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    We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    We have zero business expanding Jack Trice. We canít even fill the seats we have now unless Iowa comes to town. If we expand it the only thing we are going to look more pathetic on TV (the few times we actually make it on TV) and in front of recruits that are visiting.

    In fact I think we are better of closing off the upper deck opposite of the press-box (or at least sections of it) and creating a little demand for the ticket. Take a cue from Northern Iowa and their football and new basketball arenas. Small and packed > big and half empty any day of the week.


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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Greatest idea ever
    Just because people are sitting on the hills and not in the seats doesn't make the stadium not full. Close off the upper deck...wow


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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    If you build it they will come.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    For the millionth time. Stage 1 of the bowl project (the lower bowl) would not add any seats. It would just improve the quality of the seats in that area, raising potential value by creating real seats, as well as the opportunity to move the student section there, opening up a more valuable section for regular season ticket holders where the students currently sit.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Terrible post.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Quote Originally Posted by cysid View Post
    We have zero business expanding Jack Trice. We canít even fill the seats we have now unless Iowa comes to town. If we expand it the only thing we are going to look more pathetic on TV (the few times we actually make it on TV) and in front of recruits that are visiting.

    In fact I think we are better of closing off the upper deck opposite of the press-box (or at least sections of it) and creating a little demand for the ticket. Take a cue from Northern Iowa and their football and new basketball arenas. Small and packed > big and half empty any day of the week.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Quote Originally Posted by cysid View Post
    We have zero business expanding Jack Trice. We canít even fill the seats we have now unless Iowa comes to town. If we expand it the only thing we are going to look more pathetic on TV (the few times we actually make it on TV) and in front of recruits that are visiting.

    In fact I think we are better of closing off the upper deck opposite of the press-box (or at least sections of it) and creating a little demand for the ticket. Take a cue from Northern Iowa and their football and new basketball arenas. Small and packed > big and half empty any day of the week.
    Did I just enter another dimension of reality?


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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Quote Originally Posted by SImpsonCy View Post
    Greatest idea ever
    Just because people are sitting on the hills and not in the seats doesn't make the stadium not full. Close off the upper deck...wow
    After the first quarter allow anyone on the hills to move to empty seats so it looks better fro TV.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Recruits, it will look better for the recruits.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Ever think that nicer facilities will bring in more people? Close the Upper section? hell why dont we just cancel the football program? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The only thing that looks pathetic is you.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    i agree with the op. we have no business expanding it, but i don't think anyone is asking for expansion. we are asking that seats be put in place where people are currently standing on grass so that the people that are standing on grass have a place to sit without having grass stains.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    ugh




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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    For the millionth time. Stage 1 of the bowl project (the lower bowl) would not add any seats. It would just improve the quality of the seats in that area, raising potential value by creating real seats, as well as the opportunity to move the student section there, opening up a more valuable section for regular season ticket holders where the students currently sit.
    This is a great (and correct) argument.

    In addition, you cannot wait until you are selling out even a majority of your games before you build additional seating. Every sellout where people have difficulty getting tickets is leaving money on the table.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    The only real problems Jack Trice has is the hill and the team playing in front of it. You put a good team on the field, and people won't be tempted to just never see them ever because why waste a Saturday.



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    Re: We have no business expanding Jack Trice

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    If you build it they will come.
    I think I still have my Gene Smith VCR tape that he sent out. Unfortunately, we still haven't built it, so they haven't come.



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