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AD Dannen updates the future of the Memorial Stadium project

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The plan is to have chair-back seating in the East and West stadiums and tie each seat to a licensing fee. The new premium East and West chair-backed seats would have access to several new in-stadium amenities.

That would also mean a stadium reseat would take place, and NU’s ticket grandfathering system, which went into effect in the 1990s, would end. Currently, a large chunk of Nebraska’s season ticket holders are grandfathered into their original donation fee, while new ticket holders might pay thousands more annually for the same seats.

I can already hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth.
 




the removal of the grandfathering will help boost monies for doing something with the south side
Dannen said funds for south side renovations will have to come from philanthropy. I suspect minor improvements will be the summation of south side improvements, as those seats can't be "monetized."
 




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I can already hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth.
the removal of the grandfathering will help boost monies for doing something with the south side
Good, the “seat-backing” of the stadium will reduce the number of available seats substantially … the loss of people who have any issue with donations will probably coincide with the loss of available seats.
 
Rhule gets Nebraska back to playing championship football there will be very few seats available imo. Put together a couple of 10+ win seasons, some major bowl appearances with great recruiting and ticket sales won’t be a problem.
 
My Idea

Alcohol Sales
A 5-7 year process of raising funds with 50% of all proceeds of Alcohol sales go towards a new stadium fund. As much as we all love the old place its nearing the end folks. I would love to see a 75,000 stadium with seat backs and better design all around

Ok fire away at me
 
WE are grabbing after nickels and dimes compared to the "big boys"; OSU, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, A&M, just to name a few.

Unless Warren Buffet leaves us 10% of his net worth when he goes to the big Stock Exchange in the sky, we just can't compete in the new money driven world of college football.

If it was JUST
-facilites
-stadium
-NIL
-recruiting
-staff
-Nutrition
-S&C
-academic support
-transfer portal

The additional costs of all of these things are more than a state/state school our size can come up with year, after year, after year.

The stadium "rebudgeting" is just one more piece of evidence of that problem. The "have it" schools would just build the stadium, we have to find a way to have just part of the project, then that part " has to pay for itself to be built".

And we have to sell "beer and cigarettes" to make a go of it too" (exaggeration ).

Next thing, we will be selling cannabis.......

You just want to cry to see how the changing landscape of college football is squeezing DONU out of the picture....... :(.
 
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My Idea

Alcohol Sales
A 5-7 year process of raising funds with 50% of all proceeds of Alcohol sales go towards a new stadium fund. As much as we all love the old place its nearing the end folks. I would love to see a 75,000 stadium with seat backs and better design all around

Ok fire away at me
Works for me
 
This is more financially realistic. The $450M south stadium reno was a moonshot plan that would've cost over a half-billion (!) $ after the inevitable overruns. The smaller-scale, pay-as-you-go upgrades to the E & W stadiums will better facilitate accruing the huge cash reserve needed to eventually fund some sort of big south stadium project. Alberts' plan was a financial bridge too far.

I imagine Dannen is looking for incremental, long-term financial commitments from benefactors vs. Alberts' back-the-Brink's-truck-up-now approach. If so, the risk is they lose their motivation to contribute if NU keeps losing. But if NU turns things around ...

In any event, when TD says "philanthropy" will be needed to rebuild the south stadium, it means the funding was never fully lined up. There must've been some real behind-the-scenes tension between TA & the deep-pocketed boosters he was hitting up for so much, so soon.
 
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WE are grabbing after nickels and dimes compared to the "big boys"; OSU, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, A&M, just to name a few.

Unless Warren Buffet leaves us 10% of his net worth when he goes to the big Stock Exchange in the sky, we just can't compete in the new money driven world of college football.

If it was JUST
-facilites
-stadium
-NIL
-recruiting
-staff
-Nutrition
-S&C
-academic support
-transfer portal

The additional costs of all of these things are more than a state/state school our size can come up with year, after year, after year.

The stadium "rebudgeting" is just one more piece of evidence of that problem. The "have it" schools would just build the stadium, we have to find a way to have just part of the project, then that part " has to pay for itself to be built".

And we have to sell "beer and cigarettes" to make a go of it too" (exaggeration ).

Next thing, we will be selling cannabis.......

You just want to cry to see how the changing landscape of college football is squeezing DONU out of the picture....... :(.
I know, sounds ominous doesn't it. Lets see down the road before we decree the sky is falling.
Tyson foods I believe just did the same for Arkansas ? I believe. Or, $5 million a year.
 

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