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    Hilton Coliseum

    I was watching the Jackson press conference and right at the end it sounded like someone asked him about the planned Hilton renovation. Jackson responded, that was a selling point.

    We continue to talk about the south end zone, but it is possible that we might proceed with the Hilton renovation before the south end zone. Think about it. We always have success in wrestling and WBB, we have also had recent success in volleyball and most people think we have a legit shot at making the tourney next year in MBB.

    At the same time, we will be lucky to make a bowl game in football and we won't be able to challenge for title for a few years. With the necessities now taken care of at JT, it seems logical that we would turn toward improving concessions and renovations at Hilton.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I was watching the Jackson press conference and right at the end it sounded like someone asked him about the planned Hilton renovation. Jackson responded, that was a selling point.

    We continue to talk about the south end zone, but it is possible that we might proceed with the Hilton renovation before the south end zone. Think about it. We always have success in wrestling and WBB, we have also had recent success in volleyball and most people think we have a legit shot at making the tourney next year in MBB.

    At the same time, we will be lucky to make a bowl game in football and we won't be able to challenge for title for a few years. With the necessities now taken care of at JT, it seems logical that we would turn toward improving concessions and renovations at Hilton.
    It makes sense, but I suppose we could do it anyway.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    It makes sense, but I suppose we could do it anyway.
    Well done.


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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I was watching the Jackson press conference and right at the end it sounded like someone asked him about the planned Hilton renovation. Jackson responded, that was a selling point.
    The question was about a "second-floor renovation", which could be either the current project at Jacobson (restructuring coaches' offices), OR a potential project at Lied -- the wrestling practice room is housed on the 2nd floor there.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Somebody remind me, because I can't find it on cyclones.com--what's there to be done on Hilton? Wasn't the largest part of the Hilton renovation going to be the practice facility? Now that that's at a different location, what else is there?




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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Somebody remind me, because I can't find it on cyclones.com--what's there to be done on Hilton? Wasn't the largest part of the Hilton renovation going to be the practice facility? Now that that's at a different location, what else is there?
    $uites, for one thing. I think a suite would be pretty sweet.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Somebody remind me, because I can't find it on cyclones.com--what's there to be done on Hilton? Wasn't the largest part of the Hilton renovation going to be the practice facility? Now that that's at a different location, what else is there?
    They are going to widen the concourse, create suites, and preform some other renovations. Basically they are going to place glass between the pillars and build some boxes at the bottom of the second level.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    "Were" is the operative word.

    It is on a plan somewhere, but the boxes, widening of the concourse, etc, are not on any approved timetable tat this point. They are on hold.

    Last I heard they may be remodeling the old offices for a high end donor reception/function area on the east side.

    At this point the other is just a goal, not planned.

    I would guess the stadium is still ahead of this, unless a donor steps up I think this is way in the future.


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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by CyAggie View Post
    "Were" is the operative word.

    It is on a plan somewhere, but the boxes, widening of the concourse, etc, are not on any approved timetable tat this point. They are on hold.

    Last I heard they may be remodeling the old offices for a high end donor reception/function area on the east side.

    At this point the other is just a goal, not planned.

    I would guess the stadium is still ahead of this, unless a donor steps up I think this is way in the future.
    They have already remodel the offices on the west side and I know they are going to remodel the coaches offices on the east side, in fact they likely have already started. Last I heard the Court Cy'd reception area is going to be where the coaches office reception area was.

    The facility master plan has been approved which did include Hilton renovations. The regents would have to approve the plans before anything else could be done, but as we have seen before, that can happen in less than a month.

    Considering where we are in the Hilton sports and where we are in football, I wonder if we should think about pushing ahead with the Hilton renovations.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Its all up to a donor. If a donor says "i want to contribute 10mil to JT" itll get done. Alternately, if the donor says "i want to contribute 20 mil to hilton removations, thatll get done first. This is how the basketball practice facility got moved up.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Its all up to a donor. If a donor says "i want to contribute 10mil to JT" itll get done. Alternately, if the donor says "i want to contribute 20 mil to hilton removations, thatll get done first. This is how the basketball practice facility got moved up.
    What if the contribution is more in the $7.86 range? I don't want to throw my weight around too much, but I want to see stuff get done.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    But-but-but more seats at JT means more $$$!

    I heard estimates that closing the south end zone would be 10-12K seats?


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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    But-but-but more seats at JT means more $$$!

    I heard estimates that closing the south end zone would be 10-12K seats?
    You have to be able to sell those tickets too



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    I heard estimates that closing the south end zone would be 10-12K seats?
    Not when you subtract seats (and grass area) lost to construct it.



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    Re: Hilton Coliseum

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    The question was about a "second-floor renovation", which could be either the current project at Jacobson (restructuring coaches' offices), OR a potential project at Lied -- the wrestling practice room is housed on the 2nd floor there.
    Yeah, that question was asked by Scott Kasber and I'm not sure what he was referring to. The offices are being renovated but I don't know anything about the wrestling room at Lied being worked on.


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