will pay you 3.5 times as much per year with a five year guarantee?

The other item that we have to look at is, many fewer people are paying for cable and satellite TV (myself excluded). When these guaranteed contracts come up, the amount offered for the Truckstop 10 (or as I prefer Little Tex Ten) will not be enough to keep us a financial major player nationwide. This remodel is to make our entire athletic department more attractive to the B1G, IMHO. There WILL be four 16 team conferences in the new model. Which conference of the SEC, B1G, ACC, PAC, or Truckstop 10 do you honestly think will be eliminated? We [censored] the bed by not having a commisioner that cared about the conference, rather than one whose sole concern was having a revenue loss leader LonghornNetwork. We lost our asses by letting NU, CU, Meth, and aTm slide away to stronger, more stable conferences. The middle of the country is dying. The regions where those other conferences are located are the active growth and technology leaders.

My two cents.
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KSU is going to be strong for the next two years. By then we should be respectable in football and be on our way to having a refurbished stadium both which will help us immeasurably when realignment revisits the conference.
I don't think the Big 12 will be around in 10 years.....so we along with the other Big 12 members will need to find a landing spot. As long as the football program is up and running and we have the necessary facilities in place to be a top tier program and the bball program stays strong we should be fine.

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#2019473 - 08/10/17 06:39 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUHawkhead]
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They've been farting around with the stadium upgrade in some form or manner for about 8 years now. They've been acting like they're serious for about 5 years now. They're just now making it all concrete and public. I know the popular rumor is that this is all being done to look good to our potential future conference, but I'm not so sure that's true. It sure doesn't hurt if that's indeed what happens in the future, but I think this is being done more so to keep KU in the top 1/5 to 1/4 of athletic departments in the nation. No matter what happens with conference realignment, this needed to be done for the football program and the AD as a whole IMHO.

Also, I don't think there's any chance that coach Beaty would leave KU for Baylor. Baylor doesn't have deep enough pockets to out bid KU for his services if it came to that and with all things being equal or close to it, I just don't see it happening. Going all the way back to his 1st go around at KU, he's consistently brought up how much he's loved Lawrence and maybe more importantly how much his family loves Lawrence. I believe he even brought it up unasked in his 1st in depth interview after the end of his 1st season here as an assistant coach. He even didn't sell his house in Lawrence after the coaching change and he went to Rice. Not saying there's zero chance he'd leave KU for another job in the future but I think it'd take a whole hell of a lot(and not just $$) to make it happen.

As for the future of the conference and realignment-ageddon, I'm a lot less convinced that the future is going to be 4 conferences of 16 teams than it seemed 4 or 5 years ago
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#2019478 - 08/10/17 08:43 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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KSU is going to be strong for the next two years. By then we should be respectable in football and be on our way to having a refurbished stadium both which will help us immeasurably when realignment revisits the conference.
I don't think the Big 12 will be around in 10 years.....so we along with the other Big 12 members will need to find a landing spot. As long as the football program is up and running and we have the necessary facilities in place to be a top tier program and the bball program stays strong we should be fine.

that's a reasonable position to take at this point in time. but i couldn't tell you what the weather will be tomorrow much less the state of state and the conference 10 years from now.

i will say that it would be good for the league if ku football returned to some semblance of respectability. we'll see if starts in athens, oh.
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#2019479 - 08/10/17 08:52 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
Also, I don't think there's any chance that coach Beaty would leave KU for Baylor. Baylor doesn't have deep enough pockets to out bid KU for his services if it came to that and with all things being equal or close to it, I just don't see it happening. Going all the way back to his 1st go around at KU, he's consistently brought up how much he's loved Lawrence and maybe more importantly how much his family loves Lawrence. I believe he even brought it up unasked in his 1st in depth interview after the end of his 1st season here as an assistant coach. He even didn't sell his house in Lawrence after the coaching change and he went to Rice. Not saying there's zero chance he'd leave KU for another job in the future but I think it'd take a whole hell of a lot(and not just $$) to make it happen.
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#2019481 - 08/10/17 08:58 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: tmcats
we'll see if starts in athens, oh.


Since we don't know the weather tomorrow, I wouldn't concern myself with that.

Gotta stay healthy and get past fall practices, SEMO, and CMU before we start worrying about Athens, Ohio.
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#2019482 - 08/10/17 09:41 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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athens should be ku's first actual test though. the other two are in lawrence where ku is expected to win, a blow out v. semo and by 10-14 v. cmu.

but frankie will be waiting with his really fine program. always thought he would have made a solid hire for ku and several other schools, including nebraska. ha.
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#2019483 - 08/10/17 10:06 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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It seems hypocritical that you essentially post that you can't see the future, but you then suggest what should happen with the outcome of our season's first two games and when our first test is.
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#2019484 - 08/10/17 10:20 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
It seems hypocritical that you essentially post that you can't see the future, but you then suggest what should happen with the outcome of our season's first two games and when our first test is.


i wrote i could not see the conference makeup 10 years forward.
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#2019485 - 08/10/17 10:26 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I wasn't meaning Baylor specifically, but any number of other programs located in Texas.

I dont claim to see the future, but I will be shocked if the Little Tex Ten is here ten years down the road.

Im excited to see a couple games this season. It's been too long, I haven't had the rage build up of screaming at other teams in Memorial for far too long.

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#2019488 - 08/10/17 10:35 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: tmcats]
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Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: dgless21
It seems hypocritical that you essentially post that you can't see the future, but you then suggest what should happen with the outcome of our season's first two games and when our first test is.


i wrote i could not see the conference makeup 10 years forward.


You also said you couldn't predict the weather tomorrow...

So you can't predict tomorrow or ten years from now, but you got KU football predicted a month or so from now. Got it.
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#2019489 - 08/10/17 10:42 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUHawkhead]
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Originally Posted By: KUHawkhead
I wasn't meaning Baylor specifically, but any number of other programs located in Texas.

I dont claim to see the future, but I will be shocked if the Little Tex Ten is here ten years down the road.

Im excited to see a couple games this season. It's been too long, I haven't had the rage build up of screaming at other teams in Memorial for far too long.

RCJHKU!


I wouldn't be shocked (or overly disappointed) if it was a TCU or UT job offer. TCU is in Dallas where Beaty has MANY connections, and UT has too much history, money, and prestige to turn down. Couldn't see him going to Tech or Baylor, personally. On the bright side, I couldn't see either of TCU or UT offering him unless KU becomes GOOD.

Which games you coming up for, Hawkhead?
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#2019497 - 08/10/17 04:41 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Would like to come come to OU maybe KSU. I need to text a friend of mine I used to go to games with and see if he has any extra tickets.
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#2019498 - 08/10/17 08:54 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I don't think TCU has any more of a chance of pulling coach Beaty away from KU than Baylor does. Also, Fort Worth may only be about as far from Dallas as Lawrence is from KC, but traffic wise it's anywhere as far away as Junction City or Wichita sometimes in terms of time to get from one place to the next.

I just don't think he'd leave for anything other than a job at blue blood type school and I don't know if he'd leave even then if he's established KU as a perennial bowl team by then. I've never heard him mention a dream job or even allude to one other than the KU job he's got right now. Maybe that's just the here and now talking, but like I said you don't keep ownership of a house in a town you no longer live in and have no guarantees of coming back to anytime soon if you don't really genuinely love that town in some way.

Who knows, but the only way a scenario like that plays out where he's got to decide between staying at KU or taking the job at UT or maybe even A&M is if 1 or both of those schools make another bad hire or 2 and KU is not only a perennial bowl team, but also perennially competing for the conference championship IMHO. If that happens, then I think KU would be willing and able to step up and match the $$ virtually any other school would throw at him.

And in that case, KU would be in pretty damned good shape either way I'd think.


Edited by Kman_blue (08/11/17 11:01 AM)
Edit Reason: how did autocorrect change bad to day?!?
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#2019503 - 08/10/17 10:44 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I agree KMan. we ARE on the right track. And this is a complete reboot that he can take pride in IF he is able to get us to a consistent winning state, he would probably want to see it through. I could see him staying vs the pressure cooker that Texas jobs come with in win now, or we buy you out and you never work again.
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#2019505 - 08/11/17 08:12 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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http://kuathletics.com/news/2017/8/10/kansas-football-unveils-field-goal-club-for-2017-season.aspx

Saw this idea a while back on the seating chart but didn't know exactly what the details were. Just knew it was replacing where the band was. Well, they released the details. Not a bad idea. Beer, wine and water with Chick-Fil-A and Salty Iguana food. Will be very temporary until the renovation is done, but not the worst thing except they basically took away the Family Zone, which sucks for me and my family of 4 if we wanted to come to a game because that 4-pack Family Zone ticket was outstanding.

But this will give fans a really up close look on the field as they will only be 10 feet away from the end zone if they want to get that close. $400 to sit there.

Also I saw they are going to do some Cabana suites right underneath the Touchdown Club in the South End Zone. That will be an interesting thing as it will provide shade for those fans while being close to the field on the South end with all the amenities of the Touchdown Club.

I will give them credit for trying to make the fan experience more enjoyable. Instead of having suites and chair backs, they are providing plenty of other options for seating that gets you even closer to the action. All of this is temporary, as I mentioned because the renovations will clear some of this stuff out.
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#2019506 - 08/11/17 08:20 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I'm all for it.

I don't know many people that would drop $400 more to do it, but we'll see how it works out.
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#2019512 - 08/11/17 11:04 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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For those who want to see what it'll look like.
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#2019513 - 08/11/17 11:10 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUHawkhead]
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Originally Posted By: KUHawkhead
I agree KMan. we ARE on the right track. And this is a complete reboot that he can take pride in IF he is able to get us to a consistent winning state, he would probably want to see it through. I could see him staying vs the pressure cooker that Texas jobs come with in win now, or we buy you out and you never work again.
Good point about the pressure cooker.

I just get the feeling of being around coach Beaty, observing what he's said since he was here under Mangino up until now as well as talking directly to him from time to time that KU is his version of his dream job. Based on that I think it'd take a blue blood type job along with some other serious incentives to make him change his mind.

I think you're on to something about wanting to see the KU rebuild through. He definitely isn't the kind of guy to shrink from a challenge and I think he'd get great satisfaction from seeing it through to the end and that's why I said if he did end up leaving for another job sometime in the distant future that KU should be in good shape by then.
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#2019519 - 08/11/17 04:03 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue

For those who want to see what it'll look like.
Looks terrible to me.
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#2019521 - 08/11/17 09:25 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue

For those who want to see what it'll look like.


So if this is the north endzone will the north still be a bowl or are there still possible plans to square it off? Also kinda makes me thing the field will not be lowered due to how far that seating area comes out to the field.



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#2019522 - 08/12/17 10:17 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Thats just some new area for the drunkards. I want to see the real renovation drawings. Where are they.
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#2019523 - 08/12/17 10:20 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue

For those who want to see what it'll look like.


wth is that anyway?
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#2019524 - 08/12/17 11:03 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: INation]
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Originally Posted By: INation
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue

For those who want to see what it'll look like.


So if this is the north endzone will the north still be a bowl or are there still possible plans to square it off? Also kinda makes me thing the field will not be lowered due to how far that seating area comes out to the field.


More or less what PHOGUSHER said, this isn't part of the renovations. It's an area designed to get people in the bowl area a lot closer to the field by having that standing room only area within 10 yards of the back of the end zone. They'll also serve beer and wine among other things there. It's an attempt to give some people a more party like atmosphere and get some extra revenue. Be interesting to see how well it works until it's wiped out by the actual renovations. Think the bowl area will be done last though, so it'll be a few years. They're getting quite creative in trying to attract more people to the stadium and to get some more revenue out of some of the ones already there.

Last I heard they're planning on releasing to the public the renovation plans at 1 of our home games in September. Was going to be the 1st home game, but now I think it'll be done at either the WVU game or TTech game.
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#2019937 - 08/27/17 03:18 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: John_Brown]
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KU Football put out another photo(shop) of how the North end zone area/Field Goal Club will look, but this time from the perspective of someone looking at the field from the back end of it.



Also hearing they'll begin work on the new indoor facility right after the end of the season this year. Heard it'll be built over 1/2 of the existing new outdoor practice fields, the two 40 yard short fields that run perpendicular to the 1 full length field. This is why that 1/2 of the practice field area got a new design with the new turf back in June.
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#2019938 - 08/27/17 09:27 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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hey, that's sort of like this one in ft. collins. a school which should have been invited into the conference.

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#2019939 - 08/27/17 09:56 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
KU Football put out another photo(shop) of how the North end zone area/Field Goal Club will look, but this time from the perspective of someone looking at the field from the back end of it.



Also hearing they'll begin work on the new indoor facility right after the end of the season this year. Heard it'll be built over 1/2 of the existing new outdoor practice fields, the two 40 yard short fields that run perpendicular to the 1 full length field. This is why that 1/2 of the practice field area got a new design with the new turf back in June.


That's not photoshopped. I was there. It was a season ticket event yesterday during practice to test it out and try to get people to pay the $400 extra to have access for the season. It's from the front of the top deck.

They had domestic beers, wine, and finger foods (chips and queso, wings, meatballs, cookies, etc.). Then a couple booths set up to discuss, pick up the new clear bags, and get some free swag (poster, beer coozies, key ring, chip clip, etc).
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#2019940 - 08/27/17 10:01 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Coach Bobo has the program (CSU) righted after his first two years and entering his third. There are turn around coaches out there available to the football programs in America.
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#2019942 - 08/27/17 10:39 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
KU Football put out another photo(shop) of how the North end zone area/Field Goal Club will look, but this time from the perspective of someone looking at the field from the back end of it.



Also hearing they'll begin work on the new indoor facility right after the end of the season this year. Heard it'll be built over 1/2 of the existing new outdoor practice fields, the two 40 yard short fields that run perpendicular to the 1 full length field. This is why that 1/2 of the practice field area got a new design with the new turf back in June.


That's not photoshopped. I was there. It was a season ticket event yesterday during practice to test it out and try to get people to pay the $400 extra to have access for the season. It's from the front of the top deck.

They had domestic beers, wine, and finger foods (chips and queso, wings, meatballs, cookies, etc.). Then a couple booths set up to discuss, pick up the new clear bags, and get some free swag (poster, beer coozies, key ring, chip clip, etc).
Ahh, last night it looked to me like they photoshopped the people in to me for some reason and I hadn't even had any of the free booze! Couldn't make it to the practice nor that event so hadn't realized they took some real photos with real people in them.
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#2019944 - 08/27/17 10:44 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Right. It was a decent event.

It's still unusual based on the location and the questionable viewpoint of the game, but if you're there more to socialize than watch the game, I could understand your desire to be there.

I believe Salty Iguana and Biggs are going to be providing the food during game days.

They also installed all of the seatbacks for season ticket holders already--since you can't bring them into the games anymore.
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#2019945 - 08/27/17 10:50 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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I'm more interested in wins than wings. I can eat before the games before my stomach sours.
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#2019947 - 08/27/17 11:26 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Assuming some of the rumors are right, the marketing team is being ramped up for the end of September to push the stadium renovations.

The goal, from my understanding, is to have them ready for Late Night and before homecoming. The goal is to, as one person put it, "Get as much as possible out of every single person...even if it's only five dollars."
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#2020502 - 09/14/17 11:23 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: KUCO_VOC]
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Originally Posted By: dgless21
Hearing from a couple different people around the Lawrence area that a single donor was ponying up a number in the $100M range.


Took Keegs three extra months to get this info, but hey...

"...KU is trying to raise $300 million for stadium renovations — I’m told one remarkably generous donor pledged $100 million spread out over 10 years."

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2017/sep/14/tom-keegan-kansas-needs-upset-victory-athens-ohio-/
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#2020503 - 09/14/17 01:52 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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Yeah if one person accounted for a third of the cost, then that is huge
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#2020504 - 09/14/17 02:25 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: kylecof11]
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Originally Posted By: kylecof11
Yeah if one person accounted for a third of the cost, then that is huge
Let's see the entire donation before naming the popcorn stand after the donor. For example, Kivisto Field. Never got the entire donation announced.
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#2020511 - 09/15/17 08:41 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: dgless21]
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They usually won't announce a drive until they have at least 50% already pledged.
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#2020515 - 09/15/17 11:36 AM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: JimWest]
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They usually won't announce a drive until they have at least 50% already pledged.
Word a couple of months ago was that they thought they had, but I'm not so sure right now. They've pushed the announcement back twice already that I know of.

I'd say it's a 50/50 shot that they do get to their threshold for announcing it publicly by the WVU game, which is the planned announcement day as of right now. Either way, I think they'll still break ground on the new indoor practice facility almost immediately after our last home game and that's part of the phase 1 plan on renovations. So, at least that part will get done regardless of additional fundraising or not.
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#2020522 - 09/15/17 04:59 PM Re: Memorial Stadium [Re: Kman_blue]
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No need to worry about "sight lines" any more....the 5,000 left in the 4th quarter last week had a pretty unimpeded view of the group impersonating the KU Football team.

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