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    So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    The bowling in of the South end-zone. Maybe next off-season if we make a bowl game? What do you think?



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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    I think it will happen when we have 25 million more dollars.



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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    After the 2010 season. We dont need 25 million to get it rolling, that's the total cost of the lower bowl (iirc), part of which would be paid over time. And it wont have anything to do with making a bowl. Way too much prep to decide in november. If its gonna happen, id bet we'd know by early fall.



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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    When they get a big chunk of the money.


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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    When they announce it?



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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    When we can consistently sell out without mini-packs.


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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    I think the unadvertised plan had it pegged for 2015 or later considering the coaching change and the state of the economy.

    It now appears the 5 year plan may be shortened considerably by the gradual turning of the economy and Rhoads' complete disrespect for having a long rebuilding process.

    If Rhoads' teams continue to overachieve and the Jack keeps getting 45K or more in October and November, the South Endzone project (in some form) may be more of a reality - sooner than later.


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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    why even fill it in. its just going to make our stadium look that much more empty whens fans stop showing up midway through the season like they seemingly always do.

    not trying to be a negative nancy, but with the exception of the home opener, iowa, and nebraska it doesn't seem like we really need much more room in the stadium.

    i remember going to the mizzou game back when the big 12 north was there for the taking and we didn't even sell out that game. a chance for our first football title of any sort since like 1912 (or something like that) and we don't even fill our own (small) stadium. pathetic.

    why add more seats when we generally have empties the way it is?



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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    why even fill it in. its just going to make our stadium look that much more empty whens fans stop showing up midway through the season like they seemingly always do.

    not trying to be a negative nancy, but with the exception of the home opener, iowa, and nebraska it doesn't seem like we really need much more room in the stadium.

    i remember going to the mizzou game back when the big 12 north was there for the taking and we didn't even sell out that game. a chance for our first football title of any sort since like 1912 (or something like that) and we don't even fill our own (small) stadium. pathetic.

    why add more seats when we generally have empties the way it is?
    Bowling in the south endzone technically isn't adding more seats, as we will close off the hillsides. If you think about it, we would already fill the lower part of the south endzone (assuming they do both levels) just with the current endzone seating and the south hillsides. Now, if we add the upper deck as well, we close off the north hillsides and sell those seats really cheap and it won't be that hard to fill. I'm not sure what the numbers were, but adding a double deck south endzone doesn't boost the capacity by that much.
    The south endzone needs to be completed so that our stadium looks more than a glorified high school stadium and a wind tunnel. It would make a nice impact as far as overall facilities go and recruiting.


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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    Hmm... another one of these, eh? At least it's been a while since the last one, so I'll bite...

    I'm going to guess after the 2012 season. Need the economy to get rolling again. If CPR can reach another 6-6 or better season next year and the year after that, maybe after the 2011 season. Winning will help hide a lot of problems from the economic struggles...



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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    I think it's after the next season. Two reasons:

    1) It doesn't change what we call capacity. We have 43,000 seats, and the AD claims we hold 55,000. All the south endzone does is replace hillsides. I think we'd be right at 50,000 seats with the south endzone. The upper deck would add another 5,000.

    2) The prospect of sitting hillside turns a lot of people away in November. I don't know how many times I've seen people on this board say they'd rather sit in their living rooms than a cold, wet, grass slope. If you give people an actual seat, they'll be FAR more likely to want to show up.


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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    Never.


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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Never.
    I bet you really believe that...


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    Re: So when do you think the expansion will happen?

    The proposal is not too just Bowl in the South Endzone.

    Visitor locker room would be added to the South Endzone and the ISU locker room would be expanded.



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