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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I am a huge baseball fan but I went to one game while it was at ISU. It was boring as hell and nobody showed up to support it. If 25% of the people that want baseball back so bad, actually went to a game. It never would have went away.
    When there's more players vs fans in the stands. Yeah. Let's not fool ourselves into thinking about the Golden Age of Cyclone Baseball.

    We'd have to build a complex that would be comparable to an MLB Spring Training facility in order to give baseball a chance.



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    2 chicks at the same time?

    Seriously though, start with Hilton. We are on our way to being an elite program, make the requisite stadium upgrades to match our awesome practice facility and we'd be that much closer.



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I am a huge baseball fan but I went to one game while it was at ISU. It was boring as hell and nobody showed up to support it. If 25% of the people that want baseball back so bad, actually went to a game. It never would have went away.
    Not advicating for d1 hockey, but even the club hockey has fan support and a great environment. Only reason I'd want baseball added is if was somehow required to stay in b12...and I'm guessing Texas would prefer not road tripping to cold Iowa springtime games.



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    This was brought up in the Oklahoma expansion thread. Someone ask what we would do with it. What would everyone do?

    I would seriously upgrade Hilton. Spend about 150 Million to just make that place look awesome. I would keep everything the same in Hilton to keep the atmosphere. However, I think making the outside and inside brand new looking would be something that would be great.

    Anyone have any other idea of what they would want done with that much money?
    350 million- wow! this is some seriously flawed numbers so take this FWIW)

    1) retire current debt (guessing 20-25 mil- don't really know) 325 mil. left
    2) finish of JTS SEZ project so no new debt is taken on- 35 mil- 290 left
    3) Sell new hoops facility-will lose some $$$ (take in 7 mil so 297 left)
    4 Build new hoops, VB, Gym and wrestling facility. Would use greenspace and parking south and east of Johnny's extending to Center Street. Two level bldg that would look as a separate Iowa State Center Building while connecting to the SE Corner of Hilton. Hoops and VB on bottom. Gym and wrestling on top along w/ training facilities and meeting space. 80 mil. (217 left)

    5) new tower at JTS (25 mil) (192 left)
    6) relocate Reiman Garden storage and build Athletics Grounds and Storage Bldg. next to expanded practice field space. Current Reiman Parking reconfiguation is part of plan as well. (10 mil. 182 left)

    7) expand space of Berg IPF to the West cutting into the hillside. Nearly able to fit a second indoor field and create space for training and other indoor work. (15 mil- 167 left)

    8) Pave and brick JTS walkways (was in original plan for concourses) and re-do fence and walkway around JTS in cement and brick. 3 mil?? (164 left)

    9) Expand Hilton Concourse to pillars and take balcony exiting to concourse as opposed to arena circle. Provide suites along current inside arena concourse increasing Hilton seating approx 700 seats to 15k and creating more luxury seating. (60 mil. 104 mil left)

    10) repave JTS lots - create new lots on IM fields (5 mil total work??? 99 mil left)
    11) walkway tunnel under University Blvd to JTS (no idea- will go with 10 mil 89 left)

    12 New Indoor Track, Competition Pool, Softball Hitting facility and tennis facility at Cyclone Sports Complex Remaining funds plus and new debt.

    (projects following would be some type of NEZ Project to redo basement of Jacobson for game- NEZ seating up to Jacobson Bldg for small numbers and building concourse up to Jacobson Bldg from the east and west for potential expansion of balcony one day)



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by cbro31 View Post
    Baseball is too boring, the offense doesn't even have the ball, it will never catch on at ISU.
    Ok Bruce, keep making excuses.



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    Ok Bruce, keep making excuses.
    Did I need a



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    1. Pave over the old baseball field so that sport can never be played at ISU on the varsity level.
    2. Endowment to make hockey a part of the AD
    3. Put a down payment on a mini Jerry Jones style arena. Big enough to hold some concerts like Cyclone Stadium used to. Retractable roof and all. Find beer company to pay for naming rights
    4. Have a Knappshack statue placed at the stadium entrance. Preferably in a pose from my college years



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

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    That's perfect! Let's commission the artist and start casting some bronze!



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    2 chicks at the same time, 350 times.
    Fixed that for you.



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    Re: If Iowa State athletics was gifted $350 Million

    Quote Originally Posted by Mowilly View Post
    10) repave JTS lots - create new lots on IM fields (5 mil total work??? 99 mil left)
    They're working on this already. Last I saw they were looking at $8-$10M. Hold up was trying to find land for recreation services. Southwest Athletic Complex was an option but needs millions of dollars of work that they don't want to do if they can avoid it.



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