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The Spring '21 commencement ceremony is to be held in Jack Trice on May 8th. It'll be interesting to see what they have wrapped up in the next four weeks.
 

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More Parking for Northside of Iowa State Center and the RV Parking: ISU official told an Iowa Board of Regents committee on Wednesday the Athletics Department plans to spend between $8.9 and $10.4 million combined for two parking lot projects — one to add 350 parking spots north of the Scheman Building and west of Fisher Theater, and the other to add 330 concrete-paved and electrically accessible spots for recreational vehicles in a gravel lot to be east of the Southeast Recreation Complex and connected to Jack Trice Stadium via the planned East Gateway Bridge project. (Source: The Ames Tribune)
 
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I would really like to see the lighting upgraded, I believe they updated the current lights to LED a few years ago, But i still think the lights could be brighter with more standards.
 
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More Parking for Northside of Iowa State Center and the RV Parking: ISU official told an Iowa Board of Regents committee on Wednesday the Athletics Department plans to spend between $8.9 and $10.4 million combined for two parking lot projects — one to add 350 parking spots north of the Scheman Building and west of Fisher Theater, and the other to add 330 concrete-paved and electrically accessible spots for recreational vehicles in a gravel lot to be east of the Southeast Recreation Complex and connected to Jack Trice Stadium via the planned East Gateway Bridge project. (Source: The Ames Tribune)
That whole area will be parking lot now. Little green space left.
 

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More Parking for Northside of Iowa State Center and the RV Parking: ISU official told an Iowa Board of Regents committee on Wednesday the Athletics Department plans to spend between $8.9 and $10.4 million combined for two parking lot projects — one to add 350 parking spots north of the Scheman Building and west of Fisher Theater, and the other to add 330 concrete-paved and electrically accessible spots for recreational vehicles in a gravel lot to be east of the Southeast Recreation Complex and connected to Jack Trice Stadium via the planned East Gateway Bridge project. (Source: The Ames Tribune)

How much demand will there be for RV parking? I think 330 seems pretty low, particularly for designated spots with electricity.

Also, it seems like there might be two groups of RV tailgaters: 1) those who want organized designated spots, full services, like at their Winter RV parks, 2) those who want the less organized, informal, different every time, like in the current D-lots.

I hope they retain some form of the current D-lots in addition to the new RV lot, particularly if demand goes up as I expect it will.
 

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I would really like to see the lighting upgraded, I believe they updated the current lights to LED a few years ago, But i still think the lights could be brighter with more standards.
It is what it is. If we want the P&L, we probably need space for all those displaced cars. I'm interested in that RV lot...they say concrete paved in a gravel lot. Which is it? Or is it some of both?
 

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How much demand will there be for RV parking? I think 330 seems pretty low, particularly for designated spots with electricity.

Also, it seems like there might be two groups of RV tailgaters: 1) those who want organized designated spots, full services, like at their Winter RV parks, 2) those who want the less organized, informal, different every time, like in the current D-lots.

I hope they retain some form of the current D-lots in addition to the new RV lot, particularly if demand goes up as I expect it will.
I think that every RV owner will want electricity, but the key is what it will cost. Right now, the current RV pass is $100. If it's $300 for the new spots, that may curb demand some and they'd be better off leaving some of it D-lot style. Just a guess...RV lot with electric will be on pavement, RV lot without will be on gravel. Maybe half and half.
 

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