Athletic Facilities across the Nation

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  1. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    #1 BigJCy, Jan 17, 2018
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    Figured start a thread to show the latest in Athletic Facilities across the country.

    Minnesota & Michigan just opened up new facilities.

    Minnesota: $166 Million Football Facility & "Athletes Village":





    Michigan new 32,000 sq ft., $21 million Weight Room:



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  2. JM4CY

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    Minnesota can paint a turd orange but it’s still an orange turd.
     
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    Why would Michigan spend all of that money to make a basketball court and then make it half court - but not even full width half court? Dumb.
     
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  4. BigJCy

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    Was probably just a thing at the end of planning where they said we have this "small" space available what do you want to put there? Harbaugh probably said just put in a basketball hoop.
     
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    I kind of like the basketball court. Has that playground feel to it.
     
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    Too bad one of the big companies, besides the basically 2 that have, in Iowa wont spend some money on helping ISU put a facility up.
     
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    Whats up with the full fencing up the walls in that basketball court? Seems odd.
     
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    I could see the fenced in basketball court at West Virginia. Kinda has a UFC feel to it.
     
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    ****'s nothing compared to the setup at UCC.

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    Minnesota borrowed almost $90M to do it. Fund raising to cover that is ongoing. They thought they were in a situation in the Big 10 where they needed to do that. They are probably right.

    Even though they do really well as an overall department (30th in Directors Cup 2016/17) they aren't doing great in the marquee revenue sports lately.
     
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    Ha. I work for one of those big companies in iowa. If they were to announce any gift to either iowa or isu there would probably be mutiny there. Anything that does not give the shareholders value will not be considered. I would assume the other large companies are the same in that manner.

    Back on topic. There's an absolute insane amount of money in college athletic facilities.
     
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    This is what I was thinking. It's crazy some of the facilities that are being put up. It doesn't help parity at all either as the rich just get that much further ahead now.
     
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    Yes that is true, but you do see other companies doing it, and there are still a few private companies that it would be nice to get some from. Leave a cool legacy for someone.
     
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    John Deere?
     
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    I'm surprised that Du Pont/Pionner is such a large sponsor for Iowa Hawkeye sports.
     
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    Read this.

     
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    Any college game you watch football or basketball, you will see a tremendous amount of publicly traded companies as sponsors.
     
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    Treating their patients at the U of I hospitals?
     
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    I think it has more of a prison yard feel to it.
     
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