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    Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread

    FWIW, the twitterverse is reporting that Gran will become OC.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Did anyone else see Mardy Gilyard on MNF? I really miss that Pike/Gilyard combo.
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    Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread

    Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced Monday.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...ar-eligibility
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revering4Blue View Post
    Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced Monday.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...ar-eligibility
    Is it safe to say that he will be the starter next year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    Is it safe to say that he will be the starter next year?
    No, I don't think it is all that safe. There is a reason that he is going to be a 6th year player with a handful of games started. You can settle for him and be ok, but you strive for better.

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    Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread

    Allegedly the design for Nippert, post renovation:



    My reaction: underwhelmed.
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    Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread

    Seriously? What does that add to the stadium?

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    Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread

    Is the only difference more sky boxes and some seats in front of them?

    Seems a bit of a waste.
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    Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...0101/312170156
    A renovation of Nippert Stadium could add as many as 28 elevated private suites and 41 loge boxes for up to $70 million, University of Cincinnati leaders are expected to announce today.

    The addition of a pavilion on the western side of the on-campus stadium would create about 1,800 seats that UC hopes would create millions of dollars in new revenue.
    Apparently, the money is also paying to renovate the concourses around the stadium -- including the concession areas and restrooms (which do desperately need it).

    Still, seems like an awful lot of cash for not a lot of potential ROI (even factoring in the increased cost of luxury suites and "premium" tickets).
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    Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread

    I think the design is awesome. Keep in mind the design is more about adding revenue seats than it is about adding general admission seats. I believe UC charges about $35k per year for the basketball suites, so adding 28 suites and 41 loge boxes will generate significant revenue. Plus the expansion of the councourses and restrooms are an expensive reno that costs a lot without adding much to the aesthetics. Lastly, it's not like they're building this in the middle of a cornfield. Constructing something like this with the limited space and its' difficult access will add significantly to the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...0101/312170156


    Apparently, the money is also paying to renovate the concourses around the stadium -- including the concession areas and restrooms (which do desperately need it).

    Still, seems like an awful lot of cash for not a lot of potential ROI (even factoring in the increased cost of luxury suites and "premium" tickets).
    The ultimate ROI that they are banking on is a call up to a big money conference. The ACC told them what needed to be done and why Louisville was picked over them, and UC is doing something about it. Whether or not the luxury boxes pay for themselves is not the deciding factor in the decision to go forward with the reno or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs23 View Post
    The ultimate ROI that they are banking on is a call up to a big money conference. The ACC told them what needed to be done and why Louisville was picked over them, and UC is doing something about it. Whether or not the luxury boxes pay for themselves is not the deciding factor in the decision to go forward with the reno or not.
    Why would the ACC care about luxury box revenue? Is that shared with the league?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Seriously? What does that add to the stadium?
    Revenue
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Seriously? What does that add to the stadium?
    From the looks of the picture, a lot of visiting fans. Who is visiting in that picture, Akron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    From the looks of the picture, a lot of visiting fans. Who is visiting in that picture, Akron?
    Looks like WVU, but they've got the visting section occupying what's currently the student seating at Nippert.

    It'll be interesting to hear the presser, because I'm wondering where the $60m in cost is coming from. That seems like an awful lot of cash to just knock down a pressbox and add a suite deck to the visiting sideline.

    Over at Bearcat Banter, the discussion is that the new trend should be towards improving the gameday experience to compete with 1080P home theaters, etc. The goal shouldn't be to throw tons of seats in and try to pack more people into a smaller area but, rather, to offer a better experience that draws the 35-40k hardcore UC fans to the game every week.
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