Originally Posted by paintmered
There's one big difference: Pitt gets to deal with the Rooney family. We get Mike Brown. And Pitt has had their fair share of attendance issues at Heinz field. They guilty of announcing crowds of 50,000+ when only half that many are present.
I want to see what the plan for Nippert is before I judge if it's a worthy investment. That being said, I'm going to continue my season tickets even if they move their games to a Kroger parking lot. Regardless, the plan moving forward has to be a total commitment to either an expanded and refurbished Nippert or PBS. They cannot choose a combination of both. Nippert costs too much to maintain for two games per year, and UC can't control stadium advertising if they're a part-time PBS tenant.
You're being generous with that. Pitt is lucky to get 15k for any home game not involving WVU and Notre Dame. That is why WVU didn't get into the ACC we bring too many fans and they didn't want us showing up this rinky dink schools by having more fans at road games than they get with home games.