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    How much would it cost...

    to resurrect the baseball program at Iowa State? I was just curious if anybody had any insight as to how much it cost to run the program from year to year and what the costs would be if the program was given a 10 year run. I am embarassed and think it is completely Un-American not to have a baseball team at one of the best universities in the U.S.



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Who would buy the tickets? Is anyone even around for games? I think this why they are not profitable. Im not saying I wouldnt love to have it back..but there is a reason it failed. If it came back I would go to a few games for sure.



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    I think the biggest problem might be that you would have to resurrect the baseball program AND add another women's program for Title IX.



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    More than it's worth, that's for sure.



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    to resurrect the baseball program at Iowa State? I was just curious if anybody had any insight as to how much it cost to run the program from year to year and what the costs would be if the program was given a 10 year run. I am embarassed and think it is completely Un-American not to have a baseball team at one of the best universities in the U.S.
    You might ask Jamie, he's a CPA and has a very firm grasp of the numbers involved and the federal requirements concerning equality of the women's programs.



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    One Miiiillllliioooonnnnn dollars



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    You might ask Jamie, he's a CPA and has a very firm grasp of the numbers involved and the federal requirements concerning equality of the women's programs.

    The women are so good in basketball that should count for 2 right? =)



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Does Ames have a decent stadium for Baseball?

    Where would they play?



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    I'd rather see them add hockey, personally, but baseball would be more of a "Big 12 sport" I suppose. That baseball field isn't in the greatest of shape though, is it?



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    The women are so good in basketball that should count for 2 right? =)
    Good idea! Wonder if the feds would buy it!



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Cap Timm field is in horrible shape these days. Would take money just to renovate that too: Offenburger.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    Cap Timm field is in horrible shape these days. Would take money just to renovate that too: Offenburger.com
    And put a dome over it and heat it just so we wouldn't have to take the entire team south just to practice!



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    And put a dome over it and heat it just so we wouldn't have to take the entire team south just to practice!
    If Nebraska can compete without a dome I'm sure you all could as well.

    Baseball isn't a huge money maker but it would be great to see you all bring it back.

    From the pictures in the link posted above it looks like you all would have a pretty nice facility if you built some stands, lights, and fixed it back up.

    Here are the other current stadiums in the Big 12

    Baylor - Baylor Ballpark - Capacity (5,000)



    Kansas - Hoglund Ballpark - Capacity (2,500)



    Kansas State - Tointon Family Stadium (2,331)



    Missouri - Taylor Stadium - Capacity (3,000) but adding 600



    Nebraska - Haymarket Park - Capacity (8,500)



    Oklahoma - L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park - Capacity (2,700)



    Oklahoma State - Allie P. Reynolds Stadium - (3,821)



    Texas - UFCU Disch–Falk Field - Capacity (6,649)



    Texas A&M - Olsen Field - Capacity (7,053)



    Texas Tech - Dan Law Field - Capacity (5,050)




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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    One Miiiillllliioooonnnnn dollars
    To start.



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    Re: How much would it cost...

    Honestly, it would probably cost only about $240,000 and an act of God.



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