Jamie Pollard gives further details on plans for Jack Trice Stadium in 2020

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    I'm unimpressed, but not surprised. His plan is to do nothing and let things sort themselves out while he makes that stupid argument that we just have to live with this.

    Oh, well. Money wins.
     
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    That's about all we've learned from this.

    Personally I'll gladly stay away from attending these sorts of events. Way easier to watch on TV as it is.
     
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    I think everyone everywhere will pretty much do the bare legal minimum for their locality.
     
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    His plan is pretty reasonable given the uncertainties and challenges of the situation. And he’s being open and honest. Can’t ask for much more than that.
     
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    Thanks so much for giving us the content of the interview for those of us who weren't able to hear it.
     
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    That's pretty much what I was going to say also.
     
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    I am willing to accept the risk for the reward of watching live ISU Football!
     
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    Well 2 months ago it was No football. Last month it was maybe football but no fans. Who knows where we'll be 3 months from now.

    Hopefully healthy and ready to kickoff with a stadium full of fans.
     
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    What would be better?
     
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    I would expect an effort. Certain examples would include:
    1. Specifying that seats will be separate. He specified otherwise for at least the big donors, but that will be everybody.

    2. Specifiy distancing in parking. He says it sorts itself out, or just another version of "I trust Iowans to do the right thing."

    3. Require masks.

    These are some easy steps that anyone can implement.
     
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    As they should
     
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    If money wins there wouldnt be a single student in the stadium.
     
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    I think the purpose of student tickets being cheap is to Foster future season ticket holders
     
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    I'm saying it in regards to having almost 5,000 students in proposed 30,000 situation.
     
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    I mean I get that but there is some calculations between excluding a minimum level donor who may be on the hook for the next ten years for students who potentially could give the next 40 years
     
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    Well they are watching their friends, classmates. Plus they are enthusiastic and loud, not just sitting on their ass until the scoreboard or announcer tells them to get up and get loud.
     
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    I'm for the students there. That's why I'm saying it's not all about money.
     
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    Perfect, gotcha.
     
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    #20 Cycsk, May 27, 2020
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    Pollard was upfront about not wanting to have rules that they didn't think they could enforce. Separating seats may make sense in theory, but it would be a disaster in practice. For instance, first you would have to decide who in our Row 1 gets to stay and who has to move back. Then, they would need a thousand ushers to enforce it. And, of course, it would take professional fans to storm the field while practicing social distance.

    Pollard didn't pretend to do things that he knows they can't do. He essentially said that they will be upfront about what they can do and then let people make their choices, just like they are doing everyday at stores and other public places.

    Personally, it scares me as my wife has a very serious underlying condition that makes getting the virus very dangerous. For now, it is hard to imagine that I will be going to the games. However, I understand what Pollard is doing and don't blame him at all for doing it.
     
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