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    New Track & Field Facility

    In an other thread we speculated that a new Track & Field facility would be the next project for Iowa State, tunes out we were right. Iowa State sought approval from the Iowa board of Regents to begin planing a few facility. It would cost around $5 million and would (in theory) be built next year. Sorry, nothing about the end-zone.

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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Probably a good idea, the ISU track is a dump. It is worse than most HS tracks.


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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    It looks like it will be completely privately funded according to that? Sweet. I wonder if they're gonna fix up the SW Athletic complex?



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    This may go over like a lead balloon, but shouldn't this money be going toward bowling in the south end zone? Wouldn't that be enjoyed by a lot more fans and do a lot for the football program and therefore the whole athletic department? Correct me if I'm missing something here.



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    This may go over like a lead balloon, but shouldn't this money be going toward bowling in the south end zone? Wouldn't that be enjoyed by a lot more fans and do a lot for the football program and therefore the whole athletic department? Correct me if I'm missing something here.
    I'm guessing if its funded privately, the donor(s) wanted it specifically for track and field.



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    This may go over like a lead balloon, but shouldn't this money be going toward bowling in the south end zone? Wouldn't that be enjoyed by a lot more fans and do a lot for the football program and therefore the whole athletic department? Correct me if I'm missing something here.
    Allot of the money was donated to go to specifically to the Track & Field facility. The other issue is that we are not even remotely close to being able to build the S end-zone and are current track facility is in dire need. It makes more sense to spend the money now on improving our facilities, versus hording the money (which would amount to nothing compared to the total cost of the S. end-zone) so we can build a facility in 5-10 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    It looks like it will be completely privately funded according to that? Sweet. I wonder if they're gonna fix up the SW Athletic complex?
    It will likely be built across from the stadium, that is where JP wants to build the gateway complex which will hopefully include someday a softball, baseball, and aquatic center.



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    You could be right CrossCyed and I hope that's the case, otherwise it would seem more logical to put that money toward the south end zone to make the Jack look like a Big 12 stadium for recruiting as much as the Iowa and Nebraska games.



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    jaretec- Are you talking about the area east of the stadium for the gateway complex? Doesn't that area get flooded every few years from the Skunk River?



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Do away with the SW Athletic Complex. We need to get all athletic facilities in one general vicinity.



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Do away with the SW Athletic Complex. We need to get all athletic facilities in one general vicinity.
    Yeah...like the Basketball practice facility! Oh...wait...


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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    It will likely be built across from the stadium, that is where JP wants to build the gateway complex which will hopefully include someday a softball, baseball, and aquatic center.[/QUOTE]

    Talk about dreaming.

    ....and, bowling in our stadium? riigghhttt......



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    jaretec- Are you talking about the area east of the stadium for the gateway complex? Doesn't that area get flooded every few years from the Skunk River?
    Squaw Creek



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
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    Better build a levee or our Athletic Department will be in the same boat as Iowa was in last year... literally...



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    Yeah...like the Basketball practice facility! Oh...wait...
    But people don't go to watch the player practice. Yes, it would be nice to have the facility closer, but it's the spectator facilities that need to be centrally located.



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    Re: New Track & Field Facility

    Jacobsen just donated another $5 million to ISU recently. I wonder if this is where the $$$ is coming from?



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