Stand alone Football Facility

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    Mac has been on Foley about this since he arrived in Gainesville and i Just heard that Foley is about to "open up the Wallet" to build one. The plan's are being drawn up and we should hear more about it before spring practice. The Project is going to cost somewhere between $45 and $55 million! #ChompChomp :chomp:
     
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        This would be huge. I just wonder where they would put it.
         
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        A new locker room and player lounge with all the amenities would be huge for recruiting. I hope this is true.
         
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        Interested to hear how they will be paying for it.
         
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        I hear patdooleysucks will be covering this one
         
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          I'm sure all of the Foley bashers on here are writing checks as I type this. :lol:
           
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            Where it is now, just expand and improve it on the south endzone side where Stadium Rd is. There is plenty of room to bump those facilities out, staying within the confines of the stadium itself, and still keep the integrity of some of the halls that are there currently. A lot of money would probably have to go into reworking the entrance to the stadium from that side.
             
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            maybe chump could write one of those checks
             
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              You heard it here first, per dubs... and I concur. :lmao2: :popcorn:
               
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                Jeremy could redirect the money he is wasting on rebuilding the O'Dome.
                We are spending $65m and more than doubling ticket prices for a program that is at a crossroads.All the while ruining the home court advantage by moving the fans far away from the court. Who believes they will sell 8k season tickets at an average price of $1000/seat? Not me.
                I think the football facility would pay for itself in a very few years.
                 
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                That odome renovation is a huge waste of money. Either build a new arena or save the money. Those plans didn't improve anything.
                 
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                I agree and I think it may turn into a huge disaster.
                I could be wrong but I seriously doubt we can sell 9k seats at these rates.

                I hope I am wrong
                 
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                Nobody but :pumper:pumpers said fooley is smart... certainly not dubs nor I.
                 
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                  That's a great idea....but the words "stand alone" go against that. If it's "stand alone" I'm picturing a stand alone building....unless they consider the entire stadium "stand alone".

                  On that note, what exactly is a "stand alone" football facility? What does it include, what's inside?
                   
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                  Good point, but the only spot even close to the stadium would be the parking lot across the street on the northwest side of the stadium. Doesn't makes sense in my opinion. Short of tearing down a building, you'd have to go some distance from the stadium, which to me simply doesn't make sense.

                  Now there is a bit of grass on the northeastern corner of the stadium on university ave. I suppose that is big enough for a building, maybe make it 2 stories or something.
                  Then they could walk straight into the stadium this way
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                  Isn't that where they do the gator walk anyway? The open space would be to the left of that shot.
                   
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                  I doubt it too. There's not much significantly different than how it is now. I agree, it has disaster written all over it.
                   
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                  Maybe we could have more women's sports to generate some extra money for football facilities.
                   
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