Tuesday, August 8, 2017

USF Trots Out Pretty Pictures of Proposed Football Stadium to Distract From $200M Price Tag

For seven years, I've highlighted the financial struggles of the USF athletics program, but this morning, they announced a $200+ million football stadium on-campus they hope will fix all that.

Some key tweets:

Of course, I've been tracking USF's athletic budget challenges since 2011. And a stadium will certainly compound the problems: not enough football profit, booster contributions, or TV dollars to cover their Division-I-sized expenses.

School officials said this morning no state or educational funds would be used to fund the stadium. But.....

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  1. Everyone understands the cost, most of us heard the interviews, read the articles, and the hurdle is well known.
    So let's not act like this article is the first to point out the cost, though it's good business to have your naive readers to think so.
    Piling on old news is worthless, Captain Obvious.

  2. Not trying troll this blog, I just always believed this blog would be better served & revered if stating the obvious, rebuking, and negative views were replaced w/ better solutions, and a mixture of positive reasonings & facts. Besides, "conservative Alt-Right views" are mainly the views of FoxNews not CBS, just saying.

  3. ie. https://www.draysbay.com/stadium-saga

    1. It's not negative views; it's watchdog views. You hear one side from those cheerleading for stadium subsidies; this is a safe place for you to get the full story/perspective.

    2. That's like saying your look-a-like Jesse Watters of FoxNews gives the "full story/perspective" on politics. No, it's a conservative/one-sided opinion by a Red Sox fan (sry, makes it sound better, lol), by a Red Sox fan that doesn't believe in the price of progress for prosperity...
      It's your blog, obviously say or RE-say what others say about whatever, but with one's prominent stage in the community, it would be better received by a vast majority if solutions to the inevitable were discussed than the endless "no, it's to much" approach.