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    Bowling in the South End Zone

    I thought they were planning on bowling in the South End Zone at Jack Trice. Does anyone know the status of this part of the stadium renovation project?



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    5years or more



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Not in the near future. Would be many years before this ever takes shape, plus a while of just building.

    I don't think it happens before 2018.



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    It could happen but we are still waiting on the elusive big donation.



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    It could happen but we are still waiting on the elusive big donation.
    Sell out Jack Trice every home game for a couple years in a row and it might happen....



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Sell out Jack Trice every home game for a couple years in a row and it might happen....
    You dont build to your lowest crowd. If you'll sell it out even a couple times a year you build.

    Thats beside the point though for stage 1. Stage 1 would plant the footings for stage 2, but it would not increase capacity it all. It would create the lower bowl, which would increase the value of the seats in there and the desirability of those seats as the season goes on (dry, real seat > wet, grass seat). Almost as important, it would go a long way in making us look like we belong in a BCS conference.



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    It is not feasable to do unless there is money there to pay for a big chunk of it. No matter how you push the numbers you have to have a huge donation to make it pay for itself.


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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    You dont build to your lowest crowd. If you'll sell it out even a couple times a year you build.

    Thats beside the point though for stage 1. Stage 1 would plant the footings for stage 2, but it would not increase capacity it all. It would create the lower bowl, which would increase the value of the seats in there and the desirability of those seats as the season goes on (dry, real seat > wet, grass seat). Almost as important, it would go a long way in making us look like we belong in a BCS conference.
    No argument here. I just don't think the powers that decide these things are going to allow it unless their is a clear need or gain to doing it.



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    You dont build to your lowest crowd. If you'll sell it out even a couple times a year you build.

    Thats beside the point though for stage 1. Stage 1 would plant the footings for stage 2, but it would not increase capacity it all. It would create the lower bowl, which would increase the value of the seats in there and the desirability of those seats as the season goes on (dry, real seat > wet, grass seat). Almost as important, it would go a long way in making us look like we belong in a BCS conference.
    Yes, because 20 million dollar empty aluminum and fiberglass seats will make ISU play better and look so much better than grass.

    No need to invest any money towards empty capacity. The solution starts and ends with ISU putting a consistant winning product on the field year after year.


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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    No argument here. I just don't think the powers that decide these things are going to allow it unless their is a clear need or gain to doing it.
    Seems like every coach that worked in JTS has identified it as a major need. DMac did a lot adding the Jake and the Media deck. Hopefully CPR generates enough momentum to finally get it done.

    I know it's been done many times but compare JTS and West Viriginia's stadium. Incredibly similar design. WVU got it done and their stadium is sweet as hell.





    (I know you agree with me, just further proving the point )



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Seems like every coach that worked in JTS has identified it as a major need. DMac did a lot adding the Jake and the Media deck. Hopefully CPR generates enough momentum to finally get it done.

    I know it's been done many times but compare JTS and West Viriginia's stadium. Incredibly similar design. WVU got it done and their stadium is sweet as hell.





    (I know you agree with me, just further proving the point )
    And it's full most of the time....



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    The renovations will NOT increase capacity by much more!!!!! All we are doing is moving the hillside seats to the endzone seating.


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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by GoShow97 View Post
    Yes, because 20 million dollar empty aluminum and fiberglass seats will make ISU play better and look so much better than grass.

    No need to invest any money towards empty capacity. The solution starts and ends with ISU putting a consistant winning product on the field year after year.
    Actually, empty seats would look better than grass. Additionally, those seats would never be empty. Iowa State sells out it's real seats damn near every game (roughly 43,000 real seats in JTS).



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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    If it costs $50M to complete (for the upper and lower bowl), you charge $50 a ticket, you gain 10,000 seats, and there are 7 sold out home games it will take 15 years to pay for. When was the last time ISU sold out all their home games in a season? You can upsell a few thousand grass tickets to seats you will make about another $1M a year, cutting the pay off down a few years, but you have to sell out all the games. I bet my ticket prices are high also so that will add more years to the payout.


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    Re: Bowling in the South End Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by GoShow97 View Post
    Yes, because 20 million dollar empty aluminum and fiberglass seats will make ISU play better and look so much better than grass.

    No need to invest any money towards empty capacity. The solution starts and ends with ISU putting a consistant winning product on the field year after year.
    Empty? We sell the seats every year. For Iowa, UNI, and nebraska, we almost always leave $$ on the table by not having enough seats. Do we have issues in november? Absolutely... but for a lot of the season (usually aug-mid oct) we average more people than seats (we only have about 43k seats)



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