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Buffnik

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Also, I want to emphasize that all of this stuff is all about increasing revenue. Full stadium with premium seating, amenities and tailgate options equals more revenue for the football program. That's mostly why I care about this stuff along with media deals, licensing deals, concerts at Folsom and sponsorships.

It all goes into the budget for hiring great coaches and administrators, expanding those staffs and recruiting the best players.

On that note, HCMT came from UGA where the in-state talent is on the cusp of joining FL, TX and CA to make it a Big 4 for recruiting's top states. With all that in-state talent and sharing a border with FL, the UGA program still spends more on recruiting than anyone else. A program like CU should be spending more than UGA or FSU or UT considering the distance from most of the talent and the difficulties that presents. RG & MT need another million or two for the football recruiting budget.
 

StormTrooper

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At the risk of being on-topic, I think some permanent chairback seats in the best sections wouldn't be the worst idea in the world, though getting a padded seat with a back is one of the appeals of buying season tickets, is it not?

Also I really do wonder how they're going to deal with Balch, the Flatirons Club and the press box. A complete demolition and rebuild may be too expensive, even though it's probably necessary. If there's a way to save the exterior of Balch while completely gutting and re-doing the inside, that would be preferable.
 

Buffsrock85

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At the risk of being on-topic, I think some permanent chairback seats in the best sections wouldn't be the worst idea in the world, though getting a padded seat with a back is one of the appeals of buying season tickets, is it not?

Also I really do wonder how they're going to deal with Balch, the Flatirons Club and the press box. A complete demolition and rebuild may be too expensive, even though it's probably necessary. If there's a way to save the exterior of Balch while completely gutting and re-doing the inside, that would be preferable.
I have a feeling that’s what they’ll do with Baluch. I’d feel very odd if they tore down an 82 year old building, I’d like it to stay and the inside transform.
 

Buffsrock85

Mantrum Expert
Also, I want to emphasize that all of this stuff is all about increasing revenue. Full stadium with premium seating, amenities and tailgate options equals more revenue for the football program. That's mostly why I care about this stuff along with media deals, licensing deals, concerts at Folsom and sponsorships.

It all goes into the budget for hiring great coaches and administrators, expanding those staffs and recruiting the best players.

On that note, HCMT came from UGA where the in-state talent is on the cusp of joining FL, TX and CA to make it a Big 4 for recruiting's top states. With all that in-state talent and sharing a border with FL, the UGA program still spends more on recruiting than anyone else. A program like CU should be spending more than UGA or FSU or UT considering the distance from most of the talent and the difficulties that presents. RG & MT need another million or two for the football recruiting budget.
This list sums up you can pay to win, although not seeing Alabama is interesting. I guess it goes to show you they’re such a machine anymore they don’t even have to try to get the best recruits, they just go there.
 

Shldr2Shldr

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As has been mentioned before, not entirely sure Balch is structurally sound enough to preserve. They may be able to save the south facade and incorporate that into the structure, but otherwise.... it is going to be tough.

Also padded chair backs are offered to everyone in the stadium. They are more expensive on a game by game basis, but everyone must pay for them. Even season ticket holders.
 

onealcd

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As has been mentioned before, not entirely sure Balch is structurally sound enough to preserve. They may be able to save the south facade and incorporate that into the structure, but otherwise.... it is going to be tough.

Also padded chair backs are offered to everyone in the stadium. They are more expensive on a game by game basis, but everyone must pay for them. Even season ticket holders.
That and it needs to be taken down so the new structure can be designed in a way that will last a long time. This is an integral part of the campus for the next 40 years so you don’t want to limit what you can do there by keeping parts of the current structure. This also should not be a athletic only building, it should be funded by both and used a lot more than 6-7 Saturdays a year.
 

StormTrooper

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As has been mentioned before, not entirely sure Balch is structurally sound enough to preserve. They may be able to save the south facade and incorporate that into the structure, but otherwise.... it is going to be tough.

Also padded chair backs are offered to everyone in the stadium. They are more expensive on a game by game basis, but everyone must pay for them. Even season ticket holders.
I didn't know that. Always assumed they came with season tickets.
 

Mick Ronson

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i've always been a defender of the old school historical aspect of Balch (maybe more than Reason should allow, nostalgia and such....) and agree about preserving/refurb the exterior facade if possible.....but if not and it's time, it's time.
 

OUBuff

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When I'm at a game I at least have the illusion that I'm having an impact by yelling and jumping up and down when the defense is on the field. I'm much more of a nervous wreck when I'm watching on TV.
I have the same illusion at home... seated at the precisely correct place on the couch, legs crossed the right way, beer in right hand. Only move to pee, get more beer or if the game begins to go awry (time to select another impactful position). This method worked 100% during all of the victories last year.
 

WarBuff

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I have the same illusion at home... seated at the precisely correct place on the couch, legs crossed the right way, beer in right hand. Only move to pee, get more beer or if the game begins to go awry (time to select another impactful position). This method worked 100% during all of the victories last year.
There is no way to duplicate the pushing of a granny down the stairs or the launching of a piss balloon at a niblet from your living room. No matter what else you try in order to have a Folsom Field experience, those activities can't (nor should be) duplicated anywhere else.
 

OUBuff

American
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There is no way to duplicate the pushing of a granny down the stairs or the launching of a piss balloon at a niblet from your living room. No matter what else you try in order to have a Folsom Field experience, those activities can't (nor should be) duplicated anywhere else.
I've been known to throw marshmallow filled nails at the TV.... does that count?
 

SpacemanSpiff

Fairways and greens
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I have the same illusion at home... seated at the precisely correct place on the couch, legs crossed the right way, beer in right hand. Only move to pee, get more beer or if the game begins to go awry (time to select another impactful position). This method worked 100% during all of the victories last year.
It's hard for me to drink while I watch, because I'm always "helping" with the tackle or providing the body lean to reach the sticks for a critical first down.
 

OUBuff

American
Club Member
My mother just informed me that it was time... after 45 years, to give up the season tickets. It looks like this is her last year to influence the game from Folsom, the 2020 Buffs will have to rely on her remote assistance I guess.
 

sliderNcider

Hasta la Viska
Club Member
I was a little shocked at the 2-3 year timeline. Seems aggressive but RG is the man and has done everything he said he would
 

DeNiro

My Dixie Wrecked
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This list sums up you can pay to win, although not seeing Alabama is interesting. I guess it goes to show you they’re such a machine anymore they don’t even have to try to get the best recruits, they just go there.
That list only encompasses like 65 programs and Bama wasn't one of them.
 

Duff Man

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Also, I want to emphasize that all of this stuff is all about increasing revenue. Full stadium with premium seating, amenities and tailgate options equals more revenue for the football program. That's mostly why I care about this stuff along with media deals, licensing deals, concerts at Folsom and sponsorships.

It all goes into the budget for hiring great coaches and administrators, expanding those staffs and recruiting the best players.

On that note, HCMT came from UGA where the in-state talent is on the cusp of joining FL, TX and CA to make it a Big 4 for recruiting's top states. With all that in-state talent and sharing a border with FL, the UGA program still spends more on recruiting than anyone else. A program like CU should be spending more than UGA or FSU or UT considering the distance from most of the talent and the difficulties that presents. RG & MT need another million or two for the football recruiting budget.
That and the assistant coaching salary pool need to be expanded a lot in the next few years.
 
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