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Apr 14, 2011
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Here is an image from around Oct/Nov of last year when a similar thread was discussed. This shows the upper deck, which i think? added to 80K. Here is a link to that thread.

http://www.orangepower.com/threads/wow-baylors-new-stadium-renderings-look-sweet.131170/

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I don't care what anyone says, this is freakin' sweet!!! Having that out of the way, I agree with the 700 previous posters, there is a lot of analysis that goes into adding an extra 20,000 seats to a stadium. That kind of analysis is not well founded enough to be considered if it isn't rooted securely on about a decade of sold out games, even when we are playing "Savannah State" Universities.

If you want this stadium, then bring your asses rain or shine, EVERY Saturday out to BPS. You can say what you want but donors, administrators and AD's don't build these kinds of stadiums, the fans do. :koolaid:
 

jobob85

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If football is the #1 revenue generating sport, one that helps fund other sports, wouldn't increasing revenue in football help address funding for those other sports?
 

PokealypseNow

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Dreaming is fun, but this isn't going to happen anytime soon... And as a school that used to pride itself in success in all sports, we've got alot of work to do in alot of other places before we start talking upgrades to the football stadium.

I know it would seem that we've going to reach high demand in just a few years - but that's very misleading. There's only so many OSU football fans in this state - regardless of how many games we're winning. Increasing that number is a long term process and you must be consistently successful.
Or else you expand your basketball arena at the height of a coach's success and popularity and watch games played less than a decade later in front of third full crowds.

I realize that last year was absolutely monumental for us and will go down in OSU history, but let's not let the success get to our head yet (even if we had the cash and immediate plans for an upper deck).

Keep winning consistently. Keep demand for the product high by on-field and off-the-field success. Build the fan and alumni base.

Do that for years, and then we can seriously think about adding 15k to the seating.
 

CowboyVenus

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A full 60,000 seat stadium is a million times better than an 80,000 seat stadium with only 70,000 people in it.

Limiting supply creates a greater demand which jacks up the price which is good for our athletic program.
This doesn't mean we create maximum $ potential.
 

TouchdownCowboys

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There's only so many OSU football fans in this state - regardless of how many games we're winning. Increasing that number is a long term process and you must be consistently successful.

Example: Many of OU's season ticket holders grew up watching OU while they were children in the 70s and 80s. Because OU was so dominant, these people grew up and, when they could afford tickets, they became season ticket holders.
Look at the growth rate of Stillwater and surrounding areas in the past twenty years. The state will also continue to grow as oil prices continue to remain high. Plus we are only talking about 6-7 days out of the year for football which is why the recent success has quickly allowed increased attendence numbers. The game day experience is so much better these days as well. The real trick will be improving football attendance and not becoming a "football school" IMO.

OU lost those fans during the Gibbs, Snelly, and Blake eras. They came back when Stoops started winning again and have increased due to stadium improvements. If that logic were true GIA would be fuller from Eddie's run started in the early 90's. I do think it will be difficult to recapture the environment inside renovated GIA, but the current level of rowdiness can easily be improved upon. We must also not forget that basketball revenue has always been better since the renovation.
 
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I could see a serious discussion of this after we get several thousand people on a wating list for season tickets and the stadium is being filled for every home game,
 

PokeLady211

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I like BPS the way it is. Its special because its like nothing else in the Country. As much as I'd love to say we could get 70k people in BPS I think it takes away from the Small town Stillwater feel.

I dont want to become like norman....please Lord no....
 
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#78
I could see a serious discussion of this after we get several thousand people on a wating list for season tickets and the stadium is being filled for every home game,
Some people are planners and others are not. Having a "discussion" of this after we have a waiting list is an error I believe. The reason being you have to get the money together in advance, which we should be doing right now. After that you have 1-2 years for plans, permits, bidding, construction, etc. in addition to having to schedule construction around the events. If you aren't thinking ahead, you are always last! If you think about it, we are where we are because Pickens & Holder saw the need to upgrade the stadium, and had the vision of what would happen. Can you imagine where we would be if this hadn't happened? I think we need to learn from history, and if you don't think that is true, not much i can say to convince you.

I agree the other sports would greatly benefit from upgrades as football has. Holder is working on this. I bet you he is also thinking about the upper deck in the back of his mind. He is a PLANNER!
 

OrangeForever

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Holder is working on this. I bet you he is also thinking about the upper deck in the back of his mind. He is a PLANNER!
After losing God knows how many millions of dollars over the past five years, I'd pray that he's thinking of about a million other things before hemorrhaging million more on a project Oklahoma State has no need for.

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After losing God knows how many millions of dollars over the past five years, I'd pray that he's thinking of about a million other things before hemorrhaging million more on a project Oklahoma State has no need for.
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I think The purse strings were and are held by Pickens, not holder. Pickens I believe was controlling the funds that were lost in the market, and it was his idea for the life insurance. I don't hold it againist either person, because some one with vision must lead, and they will be human beings. If you think there is no need, did you ever any your wildest dreams think we would have this much jump in attendance when it first opened. If we hadn't built it in the first place, we might be having 25-35000 per game in Lewis Field!